After your script has been crafted, proofed, and approved, you can facilitate speed and accuracy of the prompting session by delivering the script in advance of the setup date. You may mail, ship, or email the script. The file should be in the Windows format. We can accept Macintosh disks with three days advanced delivery. Please be sure files are clearly named.
Prepare your scripts using your favorite word processor. Our software and hardware system of choice is manufactured by TeleScript. The TeleScript software will easily import most PC word processing programs but its native format is Rich Text Format (RFT) which preserves important formatting like Bold, Returns, Underline, and some Text Color.
Don't worry about margins and line length. Prepare the script by typing normally. Use the RETURN or ENTER key only to set a paragraph, not for end of line. The prompter program will read these word processing files in their native form and maintain paragraph format, but all margins, tabs, and pagination are removed.
Remove the "left side" (such as camera directions) of two column layouts before saving to transfer file. You may leave essential direction for the Speaker, but they should be short so that they will not cause unneccessary pauses in the delivery. Place these instruction between sentences: (pause), (turn to Camera ONE), etc.
By creative use of spaces, we can help the speaker make pauses at appropriate places and emphasize certain words. You can re-space lines, sentences, and paragraphs in a form that will help the speaker grab the meaning and rhythm of the message quickly and with least distraction. For example: