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  1. 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.


  2. 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.


    Screen Shot 2020-11-24 at 6.59.55 PM.png

  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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. 


  7. Hi Barynz,

    The styles in the story sheets are fixed. If you're able to temporarily change the font color in a story sheet, you've found a bug. Apologies for the inconvenience. I'll investigate.

    Changing styles in story sheets is a feature request that's been on the list for quite a while and is something I hope to get to later this year.


  8. Hi Dan,

    We corresponded at the support address, but I missed your post here. For others who are interested:

    There isn't currently a query or synopsis template, but you can create one if you want. To do this:

    1. Create a new text file in your current project.

    2. Enter the text for the template and style it to taste. [1]

    3. Choose File > Save as Template.

    4. When the template dialog appears, make sure the "Save as" popup says "Text File Template" and enter a name and category for the template.

    5. Click Save.

    Your template is now available in the template chooser, and you can add it to other projects as well.


    [1] One place to look for inspiration is the book Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript from Writer's Digest.

  9. Hi Winterwolf,

    Welcome to the forums.

    To remove the page number from the first page:

    1. Open the Format inspector (Command + Option + 2) and check the "Different first page header" checkbox in the "Headers & Footers" section.
    2. Position the cursor in the header, select the page number, and press the Delete key.

    I've attached a screenshot in case it helps.

    In this case, you won't need to change the starting number (the second page will still have the number "2"), but you can do that if you need to by entering a value in the "Start at" field in the "Page Numbers" section.



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