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  1. So I have my script and a title page. Now I want to export them together as a PDF so I can send it to people. Everyone expects a PDF document. How do I do this?
  2. I'm researching alternatives to Scrivener as I'm really over using multiple iOS apps and finicky manual syncs to enable productive work away from my desk. Storyist is the obvious alternative functionally and it supports iCloud sync, of which I am a big fan. I'm trying to tune my workflow and thinking to not use the "compile" concept (which I'll admit, I'm struggling with) - but that's more in the vein of "Use the software as it was designed instead of forcing it to do something else!" But a true deal breaker for me is the lack of support for importing materials supplied to me in PDF format. I frequently have no input over that file format choice; in fact, more often than not, the files will be locked to prevent the extraction of their contents, so an in-app PDF that processes and displays the contents directly is what I need. I've tried it in Storyist 3.2.4 for Mac (10.11.5 El Capitan, if it matters...) and while the file is imported OK, nothing is displayed. If I'm performing the import improperly, by all means, correct me. For what it's worth, having the capability to view the files on Storyist for iOS is a requirement; adding them to the project on iOS would fall into the "nice to have." The viewing on devices is of particular interest, as I have a tendency to save up a stack of these articles and then go through them offline on a plane or train. Thanks in advance for any help on this!
  3. I'm pretty new to Storyist, but unfortunately one of the very first things I noticed was its lack of PDF support. I'd love to be able to view PDFs natively inside of Storyist, as well as have the ability to export my manuscript to PDF once I've finished writing something. This is - to me - the most critical feature that is currently missing. -------- Justifications: Import: I do a lot of pre-writing and research using various other applications. I don't expect them all to play together nicely, so I've gotten in the habit of saving all of my research, character lists, background and designs, etc. as PDFs and simply importing them into my old workflow (Scrivener). They would all sit in my research folder on the sidebar, and then when I needed to reference something about my character I could pull up the PDF I'd created that had photos of style/outfits, background, and flow charts all in one document on my sidebar. Export: PDF is possibly the only document standard that literally anyone, anywhere in the world can open on any device. DOC/X used to have serious problems on iOS. PAGES is worse since it can't be opened on Windows. TXT loses the style, and others need specific apps. Even if you do manage to get it open, sometimes formatting is skewed. PDF opens on every OS - from mobile to desktops, Mac to Linux, and everything in between -- if for some reason your machine isn't able to by default, it's free to download a PDF viewer. It keeps all formatting between these systems without loss. If it were unintentionally edited or corrupted while emailing, etc. it doesn't matter and can't harm your original copy because it's a read only image file. (OS X can "Print to PDF" by default, and its a decent workaround for the time being, but it lacks the options of choosing what gets included that you get in export options.) Additionally, if you have Acrobat (which is incredibly cheap from Adobe Cloud now, unlike it used to be ) doing commenting and editing on a file using Acrobat is super fun and easy, and has the added benefits of 1) making it impossible to inadvertently leave a tracked change or comment in the document, and 2) forces you to go back into your own story to determine if the change is truly the best thing, or even if it needs to be more extensive, rather than simply hitting "accept". I started sending out PDFs by default years ago because of their ease of use. -------- So yes. Thanks for the awesome software, can has PDFS to make awesomer? (Post Script: When I originally emailed support about this, it was suggested that I bump this thread. There are a number of people in that thread requesting PDF support, but I decided to create a new thread because PDF export was not mentioned there, and I didn't want that request to get lost among the other comments. So please count their voices here as well!)
  4. Hi, I am tempting to convert myself over from Scrivener because of their lack of iOS support. My questions pertains to the OSX application. Is there a way to compile and export the draft (or sections of the draft) directly into PDF form? As a screenwriter I need to send off pdfs of treatments, outlines, and scripts from time to time. Converting to PDF seems like a simple feature and I'm having a hard time understanding why Storyist wouldn't be able to compile and export into PDF. Perhaps I'm missing something? I thought I might just export the sections I needed into MS Word and then save the pdf from there (annoying extra step but not a deal breaker) but the compile feature exports the separate sections into separate files (such as Title Page, etc) (annoying and kind of a deal breaker) I've searched the forums and videos but found no answer. Anyone have a suggestion I've missed? Also. Is there a simple way to do page breaks? Hoping to convert. Help is appreciated!
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