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outflare posted a topic in Using StoryistHi again (just posted a few minutes ago)! New question that deserves its own topic: I imported an existing manuscript, and I'm really starting to like the idea of "sections" as a way of bookmarking my complicated novel. However, I thought I could just highlight a section of existing copy, click "Create New Section", and voila! I'd now have a new section out of existing copy. However, that doesn't seem to be the case. When I do the above, a new blank section gets added to the end of my chapter. Help?
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
Hi there I just wanted to know if there is a way to easily navigate from a section sheet to the section that it is linked to and back the other way. I seem to be able to go from the manuscript text to the sheet by pressing Cmd 3 on the section, selecting the sheet from the collage, then pressing Cmd 1 to go to that Sheet's details (but I'm feeling this may not be the most efficient way). Going the other way (from the Section Sheet to the manuscript text) is something I haven't been able to figure out at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Stuart
After completely over-analyzing Mac and iPad writing software, I finally settled on Storyist. I mostly like what I've seen so far. I dumped some existing text into a chapter, created a few sections, and it's worked fine. The section names seem to be the default ones used when I pasted my text into the existing sample text, things like "Start Writing!", etc. So in the left pane, I clicked on those sections and gave them new names. Perfect. However, when I play around with the character sheets and try to add a plot point, and tie it to a section, the section names I'm given are all the old default ones, with none of the new names. Perhaps there's a less-obvious way to rename sections (when I right-click on a section in the left pane, the names are correct). I'm not sure where Storyist pulls its list of section names - it seems to keep the original name no matter the change. Dave P.