Adobe Story update: new and changed features (15March2012)
This week, we released an update to Adobe Story. When you start the Adobe Story desktop application, you should be prompted to update the application. After you have accepted this invitation to update the application, the update will be downloaded and installed.
In addition to several bug fixes, this update adds many new features. You can see the details of what was added and changed in this update in the release notes.
Here are the high points:
- schedule changes
- comparing schedules and finding conflicts between them: Story allows you to compare two schedules and find out if any sets or characters are committed to both schedules for the same time.
- start-of-day breaks and end-of-day breaks: For a schedule, you can choose to have either end-of-day breaks or start-of-day breaks. A day break also collates and displays the total number of pages in the scenes for a day, which gives you an idea of the volume of the script to cover in a day.
- printing a schedule: You can print a schedule to paper or PDF.
- automatic calculation of shooting time in a schedule: Story helps you time the strips and days in a schedule.
- synchronizing only selected properties: When synchronizing, properties that are not selected are not synchronized, and the data is retained in the schedule.
- … and more: schedule notes, ability to split a scene, information-only banners in schedules
- script changes
- customizing script view: You can choose to show the script in outline view, expand scenes, and show the scene property panel.
- ability to import a text, Word, or PDF document as a version of an existing script: When you edit a copy of a script outside of Adobe Story, you can import the document as the latest version of the script.
- ability to group scenes into acts and view act in outline view: You can group scenes in your script into any number of acts, drag and drop scenes to arrange them in acts, and expand and collapse the acts in outline view.
- … and more: ability to move entire dialog to next page if it does not fit, script property enhancements
- report changes
- camera card reports: Story can generate camera card reports for all cameras or only specified cameras.
- … and more: option to refresh reports when source data is updated, export of reports to HTM format (compatible with Microsoft Word)
- list changes
- adding image links for a character, actor, or set: You can assign online images to characters, actors, and sets in the respective lists by adding image links to them.
- ability to disable and enable characters in a character list: You can disable characters in a script’s assigned character list. The disabled characters do not appear in the smart type.
- ability to assign Set groups to sets
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