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[FAQ] Electronic Prompt Copies

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I have an idea, but I'm not sure if it will work or not. I'd love to hear some feedback on it.  I'm wondering if it would be possible to use the COMMENT function in word to create a prompt book, or for that matter, a rehearsal blocking script?  The comment function would enter the comment wherever you wanted in the script, and then would put the comment you wanted off to the side, therefore you could do things as such:

A x L to couch  (for a blocking script)


Standby LQ 17 (for a prompt script)

Has anyone ever tried this?  What was the outcome!?!?!


I haven't tried that, but it sounds like it might work.  I type all my scripts out in word so I can make them bigger and get bigger margins.  Plus it helps me get to know the piece a little better.  

If it works for you let me know.  My rehearsals start next week.

I messed with it a bit last night, adn the only problem is that when you add a comment, the comment box starts out with "COMMENT" in in, and I can't figure out a way to remove that.

If you're willing to overlook taht, it may work.


I type all my calling scripts in word using callouts.

It someone like's a sample, I can send out my current calling script.


This is awsome and what i do for scripts:
Type the script in word then click on tools and protect document Word will track the changes.
When you want to add a cue i go in and type (LX 1) or whatever and it Highlights it, then draws a red arrow to the left margin and in a Red box put (LX 1) so it pretty much looks like my old promt books.


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