Save the current version.

Then use Save As and give the new version a new name (Script version 2 – 1.11.15).

If you use title page change the version in the title page.

Dialogue script is a Word document, and it can be opened in any computer where MS Word is installed, even if Dialogue is not installed (“not Dialogue environment”). However your friend will not be able to use the commands of Dialogue. For example, he would not be able to add or edit scene headings and use shortcuts for the styles. He will be able to add comments or change the text in the scene body.  But in any other case, it is recommended to work on the script in Dialogue environment.

It is important to save the script in *.docx format only, in order not to lose Dialogue’s features.

See in knowledge base Dialogue tab (menu) is not displayed in Word’s ribbon.

Not yet. Mac users can use virtual windows environment and to install office with Dialogue. For more information

You can import locations, characters, story lines from one script to a new or existing script. Sequences are created in scenes table and can’t be imported.

To import  locations, characters or story lines to a new script: click New Script and in the new script window  check the check box Import items from previous script. Dialogue will ask you to select the previous script.

To import to existing script click on Locations or Characters  or Story Lines and in each window click on Import button.

In Dialogue we define 7 script styles (Action, Character, Dialogue, Parenthetical, Shot, Transition, and Scene heading) . These styles are actually Word styles that can be managed from Word’s ribbon (menu). However, it is recommended to use The Styles Settings in Dialogue tab, since it is specially adjusted for script writing.  The Styles Settings also enables saving set of settings in separate Script Styles Template of Dialogue.

Click  Characters, in characters window click Rename button. Note that the Rename, replaces all the names in Character style only (which are the majority of the places in where the name appears) . Dialogue does not change the name in the other styles like action or dialogue, in order not to conflict with names that have other meaning. For example, if you replace the name Rose with Katy you might have this situation:


I want to give you this rose

Dialogue will rename only the character style:


I want to give you this rose

In order to complete replacing the character’s name in the script click Home tab and then use Find and Replace. You can decide whether to replace one by one  or replace all.