To import a script you need to find a script either in your email, or in your file sharing application (e.g. Dropbox or Google+) and select to open it in LineLearner. From email the option will appear in the list of available apps in which to open it, from file sharing applications you may need to select open in application, and then pick LineLearner from the applications listed there.
Once you have chosen to open the application in LineLearner it will open the import screen. This will give you four import options as below.
Import as new script
The first option is quite straight forward, and will import the script as a new script into your LineLearner. When you press the button it will prompt you for a name for the script and then just import it.
Import into existing script
The second option is also quite straight forward, as long as you are importing a script that you either have previously imported, or one that you previously exported. If this is not the case, then it will just import all of the scenes from the script being imported as new scenes, and it is best to use the manual import.
If you select this option you will be prompted to select a script into which you are importing the lines and then press import. When you have done this, it will import the script replacing all of the lines that you currently have with lines from the imported script. If you have lines that aren’t in the imported script then they will be left. If there are extra lines being imported that are not in your script then they will be located appropriately.
If a whole scene is being imported that you don’t have, then that scene will be added to the end of your script. You can then move it in the scene editing screen to the right location.
If you have some lines in that scene then it will attempt to place the lines being imported in the right place, either before or after the existing lines.
Replace character in existing script
Replacing characters in existing script is like the import has the same criteria as with importing into an existing script, but if the two scripts did start off as one at some point then it is fairly straight forward.
You will start with this screen:
Where you select the script that you want to import into, and the characters in that script that you want to replace. Once you have done that press import and it will replace all of those characters lines in your copy of the script with the one being imported.
This works really well if you have created a script on your device, and then shared it with others. You can then import just their parts back into your script, and it will update their lines while leaving your ones untouched.
Manual mode is used when you are importing in a script that someone else have created from scratch into one of your scripts, where they were created separately. In this case it doesn’t know which lines to match from one script with the other, so you have to do it manually.
The manual import screen is the only screen that works best in landscape mode.
You will have on the left the list of lines that are being imported, and on the right the script that you are importing the lines into. The change button allows you to change the script into which you are importing the lines.
It works quite simply, in that you select one or more lines on the left, and one or more lines on the right, and you can choose to insert the lines above or below the target lines, or to replace it.
Once you have imported all of the lines you want to you may have some duplicate characters. You can sort this by going to the Characters screen of the script and giving all of the lines from one of the characters to the other, and then deleting the character without the lines.