Make sides in under 5 minutes

***Note this tutorial is for MAC users only***

STEP 1. 

Open the .pdf formatted script using preview on the mac.  Make sure this is a copy of the script because you are going to mark it up.

STEP 2. 

Click the “show edit toolbar” button at the top right.  This brings down your edit window.

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STEP 3. 

Select the Circle tool and go through the script and circle the scene numbers you are shooting for the next day.

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STEP 4. 

On the pages that you have made circles that have a portion of the scene that you don’t plan to shoot simply X the scene or part of the scene out using the line symbol.

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STEP 5. 

Select the thumbnails button at the top left corner. This allows you to see all the pages in a birds-eye view and allows you to delete the pages you don’t need by simply clicking delete. In addition you can drag the front page of the call sheet into this thumbnail viewer as long as it is a .pdf.

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STEP 6. 

Click save.  You will need a saved file of these sides in case you need to print more at a later time.

STEP 7. 

Click Print. In the print window select the number of copies. If you need 20 Sides total you will print 10. Click copies per page and select 2. Make sure scale to fit is selected.

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STEP 8. 

Once the script has printed you can use a paper cutter to cut in half and then staple the top left hand corner.

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