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How to Add Scripts to Rundowns and Importing Rows From Scripts
How to Add Scripts to Rundowns and Importing Rows From Scripts
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Written by Alice DuBois
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Rundowns are built to work together with scripts. The quickest way to populate a rundown is to import text blocks from a script to create rows in the rundown. Here's how to make the magic happen ✨

Adding scripts to a rundown

To add a script to your rundown, open the rundown, then drag a script from the Explorer sidebar into the rundown. You now have a linked script row in your rundown.

You can add as many scripts as you want to a rundown. While some people like to use one single show script for an entire episode of their studio TV show, other people prefer to use a different script for each act. They then order the scripts in the rundown. When you print rundown scripts or push to prompter from the rundown, it treats all the scripts in the rundown like a single document.

How to import rows from a script into a rundown

Click anywhere on a script row and then select Import rows from script from the Insert menu or the context menu.

Import rows from script will use your workspace's custom import logic created to import blocks from the script as rows in the rundown.

For instance, your import logic might be set up to import all Act blocks, all Slug blocks, and all Bracket element blocks as rows in the rundown, parsing out timing info and media element types into their own column.

Script rows and any rows that were created by importing script rows will have a purple icon in the controls column on the left. This purple icon is a link. Click on it to open the linked script.

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