I've put together a short FAQ addressing the most popular questions from folks coming to Storyist 3 from Scrivener. I'll update it as more questions roll in.
Let me know below if there is anything you're wondering about.
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Posted 15 April 2015 - 02:27 AM
Great Faq! I'm still stuck on one concept/question, though. Is there a recommended format for the scrivener project that's being opened? In Scrivener, I tended to have a folder for each chapter, and individual text files for each scene. This opened ok, the synopsis data was intact (yay), but there doesn't seem to be any way to merge the files together in a more Storyist format. Instead what I have are a hundred or so individual files that are like individual little entities instead of a single whole. Am I missing something obvious? I admit, it took me a few to realize I needed to highlight the text in order to change the style, so it's possible I missed something straight forward. Thanks!
Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:14 PM
Hi, kodermike, and welcome to the forums!
I asked this question, too, and at the moment you have to merge the documents in Scrivener, then import the merged file to Storyist. Long-term Storyist users (like me) are accustomed to having all the text in one big document delineated by chapters and sections that are not separate files (but can be moved around as though they were). Scrivener users, who aren't, have had trouble making the adjustment and wonder why things aren't working as they expect—or so I'm told. So it's left up to the user to decide how much merging s/he wants to do before import.
Everything does import, as you have seen, and it closely resembles the Scrivener structure, whatever that was.
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 01:26 PM
Thanks! I suspected that was the case Logically, it makes sense, just a shame since it means losing a lot of the synopsis info I maintained (or jumbling it together). Bah, growing pains are part of life I suppose. Thanks again for the quick reply!
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