Importing and Exporting Pages
Content can be imported into PieceWorx Writing Studio using the import feature or
copy and paste.
Page -> Import Page
The first way to import is to use the import feature. This allows you to import
plain text files or Rich Text Files (RTF). All popular word processing programs
allow you to export content in these formats. You can transfer content from those
word processors by first exporting as text or RTF and then importing into PieceWorx
To perform an import just right-click anywhere on the Notebook tab surface and select
Page -> Import Page
. A dialog window will popup allowing you to browse
for text or RTF files.
Select your file and a new page will be added to your Notebook outline. The page
name will be based on the name of the file you imported. Rename or move your imported
page as desired.
Copy and Paste
Another way to import content into your notebook is to copy and paste from another
program. This may not always work, but on Windows it often will. For example, you
can copy content from Microsoft Word using Ctrl+C and then paste it into
PieceWorx Writing Studio by clicking in the editor window and pressing Ctrl+V.
NOTE: PieceWorx Writing Studio does not support all of the complex features you
may find in Microsoft Word. This is actually a benefit in my opinion. The goal is
to provide all of the basic features needed by writers during the creative writing
process and to avoid cluttering the program with features which are often not needed.
Nonetheless, Word documents can usually be pasted even if some features get stripped
out in the process. The basic content including text, fonts and images will usually
be converted and retained when pasting.
Page -> Export Page
Pages can be exported from your Notebook and saved as standalone Rich Text Files
(RTF). Most word processing programs can read and edit Rich Text Files. Just
right-click the page and select Page -> Export Page
or select the page
in the Notebook tab and press the hotkey Ctrl+E
. This will open a save
dialog where you can navigate to a folder in your Windows file system. The file
name is pre-populated based on the name of the page in your Notebook. You may change
it if desired and then finally save the file.
As with importing, you may also be able to use Copy and Paste to move content from
PieceWorx Writing Studio into another application. For example, you can use Ctrl+A
in the editor window to select all content in a page, then type Ctrl+C
as usual to copy the content. You can then move to Microsoft Word or your favorite
word processor and paste using Ctrl+V. I know this will work with Microsoft
Word, but will likely work with most other popular word processors as well.