Scene Partner® Help

Your Scene Partner Account

Setting up an Account

Setting up your Scene Partner Account.

In order to take advantage of all the benefits of Scene Partner, you will want to set up a Scene Partner account.  With a Scene Partner account you will be able to access the scripts in Scene Partner’s Public Library, set up your own Private Library and download scripts from the Libraries of your favorite Theaters.  You may choose to set your account up from within the Scene Partner app or by visiting the Scene Partner website at www.scenepartnerapp.com

To establish your account from within the app, select the account settings icon from the Scene Partner Home screen.  Then select Update Account and Sign Up

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To establish your account on the Scene Partner website, just click Account Set Up at www.scenepartnerapp.com

What you can do with your Scene Partner Account.

Your Scene Partner Account gives you access to all of the scripts in Scene Partner’s Public Library.  This list includes the plays of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and others that are in the Public Domain.  In addition, writers may add their own original scripts to the Public Library.  Your Account also gives you a Private Library for your own scripts.  And as a Scene Partner customer you have access to the Libraries of Theater Companies who establish Accounts on Scene Partner.  If you are cast in a production or are auditioning for a show, all you need is the name of the Theater and their Library Key (passcode) in order to enter their Theater Library and download the script or audition sides.  The Theater must be a member, and have uploaded scripts or sides to their Scene Partner Theater Library.

Sign Up Form.

The Sign Up form is simple and easy.  While we would love to learn as much about you as you would like to tell us, the only required fields are an Email address, a Username and a Password

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We do not collect any personal financial information.  All purchases with Scene Partner are processed over iTunes or through PayPal, the leader in online payments.

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Actor Accounts

What does an Actor Account let me do?

An Actor Account is everything a performer needs to take full advantage of the features of Scene Partner.  An Actor Account gives you access to all of the scripts in Scene Partner’s Public Library.  This list includes the plays of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and others that are in the Public Domain.  Your Actor Account also gives you a Private Library for your own full length scripts, classroom scenes and audition monologues.  And as a Scene Partner customer you have access to the Libraries of Theater Companies who establish Accounts on Scene Partner.  If you are cast in a production or are auditioning for a show, all you need is the name of the Theater and their Library Key (passcode) in order to enter their Theater Library and download the script or audition sides.  The Theater must be a member, and have uploaded the script to their Scene Partner Theater Library.

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Theater Accounts

What does a Theater Account let my Company do?

A Theater Account provides all of the features of an Actor Account.  It gives you access to all of the scripts in Scene Partner’s Public Library which includes the plays of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and others that are in the Public Domain.  Your Theater Account also lets your organization upload full length scripts and audition sides to a secure Library that can be accessed by the Actors in your cast or community.  This Library is protected by a Library Key (passcode) that you establish and provide to Actors on an as needed basis.

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Writer Accounts

What does a Writer Account let me do?

A Writer Account provides all of the features of an Actor Account.  It give you access to all of the scripts in Scene Partner’s Public Library which includes the plays of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and others that are in the Public Domain.  Your Writer Account also gives you a Private Library for your own full length scripts, scenes and monologues.  And as a Scene Partner customer you have access to the Libraries of Theater Companies who establish Accounts on Scene Partner.  All you need is the name of the Theater and their Library Key (passcode) in order to enter their Theater Library and download the script or audition sides.  The Theater must be a member, and have uploaded the script to their Scene Partner Theater Library.  In addition, as a Writer you have the option of uploading your original scripts to the Public Library to give Actors and Theaters a new way to find out about your new play*.

*Please be aware, by uploading your document, you are agreeing to Scene Partner’s Terms and Conditions. Such Terms and Conditions include, without limitation, your representation that you will not be entitled to royalties in connection with this upload and Scene Partner is neither a licensor nor publisher of your script.

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Adding Scripts to Scene Partner

The Scene Partner Website

www.ScenePartnerApp.com - the home for all your scripts on Scene Partner.

The Scene Partner website is where Actors, Theaters and Writers begin in order to get scripts into Scene Partner.  The Scene Partner site lets you upload scripts into your secure Library for subsequent download to the Scene Partner App on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  Accounts are protected by up to 256-bit SSL encryption and password protected so that you can be sure that your scripts never get into the wrong hands.  Once in your Library, your scripts will be available for download to your Scene Partner app for 45 days.  You may also delete them by selecting that script and clicking “delete.” 

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Script Libraries

What are Libraries in Scene Partner?

Libraries are locations where scripts are stored for download to the Scene Partner app on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Once you have set up an Account, you can Sign In at the Scene Partner website and select the My Library link at the top of the page. This will take you to your Private Library on Scene Partner.

What is the Public Library?

The Public Library is accessible to all Scene Partner customers from within the Scene Partner App and contains a growing list of Public Domain scripts that have been optimized for use with Scene Partner. It includes the plays of William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and others. The Public Library will continue to grow as additional works from the Public Domain are evaluated and added in the future. Original works may also be added to the Public Library by Writers who want to give Actors and Theaters a new way to find out about their new plays. The Public Library can only be viewed from within the Scene Partner App.

What is My Library?

My Library is a Private Library for Actors and Writers. It provides a secure location to store scripts on a temporary basis for subsequent download to the Scene Partner App. Private Libraries are protected by up to 256-bit SSL encryption and password protected so that you can be sure that your scripts will not get into the wrong hands. Once in your Library, your scripts will be available for download to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad via the Scene Partner app for 45 days.

What is a Theater Library?

Theater Libraries are Semi-Private locations for storing scripts on a temporary basis for subsequent download to Scene Partner. Up to 256-bit SSL encryption gives Theaters complete control over who gets access to their scripts and audition sides. Using a Library Key (passcode) Theaters provide entry into their Libraries to members of their Cast or Community on an as needed basis. This keeps the whole cast literally on the same page, ensuring that the approved version of the script is being used. It also helps Theaters hold better auditions by making sides available to Actors before the big night.

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Uploading Scripts to the Scene Partner Website

Where can I upload scripts to My Library?

Once you have set up an Account, you can Sign In at the Scene Partner website and select the My Library link at the top of the page.  This will take you to your Private Library on Scene Partner.  From this page you can upload scripts to your Library.  Before uploading your script, we recommend that you review the information provided at the two links on your My Library page.  These links will give you important information about how to optimize your script for use with Scene Partner.  One describes the conversion process, valid file formats and the maximum file size accepted.  The other reviews standard playwriting conventions that are used to provide the amazing results you will see with Scene Partner. 

What information can I include in my script upload?

