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Release of 5.05.04 - 04/09/2021 00:00

Version 5.05.04 is available.

Many changes have been made, but most of themmade, but most of them will be invisible to you since they concern the code itself. Indeed, the program has been modified to improve its readability while facilitating maintenance. Here are the evolutions that will be directly visible to you:
- the wizard is now fully functional
- graphical improvement for reports (dark colors)
- export of sheets (info view), with modification of the dialog
- export of the info view in HTML
- export of tables "as is" (visible columns only)
- added choice of color for the TimeEvent
- creation of the "Timeline" view
- added a parameter for truncation in the Tree view
- activated Web links (Read, Info, Memos and Editor views)
- reordering of the scene date (fixed, relative)
- added duration for a scene
- added duration for an event
- reactivation of undo/redo shortcuts with addition of buttons
- added stabylo to highlight a passage
- ability to switch from HTML to Markdown and back
- possibility to activate/deactivate the scenario mode option
- extension of scenario mode to all functions (scene table, scene editor)
- adjustable column width in the "Manage chapters and scenes" view

Hopefully these improvements will be useful for you.

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oStorybook: discovering - 21/07/2021 14:52

Here is a small 3 pages document made by Bernard. He was kind enough to make it to help you discover the software. Of course it is very basic but quite useful for beginners.

If you also want to provide a document describing how you use oStorybook, I will gladly make it available to everyone.

Download link. (french document)

Domaine name - 05/02/2021 12:57

Due to a small banking problem the domain name might not be renewed in time, that is to say on February 9th. If you access the site via this domain, planned for the future version 6, you can continue to access it via the address which will remain operational.

Hightlighting - 23/01/2021 13:43

The "highlighter" will make its appearance with version 5.05.04.

Bernard, who has joined the development team, suggested to allow to highlight a part of the text. Indeed, he uses this in his work as a writer to mark parts of his text that do not fit in with the do not satisfy. It allows him to spot them quickly.

I'm sure others would like to have such a device, it's why the "highlighter" function has been added. How to use it? Nothing very sorcerer. In the text editor you select a part of text and then press the "Highlight" button next to it. paragraph style. The text is then highlighted in yellow.

Throughout the GUI the text will be highlighted. But what happens when exporting? You have the choice, via the menu Export > Options, of what you want to get. The alternatives are:

  • ignore the highlighting: the highlighting tags will be purely and simply ignored, the text will return to its normal appearance.
  • delete the highlighted text: the concerned text will not appear. in export.
  • leave as is: the highlighted passages will be left as is, with the same rendering.

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5.05.03 publication - 25/12/2020 00:00

Version 5.05.03 is released. The notable evolution is the addition of the possibility to choose the look and feel, with a dark theme.

Did you know that? - 18/12/2020 23:55

It takes 1929 files to build oStorybook, including 1874 Java files for a total of 214982 lines of code. The specific part of oStorybook consists of 623 files, including 562 Java files for a total of 72789 lines of code.

And the other files, you may ask, what do they correspond to? They are icons for example, or message files, or configuration files.

5.05.02 publication - 31/08/2020 08:00

Version 5.02.02 is released. The most notable change is the addition of the "Footnote" function.

This version is dedicated to Mr. Thierry Crouzet, author, and through him to Pr Didier Pittet who offered to mankind the hydroalcoholic solution.

Publication of the 5.05.01 - 01/08/2020 08:51

PUBLICATION of version 5.05.01

1. EBOOK publication

It is now possible to publish your book as an ePub. This function is essential if you want to share your work on the Internet.

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Version 5.05.00 Magyar - 02/07/2020 13:29

Integration of Magyar translation

Publication of the 5.05.00 - 01/07/2020 00:00

PUBLICATION of version 5.05.00

Most important new features:

1. Partial code rewriting

It should allow me to better manage future developments and facilitate maintenance operations and correction of bugs.

2. Modification of the database record

The choice to maintain the high-performance h2database system is evolving to store the data, outside of working hours, in a form that allows information to be retrieved without using the database engine, and therefore without oStorybook. The format is of the "SQL transaction" type, which allows the data to be imported into any compatible database (MySQL for example). This format is compressed (ZIP) in order to reduce the size of the file without altering performance when opening the file. The extension chosen is ".osbk", which eventually allows the file to be opened from a file explorer provided that the necessary system associations have been set up.

3. Creation of the Scenario mode

This is the most important change. It will allow the screenwriter to focus on the writing without worrying about the formatting of the text. For more information on this point see the online documentation at (under development).

4. Photos

The next step will be to add a Photo element that will allow you to index in oStorybook images useful as inspiration or documentation. Version 5.05.00 prepares this introduction.

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