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  1. Hi OneWordThenAnother, Welcome to the forums! You can create a PDF version of your manuscript. To do so: Open your manuscript. Choose File > Print. Click the PDF button and choose "Save as PDF..." And thanks for the +1 on being able to view PDF as a native type in Storyist. -Steve
  2. Hi OhDebs, I'm guessing you weren't in a text file when you tried to use the command. Just position the cursor in the manuscript into which you want to import the styles and choose Format > Style > Import Styles. You'll be able to choose from Storyist projects and RTF files. Note that for historical reasons, when importing styles from Storyist projects, the style importer will choose the manuscript. If you want the styles from another file, export it as an RTF file first. -Steve BTW, I'm certainly not tired of hearing from you! Happy to help.
  3. Hi jordanfel, Just send an email to the support address with the order number or the name/email address used at checkout and I'll look it up for you. -Steve
  4. Hi OhDebs, Did you create a heading-level style or a body text style? Chapters are defined by heading-level styles. For example, the Chapter Title style in the Novel template has a heading level of 1. If the text is still there but "has become one long text with no separate chapters," it sounds like a non-heading level style was applied to the text. Could that have happened when you created a new style? If so, just apply the Chapter Title (or equivalent style) to your chapter titles, and the chapters will appear in the outline again. The Format > Style > Apply Styles by Matching Text command can help with this. I'd be happy to take a look at your project for you. -Steve
  5. Hi manjusri, Are you editing a plain text file with a .txt extension? The Fountain exporter is designed to translate script styles in Storyist and Final Draft files into Fountain markup. Plain text files are considered to have the body text style (and only the body text style), so the Fountain exporter is interpreting it as action. That is why you're seeing the double spacing. If you're editing a plain text file and including Fountain markup yourself, just export it instead as plain text. That way Storyist won't try to mark up your work. Another option is to edit a Fountain file with the .fountain extension.Storyist formats the script for you, and you can edit it using the built-in WYSIWYG screenplay editor with tab and return shortcuts, smart text, etc... You'll find more information about editing Fountain files in Editing Fountain Files with Storyist for iOS. -Steve
  6. This is one way to use Jami Gold's representation of Larry Brook's beat sheet from his book Story Engineering. (Posted in response to this question) -Steve Larry Brooks Beat Sheet.story
  7. Hi Shandor, Something like this? If you're interested, I posted the template in the Sharing section. -Steve
  8. Thanks nicovamp. For those following along: The issue was that the manuscript contained many pages of spaces at the end of the file (as if a book was resting on the space key at some point). iOS uses spaces to delimit words, so checking that many spaces took a LOOOONG time on iOS 9.1. Removing the spaces resolved the problem. -Steve
  9. Hi Everyone, It sounds like there are two separate issues here: The screen freezes for a moment (or more). The app becomes unresponsive until you quit. The first case is likely the result of the computer doing other things on your behalf, and will affect older, slower Macs more than newer, faster Macs. If we can figure out what it's doing, I can (perhaps) have Storyist work around this situation. One thing that might help is reducing the number of times you use the Save command (Command + S). Some people, especially long-time computer users, hit Command + S reflexively after typing a sentence or two. When you do this, OS X creates a version of your file for safe keeping. At some point, it prunes these versions to a manageable count, keeping hourly versions for a day, daily versions for a month, and weekly versions for all previous months. This pruning takes computer time and may result in a slight pause. The second case is probably a different issue. If you're seeing the app become unresponsive until you quit (Rusty, this sounds like your case), please send some email to the support address and we'll investigate further. Please include the version of Storyist you're using along with the version of OS X. Note: If you're using OS X El Capitan, you'll need to be running Storyist 3.2 or later. Storyist versions prior to 3.2 may freeze on opening on El Capitan due to some changes Apple made for the release. -Steve
  10. Hi Zencurry, Just checking back to see how you're faring. Did iCloud create the folder for you? Some users on the Apple forums reported seeing iCloud Drive issues after updating to El Capitan that resolved themselves eventually. -Steve
  11. Hi nicovamp, Ok, let's investigate. Please send a quick email to support@storyist.com with info about What you're doing when Storyist for iOS freezes. Where you're storing files (iCloud, Dropbox, iPad only). What type of file you're editing (Storyist, RTF, plain text, Scrivener, FDX, or Fountain). What language you're writing in. Whether this happens with all files, or just one it particular. What version of iOS you were using before upgrading to 9.1. If Storyist had been working fine, and it just started happening, I suspect there is something going on with the file or the cloud service. -Steve
