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  1. I typically like to use keyboard shortcuts when I do lots of repetitive tasks. Lately, I've been using bookmarks during my manuscript revision process. Ive found when using the bookmark keyboard shortcut, it crashes Storyist. Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. I would also be very interested in seeing a ProWritingAid plugin created for Storyist. ProWritingAid has an API and pre-build SDKs for various programming languages. https://prowritingaid.com/en/App/API Not sure how heavy of a lift this would be to develop? I also use Scrivener, but I haven't tried the ProWritingAid plugin for it yet. Storyist is still my favorite editor. I don't want to see it getting left behind.
  3. Has anything ever come of this feature request? I know that there are various online word frequency checkers, but I hate the idea of pasting in my entire manuscript in order to use any of them. Scrivener has this feature, so I hope that this feature makes it to a future update of Storyist, and hopefully soon.
  4. I think I may have stumbled on what is triggering the word count issue. When I was writing this morning, the word count was correct, and my word target had reset last night after midnight. So it's back to the proper 1,000 words per day. Before noon, I decided to take my laptop outside to write. My internet connection isn't that great outside, and I am storing my manuscripts using Dropbox. After working a moment outside I noticed the word counts were off again and my daily target was bumped up to 2,000. It seems to me that there is a synching issue going on here. I hope that this can get fixed, because it is important to me that I can take my laptop to appointments, the park or beach and without an internet connection still be able to write.
  5. My word count doesn't match. Up top it says I have 19 words today, but I know that I typed the 271 words shown below. Also the target is off again. My daily target is 1,000 words, not 2,000 words. Please see the screenshot. MacOS 10.14.5 and Storyist v. 4.0.
  6. Storyist 4.0 and MacOS 10.14.4
  7. The cursor sometimes freezes and ceases to blink. I can use the arrow keys but the cursor stays in the same place, but if I type the text appears where I had used the arrow keys to move the cursor. If I grab and drag the window to resize it, then the cursor work properly again.
  8. Hi Marguerite, That did the trick! Thank you very much. One note though, the "T" button is hard to see in the dark app theme. I've attached a screenshot. Thanks again, James
  9. I have been using the outline view more in preparation for writing a new manuscript. It would be nice if we could make the text larger in the outline view, especially with the summary text which is tiny. I think that it would make this feature/tool more usable. Would anyone else find this helpful?
  10. Sorry I didn't investigate this thoroughly. I do see under the View menu, Customize Status Bar. I switched the center bit of information to my Daily Word Count.
  11. When I'm writing I often find new characters or locations being introduced to my story. I'm always torn whether or not I should stop and create a new character or location sheet, or just keep on writing. I would rather just keep on writing. I think it would be nice while writing to be able to first select some text and use either the popup menu or a key command to create a quick Character or Location Sheet without breaking the flow of writing. The character or location sheet can later be filled out in more detail. Good idea? Bad idea?
  12. On the Status View module that can be added to the Toolbar, I don't find the (Insert Tab - Insert Return) thing too helpful. It would be nicer to see the daily word count there. I often click the 'Show Goal Information' button to check where I'm at during a session of writing. Having the daily word count up top would save me from clicking the button, unless I needed more in depth information. Would anyone else find this helpful?
  13. While writing, where ever the cursor is in one's manuscript, it would be nice if the corresponding section was highlighted in the Project view. I think this would help with navigating one's manuscript. I often refer to the Project View as my bird's eye view of my entire novel. Also when doing a search, it would be nice to highlight all the sections in the Project view where the search word(s) were found. Would anyone else find one or both of these helpful?
  14. Hi Steve, Yes Storyist is active. Another odd thing is under the View menu 'Hide Inspector' is displayed. Since I use mostly the key commands, I have to do that twice to get the Inspector panel to come back. Thanks, James
  15. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this. When I have Storyist open with the inspector panel visible, and then launch Safari (set to full screen mode), when I quit Safari and the system returns me to Storyist, the inspector is no longer visible. If I do a three finger swipe to the utilities panel it appears for a few seconds, when I swipe back to Storyist it's gone. Here's my setup ... Storyist 2.4.1 Mac OS 10.7.4
  16. Thanks Steve. The more I think about it, it might be best to have it as a preference setting. Then you would not have to set it for each new document. What are your thoughts on this? Thanks, J
  17. Hi, It would be nice if the Inspector window would reappear when I launch Storyist. I always have it open and find that I have to keep reopening it every time I launch the program. Also it would be nice if its settings stayed intact. For example under the 'Inspect writing goals' tab, you can choose to view the number counts either going up or down. Typically I set my goal to say 2,000 words and have it set to 'Display Remaining Words'. But again when I relaunch the program it defaults back to 'Display Words'. Anyway I think it would be great if Storyist saved these settings on a per document basis, or at the very least in general. Thanks, J
  18. Hi, Can anyone please recommend any editorial services that they have had success with? I found the 2nd Draft Critique Service provided by Writer's Digest. They charge $3 per page with a 50 page minimum requirement to use the service. Has anyone used this service? Thx.
  19. Hi Steve, Thanks. Yeah I ended up merging both RTFs in Word then saving them as a single RTF. Would be nice though, if Storyist could handle this. best, James
  20. How can I export my story to a single RTF to include both the title page and manuscript pages? Thanks
  21. Thanks Marguerite. I've been mainly writing short stories. So for example Storyist has one of my pieces at 6,637 words (minus the title). Should I use that exact number on my title page, or round it? Thx
  22. Using the instructions on the Novel template, here's how I would calculate this ... Do a character count (including spaces) … divide by 60 to figure out your number of lines … multiply by 10 for your average words per line … round up or down accordingly.
  23. I'm still relatively new to Storyist, so hopefully this makes sense. For the title page where the approximate word count is displayed, can't this be automatically calculated? I realize that the total word count for the title page is calculated differently than the general word count that the program measures. With that said, couldn't there still be an automated way to generate that total? I've been using Storyist in it's default setup, without changing any of the styles, font sizes, etc. I suppose anyone changing any of those items would make it more difficult to calculate the approximate word count according to the instructions on the Novel template. Anyway I'm trying to follow best practices so I don't get zinged on any of my manuscript submissions. Any thoughts on this. Thanks, James
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