2017 release of Adobe Story CC

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The 2017 release of Adobe Story CC rolls out exciting new features for script writers. Read on for a quick introduction to these features and links to resources offering more information. For a summary of features introduced in earlier releases see Feature summary | Adobe Story CC | 2015 releases.


Story CC 2017 release (1.11)

Formatting toolbar in reports

 New in this October 2017 release

This release introduces formatting toolbar in reports. You can now use formatting tools such as Font type, font size, and font style for your text in reports. For more information, see Use Formatting toolbar in reports.

Add remove page break and line break in reports

 New in this October 2017 release

This release introduces the ability to add and remove page break and line break in your camera cards. Camera cards are summarized versions of shots that a camera person handles. You can add page break and line break to the cards if you want to merge the reports and remove space below the camera cards. For more information, see Add and remove page break and line break.

Honor of template suffix setting

 New in this October 2017 release

This release introduces integration of template suffix settings. If you change or delete template suffix settings in the CC (Classic) version, the CC version automatically displays the changes.

Edit template- general settings

 New in this October 2017 release

This release introduces the Edit Template dialog. You can use the dialog to edit general settings of your document. To open the dialog, select Edit > Edit Template, and modify the settings to suit your document. All the changes you make to the general settings are applicable acorss the template.

You can save your document to disk with the Save To Disk option in the Edit Template dialog.

Story CC 2017 release (1.10)

Show and hide overlays

 New in this September 2017 release

Overlays are non-text elements drawn on a script pad, for example - camera shots, sound elements, and scene numbers. This release introduces the ability to hide and show the overlays in your document. In the View menu, select the overlay type to show, and unselect it to hide. When you print your documents, the hidden overlays are not printed. For more information, see Show and hide overlays.

Scene duration in Outline view

 New in this September 2017 release

This release introduces display of following elements in OUTLINE view:

  • Scene duration: Running time and cum. running time.
  • On-Air time: The duration for which a scene airs live.
  • Part break duration: Ad breaks within a script.

For more information, see Scene duration in Outline view.

Header and footer in reports

 New in this September 2017 release

This release introduces the ability to add header and footers in reports. It is similar to how you add header and footer in scripts. For more information, see Insert header and footer in reports.

Adjust paragraph spacing

 New in this September 2017 release

This release introduces additional options to adjust spacing in your documents. Story identifies paragraphs as blocks of text without a line break. It could be a one-line paragraph or a multiple-line paragraph. 

  • Add space before paragraph: Use this option to add single-line space before a paragraph. To remove space, select Remove space before paragraph in the line spacing list.
  • Add space after paragraph: Use this option to add single-line space after a paragraph. To remove space, select Remove space after paragraph in the line spacing list.

For more information, see Adjust paragraph spacing.

Changes in Outline view when comparing versions

 New in this September 2017 release

This release introduces easy comparison of two document versions for efficient workflows. When you compare two document versions, the Outline view displays deleted scenes in red, added scenes in green, and modified scenes with a star. For more information, see Changes in Outline view when comparing versions.

Story CC 2017 release (1.9)

Delete Template

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to delete custom templates from the Create New Document dialog.

Inline custom header footer

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to add custom Header and footer to your documents.

Camera info below from

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces deeper integration with your documents created with Adobe Story Classic. You can now change if the camera info is displayed in your scene. If you deselect the Show Camera info below Froms option in the your Adobe Story Classic document, the settings are auto-populated in Adobe Story CC.

Line spacing formatting

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to adjust the spacing between lines in a document. You can adjust line spacing within a paragraph using three spacing options:

  • 1.0 Single line
  • 1.5 One and a Half line
  • 2. 0 Double line

Additional Info

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to add additional information to your documents using the Additional Info dialog box.

Split paragraph on page break

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to split a paragraph at a page break. If your paragraph exceeds the current page, it is split at page break and carried over to the next page.

Find and replace in reports

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to find and replace text in reports.

Extend recording break across page

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | September 2017

This release introduces the ability to extend recording break text across the page of your document. You can choose between a truncated view and an extended view of your recording break.

Story CC 2017 release (1.8)

Sticky notes

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | August 2017

This release introduces the ability to use sticky notes to add text annotations to your documents. For more information, see Insert sticky notes.

Story CC 2017 release (1.7)

Go To Page Number

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | July 2017

This release introduces the abilty to navigate through your script using page numbers. For more information, see Go to Page number.

Compare two versions

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | July 2017

This release introduces the ability to compare two versions of your document by keeping them next to each other. You can edit both the versions and make changes. For more information, see Compare two versions.

Restore and delete document versions

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | July 2017

This release intorduces the ability to restore and delete older versions of your documents. For more information, see Restore and delete document versions.

Story CC 2017 release (1.6)

Scene Properties panel

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces Scene Properties panel, which displays a summary of your scene. The following elements are included in the summary:

  • Scene number
  • Scene heading
  • Time and location of the scene
  • Characters
  • Extras
  • Synopsis

For more information, see Scene Properties panel.

