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  1. Thank you, Marguerite Now I can get my way to Broadway🤔 Best, David
  2. How do I email stage-play format scripts to others not having Storyist?
  3. Using iMac and Storyist to email play script to competition. Think they may have microsoft. Hope sending it with PDF they can accept, But don't know how to convert text to PDF and email it. Thanks
  4. how do I email my stage script and keep storyist format?
  5. I assume you're talking about Italic choice within the font--like Helvetica rather than Helvetica. I was using Lucinda Grande and there is no Italic font. I checked back to Helvetica and it does NOT have a Italic listed either, but hitting the I Key changes it into Italics. I can change font to one that I can use Italic. Just thought it strange that some fonts don't have that option. Thanks for your help. David
  6. I can't use Italics in my new Stage Play. Bold and Underline are in bold and can be used. But Italic is in Gray and can't be used. When I hit the gray Italic I hear a horn sound. Suggestions please. Thanks. David
  7. Hi Steve, Still have problems. My template is Stage Play. I've highlighted all the text to Lucinda Grande 12. When I scroll down to Character I make sure it's LG12. I hit the return key, then go down to Dialogue; the text goes to Courier 12. ????? Sample: GLORIA No. Thank heavens. (Giggles) DANIEL Do you... I think I should be able to get a consistent text and style. Do I need to wait until my script is finished, then hightlight all the text and change to whatever font and size I want ? That would be a bummer. AND, I've had a new computer (iMAC) for the last 4-5 mon
  8. Hi Steve, Thanks for info on control key. Here's a sample of my manuscript problem. Gloria is my default--Lucida Grande 14pt. When I add Daniel it goes down to Courier 12 pt. If I add something to Gloria's line it continues with her Lucida fornt and size. GLORIA No. Thank heavens. (Giggles) DANIEL Do you... I still have a lot to learn about Storyist. But I'm getting ready to send my manuscripts to competitions and I need to get a consistent, reliable format--before I go CRAZY. Another item. I thought that replies to my questions were indicated in my email addr
  9. Hi Steve, Back again. After many hours of trying, I'm still having problem with getting the Stage Play default style the way I had it a few months ago on my iMac. I've gone to default style and changed every item--character, dialogue, directions etc.--to what I want. That is--text-Lucida, size 14. But it reverts back to Courier 12 when I add another character. I used to type in a character's name and it would automatically cap the name, move it to center, and move the cursor to the next line for dialogue. Is that still possible. One more item. I've tried to do the shortcuts but don't work
  10. Been many months since I've got back to playwrighting. Editing a play, and I can't change the default text to match my older version. I'm in stage play format, but seems like screenplay comes up--shot and location not used in plays. Any advice? Thanks
  11. When using a quote from Wilde Shaw, etc. do we need to attribute the author in the quote?
  12. When printing from my iMac, how do I change from ".story" in Storyist to ".doc" to send to PC with Windows? Thanks, David
  13. I'm working in the Stage Play template. I assume changing default is the same for every template. I've gone to Preferences and added the font and size I want for my default. After that, my writing font, etc. is fine--for awhile. Then it reverts to the previous font and size default. Frustrating. HELP! Thanks, David
  14. I want to see 2 different side-by-side pages in stage play format on my iMac. The point is to edit one with some parts of the second page. I know one can do side-by-side pages, but they are identical. Looking for way to have different drafts. Thanks.
  15. On the iPad, is it possible to have 2 versions of the same screenplay shown side-side? Very helpful in making changes--copy & paste. Thanks. D
  16. I have stage plays in progress in Storyist on my iMac. How can I copy, transfer, etc. them to Storyist on my iPad. Thanks
  17. hopeso


    I clicked on an "update Storyist" message and that was a mistake. I lost my stage play script and all the info on characters, settings, scenes, etc. I have an iMac, OS 10.6.8 (Leopard) and now realize the upgrade was for Mountain Lion. I will not be upgrading to Lion+ until my 3rd party software and printer driver are compatible with Lion+. I was able to find a copy of my script in another folder, but Is there anyway to recover the other items that have vanished? Thanks.
  18. I have a Screenplay titled Happiness Cafe in Storyist, which incudes character file, setting, etc. The play is also in Dropbox. When I click on it in Dropbox--hoping to see it open--I get msg. "unable to view file." If I have to drag each invidual file within the play, I don't know how to do it. How do I get the item--the play--to open in Dropbox so I can view it?
  19. Hi Steve, One more question. When I get back to my iMac, where I have the Storyist playwriting option, can I transfer my screenplay I'm working on here on my iPad to the playwrighting format? Or can I change the tabs in the screenplay to match the play format? I know this is very basic and I'm sorry to ask such simple questions. I did figure out how to change the title from Screenplay 1 to the title I wanted. Occasionly, I do use my brain. Best, David
  20. Hi Steve, Started a new screenplay project. When I started typing in character name Lar... it came up Larry. Larry is one of the characters in my first screenplay that I can't find. Does that mean that the 1st play is hiding somewhere and Larry needs to be rescued? David
  21. Hi Steve, Thanks for info. I now have synch with Dropbox. In Storyist I have 11-Screenplay icons. Nothing in any of the folders--characters, etc. I think I should erase all and start again. When I do, how do I label a project? Would it just be Screenplay1, etc.? And have the title only in the Title page? I am determined to use Storyist effectively. I hope there aren't any quizzes in Storyist. Best, David
  22. Doesn't do it. I also did another brief script and can't find it either. I'm doing something stupid and I don't know what. And I don't see Public folder in DropBox. Something I should read or what?
  23. In Spain for 2 mos. from FL. Using iPad 2. Wanted to use playwrighting choice--like iMac--not an option. Used screenplay. Worked on script once and went well. Second day added more characters, setting. Today, can't find what I wrote. I hope it's just misplaced. Can anyone tell me where to look?
  24. Very new to Storyist and feel very stupid that I can't figure things out. Hope you can help. I can get into Stage Play manuscript. Was looking for a blank page, but it comes up with the sample manuscript from Storyist. I started to write over that text and it did replace. But later on the format was lost--e.g., wouldn't automatically show character name in the center. And do you need to manually place directions--e.g. goes to door? Or is there a auto format for that? Nowhere to go except up. Thanks.
  25. Thanks Steve, I'll get the Mac and take it from there. Help is much appreciated. David
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