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I am currently writing using the Default Style with the font set to GB18030 Bitmap. However whenever I use the backspace key to delete something I have written and then start typing again, the font has invariably changed to Lucida Grande with the Default Style information now reading as "Default Style + Font: Lucida Grande". Sadly I would not be an author in the days of the typewriter and spent plenty of time having to delete and re-write sections, words, sentences, really anything with letters in it, which makes this bug or feature particularly irritating? Pray say, is there a ghost in this machine which wishes the text to be in Lucida Grande? Is it a keyboard shortcut which I have accidentally misaligned? Is it a particularly obscure bug produced in the dead of night by the creators to express their undying love of Lucida Grande? Whatever it is: How do I get rid of it? Out, out fowl deamon! Quit this place with your Lucida! I shall write with awkwardly squished letters no more!
I am fairly new to Storyist, although not to writing. I am somewhat visually impaired, and I often want to work with text that is much larger than anything that an editor or publisher would wish to see. I understand that Courier 12-point is the preferred font/size choice for submitting a manuscript, but it is not a viable choice for me to use while writing. So, is there a way for me to see the manuscript my way but export it in a standard Courier-12-point style? Or do I have to reformat it back and forth? If the latter is the case, could I please put in a feature request regarding this? The text should be separate from its on-screen presentation to the author. I ought to be able to write my book in, say, 48-point Georgia, and not have to worry that I might slip up and send it out to my publisher that way. -- Candace
I imported a fountain script into Storyist for iPad, and tried to edit the Heading 1 and Heading 2 color/font/spacing. In "edit style," I had no trouble doing this, and it showed up correctly in the document. However, when I closed out to the documents list and then returned to the script I'd edited, all changes were gone. The script had reverted to the default styles. I tried a workaround, "replacing styles" with new ones that reflected the changes I wanted made. When I hit "save edit styles" (or whatever, can't remember exact title), Storyist crashed. When I rebooted, all style changes again had been erased, returned to default. I'm really hoping to crack this problem, as it would make working with fountain documents and their outline structure so much more visually clear. In the default, it becomes hard to discern the difference between an action line and a Heading. Thanks for any help!
This has come up once before in the fora, as far as I can tell, but the kerning in Storyist for Mac is … apparently nonexistent. I realize that's probably a somewhat esoteric concern for some, but a properly kerned page onscreen makes the difference between smooth readability for editing, and having your eyes hang up on strange spacing between C's, L's, and O's (for instance). I'm aware that some typefaces, such as the monospaced ones, don't have this problem, but I don't find monospaced type particularly readable in any circumstance, particularly on any kind of screen. To me it looks as though Storyist is not using standard OSX tools for rendering type to screen, or the kerning would be handled automatically. This is something TextEdit and TextWrangler both do (of course neither is adequate for writing anything of real length), which suggests it's available for general use in the Xcode toolkit - so am I missing a setting someplace, or has kerning not been implemented in Storyist for Mac? Interestingly, this problem does not seem to appear on the iPad version.