After reviewing the links mentioned above, you complete a simple form about the script you want to upload.  First, name your script.  A Script Name is required, but all of the remaining fields are optional for documents that are in your Private Library.  You may add the name of the Author in the author field, and choose a Genre and a script Type from the dropdown menus.  Then browse to the file on your computer and add it to the Script to Convert field.  Also, you can add an Image to Upload that you would like to have associated with your script.  This can be artwork from a poster, playbill or cover art.  Then click the Upload Files button to upload the script to your secure Private Library.

Confirming your script upload.

After clicking the Upload Files button you will be taken to a page where you can confirm your script upload.  Here you can review your script in the text box that is provided and make any edits right in the screen prior to uploading your file.  Check your script for errors, odd character conversions and the script writing conventions used by Scene Partner.  When you are satisfied that your script is ready to upload, read the Terms and Conditions that are provided in the scrollable text box on the confirmation page.  Clicking on the Upload button confirms that you agree to Scene Partner’s Terms and Conditions for uploading your script.  These Terms and Conditions, and the Scene Partner Privacy Policy can be found on the website and on the About screen in the Scene Partner App.  When your script is successfully uploaded to your Private Library, you will receive a confirmation message and you will be returned to your Private Library page.  Your new script will appear in the Library listing and is now ready for you to download to the Scene Partner App on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

What does it cost to upload a script to the Scene Partner website?

There is no Script Transmission fee to upload scripts to your Private Library on the Scene Partner website.  Scene Partner charges a small Script Transmission fee on each script upload that is intended for access by multiple Scene Partner customers.  Writers who wish to make their scripts available to all Scene Partner customers are charged a $1.99 Script Transmission fee to upload each script to the Public Library on the Scene Partner website.  Theaters that wish to make their scripts or audition sides available to select Scene Partner customers are charged a $1.99 Script Transmission fee to upload each script or side to their Theater Library on the Scene Partner website.

This Script Transmission fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

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iPhone/iPod Touch Help

Getting Offbook

Downloading Scripts to the Scene Partner App

Sign In to download scripts to Scene Partner.

You must first Sign In before you can download scripts to the Scene Partner App.  If you created your account from within Scene Partner then you are automatically Signed In.  If you created your account on the website then you will have to Sign In the first time that you want to access scripts in any of the available Libraries.  If you are not Signed In, then Scene Partner will prompt you to do so when the App launches.  Your options at this prompt are Sign Up, Sign In or Maybe Later

To Sign In, just select the Sign In button and enter your Username and Password.  Your account will now be automatically synced with your Private Library.  If you have chosen Maybe Later and are no longer getting the Sign In prompt when you open the App, then you can select the add scripts icon on the Scene Partner Home screen.  You will then be prompted to Sign In.  You may also select the account settings icon on the Scene Partner Home screen and then choose Update Account from the list.  This will also take you to screen where you can Sign In.

What does it cost to download a script to the Scene Partner App?

Scene Partner charges a small Script Conversion fee of $1.99 to format each script to work with Scene Partner. This fee is charged if you select a title from our Public Library of scripts that are in the public domain, a script from a Theater Library or your own script from your own Private Library.

If you have updated to Scene Partner 2.1, then this Script Conversion fee is a one time charge per script. After this initial fee, you can then use that script in Scene Partner on up to 4 devices. If you are still using Scene Partner 2.0 or earlier, then this fee is charged for each download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - so update your App today!

This Script Conversion fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

How do I download scripts?

Once you have Signed In to Scene Partner on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, select the add scripts icon on the Scene Partner Home screen.  This takes you to the Add Scripts screen. 

Here you will see tabs for My Library, Public Library and Theater Library.  The scripts in My Library are displayed by default.  Select Public Library to view the scripts that are available to all Scene Partner customers for immediate download.  From the Search Field at the top of the list start typing the name of the play that you want to find or scroll the list of plays in either My Library or Public Library and choose any play you would like to add to your scripts on Scene Partner. 

When you choose a play to use with Scene Partner you will be prompted to confirm your purchase of a Script Conversion by the iTunes store.

If you would like to continue, select the Buy button to begin processing the script.  Scene Partner will then begin to analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on the information contained in the file that you uploaded.  When the analysis is complete, you can then select additional scripts or start getting offbook.

To download a script from a Theater Library select the Theater Library tab. 

From the Search Field at the top of the list start typing the name of the Theater you are looking to find.  If the Theater is in our database, then their name will be displayed in the search results.  Select the Theater.  You will be prompted to enter a Library Key in order to enter the Theater’s Scene Partner Library. 

The Library Key is a passcode created by the Theater.  Please contact the Theater directly to receive their current Scene Partner Library Key.  You will not be able to access the Theater Library without this Library Key.  When you enter the Theater Library you will be able to download a script in the same manner described above. 

When you choose a play to download you will be prompted to confirm your purchase of a Script Conversion by the iTunes store. 

If you would like to continue, select the Buy button to begin processing the script.  Scene Partner will then begin to analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on the information contained in the file that you uploaded.  When the analysis is complete, you can then select additional scripts or start getting offbook.

Can I try it out first to see how it works?

Scene Partner comes preloaded with two of the greatest works of William Shakespeare, King Lear and As You Like It.  These scripts are included so that you can try out the amazing features of Scene Partner before downloading additional scripts.  Enjoy them with our compliments.

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Choosing a Script

How do I get started?

From the Scene Partner Home screen, choose the get offbook icon. 

This will take you to the Scripts screen where you will see all of the scripts that are currently available for use in Scene Partner. 

In addition to any scripts that you may have downloaded, Scene Partner comes preloaded with two of the greatest works of William Shakespeare, King Lear and As You Like It.  Select one of the available scripts to proceed to the get offbook screen.

Selecting the Home button on the Scripts screen will take you back to the Scene Partner Home screen.  Select the Refresh button to see your current list of scripts that are available for use in Scene Partner.  You can swipe a script to the right to reveal a Delete button that lets you delete any scripts that you would like to remove from Scene Partner.  If you choose to delete one of the scripts from Scene Partner and need it again at a later time, you will have to download it again from the Add Scripts screen.

Scene Partner charges a small Script Conversion fee of $1.99 to format each script to work with Scene Partner. This fee is charged if you select a title from our Public Library of scripts that are in the public domain, a script from a Theater Library or your own script from your own Private Library.

If you have updated to Scene Partner 2.1, then this Script Conversion fee is a one time charge per script. After this initial fee, you can then use that script in Scene Partner on up to 4 devices. If you are still using Scene Partner 2.0 or earlier, then this fee is charged for each download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - so update your App today!

This Script Conversion fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

When you select a script to work with from the Scripts screen, you are automatically taken to the get offbook screen. 

You may change the script that you are working with at any time by selecting the Pick Script button on the get offbook screen.  The get offbook screen is the home base for all of the features in Scene Partner that help you memorize your part.

