At first glance
After installation and startup, you'll see start screen of application
The startup screen displays a list of projects, as well as opportunities to create a new project or open an existing one. At the top left is the application menu, and below it is a sidebar that opens access to different program modules. In the sidebar, only "Start" and "Settings" tabs are available. The other tabs will become active after creating a new one or opening an existing project.
To get started, you need to create your first project. To do this, click the button "Create Project" and enter its name in the appeared dialog.
After the project has been created, all other tabs will become active in the left pane and the "Research" tab will be opened automatically.
If you return to the "Start" tab, you will see that the newly created project appears to the list of projects. In the future, you can open projects directly from this page, after the program starts.
This section of the program is designed so that you can collect all the necessary materials for the project in one place. In it, you can save basic information about the script, such as its name, logline, synopsis, and also fill in the title page of the script.
Here you can manage lists of characters and locations. Create new ones, add descriptions, photos, rename and organize them.
Also, in research tab you can store a variety of materials (text documents, images, links to web pages and mindmaps) associated with your project, organizing them in a convenient manner.
The next tab allows you to see the script in the form of cards placed on the corkboard, thus providing a visual way to work with structure.
You can add colors and stamp to cards, move, and group them, and all changes made with cards are displayed in the text of the script.
In the "Script" tab, the actual text of the script is located.
On the left side of the screen is the navigator according to the scenario. It is a list of scenes. Clicking the mouse on the scene from the list will display the text of the selected scene on the screen.
And on the right side of the screen is the text editor of the script. The editor has many auxiliary functions that simplify text input in accordance with the standard of scriptwriting and also allows you to search the text of the script and leave notes to the text.
The statistics tab allows you to get detailed production reports on the script, as well as look at the graphs of the characters' activity throughout the script and the dynamics of the scenes.
The last tab, you find access to all the settings of the application. Here you can choose the theme of the application (dark, light), set the spelling checker, select the number of lines of text to display in the script navigator, and configure many other parameters.
In the menu, you will find such important app features as importing script text from an existing file (FDX, DOCX, FOUNTAIN and TRELBY formats are supported).
Also, the app has the feature of exporting the text of the script in the required format, for sending to the film company (PDF, FDX, DOCX and FOUNTAIN formats are supported).
Published: 27 September 2017
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