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How do I add alternate pages to my script?

Learn to add alternate pages into your script

Before learning how to incorporate alternate pages, it's helpful to first understand how Scriptation understands pages in general. There are two kinds of pages:

Native: These are the official script pages, in their imported order.
Added / Inserted: These are pages that are added in or created manually. Such as Facing Pages, Sides, and pages which are Copied/Pasted.

To import the alternate pages:

With your script file open, tap the Page Maker.

Tap Edit.

Tap Add.

Tap Select Source Document.

Within the Select Source Document window, navigate to your alternate page(s) PDF and tap it.

NOTE: This window provides access to cloud folders and files which have already been imported. Have your source document in an email, or another location? Import it, like this.

TIP for Mac users: The Select Source document window will be the macOS File Finder window. To learn more about Mac file storage, click here.

With your file selected, tap Add after Page. Then tap the chosen page to insert the alternate pages after.

TIP: Once inserted, the alternate pages are considered by Scriptation to be Added / Inserted pages, while the original pages are considered Native.

Before performing a Note Transfer, use Master Edit Mode to reassign whichever becomes the REAL pages as Native, and the out-of-date pages as Added / Inserted.

NOTE: Once the out-of-date pages are reassigned, they can either remain as Added Pages within the PDF, or be deleted.

What's next?

How to add Facing Pages to your script
How to hyperlink to audio, video, websites, and pages
What is Reader Mode?

Updated on: 19/07/2021

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