Story Order - Overview

All scenes are shown in Story Order.

Using Sorts + Scene Tools
Update groups of scenes, for example, the Filming Location.
Add and change breakdown detail, for example, numbers of Extras.

Rough schedule newly imported scenes and sequences.

 

Basic Operations

Display Story Order window
Strips window: click on Story Order.

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Rearrange the columns
Click in the column header;
Drag the column and Drop it in the new position.

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Change column width
Column header: move the mouse pointer to the column divider (pointer changes to double arrow);
Drag the column divider and Drop it in the new position.

Selecting scenes
Click, command-click and shift-click in either window to select scenes in both windows.
Click, Command-A in the left (single line strips) window to select all scenes.

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scenes selected in single line strips window

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Multi-line strips window when scenes selected in story order strips window

 

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Scenes selected in multi-line strips window (selected scenes have grey background in single line strips). 

Selecting scenes from Sorts
Sorts:Click on the Sort Name/Menu;

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Click on the new Sort;
Click on the All button (OR < or > to step through the Sort and select scenes).

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Import Scenes and Schedules

Import Scenes from another script
Note: for replacement scenes or scripts already imported in another WattWenn file. All WattWenn files have a suffix .ssdt

Open other WattWenn project file;
Click on Story Order;
EITHER in single line strip window: Click on the first scene, Command-A (selects all the scenes)
OR Click, command-click and shift-click to select scenes;

In the project Story Order: Click on the scene where Import Scenes are to be added;
Click on Scene Tools, Click on Import Scenes (other script);

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Click on Insert before selected scene OR Insert after selected scene.

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WattWenn HE ONLY: Category and Elements Check - checks all elements in breakdown of imported scenes are in the same breakdown category in the project (for example: BMW is NOT in CARS and VEHICLES).

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WattWenn HE ONLY: Import Schedule and Scenes (other script)
Note: several people can schedule different parts (such as Filming Locations) and/or scripts for a series at the same time and have their schedules imported into a Master Schedule.
ONLY have 2 WattWenn project files open.

other WattWenn project file: Click on schedule name, if not shown in Strips window.
(ONLY scenes in this schedule will be imported)

In the project Story Order: Click on the scene where Import Scenes are to be added;
Click on Scene Tools, Click on Import Schedule and Scenes (other script);

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Click on Insert before selected scene OR Insert after selected scene.

story imp scs other 2

 

Category and Elements Check: checks all elements in breakdown of imported scenes are in the same breakdown category in the project (for example: BMW is NOT in CARS and VEHICLES).

 

WattWenn HE ONLY: Import Scenes (from WW Export file)
Note: to import a batch of Final Draft scripts into a WW Export File see Importing a script.
If other scenes in project:
Click on scene after which Import Scenes are to be added
Click on Scene Tools, Click on Import Scenes (from WW Export file);

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Return or Click on Insert Scenes.

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Click on WW Export file to select it;
Click on Open.

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If there is a blank scene above the imported scenes:-
Click in the blank scene;
Click on Scene Tools, Click on Remove Scenes;

Return or Click on Remove Scenes;

Click in the Story Order (to move back from the Removed Scenes area)