Articles on: Tagging

How do I use Tagging?

How can I use Tagging?

Streamline your script breakdown workflow with Scriptation Tagging! Activate Tagging Mode to assign categories to your annotation tools, and then export that information into PDF or CSV reports. Tags transfer like every other annotation, so it’s the best way to track elements essential to you through every script revision.

NOTE: Tagging is an Industry Pro feature.

Here's how to get started...

With your script open, tap Tagging on the Top Toolbar to enter Tagging Mode.
NOTE: If you use Scriptation 4.4.0 or later, learn to customize your Top Menu to show the Tagging tool.

Once in Tagging Mode, your annotations will be tagged with a selected category.
TIP: For an overview of the tools and what they do, see our Annotation Tool Overview.

NOTE: We will add the ability to tag additional tools.  Keep an eye on future updates.
Selecting any of the Tagging Tools will display the Category Picker.

Tap or click the Category Picker to assign a category to that tool.

TIP: You can fully customize the colors and order of your category list and create custom categories.  Learn how here!

Can I Tag Previously Made Annotations?

Absolutely!  Any annotation types on the Tagging Toolbar can be tagged, even if they were created as a regular annotation.
Tap or right-click on any existing annotation and tap or click the Tag icon.

Select the category with which you wish to tag the annotation.  Your annotation will now be tagged in that category.
TIP: This context menu will display the Categories in the same order as the larger Category Picker.

Your annotation will now be tagged in that category and (if applicable) will take on the color assigned to that category.


What Information is Attached to my Tags?  And Can I Modify That Information?

Your tags contain information about the annotation, the category, and the scene the annotation is attached to, as well as the ability to add a custom note to the tag.


The category of your tag can be changed at any time by tapping or right-clicking on the tag, then tapping on the button that displays the current tag category, and then selecting a new category.  The current category will be bolded in the menu.




You can manually override the scene to which the tag is attached if needed.

Tap or right-click the tag and then tap on the Scene button.
TIP: This may come in handy for intercut scenes.

Then select the scene you wish to have the tag attributed to.

This tag will now be attributed to the scene you selected.

Adding Notes

You can add notes to your tags that will be accessible in Scriptation, visible in PDF reports, and shown as a separate entry in CSV reports.
Tap or right-click on the tag...

… then tap the Sticky Note button and enter any notes you wish to associate with the tag.

You will now notice a transparent sticky note icon attached to the tag to indicate a note.

What Can I Do with My Tags?

You can now generate reports from right within Scriptation!  We offer Breakdown Summaries and Element Reports, which are available in PDF and CSV formats.  You can learn about reports here.


What's Next

Customize and add my own Categories
Creating Tagging Reports
How do I Auto-Tag Cast?

Updated on: 30/05/2024

Was this article helpful?

Share your feedback


Thank you!