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Can I turn off the three dots on the top of my iPad?
Can I turn off the three dots at the top of my iPad screen? Unfortunately, no. In the upgrade to iPadOS 15, Apple completely redesigned Multitasking, the feature which enables the use of two or more apps, side-by-side. There is now a ... on the top of every app window and unfortunately, Apple has not yet provided a way to disable it. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/6081
Is Scriptation available for Windows?
Can I get Scriptation for my Windows or Surface device? Scriptation is available exclusively for Apple devices, and is not compatible with Microsoft Windows, Surface, or Android devices. What's Next I was able to get Scriptation for Windows before, but now I can't. Why? [How do I transfer my notes?](/en/article/how-do-
How does Scriptation work with Final Draft?
How does Scriptation interface with my writing program? Scriptation is a PDF annotation app, so it doesn't actually need to connect to any writing application such as Final Draft, WriterDuet, Celtx, etc. When creating the PDF of your script from within a writing program, make sure that the PDF shows the revision pages in color. Additionally, if you are using a separate [watermarking](/en/article/how-d
Is Scriptation available for Android?
Can I get Scriptation on my Android device? Scriptation is available exclusively for Apple devices, and is not currently compatible with Windows or Android. (i.e. Google Chromebook, Samsung products, etc.) What's Next Is Scriptation available for Mac? What are Layers and how do I use them? [What is
How do I check which Apple ID is logged into my device?
Need to check which Apple ID is logged into your device? On any Apple device, all subscriptions are linked through your Apple ID. Therefore, if an Industry Pro subscription is working on one device but not on another, it's possible that the two devices are logged in with separate Apple IDs. Here's how to check. iPad / iPhone Tap the Apple Settings icon from your device's home screen. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users
How can I print my script?
Printing your script is easy, and can be done from right within Scriptation. The first step to printing your file is making sure that your Layers are set how you would like them to be printed. On the Top Toolbar, tap the Layers icon. The Layer that you are currently working in is denoted with the pencil icon, and will print in full color. Layer(s) viewed in the bac
How do I export my script?
Whether you want to send notes to your team or just email them to yourself, Scriptation has options. Press the Share icon on the Top Toolbar to open a menu of sharing and exporting options. From the drop down menu, you can make selections about specific pa
Are there educational discounts for students or school groups?
Film school student? University class group? Here's how academic discounts work. Individuals Scriptation is proud to offer 40% OFF one year of Industry Pro for students, faculty, and anyone with a valid .edu or .k12 email address. To unlock your discount, head over to https://scriptation.com/education.
How does Scriptation handle watermarks?
My script has a watermark. Will Scriptation still work? Absolutely! Scriptation is optimized to handle scripts and the script revision process, so things will still run smoothly with any properly created watermark. Tips for successful watermarks: Watermarks should be a Vector image, not Text. The watermarked PDF must be exported as Non-Flattened. Commonly used software like Final Draft and Adobe, or documen
How do I import music into my script?
Looking to import music into your script? There are three ways to do it. Whether it be sheet music, live audio clips, or links to recorded music files, your script is ready to receive them all. 1. Sheet Music With your script file open, also open the PDF of your music score. Use the Page Maker to Copy & Paste Pages of music directly into your script. You can then use the [Move Pages](/en/article/how-to-add-a
What if I have feedback or suggestions about the app?
Have some thoughts? Encounter an issue? Think you have an idea for a new feature?
I'm a Script Supervisor. Can I line my script in Scriptation?
Can I use Scriptation for script lining? Yes! Scriptation's Lining toolkit allows for script supervisors to easily track coverage, and manage slates. Powered by intelligent scene heading and character name recognition, Lining tools help keep you organized on set, and save hours of time with instantly generated tramlines. If you prefer creating lines manually, you can also work just like you would with a pen and paper. Using customizable ann
Getting a new iPad
I just got a new iPad! How can I move everything over to my new device? Congrats on the new device! There's just a few steps you need to take to ensure a seamless transition to your new iPad. On your old iPad's home screen, tap Apple Settings. Tap Your Name, on the top left. Tap iCloud. Under the Apps Using iCloud heading, you will see iCloud Backup. Che
The order of my scenes / acts changed in the new draft!
What happens when scenes get moved around? Will my notes still transfer? Scriptation is able to recognize when scenes get Added or Deleted. In this case, transfering your notes should work without issue. But if a scene Shifts to another place in the document, Acts Flip, or your show gets Reordered the current transfer algorithm will likely think that any scenes that have strayed from the original order have been dele
Can I create a breakdown in Scriptation?
