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Old 03-14-2018, 09:21 PM   #51
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Today we release KIT Scenarist 0.7.2 beta 6!
You've been busy! I haven't really been writing much so haven't looked into Kit Scenarist lately (a "long lately"), but I'm happy to see you now support the Fountain format. I also see you've ended 32-bit binary package support (as of 0.7.1 r11) which I understand. I've got a laptop that has 64-bit Linux so I can try out the newest Kit Scenarist on that meanwhile quite a bit has changed since my 0.7.0 rxx 32-bit version (can't remember exactly what release). Mostly it's the Fountain import and export that makes me happy at this time. I think a lot of people will like the Celtx project import feature. I'm going to test the newest (and "newer") versions on my computers (maybe even try the Windows version). I've posted a short review in the Resources Section (with a link back here) and may write a more extensive review once I've use Kit Scenarist more. Thanks. Great work.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:01 PM   #52
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Found Issue.

When exporting to Final Draft, even when I go to "Additional (Numbering, Title Page, etc.)" and turn off all the "additional" features, Final Draft (.fdx) still exports with unwanted scene numbers. This feature works correctly with DOCX, Fountain and PDF files but not with Final Draft (.fdx) files. This is true on both the 0.7.1 r11 (32-bit) and 0.7.2 beta6 (64-bit) versions. This would hamper sharing KIT Scenarist scripts with those using another application. (In other words, it doesn't work on the older version, but does work correctly on the newer.)

EDIT: My mistake. This information is correct for the older 0.7.1 rc11 version, but the newer 0.7.2 beta6 does export to Final Draft (.fdx) without issues. I apparently didn't test the 64-bit computer correctly. I apologize for the bad information.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:05 AM   #53
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Thanks, Centos. It will be great!

What about 32-bit Linux version - no, we didn't stop supporting it. From next version, we plan to publish 32-bit version too. The reason why we don't publish them in that users doesn't ask it. But in last days I receive a lot of requests and will publish a 32-bit update with next beta release.

Bug with FDX export will be fixed in the next update!
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:17 PM   #54
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Thanks, Centos. It will be great!

What about 32-bit Linux version - no, we didn't stop supporting it. From next version, we plan to publish 32-bit version too. The reason why we don't publish them in that users doesn't ask it. But in last days I receive a lot of requests and will publish a 32-bit update with next beta release.

Bug with FDX export will be fixed in the next update!
Sounds good. Thanks.

EDIT: See above. No issue with the newer 0.7.2 beta6 version. It came down to poor testing. A user error (my error).
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:49 AM   #55
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Hello!

Today we have the next update - KIT Scenarist 0.7.2 beta 7. This is not the last beta, as I would like ... Unfortunately, in the last couple of months there was very little free time, so the beta did not include all the features that I wanted to add, but nevertheless, we have something new:

Added the ability to restore the script from a backup! You can do it through the new "Tools" tab. For this you need:
- open a project whose text is missing or damaged;
- go to the "Tools" tab and choose from the list of available tools "Restore from Backup" (this is the only one tool yet, but in the future, this list will be grown);
- after that, a list of backup copies of the project available for recovery in the view "Backup date [backup size]" will appear. The size of the backup can help to see the border of the event when part of the text or the entire text has been deleted;
- select the appropriate backup from the list and click the restore button in the toolbar at the top;
- after that, you can return to work with the restored text of the script.

Also in this update were added bookmarks. You can add or remove a bookmark via the context menu in any paragraph of the text, and open the bookmarks browser through the menu for activating additional panels in the navigator.

In addition, the following improvements were made:
- now when exporting to PDF, you can add watermarks to the document;
- improved automatic text corrections in the continuation of dialogues;
- now in the entire application used icons of a single style;
- fixed the problem of importing the project title, title page and real names of characters from kitsp-files;
- fixed the problem of saving images in the cloud;
- the script import from DOCX-files is slightly improved;
- now, if the automatic installation of the update cannot be performed, the program will offer a link for manually downloading the update file;
- fixed the problem with dropping scene numbers when importing from fountain files;
- fixed the problem of working with multi-line editorial notes;
- translations of the program into Turkish and Hungarian are added.

