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Using the screenplay tool — The Screenplay is at the very heart of Plotbot, and the reason you’re probably reading this right now. Plotbot’s in-browser screenplay tool is essentially screenwriting software...

12 days ago

Collaborating with Plotbot — Plotbot was built with collaboration in mind. Here are some key features to this end: Everything you type is saved As soon as you hit the submit button, your typing is saved. If...

a year ago

Versioning — As mentioned elsewhere, Plotbot keeps track of everything written in and about your screenplay. EVERYTHING. Along the right side, you'll see a name and time attributed to each...

a year ago

Can I Just Start Writing? — Sure, as long as you've created a project. You don't have to bother with the Outline or Scenes, but you might want to consider the advantages. At the very least, you should divide...

a year ago

Rewriting — One of the best features about Plotbot is that you can keep track of all of edits made to your screenplay, including who made them and when they were made. To edit an element, just...

a year ago

Typing Flow and Elements — Plotbot wants you to find typing your screenplay to be an easy, intuitive experience. You should be able to type without lifting a hand for your mouse. To this end, Plotbot will...

a year ago

Changing Elements — Clicking on any element reopens it for you to edit. Any changes you make are saved as a new version of the element. Clicking an element open gives you the option to delete an...

two years ago

Restoring Previous Versions of an Element — Plotbot displays the number of versions of an element to the right of the text. Clicking on this link or the change indicator will open up a view of all previous versions of an...

on 06/14/2009

Outline — The Outline is your screenplay's treatment. This is where you let your readers and fellow writers know what your screenplay is about - a summation of all that is to come. Your...

on 08/15/2008

Why use scenes at all? — A couple of reasons we encourage using the scene tool: - Keep things manageable! - Determining rough scene summaries based on your outline can help keep things manageable and help...

on 07/17/2008

Is Plotbot free? — Yes. Plotbot is free. We may introduce a paid plan in the future, but you will not have to pay to do anything that you can do right now as a beta user. We do not claim any ownership...

on 05/28/2008

How many scenes should I have? — You can create as many scenes as you'd like or think you need - but Plotbot does encourage you to keep your scenes short. Don't be afraid of having a lot of scenes - this makes it...

on 05/26/2008

Hey! Why doesn’t my Mac tab correctly while I’m writing? — Macs don't automatically tab between text windows and buttons, which makes the workflow a little more difficult and mouse-heavy, since you'll have to use your mouse to hit Submit....

on 05/26/2008

What software do I need to install to write screenplays with Plotbot? — You don't need to install anything. All you need is a web browser.

on 05/26/2008

What's the Deal With the Outline and Scenes? — The Outline and Scenes help organize and manage your screenplay. By collaborating on an Outline and Scene Summaries before writing the screenplay, you and your writers can agree on a...

on 05/26/2008

Restoring Deleted Elements — Restoring deleted elements in a screenplay works much the same as restoring previous versions of an element. Any time an element is deleted, a scissors icon will appear in the right...

on 05/26/2008