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Cast

What does the cast icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the cast icon.  The Cast screen opens with a scroll wheel that displays all of the Characters that Scene Partner found in your script. 

Scroll through the available Characters until you find the one(s) that you have been cast to play or would like to play in the future.  When the Character’s name is centered in the highlight bar of the scroll wheel, tap the name to add it to the list.  Selecting the Edit button will allow you to delete any Characters from the list.  You can also swipe the Character to the right to reveal a Delete button or tap that Character’s name from the scroll wheel to remove it. 

Tap Voices to choose the voices that you would like to assign to the various Characters in the play. 

 On the Select Voices screen you will see all of the Characters listed, with a default voice assigned.  If you wish to change the default voice, select a Character from the list and choose another option from the Available Voices screen.  Two voices are provided free with Scene Partner.  If you would like to purchase additional voices to add more variety to the audio playback of your script, they are available for $1.99 each.  In all, 19 U.S. English and U.K. English speaking voices are available to choose from.

When you are finished, tap the Back Arrow to return to the Select Voices screen.  When you have chosen voices for all of the Characters, select the Back Arrow to return to the My Character screen.

When you have finished casting the play, select the Back Arrow in the upper left corner to return to the get offbook screen.

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Modes

What are Modes?

Modes are provided to give you powerful options on the Listen, Record, Edit and Note screens (Edit and Note screens are available only in the Full Version of Scene Partner).  The standard modes for each of these screens are Just Me, Just My Cues, Me and My Cues, and Full Scene

Just Me — work with just the lines that are assigned to the Character you chose in the Cast screen
Just My Cues — work with just your Character’s cue lines
Me and My Cues — work with the cues and lines for your Character, presented in sequence
Full Scene — work with all of the dialogue in just the scenes that your Character appears

My Scenes mode is available in the Full Version of Scene Partner.  This mode lets you work with all of the dialogue in the scenes that your Character appears, but allows you to set Enter and Exit points for your Character in the script, creating your own “French Scenes.”  That way, you work with only that portion of the scene where your Character actually appears. 

Full Script mode is a special mode that is available only in the Edit screen.  It gives you complete control over the Edit function and lets you re-analyze your script after completing your edits.  This is helpful if the Author or Director has reassigned lines to different Characters or if there is extensive script cleanup that is needed due to the script not being formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner. 

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Listen

What does the listen icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the listen icon.  Select one of the available Listening Modes.  The Listen screen opens with a standard iPod Player interface. 

From the bottom of this screen you can Play and Pause, control the Volume, and jump Forward and Back.  The lines that are being played back will appear in the center of the screen.  From the top of the screen you can Scrub through the lines, cues or scenes in the script where your character appears using the scrubber bar.  You can change the Playback Speed from 1X to 2X, automatically Repeat the segment that you have just heard and Email your friends to tell them what a great App you found! 

Select the Tracklist button in the upper right corner to show a list of the lines, cues or scenes for your Character. 

Scroll the list and select a spot on the list to jump to immediately.  Tapping the Back Arrow takes you back to the Listen screen at the spot you selected.

From the Listen screen, select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

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Record

What does the record icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the record icon.  Select one of the available Recording Modes.  The Record screen opens to a familiar recording screen interface. 

The lines that are being recorded will appear in the center of the screen.  From the top of the screen you can select the Record button in the center.  Speak your lines clearly, using the iPhone or iPad’s built-in microphone or using an external microphone (purchased separately) for your iPod Touch.  When you have finished your line or speech, press the Record button again to end the recording.  Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines or speeches that you would like to record.  Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

After recording your lines, all Listening Modes will now integrate your voice with the text-to-speech playback.

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Edit — Paid Feature

What does the edit icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the edit icon.  Select one of the available Edit Modes.  The Edit screen opens to a familiar text editing interface. 

The lines that are being edited will appear in the center of the screen.  Tap-and-hold over the words that you want to edit and the magnifying glass appears so that you can select the insertion point for your cursor.   Double tap a word to select it.  All of the standard text editing tools are available to you. 

Type new lines that are added after the script is downloaded or add parenthesis around stage directions so that they are not spoken by the text-to-speech software (hint: any text that is bracketed by parenthesis will not be read by the TTS voices, this is a great tool to help clean up any text from a downloaded script that was not formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner).  When you have completed the edits for those lines select the Save Edit button to save your changes. 

From the top of the screen, selecting the Add Scenes button allows you to set Enter and Exit points for your Character in the script, creating your own “French Scenes.” 

That way, when you choose My Scenes mode in the future, you can work with only that portion of the scene where your Character actually appears.  You press Add Scenes to set an entrance and then press it again to set an exit.  Creating your own scenes works best from the Full Scene edit mode.  This lets you set your entrances and exits based on your Character’s actual blocking or in any way that you would like.  By default, when you select the Add Scenes button, entrances are set before the line that is shown on the screen and exits are set after the line.

Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines or speeches that you would like to edit.  Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

Full Script mode is a special Edit Mode that gives you complete control over the Edit function and lets you re-analyze your script after completing your edits.  This is helpful if the Author or Director has reassigned lines to different Characters or if there is extensive script cleanup that is needed due to the script not being formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner.  From this mode you can change or add the names of Characters, change or add Act and Scene listings, and perform extensive text edits all in one scrollable screen.  In this mode the text of the script is provided in manageable sections.  However, these sections do not correspond to the script’s Act or Scene designations.  The Forward or Back buttons and the Tracklist button allow you to easily navigate between these Full Script sections.

When you have completed your Full Script mode edits select the Save Edit button to save your changes. Scene Partner will then re-analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on your edits. However, please be aware that in order to re-analyze your script and incorporate these Full Script mode changes, Scene Partner must delete all Recordings that you have made for the play you are editing, including Line Recordings and Note Recordings. It will also remove any Character Scenes you have set up using the My Scenes feature. You will be asked to confirm your decision when you select Save Edit.

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Read — Paid Feature

What does the read icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the read icon.  Select Highlight from the Read Mode pop up screen.  The Read screen opens to show the script, divided into equal sections, in an easily readable format. 

From the top of the screen, select the Highlight toggle to turn script highlighting ON or OFF with the push of a button.  Toggling the highlight to ON will automatically highlight all of your Characters lines in the Read screen.  Select the Set Color button to choose from any of 10 available highlight colors. Scene Partner automatically defaults to Highlight ON with a Yellow highlight color. 

In the Read screen the text of the script is provided in manageable sections. However, these sections do not correspond to the script’s Act or Scene designations. The Forward or Back buttons and the Tracklist button allow you to easily navigate between these sections. Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

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Note — Paid Feature

What does the note icon do?

