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  1. Hi Writeman, It's not uncommon for parentheticals to be pushed to the next page. Parentheticals (personal direction) don't need to follow the character element, and there can be multiple parentheticals per block of dialog. FWIW, Final Draft handles them the same way. See the attached screenshot (an excerpt from John August's excellent Big Fish). It looks like you might be trying to add mores and continues (MORE and CONT'D). These aren't technically parentheticals even though they're enclosed in parenthesis. The best way to accomplish this would be to duplicate the parenthetical style and edit it so that the pagination is set to "Normal" and the left indent is set to the value you use for the Character style (2 in in the template). -Steve
  2. Hi Writeman, It looks like the pagination in the screenshot above is working as designed. The Character (SAMUEL) is kept with the next paragraph ("He had a big..."). What are you expecting to see here? -Steve
  3. Hi Writeman, Does your Character style have the Character pagination setting? This enables the "Keep with next paragraph" setting automatically. To check, just position the cursor in the character style and choose Format > Style > Edit Current Style. -Steve
  4. Hi CristyD, Ok, let's try this: Create a new project from the novel template and save it. Try to print it. If it doesn't print all of the pages, could you send the project to the support address? I'll be able to see the printer settings. If it does print, please send along one your projects that doesn't. It could be just lorem ipsum if you want. -Steve
  5. Another thought: Before printing or creating a PDF, try setting your print format in Page Setup to "Any Printer." -Steve
  6. Hi CristyD, Unfortunately, this is the first report for this problem, so I'm not sure what to suggest. You mentioned this is a new issue. Do you remember when it started? E.g., was it after an OS update or after getting a new Mac? Storyist 4.2.3 was released in April. If you think that might have been the point, could you try version 4.2.2, which was released in December of 2020. -Steve
  7. Hi CristyD, It would be helpful to know when the problem appeared, e.g. after an OS update. What version of macOS are you running? If the truncation happened in one file, I would suspect a stray non-printable character at page 3. (You can check by turning on invisibles, if you think that might be an issue.) The sample text in the novel template is 5 pages. Is the PDF for that file truncated too? I'd be happy to look at it PDF if you'd like. Since this is happening in more than one project, I suspect it's something with the OS/print driver. If you have another printer on your network, could you try printing to it? If not, please let me know if you're using the built-in driver for the LaserJet or installed the HP software. -Steve
  8. Hi CristyD, I can help with that. Could you let me know what version of macOS you're running and what model printer? One thing you could try would be to create a PDF and print that. That would help rule out the printer. Try this: Navigate to your manuscript. Choose File > Print. Click the PDF drop-down button and choose "Open in Preview." Does the PDF contain all your text? If so, what happens when you print the PDF from Preview? -Steve
  9. No worries. Glad you were able to resolve the problem. -Steve
  10. Hi Versluis, Thanks for the report. The issue is probably that the draft mode zoom factor is set to a very small value. The next time it happens, try pinching to zoom to a more readable value. Several users have reported this. I'm not sure how it gets set so small--perhaps an inadvertent pinch or a bug lurking somewhere in the text system. In any case, the next version of Storyist for iOS limits the smallest setting to a more reasonable value. -Steve
  11. Hi Jay, Thanks for the feedback. The release notes for version 4.2 had a notice in red that describes the requirements, but it looks like it's missing from 4.2.2. You'll should find your original version in the trash. You can also get version 4.1.3 from the downloads page at https://www.storyist.com/downloads/. -Steve
  12. Hi nen1000, Thanks for the post. 4.1.3-nano is the NaNoWriMo version. Past experience has taught me not to push a new version during NaNoWriMo. 😀 Now that it's over, version 4.2 is working its way through the CDNs and should be available shortly. If you don't see it, you can always download the latest version directly from the downloads page at https://www.storyist.com/downloads/ -Steve
