StoryMill Changelog

New in version 4.0.5

October 29th, 2011
  • Resolved a number of issues relating to Mac OS X 10.7 autosave, by restoring StoryMill's previous autosave implementation, supported on both 10.7 and 10.6
  • Restored Find functionality on 10.6
  • Fixed a problem where captions added to pictures were not always getting saved
  • Fixed a problem where assigning a Storyline in the Info pane, would fail to save the Storyline selection
  • Fixed a problem where assigning a scene to a chapter would not stick under certain circumstances.

New in version 4.0.4 (September 10th, 2011)

  • Implemented new Lion features, including:
  • Autosave and versions
  • Inspector Bar
  • Find Bar
  • Removed StoryMill autosave Preferences setting
  • Fixed a crash that would occur under Lion when double clicking on a StoryMill 3 file then clicking Import
  • Fixed source list indentation under Lion
  • Fixed a problem under Lion where artifacts would appear when scrolling in the Snapshots view
  • Fixed a problem where typing in Full Screen would sometimes cause styles and formatting to not be applied correctly
  • Fixed a problem entering years manually in the timeline view scene editor
  • Double-clicking on text in the project find and replace window now navigates you to the instance of the found text in the file
  • Pictures can now be saved out of the pictures pane by right clicking on a seleted image and selecting Save Image
  • Text selection is now preserved when navigating to and from Full Screen view
  • Fixed a problem where renaming a container (like Characters) would cause the contents of that container to fail to display
  • Fixed a crash that could happen opening a file after closing that file without quitting
  • Removed "untitled document"/"Last Documet" selection in "open at startup" preference
  • Fixed a problem where sometimes typing would slow down dramatically

New in version 4.0.3 (September 6th, 2011)

  • Fixed a problem where corrupted items in the Trash would prevent a file from opening
  • Made changes to prevent items in the Trash from getting corrupted
  • Fixed deletion of Events in the timeline view
  • Fixed a problem where event 'fragments' would prevent the timeline view from opening
  • Fixed a problem where Check for Updates would often appear grayed out
  • You can now drag images from your web browser to the Pictures pane
  • Fixed a problem that prevented certain edits made in the Timeline View from being properly saved

New in version 4.0.2 (June 29th, 2011)

  • Decreased the minimum window size so that the StoryMill window would be more easily resizable on screens running at lower resolutions
  • Fixed a problem where creating scene, chapter, location or character from selected text would sometimes cause the resulting new object to not properly save unless manually edited
  • Fixed a problem where creating a scene or chapter from selected text wouldn't properly remove that selected text from the view where it previously resided
  • Fixed a problem where typing in the Notes pane would caused typed text to appear invisible under some circumstances
  • Updated the Selected Chapters export template
  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes happen when deleting a Smart View
  • Setting the status via context menu in the source list now causes the title bar for that item to update right away
  • Fixed a problem where entering certain non-Latin (accented, Chinese, etc.) characters could cause the text immediately surrounding those characters to shift position
  • Fixed a problem where, under some circumstances, unedited items would not be saved when doing a manual Save or Save As
  • The order of items in the Source List is now saved
  • Fixed a problem where repeated Save As actions could corrupt a file
  • Fixed a problem that would occur sometimes where text was not properly synced between Chapter and Novel views

New in version 4.0.1 (April 27th, 2011)

  • Added an import button to the dialog that appears when opening version 3 files with StoryMill 4
  • Added an item list to container views
  • Fixed a crash that would occur after selecting a document from the Open Recent submenu
  • Fixed a crash that would occur under certain conditions when adding a character
  • Fixed a hang that would occur when viewing attached files/file links (like PDFs)
  • Fixed a hang/crash that would occur when typing in accented or other non-English text characters
  • Fixed a problem that caused StoryMill to stop responding when opening the Timeline View
  • Fixed a problem that prevented Snowflake chapters from being imported from a version 3 file into StoryMill 4
  • Fixed a problem that would prevent certain edits from marking a file as dirty after doing a manual save
  • Fixed the remove (-) button in the Links panes
  • Made improvements to StoryMill's performance when saving files
  • Restored the ability to double-click an item (such as a character) in order to open that character in its own window
  • Reverted to StoryMill 3's time zone awareness functionality to prevent ongoing issues with daylight savings time changes
  • The zoom popup now updates correctly

New in version 4.0 (March 16th, 2011)

  • Completely redesigned timeline view with unlimited time spans that scale from minutes to centuries.
  • Snapshots so you can make backup copies of your work before making those experimental changes to your prose.
  • A full novel view of your book.
  • The ability to add pictures to any item in your project independent of your notes.
  • The ability to store links with items.
  • Completely redesigned UI.
  • Much more (a complete list will be posted on or before 3/17/11)

New in version 3.2.3 (November 12th, 2009)

