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  1. Footnotes

    The ability to create something along the lines of footnotes would be useful. I have read enough to know I am hardly the only fiction writer that uses footnotes on occasion.

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  2. Custom formatting styles

    I like creating quick styles I can easily apply to all of my documents. Scene breaks, internal monologue, LitRPG elements like stats, "music" when characters sing, etc. It would be nice to create a library of these and easily apply them alongside "paragraph" and "heading 1".

    21 votes
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  4. Undo Button

    I think you need an undo button, unless you already have one and I just can't find it. It is great that work is regularly saved, but sometime I make a mistake and erase something or change something that I just want to immediately undo.

    17 votes
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  5. User manual ?

    Eventhough Shaxpir's seems pretty straight forward, is there or do you plan to issue a user manual soon ? Just to leverage each functionality the correct way. Many thanks in advance for your reply.

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  6. 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

    15 votes
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  7. a way to reset word counts

    I imported some older work from another writing program and it shows 96K words written for that day. is there a way to reset that so it doesn't show that huge one time import?

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  8. MS Word Export with copyright/title/pagination footer (or header)

    My writers' group asks us to make sure our name, title and page numbers appear on each page. Many of us are writing for paid publication, so we put a copyright notice on each page too. Currently I post-process my Shaxpir MS Word export to include such a footer. It would be convenient if Shaxpir would do the processing for me, though.

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  9. Google OS

    Shaxpir available on the Google OS

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  10. Page Previews depending on format

    Page previews depending on formats (epub, docx, etc)

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  11. Web-Based Login Access To Shaxpir

    I think a subscription-based writing service would be more useful to me personally if you had a web login feature so you could use the program through the website (besides using the desktop app). That way, if you're unable to install the software onto a computer that's public access, you could still work on your projects -- say, college students working in a school library, folks working on computers owned by their employers that don't allow for installation of programs, etc. From the screenshots I've seen, Shaxpir reminds me of some of the functionality of Scrivener, but with some new…

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  12. Panes... We need at least two panes so that we can have another chapter/scene, research, or ? open while we work on another scene

    Panes/windows... We need at least two panes so that we can have another chapter/scene, research, or ? pane/window open while we work on another scene

    54 votes
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  13. 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…

    28 votes
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  14. Proper Search Function

    Shaxpir's current search function isn't practical. Yes, you can search and it's pretty cool the way the app highlights the search results inside the document, but you still have to scroll through page after page of material in order to (hopefully) spot the highlighted content.

    I've never seen a search that works this way before. Most documents allow you to jump directly to the matching values, but here you don't know [A] if there are any matching values, [B] how many there are, or [C] where in the document they're located.

    On a side note, it would be nice to…

    37 votes
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  15. Support For Multiple Books Inside A Single Series

    Shaxpir really shines when it comes to creating a single book and allowing you to add parts, chapters, characters, notes, connections, etc... However, there's no easy way to compile multiple books into a single series.

    This would be a welcome addition, as currently there are only two ways of creating multiple books as a series:

    • [A] You can create all your books individually, sure, but then you must recreate all the characters, themes, items, connections, etc... for each one (assuming the different books revolve around a common set of characters/themes/items/etc). Also, this method does not allow you to create connections…

    39 votes
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  16. Pop Up Characters or Notes

    It would be nice if the notes on the left side of the screen (characters notes, places, ect) would pop up on screen without leaving the page I am working on. Several times while in the middle of re-writes, I've forgotten a characters eye color, or needed a reminder about what the inside of a particular tavern looks like, gone to check my note, then have to hunt for the place I was at in my chapter again. It would be nice if the notes popped up almost like a post it.

    32 votes
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  17. Spellcheck, Thesaurus, Themes, Syncing & Security

    As others have stated, I think spellcheck is an absolute must. Currently, the lack of this feature is the only reason I'm putting off subscribing to the service.

    Beyond that, a thesaurus would be a very welcome plus.

    Additionally, while I like the Shaxpir interface as-is (very clean and elegant), I would prefer a few different themes to choose from, even if they're limited to dark and light themes. I do my best writing late at night, and staring at a clean white screen is difficult. Other utilities offer customizable themes or day/night themes, allowing you to choose a GUI…

    30 votes
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  18. be able to create a story timeline

    To be able to create a graphic timeline of different storylines. A graphic timeline where I can create different color coded timeline for the main plot, each subplot, birth of character, death of a character, how many years past since this event etc... keep track of continuity.

    45 votes
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  19. Needs iPad Pro native app with cloud integration.

    It'd be nice to have an iPad Pro native application to use when on the road.

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  20. Focus writing mode (full screen)

    I am a fan of distraction-free writing modes such as Omni-writer and Calmly. Could there be a mode where the side bars on both sides disappear, leaving only the page I am working on.

    63 votes
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