Add and detect non-speaking characters

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to add and detect non-speaking characters in a scene. All characters with no dialogue in a scene are categorized as non-speaking characters. Scene Properties panel detects non-speaking characters and displays them in the panel. For more information, see Add and detect non-speaking characters.

Add and edit non-speaking extras

New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces non-speaking extras listed in Scene Properties panel. Non-speaking extra is indicated in blue by an * in the Character of the scene list. For more information, see Add and edit non-speaking extras

History panel

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to work with different versions of a document in History panel. The panel contains details of every version, which can be used as a reference to edit the current version. For more information, see History panel.

Compare versions

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to compare two versions of a document in History panel. You can select a version and hover over the version you want to compare it to and view the changes. For more information, see Compare versions.

Sound elements

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to add sounds and music cues to your script, called Sound elements. You can add sound elements as inpoints and outpoints in your script. For more information, see Sound elements.

Sound info

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to add Sound info to your script. You can add a description to the sound info. For more information, see Sound info.

Synopsis

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to add Synopsis to your script, which is displayed in the Scene Properties panel. Synopsis is added manually at the beginning of a scene. For more information, see Scene Properties panel.

View document before and after track changes

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | June 2017

This release introduces the ability to check how your document will look if you reject or accept changes made to the document. For more information, see View document before and after track changes.

Story CC 2017 release (1.5)

Import template

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | May 2017

This release introduces the ability to import saved custom templates to your projects. This release also enables you to import templates created in Adobe Story CC Classic to your current projects. For more information, see Import custom templates.

Manage dialogue numbering

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | May 2017

This release introduces the ability to manage dialogue numbering by resetting dialogue numbering on a new scene. When you assign dialog numbers, numbers are sequentially assigned to the dialog elements in a script. You can choose to reset the numbering for every scene so that the dialog numbering begins with 1 for every new scene you create. For more information, see Manage dialogue numbers.

Change template

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | May 2017

This release introduces the ability to switch to any template from the currently applied template available under that particular script format for TV and film scripts. For more information, see Change templates.

Insert beats and bars

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | May 2017

This release introduces the ability to insert in your scripts. Beats and bars are used when you want to cue camera shots or other vision items using a piece of music. You would normally enter the number of beats and/or bars until the next cut or effect. You can edit or delete them in the script. For more information, see Insert beats and bars.

Story CC 2017 release (1.4)

Title page

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | May 2017

This release introduces the ability to insert new title pages to your documents. With this release, when you import scripts with title pages created in Flex version in to your new projects, the title pages are automatically imported. For more information, see Insert title page and Import tile page when a script is imported.

Story CC 2017 release (1.3)

Custom Template support

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | April 2017

This release introduces the ability to view the templates in a drop-down list when they click ‘+script’ button. Previously, you could view only four templates in the drop-down list. From this release, you can also view the templates you have customized in your account. For more information, see Add and edit scripts.

Scene duration

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | April 2017

This release introduces the ability to assign scene or shot durations automatically or manually. For more information, see Create shooting scripts.

Shooting order script

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | April 2017

Shooting order script is a compilation of scenes in the order that they were displayed in a schedule. Once you have created a schedule and sorted it, such as according to the set, characters, or time of the day, you can create a script in shooting order. While creating this script, you can specify if you want to include Location scenes only, Studio scenes or both in the script. You can then distribute the script in shooting order to the production staff and crew for reference. For more information, see Shooting order script.

Story CC 2017 release (1.2)

Manage Dialogue Numbers

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | March 2017

This release introduces the ability to add dialogue numbers to a script. When you assign dialogue numbers, numbers are sequentially assigned to the dialogue elements in a script. You can choose to reset the numbering for every page so that the dialogue numbering begins with 1 for every new page. For more information, see Manage dialogue numbers.

Header and footer

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | March 2017

This release introduces the ability to add a header and footer section, add a different header and footer for the first page, edit header and footer, add a page number, and customize header and footer for a title page. For more information, see Editing scripts.

Multi-location scenes

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | March 2017

Multi-location scene functionality in Adobe Story allows you to represent correctly, a scene that is to be shot in more than one location. For example, a phone call between two or three people in the movie or a TV drama. You can also use a space followed by a slash ( / ) and then followed by another slash in the Auto Complete to add another location to a scene. For more information, see Multi-location scenes.

Story CC 2017 release (1.1)

Speaking extra

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | February 2017

This release introduces speaking extras listed as extras in reports. Speaking Extra is indicated by an * in the Character of the scene list. For more information, see Add and edit scripts.

Camera shots with videotape

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | February 2017

This release introduces the ability to place videotape (VT) elements at a position in the scene where the source of the content is a videotape. For more information on this feature, see Create shooting scripts.

Story CC 2017 release (1.0)

 New in this release of Adobe Story CC 2017 | January 2017

HVA

The January 2017 release of Adobe Story CC ships with key workflow migration from Flex based technology to HTML5, with a focus on live entertainment, and television serial drama-based workflows.

Following are the workspace changes in the HTML version:

Following features are applicable for the HTML version

For more information on getting started with the new enhancements, see Getting started with Adobe Story CC.

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