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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
Updated over a week ago

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

There are 2 ways to add a script to your rundown:

  1. Add an existing script to your rundown by dragging a script from the Explorer sidebar into the rundown. You now have a linked script row in your rundown.

  2. Create a new blank script and add it to your rundown by using the Insert new script above... action from the Insert menu (or the Context menu which you get by right-clicking from anywhere on the rundown.)

Note: Scripts created within the Rundown will be accessible in the Explorer Sidebar, regardless of the view you're in. This ensures easy access to all scripts you've created and will continue to create.

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 columns.

Script rows will have a purple page icon in the controls column on the left. This icon is a link. Click on it to open the linked script. Click on the purple arrows next to the imported rows from the script and you will be taken to that exact block in the script. Remember that if you select Split View you will be able to view the connection between rundown rows and the corresponding blocks of your script without switching between screens.

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