How to Use Captions
A complete storyboard is not only made of drawing panels, but also includes valuable written directions and information, such as action notes, dialogue, and more. In Storyboard Pro, the editing of these text fields, called captions, is as easy as a drag and drop. You can also reorder, rearrange and modify panels and scenes very easily, without having to go back to the photocopy machine, scissors, and tape!
If your script is in .txt or .rtf file format, you can import it into the Script caption field.
- In the Storyboard view, click the Caption Menu button and select Import Caption.
The Import Caption browser opens.
- Select your .txt or .rtf file and click Open.
The script appears in the Script caption field.
- (Optional) Switch to the Vertical workspace by
clicking the Vertical Workspace button orselecting Windows > Workspace > Workspace > Vertical.
- In the Thumbnails view, select the panel to which you want to add text to a caption.
- In the Storyboard view, click the Storyboard tab to switch to this view.
If the Storyboard view is not displayed in your workspace, select Windows > Storyboard.
- In the Script caption field, select the text you want to move. Note that the text will be copied when dragged.
NOTE: You can drag and drop text from any caption field to another; it does not necessarily have to be from the Script caption.
- In the Script caption, drag the selected text and drop it in the destination caption of your panel.
- Repeat this until you have copied all the necessary text into your project’s caption fields.
- If you were using the Vertical workspace, select Windows > Restore Default Workspace.