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  1. Hi TomGom, It's hard to say what's going on without more information. Please send an email to support@storyist.com with information about what versions of Storyist, macOS, and Scrivener you're using. If you feel comfortable including the project, please include that. The best way to do that for a large file is to share it via iCloud and attach the link. -Steve
  2. Hi TomGom, Storyist for Mac can open Scrivener files. Just launch the app, choose File > Open, and select your Scrivener file. Storyist will create a new project, which you can save wherever you want. Storyist can save images. It doesn't store pdf or epub, but you can export using these formats from your project. If you keep your Storyist files in iCloud, they'll be automatically synced between your devices. -Steve
  3. Hi Toni, I'm glad you were able to reconstruct the document. If it helps, versions of the document from before your edits should also be available in the version history. If you'd like to investigate further, let me know at the support address. It sounds like the issue occurred when you changed the name of the file (or perhaps the name of your iPad?) That's interesting. iCloud used to have version issues related to renaming, but I haven't seen them in a couple of years. I'll try some experiments here on iOS 17.3. -Steve
  4. Hi luluaussi, Storyist periodically makes automatic backups of your project as you work. To see them: Return to the Storyist home screen. Press and hold your project document until the context menu appears. Choose Versions. This will show the version history of the file. Make sure that you're connected to the internet so Storyist can find both the versions on your iPad and those stored in iCloud. You can restore to a previous version from here. If this doesn't resolve the issue, please send an email to support@storyist.com with the details. It would be helpful to know: What version of iOS you're running. What model iPad you have. How much free space you have on your iPad and in iCloud. -Steve
  5. Hi Barynz, The file format didn't change between Storyist 3 and Storyist 4, and Storyist 4 can open files from older versions. I'm happy to help you troubleshoot. Please send a brief email to support@storyist.com with a little more information on what you're seeing. It would be helpful to know: What versions of macOS and Storyist are you running on the 2009 desktop? What version of Storyist are you running on the 2019 laptop? Did the issue on the laptop occur before you updated to Sonoma? (Sonoma has some bugs, and Storyist 4.3.1 has some workarounds for them.) It would also be helpful to know a little more about what looks 'blank'. I'm assuming that you can open the projects and that you can see the files in the project view, but that the text is empty. If that's not the case, let me know what you're seeing. A screenshot would be helpful. I can also look up your Storyist 2 license if you purchased it after 2011. -Steve
  6. Hi JITT, Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately, that's still on the todo list. It's something I hope to get to this summer after working through the changes required to support Apple's new OS releases. It's a significant effort (and one of the less frequently requested features), which is why it is taking so long. -Steve
  7. Hi David, Are you using the Mac or iOS version? If you're on a Mac, the best place to start is the Getting Started guide available from the Welcome window. (Window > Welcome to Storyist). This will introduce you to the concepts and give a playground where you can experiment with the features. In general: Chapters are denoted by styles with a heading level of 1. Sections are separated by a paragraph containing only the "#" character. The Novel template has a stylesheet with a Chapter Title (heading 1) style and a Section (body text) style. The Working with Styles tutorial takes you from a plain text manuscript to a formatted one with chapters and sections, and is a great place to start if you're not using the Novel template. If your on iOS, you can access the Getting Started Guide as follows: Tap the New (+) button on the Storyist Home Screen to bring up the template chooser with the available project template. If you don't see the Getting Started guide, tap the More (...) button and select "Show Getting Started Guide" Tap Getting Started to create a project containing the guide. You can use this to experiment with features. -Steve
  8. Hi Cristy, Is the list of manuscripts that appear when you click Open a list of Storyist (.story) projects? Storyist projects can't contain other projects, but they can contain text imported from many other file formats. If you want to collect drafts from from separate Storyist projects into one big project, try this: Open a project containing a draft you want to move. Export the draft as an RTF file. Open the "big project" and import the RTF file you created in step 2. Repeat for other drafts as necessary. -Steve
  9. Hi Dave, Good to hear from you! RTF (the original Word file format) is still the best way to get documents to Word. Support for .docx is on the list for a future release, although it's been on the list for a while and there are other higher-priority features above it. I probably won't add .doc or Pages support, since they are undocumented proprietary formats. -Steve
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    Hi Hadas, Are you creating a PDF for print? If so, there is a setting to do just that in the book format inspector. There is more info in the "Creating a PDF for Print" tutorial. If you're exporting a rich text file, you'll need to do this substitution before exporting. Here's how. Create a copy of your document. (Select the file in the sidebar, right click, and choose Duplicate). Use search and replace to change "<Paragraph Break>#<Paragraph Break" to "<Paragraph Break>* * *<Paragraph Break">. You can use the Insert Pattern command from the search field pulldown to insert a paragraph break in to the search and replace fields. Export your document. Note that after replacing the section separator, your sections will no longer be marked as distinct. That's why you'll want to do the search and replace on a duplicate of your file. -Steve
  11. Storyist for macOS 4.2.6 is out with enhancements for right-to-left languages, strikethrough, and kerning. See the full release notes here: https://www.storyist.com/mac/release-notes/
  12. Hi Cristy, Thank you for the screenshots. I notice that you have "Correct Spelling Automatically" checked. Is automatic correction what isn't working, or are you not seeing misspelled words underlined correctly? It would be helpful to see a sentence or two of what you're seeing in Storyist, and also see that same sentence in Text Edit. Storyist and Text Edit both use the spell checking system in macOS, so you should see the same result in both for the same Spelling menu settings. Some things to try: Temporarily turn off grammar checking. Apple has been experimenting with machine learning on Mac, and the results can sometimes affect spell checking results. If you've ever installed Grammarly Desktop for Mac, see Uninstalling “Grammarly for Mac” app breaks “Check Spelling While Typing”. -Steve
  13. Hi Cristy, Make sure "Check Spelling While Typing" is enabled in the Edit > Spelling menu. If that's not it, please let me know a little more about your setup. It would be helpful to know: What language is set in the Keyboard > Text pane in your System Preferences. The default is Automatic by Language. What version of MacOS you're running? -Steve
  14. Hi Bob, I just switched back to a 12.4 machine, and am also seeing some weirdness. Storyist uses the built-in spell checker in macOS. It's the same one that TextEdit and other apps use. Here's a video from TextEdit. I'm going to have to do some research to see what's going on, but unfortunately this is a macOS issue, not a Storyist issue. Are you using an M1 Mac or an Intel Mac? -Steve Spell Checking Bug.mov
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