Break Your Script Down with Page, Card, and Mind Map Views
As of the WriterDuet v6 update, your script can now be viewed one of three ways: 1) Page View, 2) Cards View, and 3) Mind Map. You can change these views by using the dropdown in the left corner above your script, and it will open it up in a new project tab. Each of these views has a unique benefit to the writing process and can be useful in their own ways depending on how you prefer to outline!
When viewing your script in Page View, you're able to add Outline lines using keyboard shortcut Ctrl+0 (PC) or Cmd+0 (Mac). These lines appear as a lighter color than the rest of the script and will not be included in any PDF or other filetype exports.
If you switch to the Cards View by either using the previously mentioned dropdown or going to Tools > Outliner > Cards, you will see your script broken down into cards, where every scene has its own dedicated card. Cards are in a left-to-right, vertically descending grid by default. (If you're not a big fan of grids, you can switch to Mindmap for free dragging -- more on that later in this article!)
In the above screenshot, you may notice that the outline comment we wrote in page view appears on our first card as well. That card is also salmon-colored due to a tag we have placed on that scene's slugline. This is because the cards are the exact same document as the script -- think of your cards as dozens (hundreds, even!) of small individual scripts that by default have every line filtered out except for Outline lines.
You can click and hold a card to drag it and drop it into a different position if you'd like to move a scene, and this change will automatically reflect in your script the next time you view it in page view. This way, you can always take a step back and re-outline if you need to!
Remember what we said about the cards essentially being tiny scripts? (We hope so... that was, like, one paragraph ago.) Well, by going to Options in the right corner above the cards and unchecking the Outline Mode box, this will un-filter all line types on the cards and show you the entire scene's contents within each one. This makes them, literally, a ton of tiny scripts!
This is great if you need to make any small adjustments while outlining, or if inspiration strikes and you need to get something down quick without switching back to page view.
Switching to Mind Map will look very similar to the cards view with a couple of very important distinctions.
First, cards are able to be dragged freely and placed anywhere instead of snapping into an ordered grid list, to allow for more of a cork-board-like brainstorming feel. You can also drag cards on top of each other to create relationship threads between scenes.
Check out this quick video overview of Mind Map from our Video Knowledgebase to see things in action!