Designer 11.02

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In Designer, your production is defined by a script, which is defined as a file that specifies a series of events and their timing. The events in a script are the individual image files, sound files, text lines, and other items that appear in the final production. The events in a script contain all the settings and options that describe how and when things happen in the final production.

However, you do not have to work with a Designer script the way a programmer works, which is through a series of text commands. You may write and edit the script entirely through the Scala graphical user interface. It shows you the script as one or more pages of information, each of which can be created or designed graphically and arranged in any order you choose.

As you work with a production and compose the script, each page is listed separately in the Main View. A page number is assigned based on its position in the production sequence, including a short title for easy identification. Thus, the Designer Main View shows you an outline of your script and an overview of its structure.

Laying out an individual page is accomplished in the Page View. Here you are able introduce Elements on the page which can be positioned, scaled and layered as well as setting the order, timing and transitions for how the Elements appear on the page.

From here, you can navigate to other Designer views necessary to create the script. Additionally, it is possible to perform tasks directly from this view to manipulate and refine the script.

Once your production is complete,  you can either publish it directly to Scala Content Manager for inclusion in a Playlist or collect it for others to use.

Scripts can be created in a text editor. Many advanced users modify their scripts to perform additional functionality that otherwise is not available in the GUI (graphical user interface.) 

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