Have a nice day!
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:37 PM   #56
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Today we have the next update - KIT Scenarist 0.7.2 beta 7. This is not the last beta, as I would like ... Unfortunately, in the last couple of months there was very little free time, so the beta did not include all the features that I wanted to add, but nevertheless, we have something new:
Downloaded and installed on my old (2003) laptop, running 32-bit, Linux Mint Mate 17.1. So far no issues at all. (Will test on the newer computer when I get home.) Thank you for making this beta available on 32-bit Linux.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:09 AM   #57
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You are welcome! And thanks for testing it!
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:03 AM   #58
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Hey, guys! We added information about the opportunities and ways to participate in the project! https://kitscenarist.ru/en/contacts.html#contribute

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Old 06-19-2018, 04:23 AM   #59
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Hello comrades!

Update KIT Scenarist 0.7.2 beta 8 is ready and already available for download! In this update, we added a few production-specific features, but in which the screenwriter takes a direct part, and also we fixed some problems.

https://kitscenarist.ru/assets/image...ers-colors.png

What's under the hood?
- added the ability to lock scene numbers;
- added the ability to specify a custom number for the locked scene;
- added the ability to specify the start number of scenes for the script in the section Research - Script;
- setting the prefix of the scene numbers also moved to the script parameters in the Research and now displayed not only in export, but will also directly in the script editor;
- also fixed the problem with the prefix of the scene numbers when exporting the script;
- added the ability to specify a color for any research document, and the colors assigned to the characters are also displayed opposite their dialogues in the script editor;
- the option of highlighting blocks now also takes into account the colors of scenes and replicas;
- in the script, you can now set the color for several scenes selected in the navigator simultaneously;
- improved automatic splitting of dialogues on page breaks;
- fixed problems with saving words in the user dictionary of spelling check;
- fixed the detected synchronization problems in the cloud service.

Let's go!
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #60
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Hello!

For a long time, we did not have new versions, so it's time to get ready!

Unfortunately, version 0.7.2 beta 9 did not include everything that I wanted, for example, double dialogues did not distribute into update... The reason is that this is a rather complicated functional, on which I honestly say, was buried. Realizing that for more than two weeks I have been doing this and I'm not even in the middle of the road, I decided that we need to review the plan and adjust the route. In any case, this functionality will be in the program, not in this, either in one of the future versions.

From the new it turns out that we have only one major addition - it is possible to create versions of the script and compare them.

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It works as follows - when you start the project, the program thinks that you started the first version of the script. When you have finished it, in the menu you will find the item "Start new version", by clicking which, you can specify the color of the new version (in the future we plan to make automatic revisions of all versions based on these colors) and set its name. That's all. Now you are already working on the next version. Then, again and again, you can create as many versions as you need.

After you have accumulated several versions and you want to compare them, you can follow to the tools module, select a tool with the appropriate name and compare the desired versions of the script. In this case, new pieces of text will be highlighted in green, deleted in red, and for the changed pieces, two blocks will be displayed one with the old text, and the second with the new one.

Plus, the way to fill out the cards has been changed. Now in edit mode for each card, you can see both its title and the heading of the scene.

Plus, we have some bug fixes:
- fixed the problem with the freezing of the program, when the block highlighting tuned on;
- fixed the problem with adding cards without a title, but with a description;
- fixed the problem with updating the card description, which in some cases was not deleted;
- fixed the problem with resetting the currently active cell in the mental map editor;
- improved the work of spelling dictionaries;
- changed behavior of the appearance of a side panel with formats in the Zen mode - now it appears, when you move the cursor to the edge of the screen;
- fixed the problem with keeping transparent background for png-images in the gallery;
- when creating a project in a non-existent folder, the program will try to create it automatically;
- when exporting to FDX format, the title page is now also saved;
- fixed the problem with running the program in newer versions of Linux distributions;
- translations of the program into Italian and Azerbaijani languages were added;
- minor improvements to the interface (update information is removed from the program menu, some panels are re-arranged).

Such things guys. I hope future versions will not force themselves to wait so long!
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