Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Automatically tagging scripts, part of Adobe Story Workshop.
As well as manually adding tags by selecting Tags and clicking on the tag you want, so you can use those tags for reports. You can also have Adobe Story automatically search through the text in your script and add the tags that it thinks ought to be applied. Now, I have to admit, as a user I'm pretty suspicious about the accuracy of this. But it should speed up the process in terms of looking for tags that are things like props, and locations, and so on. To show you how this works, I've got a script here, I'm going to click on the Tags menu on the Tagging panel and I'm going to choose Start Auto Tagging. This is going to bring up a little warning message that tells you it may take several minutes.
And the thing that this won't tell you is that you can only auto-tag if you're online. You see I'm Online now at the top here, you can switch to Offline mode, and of course you might lose your Internet connection. And if you're offline, Story just won't let you do this. So I'm going to start auto-tagging. And immediately it looks like nothing's happening at all. I can still scroll through my script, but I cannot make changes to it. Let's go to the end here and I think, yeah, I'll add another line of dialog here between Maxim and the Orb.
I'm going to press the Carriage Return key and I get this message saying, you cannot edit this document because it is being auto tagged, and that's fair enough. Stories in the process of analyzing the text and it can't have you making changes to that text midway the process won't complete accurately. So there we go, it's not a super long script. The tagging's complete. View the applied tags by placing the cursor on bold words. So, I can close that warning, and you can see I've got lots and lots of tags that have automatically been applied to this.
Whether a creator accounts as a location, well I suppose so, I suppose it does. And you can see right away lots of the items on the list here have got numbers on them. I've got 22 new props located and a celestial body. In terms of scriptwriting, having these tags isn't going to make a lot of difference. But when it comes to producing reports and planning for your production, it can be a massive time-saver. You can see that not every single thing has necessarily being found, but as you work your way through the script, with any luck the Auto-tagging is going to have sped up the process at least a little bit. If you want to, you can go back to the Tags menu over here and you can always removed the auto tags or if you've got any you can remove your manual tags or you can just remove all of them.
So if you really think that the automated tagging hasn't worked 100%, you can remove everything and begin again. So that's Auto-tagging with Adobe Story.
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