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  1. As a diehard iPad sceptic I took Storyist, my iPad and a Kensington Keyfolio Expert on a European research trip for three days. I fully expected to miss my MacBook Air. I didn't for one moment and wrote the opening scene of this book on my iPad this morning. Congratulations on producing something that finally makes the iPad a useful creative tool for me.
  2. Thanks - I now have a new theme called Optima. Will try other suggestions...
  3. I'm trying to make sure I never see Helvetica while writing. A small personal obsession but we all have them. I've managed to change the styles quite easily for the manuscript - dead obvious. I assume you can't get rid of the dreaded Helvetica for section sheets - at least I can't see a way to do this. But since I don't use sheets right now that doesn't bother me. I do want to use the Notebook though. I see you can't set styles for the section sheets but the text area in the Notebook does come up with a style - body text. This is set to Optima for the manuscript. It still generates Helvetica when I create a new notebook page. If I go back into the style I see it says Helvetica too. If I change this to Optima and save I still get Helvetica on new notebook pages. Am I missing something here? I really would like to banish Helvetica from my sight forever if possible. And Optima looks fantastic on the new retina iPad screen too.
  4. Thanks Orren and Marguerite Didn't know about the manual. Have grabbed it and copied to Evernote. I'll leave my friend to work out what he wants to do with images. He deals with InDesign too so he should be used to these things. I never got as far as the sacred oak or elm I'm afraid... I'm just temperamentally allergic to anything that tries to reduce writing down to theories.
  5. Perfect - thanks again! I guess I just double click automatically....
  6. Simple question - when I look at a range of scenes on the corkboard and want to edit them all the scenes disappear except the one I'm writing the synopsis for. Is there a way of keeping all the cards in view while I write at the same time? Bit fiddly going backwards and forwards. I did try having the outline in a second window and writing there but that knocks the corkboard back into a single card view some of the time too. (Update - I see you can do this if you right click on the card text area and choose edit. I was double clicking which opens the individual card. Is there a way of editing without reaching for the trackpad?)
  7. Thanks Marguerite. One question - what happens with images when you export to MOBI or epub? A friend of mine is writing a book with screenshots in. I know Amazon keep moving the Kindle goalposts - when I wrote the Scrivener book last year I had to watch file size and scale them down. Do you need to do that in Storyist to get the right output too? I don't intend to go that route again - I just write for publishers. But for people who do I imagine things have changed somewhat now that lots are reading ebooks on tablets where rescaling images would be better. (Actually the friend just told me he's now bought Storyist and the iPad app so maybe he'll be on here asking those questions himself shortly). PS. Being English I tend to shriek when people mention Joseph Campbell which may be another reason I should stay away from section sheets.
  8. Hi there - I am David Hewson though the moniker would suggest otherwise. I'm sure the software can do a lot more than I know but as I said I haven't written an entire book in it so I can't write about that. I don't think Storyist needs a book like the one I did on Scrivener. Scrivener is a very complex piece of software that can do any number of different things. Storyist seems much more focussed on writing fiction. If you understand how novels are structured you should get the Storyist idea pretty quickly. It can be harder with Scrivener especially with tools like Collections that are unique and need to be explained in some detail. For what it's worth I found the default Storyist template a bit off-putting because I didn't understand what section sheets were. Most people when they launch writing software simply want to write to begin with and I found it hard to understand where section sheets fitted in with that. If you read some of the comments on this forum I think I'm not alone there. Storyist's strength is it simplicity and I'm not sure that came across for me in the default template or the Getting Started Guide. In fact it only started to click when I hid a lot of the section sheets and focussed on the manuscript. That's fair enough because all software has a learning curve, of course. But I think Storyist is an interesting, original and very promising project, and the Mac/iPad pairing is pretty much unique right now. I bought version one, then version two and the iPad app. I'm sure I'll be a Storyist customer long term wherever it goes next (I am trying to cut down on my habit of buying every Mac writing app that comes out but in Storyist's case I will definitely make an exception). So I hope you view this as a constructive addition to the conversation. I think the iPad app is fantastic and will be going on location on Sunday using it and an iPad alone as a way of syncing with an outline desktop Storyist project.
