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Information about creating and managing projects.
Information about creating and managing chapters.
Information about creating and managing scenes and plot outline items.
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Details about using Editor Mode to work with others to get feedback on your work.
Information about adding and managing ideas.
Information about warm-ups.
You can import information into Quoll Writer by using the import function.
To import a file open the project menu select Import File. You will then see the window below:
At present (version 1.4.3 of Quoll Writer) you can only import information from Microsoft Word files (.doc and .docx are supported).
The following items can be imported:
The import uses the Heading 1 (or Heading1) style to indicate the name of an item. In addition for characters, locations, items and research items you should prefix the name with the object name and a colon, valid object names are:
All other Heading 1 text is taken to be the name of a chapter.
All the text up to the next heading is assumed to be the chapter content or the description for an item until the next Heading 1 style is reached.
An example document is shown below (you can also download the example file):
It was a cold and lonely night out on the moor.
It was a warm and inviting morning out on the moor.
Joe is a sailor who has sailed the seven seas many times.
A local pub where the locals meet other locals.
A large stick Joe uses to shake at the moon.
The document outlined above, if used for an import, will create two chapters, a character named Joe the Sailor, a location named The Tavern, an item named: Big Stick and a research item named Ilkley Moor.
Note: if any of the items already exist in the project, that is they have the same name as an item already in the project, then they will not be imported.
You can create a completely new project from an import file, just select the Create a new Project option in the first panel displayed. You will then be asked for the same information as when you create a new project normally.
Once you have selected the file you wish to import a preview screen is displayed indicating the items that can be imported into the project. An example preview is shown below:
The first line from the description for each item is displayed, use the checkboxes to select the items you wish to import (they are all selected by default).