Using Lock mode to enable Actor Highlight on Sides

NOTE: Page Maker and Sides Creator are Industry Pro features.

To better understand Sides, it's first helpful to know how Scriptation interprets pages. There are 2 kinds of pages:

Native: Official script pages, in their imported order.
Inserted / Added: User created pages, such as Sides, Facing Pages, and Copy/Paste pages.

After using the Sides Tool, by default, the PDF is created as entirely Inserted/Added Pages. This is designed to allow maximum flexibility with your note taking.

However, Actor Highlight only reads the text of Native pages only. Using Lock mode, it's easy to enable this feature for Sides. Here's how it's done.

Locking Sides

From within your sides file, tap the Page Maker.



Tap Edit.



Then tap + drag each page to move them into the desired order.



After your pages are in the correct order, tap Lock. Locking sides ensures that Scriptation recognizes your sides file as "native" script pages.

TIP: If you need to rearrange your pages later, tap Unlock to move your pages.



When you're all done, tap Save.

Unlocking Sides

Once sides are locked, they can not be moved / rearranged without first Unlocking the pages.

From within your sides file, tap the Page Maker.



Tap Edit.



Tap Unlock.



Then tap + drag each page to move them into the revised order.



TIP: Tap Lock if you would like to reenable Actor Highlighting.



When you're all done, tap Save.

What's next?

Creating Sides from the scripts of multiple episodes
How to Add and Move Inserted Pages
What are Saved Annotations and how do I use them?
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