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Causality Wishlist
In Causality Story Sequencer
oddbody
Jun 21, 2022
Hi Per, Thanks for taking a closer look at the points I raised and for your detailed feedback. Animated Graphic Novel To give a little bit of background I am using Causality for a long format animated graphic novel and normally work in Onenote to write my scripts, because I haven't found any screen writing format that fits my way of writing a story, until I discovered Causality that is. Onenote The thing I like about Onenote is the free flowy way it allows you to work, building or writing starter ideas and beats, outline them in chronological or thematic order and then build from there. However it is not so good at the later stages of writing a screenplay and that's why I'm looking into other solutions. I have to say that causality really fits my way of working without feeling "boxed in", except for the beat editor maybe. As for your immediate feedback here's my thoughts Tags I would be quite happy to have the tags still sitting on the top of the beat and being linked to the beat object, but it would be nice to "anchor" it to a specific sentence or paragraph, so I don't have to search for it which can get repetitive if you have longer beats. I understand that you've made high level decisions for v3 of the software and wouldn't want to go "against" that flow. Timeline Navigation / Script Sync I have the timeline in a separate window, the script window to fullscreen and the sync button on. When I now click a beat in the timeline, it will take me out of full screen mode, but when I also have the whiteboard as a separate window, then it behaves as you would expect Visual Cues I agree on the inspector which is definitely helpful in most scenarios. I understand about the touch aspect as well and would be curious to know how many people use causality on a touch device. Text Formatting Spelling, text formatting and paragraph style are all in the right click menu, which is good but it's definitely not a visual way of editing text, but maybe that's personal. A hovering toolbar feature, like the one I used in writing this post would be great. Tag Color For the tag color I can follow your thinking for keeping it as it is, which is fine, unless you have more than three or four tags on a beat and there is no "winning" tag. Side by Side / Nesting I use the side by side work method all the time in Onenote and it's great for messyheads like me that want to write in a visual way, with bits and pieces (notes, version etc…) floating around the same beat until it gels together and I can copy/paste/rewrite it into it's "final" shape Crashes As for the crashes, I have to say I've been having hard disk problems and have replace dwhat I think is the faulty drive yesterday, so that probably explains a lot of the crashes. Undo Undo is so important to not feel like you're bound by what you've done, so any improvements there would be great. As for the last two points, I will have another go to see if it's not me still being a causality newbie. Images/Storyboard And finally, as this is for a long format animated graphic novel, being able to import images would be great, but I'm sure there's other items on the priority list. Thanks again for the feedback, Iwan
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