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I'm a newbie to Storyist, having written two novels and countless other stories in MS Word. While I can create chapters and sections within a chapter, I can't create parts 1, 2 and 3 of my next novel, and add chapters to these. Is there any way to achieve this? Also, what's the best way to create a scrapbook or pinboard along the lines that you can in Scrivener? I note that you can create images but I can't see how to pull together research into a multimedia collage. Thanks Andy
I use Storyist for Screenwriting and documentary filmmaking. One thing that I've found to be a big part of my process is printing research as a PDF. Websites, manuscripts, images, and then highlighting or annotating specific passages. What I'd like to be able to do: 1.) Print 2.) Import a PDF and move it into research folders. 3.) If I pull up the PDF on the screen, be able to highlight important text and passages, and comment on them. What I currently have to do: 1.) Copy text from the PDF or Website 2.) Paste it into a new text file. 3.) Go through the whole article reformatting the article: this includes removing the parts I didn't want to copy like comment sections/sidebar text/photo descriptions, unifying the text colors/size/font, and then making sure paragraphs are separated in the right places. 4.) Highlight text and add comments. Doesn't seem like a big difference, but it can take 10 minutes per one article, and I'm usually dealing with tens or hundreds of sources. Is this a likely feature to be implemented or one that people have already talked about? Am I missing an easier way to do this? Does anyone know a workaround currently?
If you are using Bare Bone's excellent Yojimbo product to manage your research and other documents that you need to refer back to while your writing, you'll love this. In Yojimbo, under the Edit Menu, choose "Copy Item Link" for the unique link to the highlighted item. In Storyist choose Insert a Web Link and paste the link from your clipboard. When you click on the link it will open the item in Yojimbo. Thanks -Lou