Dojo
Hello,

I'm experiencing a frustrating issue. No matter what I do, I cannot import the epub of of my novel successfully to calibre. When I try, Windows 7 says there's no program to open it with, though calibre is on my PC. With Scrivener, it was instant and effortless. Why is this such a struggle?

I really don't want to go back to Scrivener, but along with scene crash issues and slow scene load times with Novel Factory I'm beginning to think I might have to, darn it.
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Dojo
Well, now I've gotten it to export but not appropriately. Only the "final draft" scenes will appear, of which I had only one as I am waiting to do an on-device read through before committing the final draft. I chose "Second Draft" in the export process but that apparently doesn't do anything...
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Dojo
Well, after the fourth try it finally worked. I do wish the formatting and exporting for e-publishing were more complete and comprehensive in Novel Factory. It would be great to not have to use another program to do it.

It's my favorite program for actually writing a book but there's more to an author's needs when self-publishing.
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Dojo
I'm really getting post-happy with this but now I'm seeing that, when exported to kindle, the formatting as it stands doesn't even separate the scenes into chapters, which I'd think would be an obvious choice. It all just runs together. Darn it, Novel Factory, you're so close to ideal but this part of the program--the formatting and ease of use for actual reading on a device--is hedging toward a  deal breaker for me. Sigh.
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Dojo
Well, now that the frustration is in the rearview mirror, regardless of the final formatting concerns, Novel Factory is still the most appealing for me as far as the actual creative work of sitting down and writing a novel. It just feels more intuitive, cleaner and easier to use during that part of the process--obviously the most important part!--than Scrivener or any other program I've used.

Maybe there's just something I'm missing in the formatting for chapters and the whole export process. Or maybe the best solution is to copy and past into Word for the final product and go that route.
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thenovelfactory
Hi Dojo - so sorry for not getting back to you sooner (it was because most of your messages were posted just after close of business in the UK on Friday). Glad you seem to have found a passable solution, but would you be willing to work with us to help us improve the export options? We would really value some detailed user input on this feature. If you'd like to do that could you please email me at info@novel-software.com.

And thanks for much for your kind words!
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