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Causality 3.2.9 bug (small stuff) with macOS Sonoma 14.0
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Renaming Characters
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Per Holmes
Oct 31, 2023
Hi Darren, Thanks for posting! This is a slightly bigger problem that we're trying to address. The thing is that there are actually multiple kinds of characters in the app: The actual character text in the script. The character objects in research. The links of character objects to beats (like tagging characters onto a beat). The detection words of characters that automatically link characters to beats where they're mentioned. The character name when mentioned in a beat title or synopsis. Everybody of course expects all of these to be in sync, but we haven't been sure how to address it. One thing coming in the next release is that we auto-create characters that we don't recogize. The downside is that even a typo will create a character with that name that you'll have to clean up, but that's the same in Final Draft. Changing a character name requires a search/replace, and we're very nervous about automating it. The search/replace dialog itemizes which area the character name was found in, so you can search replace in beat titles, character names, synopsis, script text etc. I feel that the best bet is using the search/replace for renaming characters, but perhaps getting you there via a wizard so you still get a button that says "Rename Character". This gives you a change to inspect the rename before it happens. Obviously, going between sophisticated names will always work, but we're worried about bulk replace from simple names to other simple names. Imagine renaming Q from Star Trek. How much other stuff are we scooping up? Do we really want that to be fully automatic? That's the kind of reasoning we're forced into.
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Per Holmes
Aug 09, 2023
Thanks!!!
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