Add Scripts to My Scripts
There are two ways to add scripts to Rehearsal, and we’ll show you how to use the Forwarded script in just a moment.
You can, immediately from the email message in which your script arrived, open the PDF file directly in Rehearsal. Here’s how:
Just tap on the PDF of the script itself, and when it opens, tap the Action Sheet icon (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it) and choose Open in Rehearsal 2. If another app is at the top of the list, tap Open in… and then choose Rehearsal 2 from the list that pops up. The PDF will automatically open in Rehearsal 2 and off you go. You’ll find that Rehearsal 2 is now your default “Open in…” app.
NOTE: if you manage to collect 10 or more apps on your device that can read PDFs, new apps that can read PDFs (like your newly-added Rehearsal 2) won’t appear on the “Open in…” list, until you delete enough of the apps to allow Rehearsal 2 onto the list (thanks to Rehearsal user Peter, who thought Rehearsal wasn’t available – but once he got rid of a few apps that were in the list, Rehearsal appeared).
That’s the easy way, but not the safest.
(And before we go any further, there will come a time when you want to delete a script from your collection. Here’s how: From the main menu, tap on My Scripts. Tap the Edit button in the upper right hand corner, then tap the red Delete circle to the left of the name of the script you want to delete. Then confirm by tapping on the Delete button that appears to the right of the script.)
You can also continue to open your scripts the way you always have in older versions of Rehearsal by forwarding the email message that contains your script to your special “script+username” email address you were assigned when you registered. We suggest you do this no matter what, even if you’ve already opened your script directly from the message. Why? Because we provide a backup in case your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) dies, is damaged, suffers an irreparable crash or the like. You can do both, and you’ll get a reminder when you open the script directly.
Let’s get back to your forwarded script. Launch Rehearsal. Rehearsal’s main menu looks like this:
Tap on Add New Scripts. Rehearsal will “poll” the server, looking for anything new. If it doesn’t find anything, you’ll see this – a reminder where to send things:
Otherwise, you’ll see a list of scripts on the server – here’s a typical list, including that Shakespeare script we just sent over:
Note that second script, boxcar-bob.pdf – that was already there from an earlier audition. We don’t get rid of your scripts until you delete them with the Edit button.
Now that you see the script got to Rehearsal in good shape, it’s time to preview it confirm it’s the script you want, and Add it to your script library.
Tapping on the title of the script brings up a preview of the script itself, just to be sure:
That’s the one. Tap in the Add to My Scripts button, lower left on your screen, and your script will be added, and will be ready for use. It may take a moment, and Rehearsal will keep you posted on it’s progress:
Next, you’ll be given a chance to name the script something different than the PDF’s file name:
Once you’re done renaming your script, Rehearsal adds it to My Scripts, and presents it to you, ready to rehearse with: