Note:

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Assign scene numbers

You can assign scene numbers to the scenes in your script in the following ways:

Automatic scene numbering

Scene numbers are assigned serially in the order in which they appear in the script. Use this option for scenes shot in the order in which they appear in the script.

Manual scene numbering

Use this option for scenes that are not shot in the order in which they appear in the script.

Scene numbers are also displayed along with the scene heading in the Outline view.

Camera info

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

In TV scripts, camera information is displayed with the scene headings. This information includes all the camera numbers along with their positions, that have been used in that scene. For example if two shots are inserted in a scene with camera number and positions as '1', '2' and 'A','B' respectively the information displays "1A,2B".

Assign scene numbers automatically

When you choose to assign scene numbers automatically, Adobe Story uses a numerical sequence for scene numbering. To assign scene numbers in the alphanumeric format, use the manual method.

  1. In the Authoring view, select Production > Manage Scene Numbers.

  2. In the Start From field, enter a number from which you want to start numbering the script. If you are numbering the script for the first time, and want to assign numbers sequentially, enter 1.

  3. To automatically add the scene number every time you enter a scene heading, select Automatically Assign Number To New Scenes. When you reorder scenes, the scene numbers are automatically renumbered.

  4. Click OK.

Note:

To renumber scenes in a script, repeat the procedure.

Assign scene numbers manually

  1. Click the scene number that you want to modify.

  2. In the Change Scene Number dialog, do one of the following:

    • Select Custom Number if you want to assign a number other than available through other options.

    • Select Unused In Script if you want to select from a list of numbers that have not been used in the script.

    • Select Latest Available if you want to select a number after the last assigned number in the script.

  3. Click OK.

Remove all scene numbers

  1. Select Production > Manage Scene Numbers.

  2. In the Manage Scene Numbers dialog, select Remove Scene Numbers.

Assign camera shot numbers

When you let Story assign camera shot numbers automatically, shot numbers are sequentially assigned to the cut lines in a script. You can choose to reset the shot numbering on every new page or for every new scene. Follow these steps:

  1. In the Authoring view, select Production > Manage Camera Shot Numbers.

  2. Select Assign Camera Shot Numbers and then select one of the following options:

    Do Not Reset Numbering

    Assign sequential camera shot numbers to cut lines and do not reset the numbering.

    Reset Numbering on New Page

    Reinitialize camera shot numbering to 1 on every new page.

    Reset Numbering on New Scene

    Reinitialize camera shot numbering to 1 for every new scene.

  3. Click OK.

Remove all camera shot numbers

To remove camera shot numbers for all cut lines, do the following:

  1. In the Authoring view, select Production > Manage Camera Shot Numbers.

  2. Select Remove Camera Shot Numbers.

  3. Click OK.

Assign dialog numbers

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 page so that the dialog numbering begins with 1 for every new page.

  1. In the Authoring view, select Production > Manage Dialog Numbers.

  2. Select Assign Dialog Numbers.

  3. If necessary, choose one of the following:

    1. Reset numbering on new page: Story resets the dialog number to 1 on every new page

    2. Reset numbering on new scene: Story resets the dialog number to 1 with start of every new scene

  4. If you already have scene numbers in the selected script that you want to retain, select Keep Existing Dialog Number. When you select this option, the present dialog numbers are left undisturbed even when you insert new dialogs. The new dialogs are numbered alphabetically and take the previous existing dialog’s number as a prefix. For example, if you insert two dialogs following scene number 3, they are numbered as 3A and 3B.

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