Can I create a breakdown in Scriptation? Scriptation is an advanced PDF annotator optimized for note taking and note transfer with scripts, and is not currently designed to generate breakdowns, summary sheets, or shoot schedules. However it's easy to import PDF breakdowns created in other programs, to take notes on
How does Scriptation handle file security?
Are my files secure within Scriptation? We completely understand just how important file security is. Many of our users are working under NDAs, and on content-sensitive productions, where file security is of the utmost important. Rest assured in knowing that Scriptation does not have access to any PDF files you annotate or read within the app. It doesn't matter whether the file is saved on your device or in the cloud - we can not access it. This is because we are one of the only digit
How does Shot Designer work with Scriptation?
How does Scriptation interface with Shot Designer? Scriptation is fully compatible with Shot Designer! To import your camera diagrams, shot lists, and storyboards into Scriptation, there's two different ways you can do it. Take screencaps while in Shot Designer, then import into Scriptation one-by-one as a [photo annotation](/en/article/inserting-photos-and-images-into-your-script-1s
Can I import annotations from apps other than Scriptation?
Can I markup a script in another app, and then import into Scriptation? Yes! Perhaps you just discovered Scriptation, and have a PDF full of annotations made in another program. If that's the case, it's easy to import your script and get started. However, just keep in mind that Scriptation is optimized to work with annotations made within Scriptation, and as a result, some annotations made in other programs (like PDF Expert, GoodNo
Does Scriptation work offline without a Wifi or Data connection?
On set without Wifi or Data? Scriptation has got you covered when working offline. Scriptation is built for production life, so we understand that sometimes you may be traveling or on location around the globe. While Scriptation is fully functional without WiFi or a data connection, there's two different scenarios for offline work, depending on your file storage. Local Files If files are s
How do I enable automatic app updates?
How do I enable automatic app updates? It's always best to be running the most current version of Scriptation, since we regularly make improvements to the app. iPhone / iPad Go to Apple Settings menu. Under the App Store heading, make sure App Updates is toggled on. Mac Go to the App Store. In the Top Toolbar, click App Store. Under the **Preference
Does Scriptation work with Apple Family Sharing?
Does Scriptation work with Apple's Family Sharing? Yes! If you are an Industry Pro user, you will be able to use one license of Scriptation within an Apple Family Share. Here's how to get setup. Start by setting up Apple Family Sharing. From your homescreen of the device with an active Scriptation subscription, tap the Apple Settings icon. Tap Your Name, then **Family Shari
Does Scriptation automatically recognize scenes?
Does Scriptation automatically recognize scenes? Scriptation does not automatically recognize scene names or numbers upon import of a script, but there are two existing tools that may help you easily navigate between scenes. Bookmarks: Using Bookmarks allows you to easily mark the tops of scenes, or certain pages you'd like to refer to again. Your Bookmar
Can I count or break a script into Eighths?
Does Scriptation have an 1/8th page tool? We know how useful it would be to divide a script into 8th pages, or even count 8ths for a breakdown within Scriptation. While these aren't feature we currently have, adding a ruler overlay is on our development list for the future! =) What's Next Can I create a breakdown in Scriptation? [Can I transfer notes with a One Liner schedule?](/en/article/can-i-transfer-notes-with-a-one-li
How does Scriptation work with Scenechronize?
How does Scriptation interface with Scenechronize? Scriptation is fully compatible with Scenechronize! Easily import your PDFs into Scriptation to take advantage of our industry-leading toolkit, including Layers and Note Transfer. Watermarked script? No problem! Scriptation is designed to handle [watermarks](/en/a
Is my personal data private within Scriptation?
Learn more about app privacy within Scriptation Scriptation takes your personal privacy extremely seriously. Through Apple's developer infrastructure, we collect a minimal amount of completely anonymous data that allows us to continue providing a successful and functional app. We collect three (and only three) pieces of data... Identifiers: Anonymous Device IDs, as assigned by Apple, are a necessity of App Store subscriptions. In no way can be this ID be traced back to you per
Can I transfer notes with a One Liner schedule?
Does Scriptation work with One Liners? Yes! While Scriptation is optimized for note taking and note transfer with scripts, you can easily import a PDF one-liner, to take notes on it alongside your script and other production documents. And anytime a new schedule is distributed, you can [transfer](/en/article/ho
How do I hide the How To toolbar?
Looking to hide the Tutorials / "How To" toolbar? It's easy. Tap the File Browser. At the bottom of the window, tap Settings. From within the Preferences heading, toggle on the swi
How do I change the Natural Drawing setting?
