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  1. I'm curious. I tried a set up where my chapters were actually written in Notebook Entries because I wanted to use an image as my chapter heading (to keep the font I wanted), but I noticed that all my formatting when exporting to .mobi doesn't keep, i.e. paragraph indentions, etc. Is this normal?
  2. I think a really cool feature would be Book View, where you can see and review your work as if it was already an eBook. There's a program called Manuscript that has this feature. I know for me personally, when it comes time to edit, I always export my work as either a .mobi or .epub file, load it on my device and read it as if it were a finished book. It helps to see how words flow and the over all structure. If we could do this from within Storyist it would be brilliant!!
  3. Yes, I had read your workaround for this, but in your explanation you said it would leave us with Chapters, but no sections in the project view. Does the project view also not equal the TOC in an ePub? I'm only asking because the users guide appears to have both... Chapters and subsequent sections. I'm not trying to be a pain, just trying to grasp a better understanding. Thanks!
  4. I just have a curious question: were the ePub versions of the Manual's for both iPad and desktop versions created in storyist alone? If so, how were the sections created without the # symbol appearing in the final version? Also, how was the align left formatting achieved? Each time I attempt that it gets changed after ePub conversion, and appears with an indent. It seems that the manuals should have been created straight out of the program they represent, but it seems further editing was performed elsewhere to achieve this. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks! Garrick
  5. Whoops!! I'm sorry! I just realized you're on the iPad version. That's a great question. Having a look now and wondering the same thing myself. Sorry for the confusion!! **Update! I don't see a way to actually delete the note, but under Tools>View>Comments you can turn them off so they don't show up.
  6. Hi Violetta- To delete the note simply place your cursor to the left of the note and hit delete on your keyboard. That's it! To move a project into a new one save the one you have and then open a new project and import the other one (File>Import), then just delete out what you don't need or want. Hope this helps! Welcome aboard! Garrick
  7. I've been looking for a way to create my novel and have Parts and Scenes without having to use the # symbol. This might work for some and I believe its going to work for me. Have a look. Hope it helps some of you. Thanks! GarrickNovel Template With Parts:Scenes.story
  8. Hi Eleni and Marguerite- I think I might have been able to create a template that fixes this problem, at least it works well enough for me that I am going to implement it in my novel. Is there a place I can upload the template?
  9. I would like more explanation for why things behave this way in Storyist. It seems like one should be able to name sections however they wish and be able to change the section break to whatever symbol, number, letter that they wish. I mean it partially works already. When I create a new project using the blank template I immediately delete out all the files except for the Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 headers. Then, clicking on Chapter 1 I add a selection which gives me the # symbol, but in the project view I change the section to read 1, then go over and delete the # symbol and change it to 1 and it stays ... BUT, from then on when I add a section I get the # symbol in my text, but nothing showing up in the project window anymore. I'm not trying to trash talk Storyist, as I love it, but it feels like sometimes that the writer is having to work around the software, rather than the other way around. I would like to be able to tailor my story to look the way I want it to look, especially when its getting exported out to ePub. No body wants their finished project chocked full of # symbols. I did have a crazy idea thinking that I could change the # symbol to the color white, but that doesn't work either. The Kindle sure enough displays it. I think creating a way to change this would be a glorious idea. That way no one has to jump through so many steps to create the version of their novel they wish to see.
  10. I'm actually having the same issue. Mine is lagging with wifi connection! It use to sync super fast and now it's taking upwards of 20-30 seconds even when I make a one word change.
  11. I am wondering if there is an easier way of working with images within Storyist. In my story, which I plan to export as both epub and mobi I want to place a small image above each chapter title, sort of as a decorative emblem. When I try this it wants to add the image as a section and clutters up my project pane as I am already on chapter 14. Is there any other way around this? To have this image be within the text, or just above without it creating a section? Thank you for your help! Garrick
  12. I think a great feature would be the ability to change the Font of the text in the Project view. In my writing I have a Chapter Title/Subtitle/ Main Body. It would be awesome to make the Chapter Title bold so that it stands out better, especially when there are several levels. Changing font color could be great too. If there is a way to do this already I would love to hear about it! Thanks! Garrick
  13. Hi- I have an issue where when I save my project from storyist on mac and sync it on the iPad all the text goes BOLD. I do have Chapter Title and Subtitle set up to be bold, but not the main body of text, but regardless when I open it on iPad everything goes bold. My style for the main body is set to be regular. Any thoughts? Thanks! Garrick
  14. Hi Marguerite- Thank's for your response! Right after I sent this I stumbled upon Steve's video about setting up levels and it totally fixed what I was trying to do. I think now I am going to LOVE Storyist!! Thanks again!
  15. Hi Everyone- I'm a little new to Storyist. I've mostly been using Scrivener, but I would like to use Storyist as I can use it on both my MacBook Air and iPad. But... I find it's ease of use a little difficult. For example, it seems that you are forced to work a certain way, or format a certain way without any real freedom on setting up your book the way you want it to look. For example, I would like to have my CHAPTER NAME have a SUBTITLE and for both to appear in the Project view and ultimately the Table Of Contents when exported to eBook format. I can do this simply in Scrivener but there seems to be no way to do it in Storyist. For example: Chapter One The Big Divide and have both of them export out into my ebook so that when people see Chapter One they don't have to click on it to find out what the actual name of the chapter is. The only way to do this that I can find is to name it like this: Chapter One - The Big Divide but then it ends up appearing on the page exactly like that instead of like this: Chapter One The Big Divide which is how I would want it to look. Does anyone know how to make this happen? Also, is there a way to get a manuscript set up without all the predefined styles set up in it? Like a truly true blank canvas? I can see how the software is geared towards novel writers wanting to publish to a publisher, but what about those of us who want to self-publish to ebook? All these predefined styles and makeup make it difficult for someone to visually set things the way they want it to appear. Any help would be great thanks! Thanks!
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