Use the document to learn about character, actor, and set lists

Note:

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Available for: Adobe Story Plus

You can create lists of characters, actors, and sets (locations). Once you have created character, actor, and set lists, you can assign these lists to a project. Further, you can assign an actor playing the role of a particular character from the character list. A character list can have actors from multiple lists assigned to the various characters in that list.

A project’s Auto Complete options for characters and locations are populated from the character list and set list assigned to that project.

Assign a list to a project

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

Before you can use a list in a project, you need to assign the list to the project.

  1. In the Projects view, select Manage Lists.

    ManageAssignLists
    Manage and assign lists

    Note:

    You can export lists; such as character lists, actor lists, set lists, tag lists, and tag item lists; to your computer as XML files. You can then import these lists back into the same Story account or a different one. The import/export functionality lets you conveniently back up lists locally on your computer or share them with another Story user.

     

  2. In the Manage and Assign Lists dialog, select the lists for one or more of the following and click Assign:

    1. Character List

    2. Actor List

    3. Set List

  3. If you do not have the desired list available, you can create a list by clicking the relevant Create New button.

Create/edit a character list

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

  1. In the Projects view, select Manage Lists.

  2. In the Manage and Assign Lists dialog, select Create/Edit under the Character List field.

    CharacterListDialog
    The Character List dialog

  3. In the Character List dialog, do the following:

    1. To create a character, click Create New.

    2. Specify or edit the first name, last name, and the screen name of the character. The screen name of the character, once specified, is not editable.

      A character is referred to by the screen name that you enter in the Screen Name field.

Create/edit an actor list

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

  1. In the Projects view, select Manage Lists.

  2. In the Manage and Assign Lists dialog, select Create New/Edit under the Actor List field.

  3. In the Actor List dialog, do the following:

    1. Click Create New to create an actor.

    2. Specify information, such as first name, last name, address, and phone number, for the actor.

Assign an actor to a character

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

You can assign actors to a characters from an actor list.

  1. In the character list dialog, select a character and click Assign.

  2. In the Actor List dialog, either create an entry for an actor or select an existing actor and click Assign. You can use the field above Actor Properties to locate an actor. To find an actor, type the text to search for the first name, last name, address, or notes related to an actor.

    nf_ActorList

Create/edit a set list

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

  1. In the Projects view, select Manage Lists.

  2. In the Manage and Assign Lists dialog, select Create/Edit under the Set List field.

  3. In the Set List dialog, specify or edit list title.

    nf_SetList
  4. To add a set to the list, click Create New and enter the following information:

    1. Set Name

    2. Location and Studio (Specify the set as Location, Studio, or Location & Studio. Select “Location & Studio” if you have an internal as well as external set with the same name. Story automatically specifies INT and EXT values for Location and Studio. When you have a Studio and Location with the same name, you cannot assign INT or EXT to both.

    3. Contact Name

    4. Phone No.

    5. Address

Note:

Changes to set properties—such as set group or studio/location—are automatically reflected when you open the documents next. Any new sets that you add become automatically available as well.

Add characters and sets to the lists

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

If you add a character or set to a story that is not present in the relevant list for the project, Story displays an add sign before the name.

nf_AddCharacter

To add a character to the relevant character list or add a set to the relevant set list, click .

Disable/enable characters and sets (location)

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

Now you can disable characters and sets in a script’s assigned character/set list. The disabled characters/sets do not appear in the Auto Complete.

Disable characters

Available for: Adobe Story Plus

  1. Select Edit > Character List.

  2. In the Character List dialog, select the name of the character to disable and select Disable. Repeat to disable more characters. The disabled characters do not appear in the Auto Complete menu.

    To enable the disabled characters, select the character name and deselect Disable.

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