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How do I do parentheticals? — I want a character to respond specifically to another (while a third is in scene). How do I do parentheticals in PlotBot? Example: JOHN (to SARAH) What are you talking about?

2 months ago

Project Home Page — Check out what's happening with your project! This is the home base of operations for your screenplay. From here, you'll see: - The Screenplay Description - The Quick View of your...

a year ago

How do I delete my project? — At the bottom of your project settings page, you'll see a "Delete this project" button. You'll only see that button if your project does not have any members. If your project does...

a year ago

Project Notes — To help with collaboration, you’ll want to give your co-writers some more in-depth information about the screenplay you’re writing. You'll see that when you create a project,...

two years ago

Hey! Something's Wrong! Who Do I Tell? — You can get in touch with us at the contact page. Or, while we're in this testing phase, you can click on the little link at the bottom of each page to submit a bug or an idea....

two years ago

Invite A Friend — One of Plotbot’s major strengths lies in collaboration. To that end, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to invite your friends along to help out with your script, be it...

on 08/22/2014

Project Forum — Each project has its own forum where you and your writers can have an active conversation about your project. You can organize your forum into topics, and you can use your project...

on 03/21/2014

How do I leave a project? — If you want to leave a project, you'll see a link on that project's home page reading "leave project." Click that link to confirm your decision--and you're out of the project. You...

on 07/05/2013

How do I download my screenplay? — On every project, you’ll find a “download” link in the upper right hand corner. That link will allow you to download an XML or Rich Text Format version of your screenplay. You...

on 03/19/2013

Private Projects — By default, Plotbot projects are publicly viewable, and will show up in Project Search. In Project Settings, you can set the participation level of members who join your project, to...

on 12/24/2012

Find a Screenplay — There are many ways to find a screenplay in Plotbot via our Screenplay Search page, which is always accessible at http://www.plotbot.com/projects/search. As you narrow your search...

on 07/03/2012

Project Settings — By following the Settings link from your Screenplay’s Project Home Page, you’ll see there are many more options for customizing your project and setting some ground rules. You...

on 08/08/2008

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

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 browsers does Plotbot work in? — Plotbot has been tested to work effectively in Firefox 2 and 3 for both PC and the Mac, the most recent version of Safari, and IE 6 and 7 for the PC.

on 05/26/2008

How to add a contact — If you like someone's work, follow their icon back to their profile page. There, you'll see a link that asks "Would you like to add this person as a contact?" Once you've requested...

on 05/26/2008

Your Contacts — The Contacts system in Plotbot lets you keep tabs on friends you've invited, and other Plotbotters, be they co-conspirators on your latest heist film or just people whose...

on 05/26/2008

Plotbot Site Basics — Plotbot Home Once you’re signed in, the Plotbot home page will show you your recently updated projects, the most recent Plotbot Dev blog entry, contact request updates, and links...

on 05/26/2008

RSS Feeds — RSS feeds are a great way to keep track of all the goings-on with your projects. You can subscribe to your feeds in any feedreader and be instantly notified of updates as they...

on 05/26/2008

Your Home Page — Your home page is a profile customized for you and your projects. From your home page, you see a snapshot of all the screenplays you’re currently writing on for both projects you...

on 05/26/2008

Your Profile Page — Let people know a little bit about you! By default, your profile page provides a little snapshot of you as a member: how long you’ve been on Plotbot, and how many edits and...

on 05/26/2008