From the get offbook screen, choose the note icon.  Select one of the available Note Modes. The Notes screen opens to a familiar recording screen interface. 

Here you may record Notes that will be integrated with the playback of your lines.  The lines where the recorded Note will be inserted appears in the center of the screen.  Notes are always played back after the line that is displayed. 

From the top of the screen you can select the Note Type button.  This will display a list of options that includes: 

Blocking Notes — for your stage directions
Director’s Notes — never worry about that pencil again
Character Notes — to capture those moments of inspiration
Line Notes — to make your Stage Manager happy
Associations — memory associations for those tough lines 

Select one of these Note Types. From the top of the screen you can then select the Record button in the center.  Speak your Note clearly, using the iPhone or iPad’s built-in microphone or using an external microphone (purchased separately) for your iPod Touch.  When you have finished your Note, press the Record button again to end the recording.  Scene Partner automatically defaults to playing all of your recorded Notes.  This default setting can be changed from the account settings screen.

From the top of the screen you can select the Delete Note button.  This will take you to the Delete Notes screen. 

A list of your Notes will be displayed.  Your Notes are listed in sequence based on the scene and line where they occur and what type of Note it is.  Select the Note that you would like to delete.  Selecting the Back button will return you to the Notes screen.

Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines where you would like to add notes.  Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

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Account Settings

Update Account

How do I update my Scene Partner Account?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Update Account from the list. 

Select the View Account button to update the information in your Scene Partner Account.  Select the Sign Up button to create a Scene Partner Account.  Select the Sign In/Out button to sign in and out of your Scene Partner Account.  We recommend that you remain signed in to your Account so that you always have access to all available script Libraries.

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Available Voices

How do I buy more voices to use with Scene Partner?

Additional voices are now available via In App purchase within Scene Partner for $1.99 each.  We do not collect any personal financial information.  All voice purchases within the Scene Partner App are processed in iTunes.

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Available Voices from the list.  Two voices are provided free with Scene Partner.  If you would like to purchase additional voices to add more variety to the audio playback of your script, they are available for $1.99 each.  In all, 19 U.S. English and U.K. English speaking voices are available to choose from.

Additional voices may also be purchased directly from within the Cast screen.

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Opening Animation

How do I turn off the opening animation?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select the ON / OFF toggle next to Opening Animation.

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# of Cue Lines to Play

How do I control the number of Cue Lines I hear?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select # of Cue Lines to Play from the list.  You can choose to playback 1, 3 or ALL of the cue lines that precede your lines.

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Highlight (Versions 1.1.1 and earlier)

How do I control the default Highlight function on the Read screen?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner. Select the ON / OFF toggle next to Highlight. To change the default color, select Highlight from the list.  You can choose from any of 9 available highlight colors.

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Notes to Play

How do I control the Notes that are played back on the Listen screen?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select the ON / OFF toggle next to Notes to Play. To change which Note Types play, select Notes to Play from the list.  You can select or de-select any of the available Note Types.

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Scene Partner Upgrade

How do I upgrade to the Full version of Scene Partner?

From the Home screen, choose the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Add Features from the list.  Here you can purchase individual Features one at a time or all at once with the convenient Feature Pack.

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iPad Help

Getting Offbook

Downloading Scripts to the Scene Partner App

Sign In to download scripts to Scene Partner.

You must first Sign In before you can download scripts to the Scene Partner App.  If you created your account from within Scene Partner then you are automatically Signed In.  If you created your account on the website then you will have to Sign In the first time that you want to access scripts in any of the available Libraries.  If you are not Signed In, then Scene Partner will prompt you to do so when the App launches.  Your options at this prompt are Sign Up, Sign In or Maybe Later

To Sign In, just select the Sign In button and enter your Username and Password.  Your account will now be automatically synced with your Private Library.  If you have chosen Maybe Later and are no longer getting the Sign In prompt when you open the App, then you can select add scripts in the left panel.  You will then be prompted to Sign In.  You may also select the account settings icon.

Then choose Update Account from the list.  This will also take you to screen where you can Sign In.

What does it cost to download a script to the Scene Partner App?

Scene Partner charges a small Script Conversion fee of $1.99 to format each script to work with Scene Partner. This fee is charged if you select a title from our Public Library of scripts that are in the public domain, a script from a Theater Library or your own script from your own Private Library.

If you have updated to Scene Partner 2.1, then this Script Conversion fee is a one time charge per script. After this initial fee, you can then use that script in Scene Partner on up to 4 devices. If you are still using Scene Partner 2.0 or earlier, then this fee is charged for each download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - so update your App today!

This Script Conversion fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

How do I download scripts?

Once you have Signed In to Scene Partner on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, select add scripts in the left panel.  This opens the library menu. 

Here you will see tabs for my library, public library and theater library.  The scripts in the public library are displayed by default.  These scripts are available for immediate download.  From the Search Field at the top of the screen start typing the name of the play that you want to find or scroll the list of plays in either the public library or my library and choose any play you would like to add to your scripts on Scene Partner.

When you choose a play to use with Scene Partner you will be prompted to confirm your purchase of a Script Conversion by the iTunes store.

If you would like to continue, select the Buy button to begin processing the script.  Scene Partner will then begin to analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on the information contained in the file that you uploaded.  When the analysis is complete, you can then select additional scripts or start getting offbook.

To download a script from a Theater Library select the theater library menu option. 

From the Search Field at the top of the screen start typing the name of the Theater you are looking to find.  If the Theater is in our database, then their name will be displayed in the search results.  Select the Theater.  You will be prompted to enter a Library Key in order to enter the Theater’s Scene Partner Library. 

The Library Key is a passcode created by the Theater.  Please contact the Theater directly to receive their current Scene Partner Library Key.  You will not be able to access the Theater Library without this Library Key.  When you enter the Theater Library you will be able to download a script in the same manner described above. 

When you choose a play to use with Scene Partner you will be prompted to confirm your purchase of a Script Conversion by the iTunes store.

If you would like to continue, select the Buy button to begin processing the script.  Scene Partner will then begin to analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on the information contained in the file that you uploaded.  When the analysis is complete, you can then select additional scripts or start getting offbook.

Can I try it out first to see how it works?

Scene Partner comes preloaded with two of the greatest works of William Shakespeare, King Lear and As You Like It.  These scripts are included so that you can try out the amazing features of Scene Partner before downloading additional scripts.  Enjoy them with our compliments.

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Choosing a Script

How do I get started?

Choose the get offbook menu option from the left panel. 

This will display the pick script screen where you will see all of the scripts that are currently available for use in Scene Partner. 

In addition to any scripts that you may have downloaded, Scene Partner comes preloaded with two of the greatest works of William Shakespeare, King Lear and As You Like It.  Select one of the available scripts to work with.

Select the Refresh button at the bottom of the screen to see your current list of scripts that are available for use in Scene Partner.  You can swipe a script to the right to reveal a Delete button that lets you delete any scripts that you would like to remove from Scene Partner.  If you choose to delete one of the scripts from Scene Partner and need it again at a later time, you will have to download it again by selecting the add scripts menu option.

Scene Partner charges a small Script Conversion fee of $1.99 to format each script to work with Scene Partner. This fee is charged if you select a title from our Public Library of scripts that are in the public domain, a script from a Theater Library or your own script from your own Private Library.

If you have updated to Scene Partner 2.1, then this Script Conversion fee is a one time charge per script. After this initial fee, you can then use that script in Scene Partner on up to 4 devices. If you are still using Scene Partner 2.0 or earlier, then this fee is charged for each download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - so update your App today!

This Script Conversion fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

When you select a script to work with from the Scripts screen, the get offbook menu is automatically displayed. 

You may change the script that you are working with at any time by selecting pick script from the get offbook menu.  The get offbook menu is the home base for all of the features in Scene Partner that help you memorize your part.

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Cast

What does cast do?

From the get offbook menu, choose cast.  The cast pop up window opens to the My Character screen with a scroll wheel that displays all of the Characters that Scene Partner found in your script. 

Scroll through the available Characters until you find the one(s) that you have been cast to play or would like to play in the future.  When the Character’s name is centered in the highlight bar of the scroll wheel, tap the name to add it to the list.  Selecting the Edit button will allow you to delete any Characters from the list.  You can also swipe the Character to the right to reveal a Delete button or tap that Character’s name from the scroll wheel to remove it. 

Tap Voices to choose the voices that you would like to assign to the various Characters in the play. 

 On the Select Voices screen you will see all of the Characters listed, with a default voice assigned.  If you wish to change the default voice, select a Character from the list and choose another option from the Available Voices screen.  Two voices are provided free with Scene Partner.  If you would like to purchase additional voices to add more variety to the audio playback of your script, they are available for $1.99 each.  In all, 19 U.S. English and U.K. English speaking voices are available to choose from.

When you are finished, tap the Back Arrow to return to the Select Voices screen.  When you have chosen voices for all of the Characters, select the Back Arrow to return to the My Character screen.

When you have finished casting the play, tap outside of the pop up window to dismiss the cast screen.

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Modes

What are Modes?

Modes are provided to give you powerful options on the Listen, Record, Edit and Note screens (Edit and Note screens are available only in the Full Version of Scene Partner).  The standard modes for each of these screens are Just Me, Just My Cues, Me and My Cues, and Full Scene.  Modes options are displayed by pressing the Listen, Record, Edit and Note menu items or within those screens by pressing the menu icons in the upper right corner of the screen.

Just Me — work with just the lines that are assigned to the Character you chose in the Cast screen
Just My Cues — work with just your Character’s cue lines
Me and My Cues — work with the cues and lines for your Character, presented in sequence
Full Scene — work with all of the dialogue in just the scenes that your Character appears

My Scenes mode is available in the Full Version of Scene Partner.  This mode lets you work with all of the dialogue in the scenes that your Character appears, but allows you to set Enter and Exit points for your Character in the script, creating your own “French Scenes.”  That way, you work with only that portion of the scene where your Character actually appears. 

Full Script mode is a special mode that is available only in the Edit screen.  It gives you complete control over the Edit function and lets you re-analyze your script after completing your edits.  This is helpful if the Author or Director has reassigned lines to different Characters or if there is extensive script cleanup that is needed due to the script not being formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner. 

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Listen

What does listen do?

From the get offbook menu, choose listen.  Select one of the available Listening Modes.  The Listen screen opens with a standard iPod Player interface. 

From the bottom of this screen you can Play and Pause, control the Volume, and jump Forward and Back.  The lines that are being played back will appear in the center of the screen.  From the top of the screen you can Scrub through the lines, cues or scenes in the script where your character appears using the scrubber bar.  You can change the Playback Speed from 1X to 2X, automatically Repeat the segment that you have just heard and Email your friends to tell them what a great App you found! 

Select the Tracklist button in the upper right corner to show a list of the lines, cues or scenes for your Character. 

Scroll the list and select a spot on the list to jump to immediately.  Tapping outside of the Tracklist pop up window takes you back to the Listen screen at the spot you selected.

Select the Listen icon to change to a different Listening Mode.

From the Listen screen, select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook menu.

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Record

What does record do?

From the get offbook menu, choose record.  Select one of the available Recording Modes.  The Record screen opens to a familiar recording screen interface. 

The lines that are being recorded will appear in the center of the screen.  From the top of the screen you can select the Record button in the center.  Speak your lines clearly, using the iPad’s built-in microphone.  When you have finished your line or speech, press the Record button again to end the recording.  Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines or speeches that you would like to record. 

Select the Record icon to change to a different Recording Mode.

Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook menu.

After recording your lines, all Listening Modes will now integrate your voice with the text-to-speech playback.

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Edit — Paid Feature

What does edit do?

From the get offbook menu, choose edit.  Select one of the available Edit Modes.  The Edit screen opens to a familiar text editing interface. 

The lines that are being edited will appear in the center of the screen.  Tap-and-hold over the words that you want to edit and the magnifying glass appears so that you can select the insertion point for your cursor.   Double tap a word to select it.  All of the standard text editing tools are available to you. 

Type new lines that are added after the script is downloaded or add parenthesis around stage directions so that they are not spoken by the text-to-speech software (hint: any text that is bracketed by parenthesis will not be read by the TTS voices, this is a great tool to help clean up any text from a downloaded script that was not formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner).  When you have completed the edits for those lines select the Save Edit button to save your changes. 

From the top of the screen, selecting the Add Scenes button allows you to set Enter and Exit points for your Character in the script, creating your own “French Scenes.” 

That way, when you choose My Scenes mode in the future, you can work with only that portion of the scene where your Character actually appears.  You press Add Scenes to set an entrance and then press it again to set an exit.  Creating your own scenes works best from the Full Scene edit mode.  This lets you set your entrances and exits based on your Character’s actual blocking or in any way that you would like.  By default, when you select the Add Scenes button, entrances are set before the line that is shown on the screen and exits are set after the line.

Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines or speeches that you would like to edit. 

Select the Edit icon to change to a different Editing Mode.

Full Script mode is a special Edit Mode that gives you complete control over the Edit function and lets you re-analyze your script after completing your edits.

