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Learn the most advanced features and workflows.
How do I delete script pages?
Looking to delete script pages? Here's what you need to know. Any User Added pages can be deleted without restriction from within the Page Maker. These include Facing Pages, Sides, or pages that were Copied/Pasted. On the other hand, **Nativ
How do I use Master Edit Mode?
Learn how to use Master Edit Mode (a.k.a DEBUG) Before learning how to use Master Edit Mode, it's helpful to know how Scriptation understands pages. There are 2 kinds of pages: Native: Official script pages, in their imported order. Inserted / User-Added: These are pages that have been created manually within the app. Such as [Facing Pages](/en/article/how-to-add-facing-pages-to-your-script
Using Multitasking for Split View and Slide Over on iPadOS
Learn to use your iPad's Multitasking feature with Scriptation Scriptation is fully compatible with iPad Multitasking, a feature which allows you to work on multiple apps simultaneously. There's two types of Multitasking. Split View: When 2 apps are side by side. Slide Over: When an app slides in front of any open app, allowing you to have 3 apps open at once. In this step-by-step gu
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
Hardware and Accessories
To make the most out of Scriptation, here's the hardware we recommend. iPad Pro 11 inch https://amzn.to/2ZKHGzV Wi-Fi vs. Cellular: Once installed, Scriptation is fully functional without a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, but in order to download or share files, a connection is required. Storage: PDF files don't take up much space, so the lowest storage is more than enoug
Building custom icons to create overheads
How do I create personal icons for overheads and floor plans? Using Scriptation's advanced Annotation Tools, it's easy to combine Shapes and Text Boxes to create custom icons. Once built, you can then use the [Saved Annotations](/en/article/what-are-saved-annotations-and-how-do-i-
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 your Apple ID, not a dedicated username and password. To change accounts, a user would need to log out of their personal Apple ID and login with another, which would likely cause significant changes to the device outside of Scriptation. For Team users, ac
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 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
Can I insert multiple photos at a time?
How to insert multiple photos or images at the same time. Maybe you have a series of location photos, or a collection of continuity images. With Scriptation, you can easily insert these images into your script all at the same time! First, make sure that your images are saved to your Apple Photo Library. Then open the Photos app,
Is there a list of Keyboard shortcuts?
Find out how to use an external keyboard to speed up your workflow iPad Scriptation supports using the keyboard to navigate and interact with various functions throughout the app. To get a list of all the shortcuts available at any given time, press and hold the Command (⌘) key on your keyboard.
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
How do I draw a perfectly straight line?
How do I draw a perfectly straight vertical or horizontal line? Scriptation currently does not have a Snap To grid to create perpendicular lines with the Shape Tools. But - you can still do it! Here's how... Use the Pen tool to create a tiny dot
How do I rearrange or reorder pages?
Looking to rearrange or reorder script pages? Here's what you need to know. All User-Added / Inserted pages can be reordered from within the Page Maker with a simple tap + drag. These include Facing Pages, Sides, or pages that were [Copied/Pasted](/en/article/how-to-copy-and-paste-pages-with-the-page-maker-1m3
How does Scriptation work with password protected files?
How does Scriptation work with password protected files? Scriptation is setup to provide secure access to password protected PDFs, so that every time an encrypted document is opened, a password needs to be entered.
Using Drag and Drop on iOS15
Speed up your note taking with Drag and Drop in iOS 15! Scriptation now supports Drag and Drop, a feature where you can pick-up images and text from one app, and drag them into another. Here's how it works: Tap and hold on an image or text, and then without lifting that finger, use a second finger to open Scriptation. For this example, we're using drag and drop on an image. !(https://sto
How do I change the Order of annotations?
Annotations hiding behind other another? Learn to adjust Order. By default, annotations appear with the newest on top. Sometimes it helps to adjust this placement when trying to arrange annotations in a custom stack. For this example, we have two annotations. A Text Box and a Circle. We want the Text Box to be in front of the Circle, but currently it's placed behind. Here's how to adjust... !(https://storage.c
Does Scriptation have a timecode stamp?
How can I add timecode into my script? While Scriptation does not currently have a dedicated timecode feature, we recommend using Custom Stamps to track timecode. Start by tapping the Stamp icon on the Annotation Toolbar. Then tap Custom Stamp.
Importing and Converting Images to PDF in Scriptation
How do you import an image file and convert it to a PDF into Scriptation? Starting in Version 4.2, you can now import JPG and PNG files directly into Scriptation, and it will automatically convert it to a PDF that is fully able to be annotated. Import Image on iPad / iPhone Open the Image File from its current location and tap the Share icon at the top right. Then tap Scriptation from the list of apps. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/60818aeea871700