Master Edit Mode (a.k.a DEBUG). This is super secret stuff.

Scriptation isn't really designed for moving around script pages. (We don't think the authors would like that very much...) However, we have a secret Master Edit Mode (a.k.a. DEBUG) that allows for page adjustments in certain circumstances.

Before learning how to use DEBUG, it's helpful to first understand how the Scriptation algorithm understands Pages. There are two kinds of Pages:

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

Master Edit Mode can be used when:

1) You need to reorder script pages. Perhaps just prior to showtime your producers rearrange scenes/acts. NOTE: If you reorder the script, the next Note Transfer likely won’t work properly. Here's why.

2) Pages somehow got mismarked along the way. With DEBUG, you can correct the page assignment as Native vs. Added.

3) You want to "lock in" the order of Sides, turning an entire PDF of Added pages into Native pages. (This will allow Actor Highlight to work on Sides.)

To enable Master Edit Mode:

Tap the File Browser. At the bottom of the window, tap Settings.



Next to the Author Name field, tap Change.



Change the Author Name to DEBUG (case sensitive). Tap OK.



You'll be prompted with a dialogue box to confirm that you are Unlocking Master Edit. Tap Yes.



Now tap the Page Maker icon on the far right of the Top Menu.



Within the Page Maker there is now a new "Master" icon on the top toolbar. Tap Master.



You'll now be presented with instructions for Master Edit Mode. Tap OK.

ADDED / INSERTED Pages: Should HAVE a checkmark.
NATIVE SCRIPT Pages: Should NOT HAVE a checkmark. (If they are checked by mistake, tap to uncheck those pages.)

Trying to reorder pages? Make sure that only the pages you need to move have a checkmark.
Correcting mismarkings? Make sure that only the added pages have checkmarks.
Locking in Sides to allow Actor Highlighting? Make sure that there are no checkmarks.

When you have selected your checkmarks appropriately, tap SAVE.



If you are correcting mismarkings or locking in sides - you are complete! (See below for disabling DEBUG mode.)

For reordering pages, read on...

From within the Page Maker, tap Edit, and tap and drag your pages around as needed. When you are complete, tap Save.



Now with your pages in their intended order, go back into Master, and mark any script pages you moved back as Native pages (not checked). Doing this has the highest likelihood for ensuring success with future Note Transfers.

To disable Master Edit Mode:

Tap the File Browser. At the bottom of the window, tap Settings.

Then under Master Edit Mode, tap Disable.



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