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Getting Started with QueIt
This tutorial is a quick rundown of what you need to know to get started. You will learn how to create a new show in Que It, add a script to your show, and personalize your show with your own setup.
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Link Dropbox: the first step will be to link your Dropbox account to the app. Once you tap the Link Dropbox button you will be prompted to link your Dropbox. Once LineIt is linked to your Dropbox account, you are able to start using the application.
Create New Show: The next step is to load your script, which should first be placed in your Dropbox in PDF form. When you choose the Create New Show button, a dialog will appear which allows you to pick the PDF file of your script from Dropbox and import it into QueIt. If you need to do any edits to the PDF file itself, such as page reordering or straightening the pages, it shouldbe done before importing it into QueIt as the PDF cannot be edited or replaced once it is imported into QueIt.
Create your Cue Lists: Choose the Cue List Setup button, then choose a list marked as “List Available”. From here you will be prompted to name the list, choose the prefix, choose the color used to render the list, and whether you would like to use numbers or letters and visibility. You have two options for managing stand-bys: you may use Queit’s auto stand-by feature which will automatically add stand-bys to cues in the list, or you may use another cue list if you want finer control of your stand-bys. Additionally QueIt offers the ability to automatically number (or re-number) any cue list.
Show Setup: Show Setup contains common show information. Here you can select a cue list and add contact information for designers or company members associated with that list. You can also add information related to the venue. One quick note about the venue: the venue contains the show name. This is the same text that is used to save your files. When a file is saved, QueIt will automatically append a timestamp to it to help you differentiate between versions of the show.
Page Setup: We acknowledge that the page numbers of your PDF and the page numbers printed on the script might not always match up. For example, say a script was scanned and the first page of the PDF is actually page 5 of the script due to title pages, etc.. You canaccount for that here by updating what we call the page mapping. To page map, exit the setup page by selecting the script button in the upper right corner of the setup screen. Using the gray navigation arrows in the upper left and right hand corners of the screen, make your way to the page you want to start your updated numbering from. Next, return to the setup page and choose the Page Setup button. In the text field, type the page number you would like this page to be. QueIt will automatically update the numbering of all the pages before and after it.
You are now ready to begin creating your prompt script
Head to the script by using the script button on the upper right corner of the screen.
Here are the features of the tool bar on the bottom of the screen.
Bookmarks: We got bookmarks. In the bookmark pop-up window, in the name dialog box, enter the name of the new bookmark that you have chosen and the page number you want to bookmark, then tap Add Bookmark to save it. Want to go to a bookmark? Just select the bookmark from the bookmark picker and tap Goto Page.
Add a Cue
Add a Cue: Select this tool to add a cue to the script. First draw the cue line on the page with your finger. The “prompt” will appear where your finger starts and the text will start where your finger lifts. After you lift your finger, a pop-up box will appear to enter additional data. You will need to setup some cue lists before you can add a cue. A quick note about drawing cue lines: some prefer a stylus instead of their finger. Do what feels right for you. QueIt will work with either.
Search: The search tool allows you to search for specific cue numbers or letters in a cue list of your choice. Just start typing and it will start searching. Once you find your cue, just tap Goto Page to advance to that page. You may also type in a page number to skip to a specific page in your script.
Delete a Cue: This tool is used to delete a cue. To select the cue you want to delete, tap on the bullet point of the cue line. If multiple cues are nearby, you will be asked which one you want to delete. You cannot delete an automatic Standby. They are always tied to the cue.
Edit: If you already added a cue and want to update it, this is the tool for you! Just tap the Edit tool, then tap on the bullet point of the cue and the edit dialog box will pop-up, allowing you to update cue text, number or cue list. If you have a Standby that is combined with another (which we’ll cover next), you can use this tool to break them back apart into individual Standbys.
Move: To move a cue, first tap the Move tool, then select your cue by tapping on the bullet point of the cue, which will select your cue. From here, you may either re-draw the position with your finger or stylus just like you did when you added it, or if you want to fine- tune the position, you may use the pop-up arrows to “nudge” the cue into the perfect spot. Anytime you want to deselect a cue, just tap anywhere there is not already a cue.
Export QueIt Show File: The export function saves the show and its cues into a QueIt show file (.qsf) to Dropbox. This is perhaps one of the most convenient features of QueIt. If you share the Dropbox folder you saved the show to, others can import your cues into their instance of QueIt.
Import QueIt Show File: To import a Que-It show file, first select the file in Dropbox then tap Import Show. It is worth noting that the Dropbox view only displays folders and .qsf files.
Export Show as PDF: You can also save your marked up script to a PDF file. This process is identical to exporting the show file. From the Setup Page, select Export Show as PDF, then browse to the location on dropbox you want to export to and tap Export as PDF.
Save Show to iPad: QueIt will save the show to your iPad anytime the app enters the background (i.e., you press the home button). If you would like to save the show to your iPad manually, on the Setup Page, tap Save Show to iPad. The date and time the show was saved is displayed just below the command.