Forwarding Scripts to Rehearsal
There are two ways to get scripts into Rehearsal to work with them. One is to forward scripts or sides you receive in email to Rehearsal. Here’s how:
You’ll find working with a script in Rehearsal to be very, very similar to working with a physical script in the real world. Just as in the real world, you’ll get an email with the script attached – and you’ll use Mail on your iPhone (or any other email interface, like Gmail) to forward that piece of email to Rehearsal. Let’s say that your agent sent you the following email:
…and the PDF file of the sides your agent sent you is attached as a PDF file. In the Mail app on your iPhone, it might look something like this:
If you don’t see an icon you can tap on to view the attached PDF file, it might not be downloaded (and would need to be) – like this:
If you’re using your computer’s email software, it might let you see it in the email message itself, or it might just be an attachment. Either way, just forward that email message over to Rehearsal, and you’re moments away from working on the script.
Back to our example: using the Mail app on your iPhone, tap the Action icon at the bottom of the email message. This brings up an action sheet offering Reply, Forward or Cancel – choose Forward:
Once you click Forward, another action sheet slides up, asking if you want to include the attachment(s). Yes, you do:
Once you click on Include, the Mail app will bring up the forwarded email, ready for addressing. The email address you’ll send the message to is of the following form, replacing USERNAME with your username:
Type that into the To: box, or, if you’ve already added it to your Contacts, just type whatever you’ve given that email address as a name (we suggest Rehearsal):
Once you’ve addressed the forwarded email message, tap Send, and off it goes.
(Obviously, if you’re using your computer’s email program, forward the email in the same way, to that same address. It doesn’t matter where you send the message from, as long as it’s coming from the email address you registered with.)
Give it a couple of moments for Rehearsal to get your script lined up and ready, and we’ll be ready to Add your script to your script library and work with it.
The second way to get scripts into Rehearsal 2.2 and above is to simply open the email in which your script or sides arrive, tap on the attachment, then use the Action Button in the upper right hand corner to open the PDF file directly into Rehearsal. This doesn’t work with Word documents, only PDFs.
Click the link below to get more detail on this second, more direct method of adding scripts to your Library.