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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 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-i-transfer
How to Delete or Rearrange script pages
Looking to rearrange or delete script pages? Here's what you need to know. Any pages which were Added or Inserted can be moved or deleted from within the Page Maker. These include Facing Pages, Sides, or pages that were Copied/Pasted. On
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?
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 exporting your script from a writing program, just make sure that the PDF shows the revision pages in color. Additionally, if you are using a separate [watermarking](/en/article/how-does-scriptat
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 options. From this drop down, you can make selections about specific pages, or even adjust how the Annotations are shared.
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
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
How can I edit script text or dialogue?
Can I edit script text in Scriptation? Well... Not really. We don't think writers would like that very much! However, if you want to "edit" script text, this article details a workaround for creating a Text Box with an opaque white background - in the same font as your existing script - and dragging the new line on top of the old line. Here's how to do it: Let's say we'd like to edit the line circled in blue, "What happened to the old pages? !(https://storage.crisp.chat/user
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
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
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 25% 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.
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
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
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
Can I have multiple accounts on the same device?
Is it possible to have multiple Scriptation accounts active on one device? Only one account can be active on a device at any given time. For Individuals, Scriptation is connected to either an Apple ID or Microsoft Account, not a dedicated username and password. To change accounts, a user would need to log out of their personal Apple ID or [Microsoft Account](https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sign-out-of-office-5a20dc11-47e9-4b6f-94
I'm a Script Supervisor. Can I line my script in Scriptation?
Can I use Scriptation for script lining? Yes! With Scriptation you can create lining notes just like you would with a pen and paper. Using customizable annotation tools like lines, text boxes and stamps, any traditional workflow can be replicated within the app. One of the biggest advantages
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
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
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
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 of your subscriptions are linked through your Apple ID. iPad / iPhone Tap the Apple Settings icon, from your device's home screen. Tap on Your Name/Photo in the upper left corner. The email address at the top of the right window is the Apple ID that is currently logged in to your devi
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
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 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 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
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 transfer notes from sides into a master script?
I have notes on Sides. How do I transfer my annotations back into a master script? After taking notes on individual sides, many users like to compile all of their notes in a single master script. Scriptation's note transfer algorithm isn't really designed for this workflow, especially if the pages have been rearranged so that they are no longer in script order. The following details the best way to attempt this process, b
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
Using the Speak tool to hear your script
Using the Speak tool to hear your script read aloud Scriptation's Speak function provides the ability for your device to verbalize your script with the tap of a button. Here's how it works. Select the script text that you would like to be read aloud. On iPad or iPhone, press + drag with your finger or Apple Pencil. On Mac, use your mouse to click + drag, and then right click for more options. Tap Speak. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/60818aeea87170
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
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/
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
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 two different ways to submit it using Apple's TestFlight system. Crash Reporting If you experience a crash, you will receive the following pop-up message. Tap Share. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/60818aeea8717000/
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](/en/article/how-to-create-script-sides