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Jan 20 2013, 12:34pm Anchor

Just wondering how you guys write your scripts. In my head, the ideal way would be to use flowcharts to tie all the dialogue and action choices together. This is a huge hassle in a program like Word. Do any of you know of/use a good program that makes flowchart and dialogue easy to deal with?

Jan 25 2013, 12:14pm Anchor

I wish I did!
I also use Word and have been trying to figure out the best way to manage it.
If you get any good suggestions, mind sharing with me?

lancer611
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Jan 25 2013, 12:36pm Anchor

Did you google it?  Theres lots of free stuff out there.  I've only ever used Visio though.

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Jan 25 2013, 4:20pm Anchor

I'm giving yED a go at the moment, seems quite intuitive. Does auto organising at the click of a button, you can colour boxes to designate speech or action, can auto select said boxes of a certain type and is generally quite easy to use.
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Visio looks very pretty, might give that a try next, cheers

Mar 6 2013, 7:18am Anchor

SmartDraw is pretty good- price is decent too- so it might be worth taking a look at. Bought it when looking for a visio alternative.

Mar 24 2013, 5:15am Anchor

I use Edraw Max. It's very useful, functional, and quick to learn. It's like a less jittery Microsoft Word flowchart creator. Best of luck!

Kyou.
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Mar 24 2013, 10:42am Anchor
petethelion wrote:I'm giving yED a go at the moment, seems quite intuitive. Does auto organising at the click of a button, you can colour boxes to designate speech or action, can auto select said boxes of a certain type and is generally quite easy to use.
Yworks.com
Visio looks very pretty, might give that a try next, cheers


I can vouch for yed.  Great simple program that does its job well.

Mar 24 2013, 8:57pm Anchor

When I'm writing scripts I use a note pad.  I find it easier, faster & more accessible to use a pen/pencil and paper vs using a computer.  Sure, there's advantages to a computer, but

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