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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Print scenes for actor

QUESTION

Can I retrieve all scenes for a specific actor? Lets say I need to hand out text for rehearsal for an actor and I want to print out only the relevant scenes is there an easy way to do so?

ANSWER

To print character sides on Windows:

{File}{Print}{Character sides}

To print character sides on Mac:

Same as for Windows, but change {Copies and Pages} pulldown to {Final Draft} in Print dialog.

To print only the character's lines (not sides):

{Tools}{Reports}{Character Report}

Printing character sides is a choice in the Print dialog. After picking Character sides you can choose which character's sides you want printed. The "sides" are scenes that an actor reads for an audition, typically.

4 Comments:

  • Do you know of any way to shrink the character sides (as is often the norm) when they print?

    By Anonymous JK, at 9:23 PM  

  • Do you know how to highlight all of the lines of dialog for a specific character?

    I want to be able to print out different copies of the script with the different characters' lines highlighted for the different actors. The character report is not sufficient because it doesn't have the context of the dialog.

    By Blogger Josh, at 7:11 PM  

  • I would like to print out a character report with dialogue line numbers. It would also work to print out the character sides, but I only want one character's lines. Basically I want a single character's lines and only their lines, but I need line numbers. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:41 PM  

  • I need to know what the difference between V.O. and v.o. is and I heard that transitions are no longer necessary except for the occasional 'dissolve to'. Is this true?

    By Blogger Pastor Greg, at 12:04 PM  

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