This is helpful if the Author or Director has reassigned lines to different Characters or if there is extensive script cleanup that is needed due to the script not being formatted according to the standard playwriting conventions used by Scene Partner.  From this mode you can change or add the names of Characters, change or add Act and Scene listings, and perform extensive text edits all in one scrollable screen.  In this mode the text of the script is provided in manageable sections.  However, these sections do not correspond to the script’s Act or Scene designations.  The Forward or Back buttons and the Tracklist button allow you to easily navigate between these Full Script sections.

When you have completed your Full Script mode edits select the Save Edit button to save your changes. Scene Partner will then re-analyze your script, dividing it into Acts, Scenes and Characters based on your edits. However, please be aware that in order to re-analyze your script and incorporate these Full Script mode changes, Scene Partner must delete all Recordings that you have made for the play you are editing, including Line Recordings and Note Recordings. It will also remove any Character Scenes you have set up using the My Scenes feature. You will be asked to confirm your decision when you select Save Edit.

Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook menu.

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Read — Paid Feature

What does read do?

From the get offbook menu, choose read.  Select Highlight from the Read Mode pop up window.  The Read screen opens to show the script, divided into equal sections, in an easily readable format. 

From the top of the screen, select the Highlight toggle to turn script highlighting ON or OFF with the push of a button.  Toggling the highlight to ON will automatically highlight all of your Characters lines in the Read screen.  Select the Set Color button to choose from any of 10 available highlight colors. Scene Partner automatically defaults to Highlight ON with a Yellow highlight color. 

In the Read screen the text of the script is provided in manageable sections. However, these sections do not correspond to the script’s Act or Scene designations. The Forward or Back buttons and the Tracklist button allow you to easily navigate between these sections. Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook menu.

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Note — Paid Feature

What does note do?

From the get offbook menu, choose note.  Select one of the available Note Modes. The Notes screen opens to a familiar recording screen interface. 

Here you may record Notes that will be integrated with the playback of your lines.  The lines where the recorded Note will be inserted appears in the center of the screen.  Notes are always played back after the line that is displayed. 

From the top of the screen you can select the Note Type button.  This will display a list of options that includes: 

Blocking Notes — for your stage directions
Director’s Notes — never worry about that pencil again
Character Notes — to capture those moments of inspiration
Line Notes — to make your Stage Manager happy
Associations — memory associations for those tough lines 

Select one of these Note Types. From the top of the screen you can then select the Record button in the center.  Speak your Note clearly, using the iPad’s built-in microphone.  When you have finished your Note, press the Record button again to end the recording.  Scene Partner automatically defaults to playing all of your recorded Notes.  This default setting can be changed from the account settings screen.

From the top of the screen you can select the Delete Note button.  This will open a Delete Notes pop up window. A list of your Notes will be displayed. .  Your Notes are listed in sequence based on the scene and line where they occur and what type of Note it is.  Select the Note that you would like to delete.  Tap outside of the pop up window to return to the Notes screen.

Select the Forward or Back buttons to navigate to the next set of lines or use the Tracklist button to quickly jump to any spot you want.  Repeat this process for all of the lines where you would like to add notes. 

Select the Note icon to change to a different Note Mode.

Select the Back Arrow to return to the get offbook screen.

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Account Settings

Update Account

How do I update my Scene Partner Account?

Select the account settings icon. 

The Account Settings pop up window opens to display a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Update Account from the list. 

Select the View Account button to update the information in your Scene Partner Account.  Select Sign Up to create a Scene Partner Account.  Select Sign In/Out to sign in and out of your Scene Partner Account.  We recommend that you remain signed in to your Account so that you always have access to all available script Libraries.

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Available Voices

How do I buy more voices to use with Scene Partner?

Additional voices are now available via In App purchase within Scene Partner for $1.99 each.  We do not collect any personal financial information.  All voice purchases within the Scene Partner App are processed in iTunes.

Select the account settings icon. 

The Account Settings pop up window opens to display a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Available Voices from the list.  Two voices are provided free with Scene Partner.  If you would like to purchase additional voices to add more variety to the audio playback of your script, they are available for $1.99 each.  In all, 19 U.S. English and U.K. English speaking voices are available to choose from.

Additional voices may also be purchased directly from within the Cast screen.

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Opening Animation

How do I turn off the opening animation?

Select the account settings icon. 

The Account Settings pop up window opens to display a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select the ON / OFF toggle next to Opening Animation.

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# of Cue Lines to Play

How do I control the number of Cue Lines I hear?

Select the account settings icon. 

The Account Settings pop up window opens to display a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select # of Cue Lines to Play from the list.  You can choose to playback 1, 3 or ALL of the cue lines that precede your lines.

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Notes to Play

How do I control the Notes that are played back on the Listen screen?

Select the account settings icon.  The Account Settings screen opens to a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select the ON / OFF toggle next to Notes to Play. To change which Note Types play, select Notes to Play from the list.  You can select or de-select any of the available Note Types.

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Scene Partner Upgrade

How do I upgrade to the Full version of Scene Partner?

Select the account settings icon. 

The Account Settings pop up window opens to display a list of all the available settings that can be customized in Scene Partner.  Select Add Features from the list.  Here you can purchase individual Features one at a time or all at once with the convenient Feature Pack.

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Pricing Information

Scene Partner Pricing

Scene Partner App

How much does the App cost?

New Scene Partner 2.0 combines the previous Lite and Paid versions of Scene Partner into one App for greater convenience. Scene Partner 2.0 is FREE, and includes the Cast, Listen and Record Features - everything you need to get started and get offbook.
When you’re ready for more Features, you can add them one at a time or all at once with the convenient Feature Pack. The additional Paid Features of Scene Partner provide even more great tools to help you get offbook fast.
The Edit Feature gives you complete control over your script's text in Scene Partner. The Edit Feature is available as an InApp Purchase in Scene Partner 2.0 for only $1.99.
The Read Feature lets you read the full text of the script just like a printed version. The Read Feature is available as an InApp Purchase for only $1.99.
The Note Feature uses voice memos so that you can record blocking, character or director’s notes. The Note Feature is available as an InApp Purchase for only $1.99.
Edit, Read and Note are available in a convenient Feature Pack for only $4.99. Save over 15% vs the single Feature price.

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Uploading Scripts to the Scene Partner Website

What does it cost to upload a script?

There is no Script Transmission fee to upload scripts to your Private Library on the Scene Partner website.  Scene Partner charges a small Script Transmission fee on script uploads that are intended for access by multiple Scene Partner customers.  Writers who wish to make their scripts available to all Scene Partner customers in the Public Library are charged a $1.99 Script Transmission fee at the time of upload to the Scene Partner website.  Theaters that wish to make their scripts or audition sides available to select Scene Partner customers in their Theater Library are charged a $1.99 Script Transmission fee at the time of upload to the Scene Partner website.   We do not collect any personal financial information.  All Script Transmission fees on the Scene Partner website are processed through PayPal, the leader in online payments.

This Script Transmission fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

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Downloading Scripts to the Scene Partner App

What does it cost to download a script?

Scene Partner charges a small Script Conversion fee of $1.99 to format each script to work with Scene Partner. This fee is charged if you select a title from our Public Library of scripts that are in the public domain, a script from a Theater Library or your own script from your own Private Library.

If you have updated to Scene Partner 2.1, then this Script Conversion fee is a one time charge per script. After this initial fee, you can then use that script in Scene Partner on up to 4 devices. If you are still using Scene Partner 2.0 or earlier, then this fee is charged for each download to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - so update your App today!

This Script Conversion fee does not apply to Publisher e-Scripts.

We do not collect any personal financial information. All Script Conversion fees within the Scene Partner App are processed in iTunes.

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Version Information

Bugs and Known Issues

The current version of Scene Partner is version 2.1. If you discover a bug or crash that we have not documented, please let us know. You can send us an email to support(at)scenepartnerapp(dot)com.

Bugs and Known Issues in Scene Partner 2.1

** ALERT! Scene Partner is not yet compatible with iOS 6 **

Based on our preliminary testing, Scene Partner is not yet compatible with iOS 6, which launches on September 19th from Apple. Scene Partner requires iOS versions 4.0 - 5.1.1. We are working on an update to address this and will let you know via the website, email and push notification as soon as it is ready.


Script is not appearing in the "My Library" screen

We occasionally hear from customers who have uploaded a script or purchased an e-Script from the WebStore, but then cannot see the script in the "My Library" tab on their devices. We have been unable to reproduce this so far, but we do have a quick fix for it. We recommend following these steps in the order below:


Please make sure your account is active

1. If your Scene Partner account has not been verified, then your account is not yet active. If your account is not active, then you will not see scripts in the "My Library" tab.

2. To help reduce internet fraud and spam, we ask that you activate your Scene Partner account. In order to do this we send you a verification email to make sure that you entered your email address correctly and to confirm that your email address is not being used without your knowledge. If you have not received a verification email from us then your email address may have been entered incorrectly. It is also possible that the email from us went to your junk or spam folder.

3. If you try to sign in here on the website and get an error message, please send an email to "info(at)scenepartnerapp.com" with your username and the email address that you used when signing up. We will check your account status and help you verify and activate your existing account.


Sign out of Scene Partner and then sign back in

1. Go to the Scene Partner Home screen. Tap the "account settings" icon located on the second row of the iPhone or in the bottom left corner of the iPad. Tap "Update Account" and then tap "Sign Out". When the "Sign In" button appears, tap it to sign back in to Scene Partner.

2. Return to the Home screen and tap "add scripts". The script should now appear in the "My Library" tab.


Close Scene Partner completely and then relaunch the App

1. Close down Scene Partner completely, don't just multi-task out of the App. Here is how to do that.

2. While Scene Partner is the active app and showing on the screen, press the round Home screen button on the iPhone, iPod or iPad once. This should display the device's home screen. Then double click the round button. This will reveal a row of App icons at the bottom of the device screen. Scene Partner should be the first one on the left.

3. Press the Scene Partner logo until all of the icons start to wiggle and show a minus sign in the upper left hand corner of the icon. Tap the minus sign on the Scene Partner icon and Scene Partner will close. Then tap the device's home screen to dismiss the row of icons.

4. Reopen Scene Partner by tapping the icon on the device's screen. On the Scene Partner Home screen, tap "add scripts". The script should now appear in the "My Library" tab.


Reboot the device completely and then relaunch the App

1. In unusual cases it may be necessary to completely reboot the device. Here is how to do that.

2. Hold down the Power button on the top of the device. The device screen will fade and a red arrow will appear with the message "slide to power off." Slide the power control to the right and turn the device off.

3. Wait for a few seconds and press the Power button on the top of the device again to restart it. Reopen Scene Partner by tapping the icon on the device's screen. On the Scene Partner Home screen, tap "add scripts". The script should now appear in the "My Library" tab.


Playback stops working in the "listen" screen

We have received a couple of reports from customers who have experienced audio problems during playback. This typically occurs on the "listen" > "Full Scene" or on the "listen" > "My Scenes" screens. The playback will only play the first line and not progress to the second one automatically. This occurs with both the text-to-speech voices and recorded lines. After troubleshooting these issues, we believe it is either related to conflicts with another audio app or with Apple's AirPlay technology. We addressed the AirPlay issues in a prior release, and thought we got it again this time, but it is an elusive problem. However, the fix is a simple one.


Close Scene Partner completely and then relaunch the App

1. Close down Scene Partner completely, don't just multi-task out of the App. Here is how to do that.

2. While Scene Partner is the active app and showing on the screen, press the round Home screen button on the iPhone, iPod or iPad once. This should display the device's home screen. Then double click the round button. This will reveal a row of App icons at the bottom of the device screen. Scene Partner should be the first one on the left.

3. Press the Scene Partner logo until all of the icons start to wiggle and show a minus sign in the upper left hand corner of the icon. Tap the minus sign on the Scene Partner icon and Scene Partner will close. Then tap the device's home screen to dismiss the row of icons.

4. Reopen Scene Partner by tapping the icon on the device's screen. Return to the "listen" screen. "listen" > "Full Scene" and "listen" > "My Scenes" modes should play normally.


Voices don't play after they are downloaded

We have received a couple of reports from customers who have experienced audio problems after downloading a voice or voices to the App. This typically occurs immediately after downloading the two free voices or after downloading a new purchased voice. When the play button is tapped in the "listen" screen no audio plays. We believe this is due to network connectivity issues, however, the fix is quick and easy.


Close Scene Partner completely and then relaunch the App

1. Close down Scene Partner completely, don't just multi-task out of the App. Here is how to do that.

2. While Scene Partner is the active app and showing on the screen, press the round Home screen button on the iPhone, iPod or iPad once. This should display the device's home screen. Then double click the round button. This will reveal a row of App icons at the bottom of the device screen. Scene Partner should be the first one on the left.

3. Press the Scene Partner logo until all of the icons start to wiggle and show a minus sign in the upper left hand corner of the icon. Tap the minus sign on the Scene Partner icon and Scene Partner will close. Then tap the device's home screen to dismiss the row of icons.

4. Reopen Scene Partner by tapping the icon on the device's screen. Return to the "listen" screen. The downloaded voices should play normally.


