To create scripts for Logan Live you need to download a template.
For anchors: 00-ANCHORS-Template-COLOR.rtf
For weather: 00-WEATHER-Template-COLOR.rtf
For words of wisdom: 00-WORDS-Template-COLOR.rtf
For sports: 00-SPORTS-Template-COLOR.rtf
For entertainment: 00-ENTERTAINMENT-Template-COLOR.rtf
For spotlight: 00-SPOTLIGHT-Template-COLOR.rtf
Download and Open the Template
To download your template, click on the link. It should open in a new browser tab. In this example, it is the ANCHORS template.
Click on the DOWNLOAD ICON.
If you have set-up Chrome correctly, you will be be able to choose where to download the file. (If you have not set-up your computer correctly the file will be saved in your Downloads folder and you will have to move it into your MyLoganLive folder.)
Make a Copy of the Template
Always use a copy of the template you downloaded to prepare your script.
You will use a copy of this file to create your script for the daily show.
In your computer’s My Logan Live folder, double-click
your copy of the template file to open it. In this example is it the ANCHORS template.
If the file does not open with TextEdit, close whatever program it opens, then select the file in your My Logan Live folder.
Press and hold the [Command+i] keys on your keyboard.
In the Info dialog box, look for Open with and select TextEdit from the menu.
Click the [Change All] button.
In the window that opens click the [Continue] button, then close the Info window.
Now when you double-click your copy of the template file it should open in TextEdit.
With a copy of the template open, open the TextEdit File menu and click on Duplicate.
This will make a copy of the file. Return to the File menu and click Save.
In the Save As box, replace the zeros with the show date, using this format YYMMDD, and eliminate -Template-COLOR from the name. For example, if today is December 7, 2019, your anchors script file will be named
Make sure the name of your script always starts with the date in the proper format, and ends with the .rtf extension. When you are done naming the file, click the [Save] button.
Prepare Your Show Segment
Once you have completed your script, read it out loud and make any necessary changes. When your script is complete and all corrections have been made, save it.
Save the final script, then open Google Chrome and navigate to the
From your computer’s My Logan Live folder, drag today’s prompter script into the LL-Prompter folder.
Return to your computer and follow this procedure:
Print Your Script and Practice
After you have confirmed that the prompter operator has receive your script, use TextEdit to open the file in your My Logan Live folder.
With the file open, use the Format menu to Make Plain Text.
When asked to “Convert this document to plain text?” click the [OK] button.
With the plain text version of your script open, use the File menu to
Print one copy for each person who will be speaking in the script, plus one copy for the Director. (For example: two anchors plus director = 3 copies: Words of Wisdom presenter plus director = 1 copy.)
Once you have printed copies of your script, give one to the Director then go to the studio and practice while you wait for the show rehearsal to start. Keep the script copy with you during the show rehearsal and live broadcast in case their is a problem with the teleprompter.