Cast Editor

Description:    This document presents an overview of the Cast Editor in the NewsRoom program.

Applies To:              


A -  Overview

The cast editor is used to arrange cast line-ups, as well as do any last minute edits before your on-air broadcast. The cast window has different 'time slots' that you'll go to air with. There's also a 'group' window to display a specific group, or station's custom casts.

You have the luxury of rearranging the order of your cast stories by simply grabbing a 'Story ID' tag and moving it up or down the line-up. The line-up will dynamically refresh with any new updates. Whatever is entered in the cast editor is also automatically added into the on-air module as well. The cast editor also lets you print a hard copy of your line-up, or stories from any time slot.


Cast Editor 

Segments are used to divide the lineup into related areas. These items are shown in a different color than normal items, and do not get displayed on the teleprompter screen. These items also display timing values for story content items appearing between this segment, and the next lower segment of the cast Editor Tool.

B - Read Speed

NewsRoom's cast editor tool approximates the amount of time it takes to read stories based on the word count, and 'words per minute' setting for each cast. Users can also specify this setting themselves when editing individual stories.

Cast Editor Read Speed 

C - Keyboard Shortcuts

Menus/General Control

Insert  - Toggle menus on or off

Scroll Mode Control

Enter/Space  - Toggle Scrolling start/stop

Show/Cast Control

Shift + Home

- Top of currently loaded cast
Shift + End  - Bottom of currently loaded cast

Story Control

Home  - Previous story
End  - Next story
Page Up  - Previous screen of text
Page Down  - Next screen of text

Text Line Control

While not scroll mode  :

Up Arrow  - Prior line of text
Down Arrow  - Next line of text

While in scroll mode  :

Up Arrow  - Increase scrolling speed
Down Arrow  - Decrease scrolling speed

Advanced features (not likely used in News)  :

Up Arrow  - Prior scan line of current line of text
Down Arrow  - Next scan line of current line of text

Closed Captioning Control

F1  - Enable closed captions
F2  - Disable closed captions
F3  - Run closed captions

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