  13. Hi Thierry, It looks like you're running the Mac App Store version of Storyist.If you purchased Storyist from the website and have a license code, just download the version of Storyist from the website. Here's the direct link: https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg.If you run that version, you'll see the dialog with the "Activate License" button. -Steve
  14. Hi kenyang, Yes. In Storyist 4 for macOS, do one of the following: Position the cursor in the Search field in the left sidebar, enter the text you'd like to find, and press return. Position the cursor in some text in your script, choose Edit > Find > Find, and enter the text you'd like to find. -Steve
  15. Hi kenyang, Unfortunately, Storyist 4 does not support macOS 10.12 Sierra. There isn't a way to change this via the terminal. Storyist 4.1.3 supports macOS 10.13 High Sierra macOS 10.14 Mojave macOS 10.15 Catalina Storyist 4.2 and later supports: macOS 10.14 Mojave macOS 10.15 Catalina macOS 11 Intel macOS 11 Apple Silicon -Steve
  16. Hi Barynz, Could you let me know which version of Storyist and macOS you're running? This is what I see when running Storyist 4.2.1 on macOS 10.15.7. Resizing column has gotten trickier in recent versions of macOS. In the attached screenshot, for example, you can resize the Ratings column by dragging the left edge to the left and then the right edge to the right. -Steve
  17. Hi membarock, It's hard to say what's going on without see the file. I'd be happy to take a look at it if you'd like. Just attach it to an email to support@storyist.com. Did you have luck with the Apply Styles by Matching Text command? -Steve
  18. Hi membarock, If the formatting didn't update to match the novel stylesheet, it's likely that the file is already using that stylesheet (so the Change Stylesheet command had nothing to do) and the styles are instead overridden for each paragraph. If this is the case, you would see the red triangle in the styles list the inspector when you position the cursor in some section text and the style description would read "Section Text + <your changes>." To revert to the original style, you can simply reapply the appropriate styles to the paragraphs. For example, position the cursor in some section text and apply the Section Text style. You can also use the Format > Style > Apply Styles by Matching Text command to accomplish this. The Working with Styles tutorial has some good examples and includes sample files if you want to experiment with the command. -Steve
  19. Hi membarock, Yes, you can do this as follows: Position the cursor in the file you want to change. Choose Format > Style > Change Stylesheet > Novel Stylesheet. In the dialog that appears, choose the styles you want mapped to the novel styles (they may be the same). Click Change Stylesheet. -Steve
  20. Hi Micha, Storyist doesn't currently support drop caps. That's a great feature request, though. -Steve
  21. Hi Anthony, You can export a PDF from a Storyist project by selecting the script in the folder view, selecting Share from the more menu, and choosing PDF as the export type. You can't currently do that from a script outside a Storyist project, but that feature is coming later this summer. -Steve
  22. Hi Anysia, I just replied to your email to support. Don't worry, we'll get to the bottom of it. Some early versions of Catalina had an issue that caused saved window state to be corrupted, which could cause problems when reopening an app. If you think you might be running into this, hold down the Option key when reopening Storyist. This will cause Storyist to skip the window restoration step. -Steve
  23. Hi Anysia, Could you let me know where in the world you're downloading from? I don't see a problem in the US, but the content is hosted by Amazon, and it's possible that they served an outdated version to you. I can reset the cache if that's the case. Here are a couple of things to check: Make sure that you're opening the correct Storyist.dmg file. If you've downloaded Storyist in the past (say, for example, during the last NaNoWriMo), you may have multiple versions of the file in your Downloads folder. If you have multiple versions of Storyist on your computer and you're opening the app by clicking on a document, make sure you're opening the correct version. -Steve
  24. Hi Barynz, Just enter your Storyist 3 license at the prompt and you'll be all set. -Steve
  25. Hi Sanghoon, It looks like you're running last year's special NaNoWriMo trial version, which expired on December 15th. You can download the regular trial version from https://update.storyist.com/downloads/Storyist.dmg, which will start your trial period when you first launch it. -Steve
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