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  1. With regard to the missing 'Save As' function: If you press the option key when you are in the file drop down menu, the "Save As" option will appear in the list.
  2. Make sure the button the arrow points to isn't clicked and the last project should open. Fitch
  3. I've been looking for a way to easily import existing documents into storyist. I'd been using MS-WORD but it's rather headstrong and hard to deal with. I went looking for a better candidate and came across Nisus Writer Pro. I downloaded the demo, exported the Storyist Novel Template to an RTF file and opened it with the Nisus Writer Pro trial version. It captured the styles in the Storyist Novel Template perfectly and didn't burden me with any of it's default styles like WORD does. It also has the benefit that it will load and preserve change tracking in MS-WORD files I receive from m
  4. Hi Marguerite, I did what you suggested, and it worked exactly as predicted, as usual. But I also learned that if I want to see a yellow reminder in the text that there is a comment, I need to click in the manuscript window to make it active, then go to View>Show Comments and click on it. Then I get a little yellow reminder that there is a comment there. If I click on the reminder I see the whole comment appear. Near as I can tell, there is no option to show comments in outline mode. With the split view I can see the comment in the manuscript, but as soon as I click in the outline
  5. Thank you all. This has been a very helpful thread. Fitch
  6. Hi circlecrystal, I like your suggestion, a lot. As I understand it, (I'm brand new to this software) the only way to assign a story sheet of any type to a section is to drag it to the section collage. I'd really like a keyboard alternative to dragging. If the plot sheet, and other assigned sheets, appeared in the outline under the assigned section so I could double click to open it in the outline window that would be very handy. Fitch
  7. Hi Steve, Near as I can tell, with my limited knowledge of Storyist, that process worked. I think I have a story file that is as 'compliant' as is possible given it wasn't created from scratch in the Storyist Novel Template. I changed the paragraph spacing and font in all the styles except the Section Separator. I changed the section header first line indent from 1/2" to 0". Other than that, the styles are the original Novel Template Styles and everything I try behaves like the User's Guide specifies. The sections show up in storyboard mode as collages with the gray background, the ch
  8. Hi Steve, I think I did it. These are the steps I followed: Exported the WIP document from Storyist as an rtf file. When i started I should have done that from Scrivener instead of importing Scrivener file. Importing the Scrivener file was a big, huge, mistake. Storyist can do it, but it will lead to a lot of frustration for a new user. Trust me on this, got the T-shirt. <grin> Opened the exported rtf file in MS-WORD. I didn't care about style preservation because the styles needed to be changed to match the novel template. Opened a new document in Storyist with the Novel Templa
  9. Hi Steve, Never mind my previous question. I think I've finally figured out how to import my WIP so it will work with Storyist as designed. If it works, I'll describe the process. Fitch
  10. Hi Steve, So even after all my struggles to get the thing imported with correct styles, a previous thread, I've still failed to find the right color easter egg. Is there any way to attach story sheets to sections other than the use of collage? Fitch
  11. Hi Steve, This is picture to show the section separator style. Fitch
  12. Hi Steve, I have selected exactly as you show in the section picture and get corkboard in my WIP file. I get what you show if I use the same file you used - the one that comes with the software. Let me see if I can include a screen shot. Apparently I'm doing something wrong that's related to the style which keeps it from using the collage format, but I've no clue what. The section separator is Section separator style. Chapter is Chapter style. I attached one picture, I hope. Fitch
  13. Hi Steve, While the relevant section, shown above, says how to view as a story board it does not say how to view as a collage. Nor does it say a chapter is displayed as the storyboard, a section is displayed as a collage. I had no idea that was the case until I read your post. You know how this works so well you see what you know. I don't. I tried to follow your instructions several times, but I'm apparently doing something wrong because I'm not having success. I set up to view side by side, vertical split to write while seeing the outline. I clicked in the right view, clicked on t
  14. I've searched and read everything I can find in the User's Guide and frankly, attaching a section sheet to a chapter eludes me. I don't 'get' the collage paradigm at all. I can't even figure out how to get to the 'collage' state. Doesn't matter which direction I go through that swinging door, I end up back in the street. I read "Working With Storyboards." I clicked on the section I wanted to attach the sheet to, clicked on the 4 squares icon, which I think is collage mode (the other two are outline and manuscript), and then try to drag the sheet to it and it fails. The corkboard conver
  15. Hi Orren, I clicked that I liked your post, but apparently my quota for 'Likes' is zero because I got an error message (could give a guy a negative attitude, not being allowed to like things). Anyway, I liked it! Fitch
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