My marker is writing like calligraphy. What happened to the pen style? Natural Drawing is an annotation preference designed to provide more expressive writing for the Pen/Marker tool that more closely mimics a traditional pen or pencil. Below shows the same note taken with Natural Drawing ON and OFF. When turned ON, lineweight varies with writing pressure, and the ends of lines feather away. When turne
Are there any Scriptation best practices?
What are some of the recommended practices for using Scriptation? To optimize your Scriptation experience, and ensure the safest storage for your data, here's a few things to keep in mind. Sync with Dropbox: We strongly recommend using Dropbox over every other cloud provider. Reason
Why is my pricing different?
Why is my subscription pricing different from what's advertised? Scriptation Industry Pro pricing is most often advertised in USD as $12.99/month or $77.99/year. However, pricing may vary based on an individual users' App Store country and region, with the actual pricing (and currency) displayed in the App Store at the time of purchase. Keep in mind, Apple subscription prices are fixed for each region at the time they're set. All cu
How do I use the Storyboard templates?
How do I access the Storyboard templates? Scriptation offers a library of Storyboard templates for use across all of your files. Here's how to get started! Tap the **File Brow
I'm a beta tester. How do I submit feedback?
I'm a Scriptation beta tester. How do I submit feedback? Thank you so much for being a Scriptation beta tester. Your comments and expertise are what allows us to continuously develop and improve the app. If you have feedback on a beta, there's three different ways to submit it using Apple's TestFlight system. General Comments For general comments and suggestions, tap the Send Beta Feedback button on the main Scriptation TestfFlight page. This will create an email using the nati
How do I manage my individual Scriptation account?
How do I manage my Scriptation account? Individual Scriptation accounts are managed through your Apple ID. For our most common account related questions, click on a link below. I purchased Industry Pro. How do I activate on all of my devices? [How do I check which Apple ID is logged into my device? Click here.](/en/
I'm a beta tester. How do I get started?
I'm a Scriptation beta tester. How do I download the app? Thank you so much for being a Scriptation beta tester. Your comments and expertise are what allows us to continuously develop and improve the app. =) First, you’ll receive an email inviting you to download the newest build. Tap the link to TestFlight. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/60818aeea8717000/img4889ac9b087e-1_1
Does Scriptation work on the iPad mini?
Does Scriptation work on the iPad mini? Yes! Scriptation is compatible with iPad minis running iOS 12.5.1 and later. Try Scriptation for FREE in the App Store. =) What's Next How to add Facing Pages to your script How do I Transfer my notes? [What are Layers and how do I use them?](/en/article/wha
How do I enter the Showcase Script Competition?
How do I submit my screenplay to the Scriptation Showcase? Scriptation Showcase is a screenwriting competition that circulates winners’ scripts to Hollywood directors, showrunners, executives, and producers. 15 scripts will be featured for a full year within Scriptation, providing exposure to professionals on thousands of film and TV
Can Scriptation be open in multiple windows?
Can I have multiple windows of Scriptation open at the same time? Currently, no. =( For now, check out iPad Multitasking, and annotate one document in Scriptation while viewing a copy of your second file in the native Files app. What's Next [How do I use Compare Scrip
Where are the results of the Showcase Script Contest?
Where can I find the results of the Scriptation Showcase Script Competition? The Scriptation Showcase quarter finalists, finalists and winners are first always announced first on the Scriptation Blog. You can also stay tuned for upcoming contest announcements by subscribing to our newsletter and following our Instagram, [Twitter](https://
Can I rotate my script pages?
Can I rotate my script pages? It is not currently possible to rotate pages, or change page orientation from landscape / portrait as doing so would adversely affect the ability to transfer notes between drafts. We recommend setting up your pages prior to the import into Scriptation. As a workaround, try taking a screencap of your page, and rotate the image using Apple's nat
How do I remove a Photo from a Storyboard?
How do I delete an image from a Storyboard template? One limitation of fillable form technology is that it's currently not possible within Scriptation to clear a single image field! However, you can easily reset all of the form fields by navigating to the Storyboards folder. Then within the ... menu of your file, tap Remove local file. Once removed, you can re-download a clean template by tapping the filename. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/60818aeea87
How do I give Scriptation as a gift?
Looking to give the gift of Scriptation? It's easy with Apple Gift Cards! Using an Apple Gift Card, it's easy for your gift recipient to subscribe to Scriptation on their own device. All they have to do is redeem the Gift Card, like this. What's Next [How to