  • Fixed a problem where doing a Project Find & Replace of a text string could cause text in non-visible views to become scrambled
  • Fixed a problem where, when running in French, SmartViews would fail to properly filter items
  • Arrow key selection now properly updates word & character counts
  • Fixed a problem where doing several Create Scene from Selection actions in a row would prevent the new scenes from appearing properly until saving, closing and reopening the file
  • Prevented multiple chapter editor windows for the same chapter from being opened
  • Fixed a problem where launching the application with "Untitled document" set to open at startup would result in a blank window on 10.6
  • Fixed a problem that prevented importing RTF files when running in German
  • Changed the direction of the arrows in the "extend start" and "extend end" toolbar buttons

New in version 3.2.2 (January 21st, 2009)

  • Fixed Find and Replace in German.
  • Fixed a problem where Find and Replace would replace incorrect text.
  • When replacing All instances of found word, occurrences of found word now properly.
  • update in file until file without having to close and reopen the file.
  • Fixed Find results highlighting in Find and Replace window.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented tags from being added in single chapter view.
  • Full screen mode now uses style from preferences.
  • Added a number of fixes for French localization.

New in version 3.2.1 (December 12th, 2008)

  • Fixed a number of issues pertaining to date entry.
  • Scene editing windows now display proper content when defaulted to scene text.
  • Fixed issues with date display in the metadata pane.
  • Localization fixes.
  • Fixed project Find & Replace in French.
  • Fixed RTFD export.
  • Buy Now menu item now disables when you've entered a valid serial number.
  • Fixed a problem with list view drawing in Manage Views.

New in version 3.2 (November 24th, 2008)

  • Added Project Find & Replace
  • Serial numbers now cannot be so easily overwritten in Preferences
  • Window position is remembered on quit/relaunch
  • Selected mode is now remembered on quit/relaunch
  • Selected mode is obeyed when navigating from chapter to chapter so that displayed text matches selected mode
  • Added numerous localization/translation fixes
  • Improved support for lists and tables
  • Improved full screen mode margin calculation
  • Made text zooming available in all views
  • Selection is now synchronized when entering and exiting full screen mode
  • Fixed status bar updating in single chapter view
  • Scene end date now can be deleted
  • Fixed a source of file corruption that could occur when deleting characters associated with scenes
  • Added a way to search word frequency
  • Fixed a problem that caused Storymill to convert times from PM to AM
  • Fixed a problem where renaming a view to "Chapters" would cause the file to fail to load
  • Added mouse cursor color for full screen mode
  • Fixed one cause of a crash that would occur when clicking around in different views
  • Paragraph style defaults entered in defaults are now getting saved
  • Quicklook now works on .storymill files
  • Sorting a list no longer disables the insert toolbar button (and Shift-Cmd-N)
  • Additional file extensions now allowed for plain text exports
  • Dates can now be entered in European format (DD/MM/YY)
  • Added code to check and insure data integrity

New in version 3.1 (July 4th, 2008)

  • Added the ability to import from .txt, .rtf and .doc files with the option to parse incoming text into chapters
  • Added menubar and contextual menu options to create a new scene or chapter from selected text
  • Added French and German localization, as well as support for typing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters
  • Improved overall stability, especially for 10.4 users
  • Fixed a problem that prevented locations assigned in the metadata pane from being saved with the scene
  • Dozens of additional fixes

New in version 3.0.2 (April 17th, 2008)

  • Fixed a problem where scenes would wind up in the wrong chapter when dragging them between chapters in the source view
  • Status popup menus now display status color swatches
  • Fixed a problem editing the name of a chapter (or scene) that was created by duplicating another chapter (or scene)
  • Scenes view list can now be sorted by clicking on column header
  • Changed file extension from .avenirproj to .storymill (StoryMill will still open files with either extension)
  • Smart Views can now be created with partial dates (eg Date Contains "12/25")
  • Full Screen mode can be accessed from more views
  • Fixed some editing and redraw problems with the storyline list that would appear when creating and editing storylines
  • Fixed 'Open Scenes in New Window' functionality in TLV
  • SM now saves the 'scrolled-to' location of the TLV window on close
  • Set clearer limits on the length of timeframe that TLV can represent
  • Fixed a problem that caused the status list to fail to update correctly
  • Added higher zoom values for the Timeline view
  • Creating a SmartView based on partial dates no longer includes undated scenes
  • Fixed a problem that caused poor performance in the Timeline view with certain files
  • Fixed an intermittent crash on PowerPC based Macs when the mouse was positioned over the mode bar
  • Fixed an intermittent hang/crash that could occur when changing modes
  • Fixed a problem where chapter text would not redraw correctly when a search yielded no results
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the TLV from updating when a scene's time, storyline or other attributes were edited in the scenes view
  • TLV now uses abbreviations for month names

New in version 3.0.1 (February 13th, 2008)

  • Added new menu option and command key for New Smart View
  • Added text & notes modes to Scene Editor window
  • Added text editing functions to the Scene Editor window
  • Added drag and drop support for scenes in scenes view
  • Plus numerous bug fixes.