  12. Hi Zencurry, A couple of things to check: Make sure both your Mac and iPad are connected to the internet. Make sure your iCloud account has been upgraded to iCloud Drive. You should see the iCloud Drive folder in the Favorites section in Finder on your Mac. Make sure your iPad is set up to store files in iCloud, not Dropbox. You can check by tapping the More (...) button in the toolbar on the Storyist home screen. Make sure there is at least one document on the Storyist home screen. iCloud might not create the folder if there is nothing to display. Make sure you're signed in to the same iCloud account on both your Mac and your iPad. If all looks good, try moving a file (any file) to the iCloud Drive folder on your Mac. This should trigger a sync and cause the Storyist folder to appear. If none of that works, open a Terminal window and run the following command: brctl log --wait --shorten This will start logging the iCloud activity on your Mac to the terminal window. Then, add a file to Storyist for iOS and let me know what text you see in the terminal window. -Steve
  13. Hi Octfull, I was able to reproduce this, and a fix is now in testing. If you'd like to try the beta, please send email to support@storyist.com and I'll be happy to get you set up. Thanks for the report! -Steve
  14. Hi Everyone, Storyist 3.1.1 for iOS is available today in the App Store. This should keep the Mac version stats up-to-date. -Steve
  15. Hi Stefano, Storyist doesn't have an equation editor. However, you can create a png using a math typesetter (e.g. Duam Equation Editor) and insert it in the text. -Steve
  16. Hi kaylinscout, Storyist 3.0.4 is a little out of date. The current version of Storyist for Mac is 3.2.2, and includes some bug fixes you'll want to pick up. If you purchased Storyist from the Storyist website, just open the General pane in the Preferences window and click Update Now. If you purchased Storyist from the Mac App Store, just open the App Store app check the Updates tab. The latest version in the Mac App Store is 3.2. As for losing work, that's actually pretty hard to do. Storyist autosaves your work every few minutes, and if Storyist crashes, you will see the latest autosaved version when reopening. Storyist also periodically makes backups of your project, and you can see these by choosing File > Revert To > Browse All Versions. -Steve
  17. kaylinscout: What version of Storyist are you running and on what make/model of Mac? OhDebs: How much free space do you have on your hard drive? Another thing that happens in the background is that OS X prunes the automatically created versions of your project when your disk starts to get full. -Steve
  18. Hi samanthajadee, It sounds like sync is working on your devices. It should work fine with the NaNoWriMo edition on your Mac too. Here are some things to check: Make sure you've set up your devices to use iCloud, not Dropbox to sync. You can check by tapping the More (...) button on the Storyist home screen. Make sure your Mac is signed in to the same iCloud account as your device is. Make sure you've upgraded your iCloud account to iCloud Drive. Check the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder for your files. iCloud creates this folder when you set up iCloud on one of your devices. If you created this folder yourself, try deleting the folder (after saving a copy of any contents) and let iCloud recreate it. If all of the above looks correct, try creating a new file in Storyist for Mac and saving it in the Storyist folder in your iCloud Drive folder. This should cause a sync to occur, and you should see the new file on your devices. Your other files should sync then too. If none of the above seems to work for you, send a quick email to support@storyist.com with info about the Storyist and OS X versions you're using and we'll investigate. -Steve
  19. Hi Rosemary, Storyist 3.1.1 for iOS updates the stats so that Storyist for Mac can see them. It's been in the review queue at Apple for about a week and should be available tomorrow or Tuesyday. In the meantime, just continue editing on Mac as you would normally. The first time you make a change to the text, Storyist for Mac will update the stats for you. -Steve
  20. Hi Jeremy, Well, that's ... interesting. If you'd like, I'd be happy to take a look at the file for you and restore the fields. -Steve
  21. Hi Jeremy, You're not missing anything. Copy/paste/drag from one project to another is on the list. -Steve
  22. Hi Jeremy, Just click on a field in that section, choose Add Field from the popup that appears, and select the field you want to add. -Steve
  23. Storyist 3.2.2 for Mac is available. It contains bug fixes and compatibility enhancements. Specifically: Storyist now imports Scrivener projects created in Scrivener v2.7 in addition to projects created in v2.6 and earlier. The project view no longer displays a black background in certain circumstances on El Capitan after returning from full-screen mode. The inspector now displays correctly when returning from full screen mode in dark mode on El Capitan. Storyboard items now draw correctly while editing on El Capitan in cases where the zoom factor is less that 100%. Vertical ruler labels are no longer truncated on El Capitan. The status bar is again configurable. Changes introduced in 3.2.1 for El Capitan support prevented the status bar from being configurable in certain circumstances. -Steve
  24. Hi Nick, I think View > Zoom > Fit Width is what you're looking for. This command keeps the text zoomed to the width of the containing view. -Steve
  25. Hi bklynwriter, Storyist for iOS is pretty much ready to go for NaNoWriMo. You probably want to store your files in Dropbox so you have a backup in case something happens to your iPad. Dropbox keeps old versions of your project around for at least 30 days. Storyist for iOS also makes daily backups on your iPad automatically. You can save a version manually if you want. -Steve
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