Shaxpir Feature Ideas

What features would you like to see added to Shaxpir?

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  1. Outline

    Would be great to be able to paste in an outline for each chapter beneath the photos in the side panel. It would allow the writer to reference their outline while writing.

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      • Find and Replace

        After a few chapters, I decided the name I chose for my MC didn't fit her as well as something else, but there's no find and replace to change all the previous versions of her name. Will have to do it afterwards.

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        • Word count

          It would be useful to see the word count total so far. For example, if I'm on chapter six and click on chapter 3, it would tell me 15,000/30,000 words.

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          • export

            Why are the export lacking so much? I mean, I get we need to try to keep it as simple as possible... but... so much post editing would be required by your tool that it makes it virtually unusable?

            I think indie-authors will just publish a ton of books with Red Chapter headings because they aren't going to pay a formatter / type-setter to do this stuff.

            I'm guessing this tool is expecting its authors to find a formatter / type-setter to clean it all up... or?

            There are like zero tools that make compiling / formatting dead simple... would…

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            • inetrgrate with prowriting aid

              Please inetegrate with prowriting aid, as a a plug in, or allow prowriting aid to work with Shaxpir files, like it does with scivenver and word. Thank you.

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              • Ability to duplicate parts (Ex. Folders, Characters, Places, Notes)

                If using a general template for organizing ideas within parts, it would help to duplicate an empty template so you don't need to create the same parts and copy-paste the content every single time, especially if you have a large folder of empty templates.

                14 votes
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                • Total word count per part.

                  I would like to be able to click on a Part and see the total word count of chapters within that Part, rather than having to add it up manually.

                  11 votes
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                  • Disabling Sync

                    It would be great to be able to use this product in offline mode exclusively, for those users who don't want any of their writing on your servers.

                    15 votes
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                    • Remember Password

                      Allow setting to "Remember Me" on on individual machine, so you don't have to re-type password every time you fire up the software.

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                      • keyboard shortcuts

                        keyboard shortcuts for standard operations like creating a new document are very important. Quite apart from assuaging the demands of old keyboard warriors like me, it's much more accessible than mouse navigation.

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                        • way to not count notes or character profiles in total word count

                          I would like a way to not count the words in notes or character profiles so that there is a more accurate count for the words in the book. Other programs have this feature and it is nice to know what is actually in your manuscript, and not just disjointed ideas for the story

                          9 votes
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                          • Prologue/Interlude/Epilogue Classifications & Better Table of Contents Support

                            There are no dedicated object types for prologues, interludes, and epilogues within Shaxpir. As a result, they must either be classified as chapters (messes up the chapter numbering in the table of contents), scenes (doesn't feel right), or front-matter or back-matter (not really what those classifications are used for).

                            As a result, if you want to export a table of contents you have to intentionally mis-classify these entries in order for them to show up properly in the contents while not affecting chapters.

                            On a related note, I've found that chapter export options don't always work. On more than one…

                            15 votes
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                            • 44 votes
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                              • Will I be able to view my manuscript as a whole?

                                I would really like to have a manuscript view where the whole novel can be seen as a whole and complete entity to get a feel for how it reads.

                                31 votes
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                                • 20 votes
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                                  • I’d like to be able to use it in my phone. I have it in my laptop and absolutely love it.

                                    I love Shaxpir on my laptop, but sometimes I get ideas whenever I’m out and about. It would be good to be able to use the phone to write.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Ability to link NaNoWriMo API Key

                                      This would automatically track how many words you've written/still need to write to hit your daily goal during NanoWriMo as well as update your progress on the NanoWriMo site for you.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Book Status

                                        I would love to be able to add a "status" to my books and projects. I have some works that are now complete and published and I'd like to archive them so they're not in with works in progress.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • UK English as a language option. The spell check keeps highlighting the UK spelling of words. (EG. Colour/color.)

                                          Add different language options on the spellcheck so I don't have a ton of highlighted errors that aren't actually errors.

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