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Commonly Asked Questions

Be sure to check out the Text Entry Hints at the bottom of the page!

What is a Work?

Works contain several scenes.
A work is identified by a Main Character and the work name. The Work above is for the Crucible and the character name of Putnam. The user has entered one scene.
The free version allows only one Work.

What is a Scene?

Scenes contain several lines.
A scene is identified by an Act and Scene identifier. The Scene above has six lines attached to it. The "." character can be used to break up larger scenes. For example, Scene "1.1" and "1.2" are valid identifiers.
The free version allows only three Scenes.

What is a Line?

Lines are the most basic element in Line Basher.
Lines have two components: a Cue Text and a Line Text.
The free version allows only 15 Lines per scene. 

How do I Edit/Rehearse Lines?

Tapping on a Line will reveal two buttons: Edit and Rehearse.
Tap Edit to open the Line Editor
Tap Rehearse to practice your lines.

Can I Reorder the Location of Lines, Scenes and Works?

Tap on the "Arrange" button to move an item.
Then, drag the Line, Scene or Work to the position of the table you prefer.

How do I Edit a Line?

The Cue Text is always on top. Tap on the top text box to edit.
The Line Text is always on the bottom. Tap on the bottom text box to edit.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate through lines. The right arrow goes to the next Line. The left arrow goes to the previous Line.
Tap "Record" to verbally enter text. Verbally stating punctuation is most best. Listen to the audio sample at the bottom of the page.

Can I break a monologue up into smaller sections?

The Monologue slider will identify the Line as part of a larger monologue.
When selected, the Cue Text automatically shows the previous Line Text.

How do I Rehearse a Line?

Rehearsal Mode looks a lot like the Editing Screen. The Cue is on the top and the Line is on the bottom. The arrow keys still navigate through the lines.
Every time a new line is displayed, the Line Text is hidden.
The "Tap to Hear Cues" will audibly repeat the Cue so you can get used to hearing the Cue before you recite your line.

How do I show the Line Text?

Tap on the "Show" button to remove the Line Basher graphic and reveal the Line Text in its entirety.
The Line Text can be hidden again by tapping the "Repeat" button.

Can I get a Hint?

Tapping on the "Hint" button will reveal the first several characters of the Line Text.
The remainder of the Line Text will be encoded allowing you to work on your memorization for the remainder.
Tap the "Hint" button as many times as necessary until the whole line is revealed.

Is it possible to speak my Lines?

Tapping on the "Speak It" button will reveal the encoded line.
Begin speaking and Line Basher will reveal the words you spoke correctly.
This is very helpful when working on the final details of the memorization process.

What else can I configure?

The "Line Size" slider will vary the text size in the Edit and Rehearse screen.
The "Always Show Line" switch will always show the line in rehearsal mode.
The "Characters per Hint" sets the number of characters revealed when the Hint button is pressed.
The buttons under "Get Full Version" connects you to the Apple App Store to purchase the full version of Line Basher.

Hints: Verbally Entering Text

In Editing Mode, the most efficient method of entering text is verbally.

When speaking text in Edit Mode, it is best to speak the punctuation while you are entering the text. Line Basher will automatically add in the punctuation as you pronounce it.

Listen to how the "Mr. Paris, I have ..." line was entered while in Edit Mode.

In Rehearsing mode, you don't need to speak the punctuation. Line Basher shows punctuation automatically.