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Installing and Setting Up the Prompter Helper App
Installing and Setting Up the Prompter Helper App

Instructions for installing our proprietary Prompter app.

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Written by Alice DuBois
Updated over a week ago

Scripto's Push to Prompter feature can integrate directly with many professional, third-party teleprompting systems including Autoscript, CueScript, and Autocue. Setup takes 10min or less.

To use the Push to Prompter feature, you first need to install and configure the Scripto Prompter Helper app. Then you need to set the permissions for which show members are allowed to push to prompter.

Here's how:

1. How to Install the Scripto Prompter Helper app

Download and install the Scripto Prompter Helper app on your prompter computer.

Open the Scripto Prompter Helper app and log in using the same credentials that you use to log into

  • If you don't have login credentials for, you will need to be invited to set up an account before you can log into the Prompter Helper app.

Make sure the Prompter app is connected to the correct show.

  • You can see which show you're connected to by looking at the show name in the upper left corner of the Prompter Helper app. In this example, the show is called The Littlest Tug Boat.

Select the directory where you want Scripto to save the prompter files.

  • Click on Select Directory and then select the folder where you want to the prompter files to be saved. (Later, you'll have to configure your teleprompter software to point to this same directory.)

Once you've selected a directory, the Prompter Helper app will show you the directory path. Note that you can click on the directory path to open the folder.

You can change the prompter directory at any time by clicking Change Directory and selecting a different location.

Encoding options

The Prompter Helper app's default encoding is UTF-8, a widely used character set that should work with most new teleprompter setups, including WinPlus IP.

We recommend running tests with the UTF-8 encoding selected. Make sure your test script has special characters in it and pay special attention to whether those characters look correct when you load the script in the teleprompter. Here are special characters you can paste into your test script.

! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? @ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ \ ] ^ _ ` a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z { | } ~   €   ‚ ƒ „ … † ‡ ˆ ‰ Š ‹ Œ   Ž     ‘ ’ “ ” • – — ˜ ™ š › œ   ž Ÿ   ¡ ¢ £ ¤ ¥ ¦ § ¨ © ª « ¬ � ® ¯ ° ± ² ³ ´ µ ¶ · ¸ ¹ º » ¼ ½ ¾ ¿ À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ð Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö × Ø Ù Ú Û Ü Ý Þ ß à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ð ñ ò ó ô õ ö ÷ ø ù ú û ü ý þ ÿ

If the characters do not look correct, try using the Windows-1252 encoding instead. Be aware that Windows-1252 is an old character set and it does not support new characters such as emojis, curly apostrophes, and curly quotation marks.

Congratulations – you have set up the Scripto Prompter Helper app! Now you can start pushing scripts directly to your prompter computer.

2. Configure your prompter software to open Scripto's prompter files

Now that you can send prompter files directly to your prompter computer, you need to configure your teleprompter software so it can open the files that Scripto creates.

  • Your teleprompter software needs to have a Newsroom license

  • You need to use the ENPS Shared Directory setup and the prompter software needs to point to the same directory that the Scripto Prompter Helper app is pointing to.

If you need help configuring your prompter software to work with Scripto, we're here to help. Send us an email!

3. Set the permissions for who can push to prompter.

Most shows want to limit who can push scripts to prompter, usually granting this power only to the prompter operator and the script supervisor. Before anyone can push scripts to prompter, they need to be given Push to Prompter permission.

To set up push to prompter permissions, the show Owner or an Admin has to go to Show Settings then click on the Permissions tab.

  • Open the feature called "Allow scripts to be pushed to prompter"

  • Click "+ Members" and add the people who should be allowed to push scripts to prompter.

Show members with this permission will be able to push scripts to prompter. For all other show members, the option will be grayed out.

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