Voice downloads gets hung and won't complete

We have received a couple of reports from customers who have experienced audio problems while downloading a voice or voices to the App. This typically occurs during a voice download to the app. While the voice is in the downloading state the download processing bar will freeze up. While voice downloads can take several minutes due to the size of the files, in these cases the download stops part way through. We believe this is due to network connectivity issues, however, this can be fixed by following the steps below.


Reboot the device completely and then relaunch the App

1. Rebooting the device will resolve a frozen download. Here is how to do that.

2. Hold down the Power button on the top of the device. The device screen will fade and a red arrow will appear with the message "slide to power off." Slide the power control to the right and turn the device off.

3. Wait for a few seconds and press the Power button on the top of the device again to restart it. Reopen Scene Partner by tapping the icon on the device's screen. On the Scene Partner Home screen, tap "account settings" > "Available Voices".

4. If the error occurred during the first voice download of the free voices, then a prompt should appear to download them again. If the error occurred during the purchase of a voice, you can select the voice again for purchase. Apple will only charge your iTunes account once for each voice.

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Bugs and Known Issues in Scene Partner 2.0

iPad Tracklist Issues

On the iPad, using iOS 5.0 and above, the line/cue/scene tracklists (popovers) in the get offbook screens fill almost the entire screen. This makes closing the tracklist, by tapping outside of it, very tricky. However, a small sliver of the screen should still be visible on the left, right and bottom of the tracklist. Tap there and the tracklist will close.

On the iPad, if you select the line/cue/scene tracklist (popover) button and then tap the button again, and then you tap outside of the tracklist as described above, then the tracklist turns a dark blue/black. However, just tap outside of the tracklist again and it will close to display the full screen.

On the iPad, if you select the account settings button and then tap the button again, and then you tap outside of the menu listing, then the menu listing turns a dark blue/black. However, just tap outside of the listing again and it will close.

App Closed using Record and Note in Full Scene mode

The Record and Note features only work in Full Scene mode if you have selected a Character in the Cast screen. Otherwise Scene Partner will close.

My Library screen is blank

On the iPhone, if you select certain screens in a specific sequence, your My Library tab in the Add Scripts screen may appear to be empty, even if you have uploaded scripts. Don’t worry, just tap the Public Library tab and then tap the My Library tab. You’re My Library tab will now refresh and you will see your scripts.

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Bugs and Known Issues in Scene Partner 1.1

App Crashed with Apple iOS 4.2.1

A bug was reported and confirmed that affected those of us using the new Apple iOS version 4.2.1. The bug occurred under the following circumstances:

1. You were using Apple iOS 4.2.1

2. You had updated to Scene Partner version 1.1

3. You had powered off your iPhone, iPod or iPad while Scene Partner was either the active App or in a multi-tasked state

The resulting bug was that Scene Partner would crash when you tried to re-enter the get offbook screen. Please read the full explanation of the bug and the available workarounds in the Support section of the Line Notes blog . This bug has been fixed in Scene Partner 1.1.1. Please be sure to update Scene Partner to the current version at your earliest convenience.

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Bugs and Known Issues in Scene Partner 1.0

Scripts with specific formats caused the App to crash

There were two types of scripts that caused app crashes in Scene Partner 1.0. Both of these circumstances have been addressed with the 1.1 version update. Please be sure to update Scene Partner at your earliest convenience. The types of scripts that caused crashes were:

1. Blank scripts. A script conversion error resulted in a blank text field where the script text should be. A blank script would then cause Scene Partner 1.0 to crash when entering the get offbook screen. A fix has now been implemented on the website to prevent the uploading of blank scripts. Detailed information is available about script conversion, file formats and files sizes accepted by Scene Partner.

2. Character Names were formatted in Lead Caps. Scene Partner looks for character names in ALL CAPS. This is a standard playwriting convention that is discussed on the Standard Playwriting Conventions page of the Scene Partner website. If Character Names were supplied in Lead Cap format, then Scene Partner 1.0 was unable to find any characters in the script and would crash when entering the get offbook screen. This bug has been fixed in Scene Partner 1.1.

Sign Up / Sign In crash with Animation OFF

This crash occurred under the following circumstances. If you turned OFF the Opening Animation in the Account Settings screen, and then Signed Out of Scene Partner using the Update Account screen, when you tried to Sign In or Sign Up using the Account Update screen Scene Partner 1.0 would crash.

Never fear though, when you re-launched Scene Partner, it would remember you and automatically sign you in to your account. This crash has been fixed in Scene Partner 1.1.

Scrolling to the bottom of the Tracklist in Me and My Cues mode

This crash occurred under the following circumstances. If you selected the listen icon and chose Me and My Cues mode, when you selected the Tracklist icon and scrolled to the very last cue listing, Scene Partner 1.0 would crash. Because of the nature of this bug, selecting the Tracklist icon would also crash Scene Partner if your character had 10 lines or less. This crash has been fixed in Scene Partner 1.1.

Beginning your Script Name with a number

Our apologies to 12 Angry Men, but this crash occurs under the following circumstances. If you use a number at the beginning of the name of your script, then when that script is downloaded to Scene Partner, it will cause an App crash. We currently have warning language in place to that effect on the Library Pages of this site. We have also attempted to disable the entry of Script Names that begin with numbers for the time being.

Playback gets “confused”

When you want to learn your lines, playback of your script is the most important feature in the current version of Scene Partner. Playback has been extensively tested, however, as you will see, we are asking playback to do a lot. Very rarely, the playback gets “confused.” This will most likely occur when playback is paused and the scrubber is then used to move forward or back to other sections of the script. When this occurs, you will see the following behavior. Either the Play/Pause control becomes unresponsive and no audio is played, or the playback stops at the end of each line in a listen mode where the default is for it to continue on to the next line (for example, Full Scene mode). The scrubber bug has been resolved in Scene Partner 1.1 and the performance issue has been improved but may still occur occasionally.

This “confusion” can be resolved by completely closing Scene Partner. For iOS 4.X customers that means really closing the App, not multi-tasking to another App or your device’s home screen. To close an App in iOS 4.X, press the Home button to return to the Home screen. Then double-click the Home button. This will display a list of your open Apps. Select the Scene Partner icon and hold it until the icons start to wiggle and a red minus sign appears next to them. Select the minus sign for Scene Partner and the App will close.

You may also reset your device. Please be aware that doing this may trigger the App crash described above. Please read the full explanation of this bug in the Support section of the Line Notes blog before powering off your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Incorrect script information in Scene Partner 1.0

Occasionally the Author, Genre and Type information that you enter when uploading a script to your Library on the website will appear incorrectly when it is downloaded to Scene Partner 1.0 on your device. This does not affect the way that Scene Partner works with the script itself, and it has been fixed in the 1.1 update to Scene Partner.

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