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Old 03-06-2015, 07:44 AM   #151
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Are there any shortcut keys for go to next/prev scene heading?
Hmm. No, but there probably should be. Let me take a look at that.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:08 AM   #152
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Hello. Is there a workaround to create macros for any words or strings of words? The 'dream' is to be able to assign a character's name to a "fn" key combo. There are times when a name is lengthy and to avoid typos, I thought I'd ask for a macro function.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:20 AM   #153
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Thank you for looking into short cut keys for go to next/prev scene heading.

I'm trying to print index cards to put them up on the wall, however the 3x5 cards are too big (paper waste) and the half size is too small. The fonts are unreadable unless you less than 30 cm from the cards and then it sort of beats the idea of printing index cards and throwing them on the wall. One should be able to read them from a distance.

So is there a way to print in a (card) size between the two (3X5 & 1/2) and make the font larger?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:42 PM   #154
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Hello. Is there a workaround to create macros for any words or strings of words? The 'dream' is to be able to assign a character's name to a "fn" key combo. There are times when a name is lengthy and to avoid typos, I thought I'd ask for a macro function.
Perhaps you already know this, but there is software available that enables you to do this globally, i.e., not just in one application. I use TextExpander on the Mac, and highly recommend it, and there are many similar applications for both Mac and Windows.

They're useful for both expanding long words and autocorrecting frequently mistyped words.

I'd go so far as to say all writers should use some such application — it is a huge efficiency boost. I frankly don't know how I'd live without it at this point.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:08 AM   #155
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Perhaps you already know this, but there is software available that enables you to do this globally, i.e., not just in one application. I use TextExpander on the Mac, and highly recommend it, and there are many similar applications for both Mac and Windows.

They're useful for both expanding long words and autocorrecting frequently mistyped words.

I'd go so far as to say all writers should use some such application — it is a huge efficiency boost. I frankly don't know how I'd live without it at this point.
Thanks so much! I'm relatively new to using a Mac and I did not know this. What I do not know would fill volumes of books. Thanks again for the assistance!
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:55 AM   #156
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I'm coming into this a bit late, but what is the best way to import Screenplays originally written in Word. I get that there will be a lot of formatting clean-up. Just trying to minimize it though.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:57 AM   #157
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I'm coming into this a bit late, but what is the best way to import Screenplays originally written in Word. I get that there will be a lot of formatting clean-up. Just trying to minimize it though.
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I suggest saving the Word doc as rtf — in my experience, FIP does a pretty good job importing rtf.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:32 PM   #158
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Is there a way to re-order names in the character sheet to your liking - and the order in which they'll show up in the suggestions in character elements?

e.g., if I have a character named "Beach Beauty" who shows up in one line, and another character named "Betty" who is a principal. But "beach Beauty" shows up first in the script, and her name is first alphabetically (not sure which one matters, here) so that every time I start a dialog element and hit "B" there's an extra keystroke in order to get "Betty" (unless I'm mid-scene and have the predictive typing thing going gone).

It'd be nice if I could drag the names in the character window around to prioritize the order.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:47 PM   #159
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e.g., if I have a character named "Beach Beauty" who shows up in one line, and another character named "Betty" who is a principal. But "beach Beauty" shows up first in the script, and her name is first alphabetically (not sure which one matters, here) so that every time I start a dialog element and hit "B" there's an extra keystroke in order to get "Betty" (unless I'm mid-scene and have the predictive typing thing going gone).
Change her name to "Striking Beach Beauty"?
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #160
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Is there a way to re-order names in the character sheet to your liking - and the order in which they'll show up in the suggestions in character elements?
That's an interesting suggestion. I'll have to look into what might be possible along those lines.

In the meantime, for your particular case, you could just manually go into the Character tab and delete that character name. It shouldn't affect anything else. It will, however, reappear if you ever hit Rebuild.
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