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Timmy

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  1. I made an error. I meant Storyist project file (.story). Sorry. I have used Scrivener in the past. :-) I use Storyist because I need to work on screenplays on the go. Now to the problem. Within the Storyist project file I have screenplays. The Storyist project gets synced to Dropbox between Mac and iPad. So the workflow is: Storyist Mac (.story) < > Dropbox < > Storyist iPad (.story) After one edit on the iPad, then synced back to Dropbox, the Mac reads the Line Spacing as "At Least 12pt". But reading the same file again on the iPad, it reads the Line Spacing as originally set at "Exactly 12pt". So in total: 1. Storyist Mac (.story), screenplay set Line Spacing to: Exactly 12pt 2. Save to Dropbox. 3. Sync Storyist iPad with Dropbox. 4. Open Storyist project, open screenplay. 5. Line Spacing is correctly displayed at "Exactly 12pt". 6. Edit some text. 7. Close file, sync to Dropbox. 8. On Mac, open the project on Dropbox again. 9. Open screenplay, and Line Spacing is suddenly changed to: At Least 12pt. After this (meaning after back and forth sync, without changing the line spacing), the iPad Line Spacing shows at "Exactly 12pt", while on Mac it shows "At Least 12pt". So the Mac opens it differently than on the iPad. Thanks.
  2. In a Scrivener project file, if I set the Line Spacing in a screenplay to "Exactly 12 pt", then upload to Dropbox and open up in iPad, everything is good. If I then work on that file, and upload the changes to Dropbox and reopen on the Mac, the Line Spacing has changed to "At Least 12pt". This changes the whole layout, meaning the number of pages the screenplay has. Then I have to set the Line Spacing back to "Exactly 12pt" on the Mac, and use Redefine Style for every Style I use in the screenplay to get it right again. But if I work on my iPad again, it again gets messed up. Please can you fix this bug, as it's driving me crazy. I need to focus on my writing.
  3. Kind of defeats the purpose of a screenplay processor. A screenplay processor does all the formatting for you, so you don't have to do the caps and layout. This makes the writing flow. If you need to activate the caps lock for every scene header (for it to carry over to the index cards), that defeats the purpose of the total automation, don't you think? I get a little why it does this, but I don't agree with this workaround. Because I choose a screenplay processor to get full automation, or else I might as well write plain text, so to speak.
  4. Hello, I have a problem. When I type in a scene header in a screenplay text view, it is rightly put in caps. But when I switch over to the Outline or Index Cards, the same scene headers are just in normal type. I need the caps of the scene headers that I type in the script be taken over to the Outline and Index Cards view. Or else I will have a mismatch between caps and normal type in the Outline and Index Cards view. Thanks.
  5. Love the app, although having some serious productivity issues. If I'm in Outline view or Index Card view, then right there change scene header (title), subsequently all of the text in the script (action, dialog, etc) within that scene is deleted. Why is this? I can never change the header without losing text. Also, if I change the scene header within the script, it is not carried over to the Outline view, or the Index Card view. I need these scene headers to carry over. If changes are not carried over, how am I supposed to navigate my screenplay?
  6. Hello, Loving Storyist for being able to finally write my screenplays on my iPad! Especially love the index cards view in screenplays, and split view between screenplay and outline, or index cards, or comments. Dare I say, Storyist for the iPad has better UI and is more elegant in usage than the Mac version. It is totally transparent in the way everything works. You become so used to the Mac way of things, that seeing and using something different on the iPad, and noticing it works much more fluid, it is shocking. The iPad UI keeps you much more focussed. Sometimes on the Mac, there's just too much going on. Buttons everywhere, split views here and there, dragging the views to the right size. On the iPad, there is a pop up, and you get Outline list, or Index Cards list. Use it, click outside and it's gone, out of your way. That's elegant. It keeps the UI clear. I would not mind having a more iPad like UI on the Mac version. I can see that much time and effort has been put in the UI. And working on my screenplays formatted on the iPad is a pleasure. Thanks!
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