Or How To Manage Dialogues
Aramacao and dialogues
Aramacao projects can only manage one character at once, this may be an unsatisfactory feature when a character is involved in a dialogue with other characters.
Aramacao has some tools to ease this shortcoming.
The "compare with…" tool
Let’s say we have a dialogue between two characters, Operator and Captain:
Operator: All systems are ready, captain.
Captain: OK then, let’s go!
Operator: Yes sir!
First, run Aramacao, set up a new project for Operator and enter his lines.
Then synchronize the Operator’s first line.
Save the project.
Now run a second instance of Aramacao, set up a new project for Captain and enter his lines. It could be a good idea to have the windows organized on vertical stacks:
Click on 'Track→Compare with…' or click on the second icon from right on the toolbar. The "Compare with…" dialog pops up, it lets you compare your actual project with another one.
Select the Operator’s project and click OK. Now the Operator’s lines are visible in the Captain’s project.
Synchronize the Captain’s line and save the project. From the Operator’s window run the "Compare with…" dialog and select the Captain’s project.
Clicking on 'Track→Refresh comparison track' or clicking on the first icon from the right on the toolbar lets you reload the comparison track: if there are saved changes in the other project, these changes are now shown.
A good window manager can be of great help in this case.