  9. Aha - missed that status trick. And yes - will be much easier (and with section word counts too) when the setting stick.
  10. Thanks for the rapid response. I work with the toolbar hidden so that probably explains it.
  11. Would be a lot easier for me if I could move sections up and down with a keyboard shortcut instead of just the mouse. Also some way of marking the status of a scene - first revise, second revise, third etc. I thought there might be a way of putting it in a scene sheet but it was beyond me.
  12. I find Command-Return is patchy when using it to create new sections, notes, characters, whatever. It sometimes works but on Sections it sometimes simply gives you the option to rename the section. On everything else it doesn't do anything. It is sporadic and I can't see any logic to it. Don't know if this is to do with this being a UK keyboard or something. If I quit then restart the document it works fine, for a while anyway. Quite a lot of messages in Console even though I only started trying Storyist again this morning. Don't know if these help. 09/04/2012 21:59:31.320 Storyist: WARN -[bKPreferencesController resizeWindowToSize:] - preferences window resize width does not equal 500 09/04/2012 22:00:00.388 Storyist: WARN -[bKPreferencesController resizeWindowToSize:] - preferences window resize width does not equal 500 09/04/2012 22:06:23.065 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10145; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6657625; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x100148bd0 (com.storyist.storyist - 10145)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 06:56:56.481 Storyist: *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class STSOutlineView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used. 10/04/2012 07:59:36.015 Storyist: WARN -[bKPreferencesController resizeWindowToSize:] - preferences window resize width does not equal 500 10/04/2012 08:00:04.864 Storyist: WARN -[bKPreferencesController resizeWindowToSize:] - preferences window resize width does not equal 500 10/04/2012 08:06:17.395 Storyist: Cache file at /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.automator.actionCache-system-readonly.plist is not valid: System Languages have changed. 10/04/2012 08:06:17.395 Storyist: Failed to use read-only system cache from installer at /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.automator.actionCache-system-readonly.plist. 10/04/2012 08:06:21.015 Storyist: Not loading action at /Library/Automator/Create Table from Data in Workbook.action: No bundleIdentifier. 10/04/2012 08:06:21.015 Storyist: Not loading action at /Library/Automator/Save Outlook Messages as Files.action: No bundleIdentifier. 10/04/2012 08:07:25.161 Storyist: Error, NSKVONotifying_ReplaceStyles failed to load framework STWP.framework. 10/04/2012 08:32:57.021 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10296; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6723177; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x100149480 (com.storyist.storyist - 10296)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 08:41:14.585 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10564; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6891154; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x1001495e0 (com.storyist.storyist - 10564)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 08:43:49.883 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10578; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6903445; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x101952380 (com.storyist.storyist - 10578)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 08:44:33.881 [0x0-0x69d69d].com.storyist.storyist: objc[10614]: Class STStyleAction is implemented in both /Applications/Storyist.app/Contents/Library/Automator/ReplaceStyles.action/Contents/MacOS/ReplaceStyles and /Applications/Storyist.app/Contents/Library/Automator/ReplaceStylesByMatchingText.action/Contents/MacOS/ReplaceStylesByMatchingText. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined. 10/04/2012 08:44:57.627 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10614; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6936221; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x101952380 (com.storyist.storyist - 10614)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 08:49:05.601 Storyist: -[__NSCFData shouldCascadeWindows]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x107e60be0 10/04/2012 08:49:05.601 Storyist: -[__NSCFData shouldCascadeWindows]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x107e60be0 10/04/2012 08:49:12.351 Storyist: -[__NSCFData shouldCascadeWindows]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x1008b4800 10/04/2012 08:49:12.351 Storyist: -[__NSCFData shouldCascadeWindows]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x1008b4800 10/04/2012 08:49:46.311 Storyist: WARN -[bKPreferencesController resizeWindowToSize:] - preferences window resize width does not equal 500 10/04/2012 08:49:53.403 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10645; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 6973094; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10060e3c0 (com.storyist.storyist - 10645)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 09:17:27.308 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10722; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7026355; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x101b1c6a0 (com.storyist.storyist - 10722)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 09:18:40.629 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10741; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7034549; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10060cc00 (com.storyist.storyist - 10741)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 09:28:30.345 Storyist: *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class STSOutlineView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used. 10/04/2012 10:42:38.734 Storyist: Application (null) didn't return an expected type (expected types were any of ( "NeXT TIFF v4.0 pasteboard type" )) 10/04/2012 10:47:28.022 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 10757; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7042743; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10060d050 (com.storyist.storyist - 10757)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 10:47:56.512 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 11142; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7218914; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10060d520 (com.storyist.storyist - 11142)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 10:49:22.320 Storyist: *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class STSOutlineView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used. 10/04/2012 10:51:42.807 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 11152; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7227108; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x100148b20 (com.storyist.storyist - 11152)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 10:56:21.520 Storyist: *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class STSOutlineView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used. 10/04/2012 11:37:08.367 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 11215; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7243496; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10060e060 (com.storyist.storyist - 11215)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; } 10/04/2012 11:40:09.791 Storyist: *** WARNING: Method selectRow:byExtendingSelection: in class STSOutlineView is deprecated. It will be removed in a future release and should no longer be used. 10/04/2012 12:26:49.324 Solar Service: notification user info:{ NSApplicationBundleIdentifier = "com.storyist.storyist"; NSApplicationName = Storyist; NSApplicationPath = "/Applications/Storyist 2.app"; NSApplicationProcessIdentifier = 11462; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberHigh = 0; NSApplicationProcessSerialNumberLow = 7411473; NSWorkspaceApplicationKey = <NSRunningApplication: 0x10013f260 (com.storyist.storyist - 11462)>; NSWorkspaceExitStatusKey = 0; }
  13. I wish you could move between the fields/lines in section sheets without having to resort to the mouse. It's very tedious. No keyboard shortcut I can think of - tab, arrows etc - works.
  14. Yes latest 10.5.5 and 1.5 It happens when I tried to insert text into the fields in Section Sheets. In the first field I would click in it and the cursor would appear in the heading. I thought it was to do with the install on my Mac Pro but I just tried typing in the first POV field in a section sheet on my Air and straight away the cursor went to the header field and inserted a T in there. It won't accept a character name in the POV field now. Also I don't really understand why you have to click between these fields - is there no way to move to them using the keyboard? More error messages rom my Air this time 22/10/2008 17:26:27 Storyist[142] Error, NSKVONotifying_ReplaceStyles failed to load framework STWP.framework. 22/10/2008 17:29:46 Storyist[142] observeStatement:changedTo: rangeOfLinkSpan is NSNotFound
  15. I'm getting lots of errors with section sheets with the new version. I try to type in a field and sometimes the text appears in the heading above. Auto completes don't always auto complete. Sometimes new settings/characters are created from a portion of an existing character/setting. Many errors in console too as below... 22/10/2008 09:40:00 Storyist[58155] Error, NSKVONotifying_ReplaceStyles failed to load framework STWP.framework. 22/10/2008 09:40:42 Storyist[58155] *** Assertion failure in -[sTResourcePropertyElement ensureToken:range:resource:], /Volumes/Storage/steve/releases/15/Storyist/mac/Frameworks/STAppKit/STResourcePropertyElement.m:87 22/10/2008 09:40:42 Storyist[58155] *** NSTimer ignoring exception 'Link resource mismatch.' that raised during firing of timer with target 0x16c5b3d0 and selector 'doCompletion:' 22/10/2008 09:41:06 Storyist[58155] *** Assertion failure in -[sTResourcePropertyElement ensureToken:range:resource:], /Volumes/Storage/steve/releases/15/Storyist/mac/Frameworks/STAppKit/STResourcePropertyElement.m:87 22/10/2008 09:41:06 Storyist[58155] *** NSTimer ignoring exception 'Link resource mismatch.' that raised during firing of timer with target 0x157cbc50 and selector 'doCompletion:' 22/10/2008 09:41:08 Storyist[58155] *** Assertion failure in -[sTResourcePropertyElement ensureToken:range:resource:], /Volumes/Storage/steve/releases/15/Storyist/mac/Frameworks/STAppKit/STResourcePropertyElement.m:87 22/10/2008 09:41:08 Storyist[58155] *** NSTimer ignoring exception 'Link resource mismatch.' that raised during firing of timer with target 0x157cbc50 and selector 'doCompletion:'
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