We start out simply enough, defining three constants: Setting this value to 2 causes the slide show to run according to preset timings.
Story Structure Scenes or Acts? Should you divide your play into acts, or just into scenes? It's really a matter of personal taste, as long as you recognize a few basic principles of play construction and why we have these divisions in the first place.
Virtually all plays, as much as we rail against the way some screenwriters have turned this into a cookie-cutter, divide into what has come to be called three-act structure.
Here's where you get to impress your friends with your fancy verbiage: The first act is the Protasis, or exposition. The second act is the Epitasis, or complication.
The final act is the Catastrophe, or resolution. Just as in screenwriting format, the middle act is the longest. Want to really, really impress your friends?
Tell them Aristotle didn't say anything about three Unities. So what does this three-act structure mean? It means that no matter whether you label the divisions in your script acts or scenes, the arc of a good play will be roughly the same.
Logically, though, if you're writing a play that is not meant to have an intermission, it makes sense simply to have scenes, whereas if you expect to have an intermission, put it between two acts. Of course, you could also put an intermission between scenes if you prefer.
You even have options when it comes to structure. Read more about them in Chapter Write to be Read One of the terms you'll hear a lot from me is "your reader. True, but before your play makes it to a stage, it will have to survive a small army of readers.
For example, when I was reading for Robert Brustein's American Repertory Theatre, a play typically had to get through at least two script readers before it reached the head of new play development.
If it got through him, it would go either to the literary manager or to the associate artistic director or perhaps to Brustein himself. That's a lot of reads, so it's crucial that you write not just to be performed, but to be read as well.Recently, a friend of mine who is a writing studies doctoral candidate suggested that the first step toward accomplishing these goals is to write out a script for each slide.
This is a difficult task, but one that I plan to experiment with. I basically wanted to run a script the receptionist could input details without any complications just an input box then on finishing it would run another powershell on the presentation screen.
here's the receptionist input powershell input. I've whipped up the VB Script below.
Simply create a file with a name ending in ".vbs", paste the code below. To use: CSCRIPT metin2sell.com "input file name" "output file name" It's important to note: If the name(s) contain spaces, they'll need to be quoted.
If you don't specify a path for the output file, PowerPoint will put it in your Documents folder. The file is saved as metin2sell.com file.
When the file is double-clicked, it opens as a slide show. Edit metin2sell.com file. In PowerPoint, click File > Open. For each file it is passed (and you can pass different types of files at once) the script tries to determine what application to open it with and then opens that file in that application.
Once open it saves the file as a PDF (in the same folder as the original file) and then closes the application. This visual basic script will print all the documents of the folder that you run the script to the default print. Print eveything Words, Excel, PDF, etc. Print Multiple Documents/File from a Folder - Script Center - Spiceworks.