Importing a script into WattWenn - Overview

Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Turkish
Contact WattWenn to add another language.

This gives you :-
1. script for each scene in the Breakdown Editor for a much easier breakdown;
2. scene header (slug line) broken down into INT/EXT, Location, Time of Day;
3. speaking Roles added to the breakdown;
4. other Roles found in the scene script, ready to add to the breakdown;
5. scene length.

importing a script

Click on a step to see it. Or download a PDF of this page and all the steps.


Import script from Final Draft

Import from script from Word Processor (Word, etc.) or from screenwriting app (not Final Draft)

Import script from PDF

Import batch of Final Draft scripts

When no script is available

Import a script from Final Draft

Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Turkish
Contact WattWenn to add another language.

1. Final Draft: Save as Rich Text Format.

 import FD 1a

import FD 1b

WattWenn:
(to change between Pages and Mins/Secs for Scene Length :
Menu Bar: click on WattWenn, click on Preferences;
click in the box for Pages or Mins/Secs)

2. click on File;
select Import Script, click on Final Draft.

import FD 2

 

3. Confirm script language.

import FD 3

 

4. Click on script;
Click on Import.

import FD 4

 

5. Type in Script Length (WattWenn calculates Scene Lengths - these can be changed in the Breakdown Sheet);
click on Calculate Now.

import FD 5

 

6. Type the project name;
click on Save.

import FD 6

 

7. Script imports into Breakdown Sheet with Scene Header, Roles and Scene Length.

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Import script from Word Processor (Word etc.) or screenwriting app (not Final Draft)

Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Turkish
Contact WattWenn to add another language.
Note: in the text window, you can edit in any missing INT/EXT, Times of Day etc.

 

1. Word Processor: Click in the script;
Command-A (Selects All the script );
Command-C ( Copy ).

2. WattWenn: click on File;
select Import Script, click on Script from Word Processor.

import WP 2

 

3. Paste (command-V) into text window.

import WP 3

 

4. To change script language, INT. EXT. style, Pages or Mins/Secs.
click on Change: brings up Preferences.

import WP 4

 

5. Click on Start.

import WP 5

 

6. Click on OK : to confirm script language, INT. EXT. style, Pages or Mins/Secs.

import WP 6

 

7. Click on EITHER: INT/EXT + TOD (will find Scene Headers (slug lines) with a Time of Day);
OR: All INT/EXT (steps through all the INTs and EXTs even when there is no Time of Day).
You can change your mind mid script.

import WP 7

 

8. Click on Set Header - Scene Header turns red to confirm and will Capitalise when the box is ticked.

import WP 8

 

9. Click on Next until the next scene header is shown.
Note: sometimes int or ext will be found outside the scene header.

import WP 9a

Click on Next again when this happens.

import WP 9b

 

10. After Set Header for the Final Scene: click on Import.

import WP 10

 

11. Type in the script length (WattWenn calculates Scene Lengths - these can be changed in the Breakdown Sheet);
Click on Calculate now.

import WP 11

 

12. Type in the name;
Select the folder where you want it saved;
Click on Save.

import WP 12

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Importing the script from pdf

Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Turkish
Contact WattWenn to add another language.

If you want to keep the script format use a PDF to text tool. Otherwise Preview on your Mac can help.

1. Preview: Click in the script;
command-A (selects all the script);
command-C (copy).

import pdf 1

 

2. WattWenn: click on File;
select Import Script, click on Script from Word Processor.

import pdf 2

 

3. Paste (command-V) into text window.

import pdf 3

 

4. To change script language, INT. EXT. style, Pages or Mins/Secs.
click on Change: brings up Preferences.

import pdf 4

 

5. Click on Start.

import pdf 5

 

6. Click on OK : to confirm script language, INT. EXT. style, Pages or Mins/Secs.

import pdf 6

 

7. Click on EITHER: INT/EXT + TOD (will find Scene Headers (slug lines) with a Time of Day);
OR: All INT/EXT (steps through all the INTs and EXTs even when there is no Time of Day).
You can change your mind mid script.

import pdf 7

 

8. Click on Set Header - Scene Header turns red to confirm and will Capitalise when the box is ticked.

import pdf 8

 

9. Click on Next until the next scene header is shown.
Note: sometimes int or ext will be found outside the scene header.

import pdf 9a

 

Click on Next again when this happens.

import pdf 9b

 

10. After Set Header for the Final Scene: click on Import.

import pdf 10

 

11. Type in the script length (WattWenn calculates Scene Lengths - these can be changed in the Breakdown Sheet);
Click on Calculate now.

import pdf 11

 

12. Type in the name;
Select the folder where you want it saved;
Click on Save.

import pdf 12

 

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Importing a batch of Final Draft scripts into WattWenn (HE only)

English is the only language supported on WattWenn Import at this time.
Contact WattWenn if you need to use another language.

Note: in the text window, you can edit in any missing INT/EXT, Times of Day etc.


1. Final Draft: Export the scripts as .rtf (rich text files)

final draft 1a

final draft 1b

2. WattWenn Import:

import batch 1


2.1 type the episode id;
2.2 type the episode length;
2.3 click in Pages OR Mins Secs box;
2.4 click on Select File

import batch 21 4

3. click on the episode Final Draft .rtf script;
click on Import

import batch 3

 

4. type the project name;
select where the project will be (Desktop etc.).

import batch 4

5. type in the new episode id;
click on Select File;
click on the episode Final Draft .rtf script;
click on Import;
repeat until all the episodes are imported.

import batch 5

6. click on Export;
type in the project name.

 

WattWenn: Importing the file of FD scripts

1. click on File;
click on New.

WW imp batch 1

2. type in the project name;
select where the project will be (Desktop etc.);
click on Save.

WW imp batch 2

 

3. Strips Window: click on Script Order.

WW imp batch 3

 

4. Script Order Window: click on Scene Tools.

WW imp batch 4

 

5. click on Import Scenes (from wwExport file).

WW imp batch 5

 

6. click on Insert Scenes.

WW imp batch 6

 

7. click on file name;
click on Import.

WW imp batch 7

All the scenes from the batch of scripts are in WattWenn below a blank scene.

 

Script Order Window: Removing the blank scene

1. click in the blank scene;
click on Scene Tools;
click on Remove Scenes.

WW remove 1

 

2. to confirm: click on Remove Scenes.

WW remove 2

 

3. click in the Script Order Window (leaving Removed Scenes Area).

 

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No script available

When you don’t yet have the script for an adaptation but want to do some planning.
Also used for planning what footage to use in documentaries.

1. Click on File (Menu Bar), click on New.

import no 1

 

2. Type the project name, click on Save.

import no 2b

 

3. Click on Script Order.

import no 3

 

4. Click on Scene Tools, click on Add Scenes.

import no 4a

import no 4b

 

5. Type in the number of scenes (up to 100 at a time), click on Add after selected scene;
repeat until you have the number of scenes you want in the project;
click on Cancel.

import no 5

 

6. Click on Scene Tools, click on Renumber Scenes.

import no 6

 

7. Type in the Scene Number, click on Auto Number;
click on Cancel (all the scenes are now numbered).

import no 7

 

8. Click on Window (Menu Bar), click on Breakdown.

import no 8

 

9. Scroll in the Navigator and click on scene 1.

import no 9

 

10.Click in the Script locked box (unlocks the script window).

import no 10

 

11.Click in the script window and start typing.

import no 11

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