Scripto's Push to Prompter feature lets you send scripts directly to the teleprompter. Here's how.
Note that only show members with permission will be able to push scripts to prompter! Here are instructions on how to set up Push to Prompter permissions.
1. Make sure the Prompter Helper App is open and ready
Before you can push a script to prompter, the prompter operator needs to open the Scripto Prompter Helper app on the prompter computer. (Instructions for installing the Prompter Helper app)
Log into Scripto's Prompter Helper app (if it's not already logged in from a previous session)
Make sure the app is connected to the correct show
Make sure a Prompter Directory is selected
Make sure there's a green dot in the right corner, indicating the app is connected to the internet.
In this example, the Prompter Helper app is connected to a show called The Littlest Tug Boat and the selected Prompter Directory is a folder called Prompter Testing with Scripto that lives in /Users/alicedubois/
2. Go to Scripto.live and open the script or rundown you want to push
Once the prompter operator confirms that the Prompter Helper app is ready, go to Scripto.live and open the script or the rundown that you want to push to prompter.
⭐️ When you push a script to prompter, Scripto's smart filters will only send the block types that should appear in prompter. Scripto pushes dialogue, character names, and parentheses blocks to prompter, and filters out act, slug, bracket, and general block types so they do not end up in prompter. Note that you can't push a script to prompter unless it contains at least one dialogue, character names, or parentheses blocks.
3. Push to prompter!
From the script editor, click on the
... menu in the upper right and select Push to prompter
From a rundown, click on the Export menu in the upper right and select Push to prompter
This will open the Push to Prompter window.
The first time you push a script to prompter, all the segments of the script will be selected by default and marked as NEW because they have never been pushed to prompter before.
On subsequent pushes, Scripto will determine which segments of the script have changed since the last push to prompter and only check slugs that have changed.
These defaults are intended to minmize overwriting files in prompter. You can always override the defaults.
Click on the checkbox at the top of the window to select or deselect all the items in the list. Click the checkbox for an individual item to select or deselect it.
If the order of the slugs has changed but the contents of the slugs has not, make sure no slugs are checked, then push to prompter. That will update the show's run order (.dat file) without changing any of the script files.
When a push is successful, the Prompter Helper app will show a confirmation message in the Recent Updates area. For example:
Pushing to prompter from rundowns vs. from scripts
If your production uses a single show script, you can push to prompter from the script directly. You can push to prompter from the rundown if you like, but you don't need to.
Please note that whichever document you choose to push from, you must always push from that document. If you push to prompter from the script once, then later push to prompter from the rundown, you'll create a new set of prompter files rather than overwriting the existing ones.
If your production uses multiple documents for each episode and you want all those documents to be pushed as a single run order in your prompter, you need to push from the rundown. Please note that if you push to prompter from the rundown, do NOT do into an individual script and later push to prompter from the script. You'll create a new set of prompter files rather than overwriting the existing ones.
4. Opening the script in the teleprompter
Now the prompter operator can open the run order (.dat file) in their prompter software. If the run order is already open and the script is re-pushed, script changes will appear automatically in the prompter.
If you are having problems getting Push to Prompter to work, take a look at our tips for Teleprompter Troubleshooting