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BookCat

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The Novel Factory has become indispensible to me as a planning tool, but for the actual writing, I prefer to use FocusWriter. After filling in all the scene details in NF and seeing these listed in the overview of the scenes, if I then click on the magnifying glass to see the full scene and the way that it breaks down (Goal, Conflict etc) another window opens. I can then make this window half the size of my computer screen, with FocusWriter on the other half. In this way I can refer to the notes while writing the first draft.

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I can't get rid of the overview window. It stays in the background and often minimises the other windows I'm using.
If only there was a way I could either minimise, or close this window, without closing the program.

I hope that this isn't an impossible change to make and can be considered in a further update.
NF seems still in its infancy, but a very promising program which I recommend on many writing forums.
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Hi BookCat,

You're right, the current handling of windows is a tad cumbersome, which is due to an early decision we made about how to structure the software, and which is now somewhat difficult to change (it seemed like a good idea at the time!).

The window handling is what we consider the largest drawback of The Novel Factory in its current state, but we'll be starting work on version 2 in the near future where improving this aspect of the software will be a top priority.

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BookCat

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Thank you for your response; it's good to hear that you're aware of this issue and will be rectifying it in the future. I have a sense that this software will just get better and better.

Maybe you could promote it more by sponsoring Nanowrimo? Perhaps offer a free trial for the month and a percentage off the (already low) price for winners, as Scrivener does. I'm suggesting this as a fan of the software who thinks it should be more widely known.
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Thank you for your response; it's good to hear that you're aware of this issue and will be rectifying it in the future. I have a sense that this software will just get better and better.

Maybe you could promote it more by sponsoring Nanowrimo? Perhaps offer a free trial for the month and a percentage off the (already low) price for winners, as Scrivener does. I'm suggesting this as a fan of the software who thinks it should be more widely known.
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