How to write narrations via template

Introduction

In (almost) every project there's this narration part with hundreds of lines in which the sentences act according to the same logic. The greeting at the beginning of the video, in which we typically greet viewers with their personal name, is the best example. The narrations are always similar: "Hello, <first name>." or "Hi, <name>!" or  "Welcome, <customer name>," but with a thousand recorded names, writing it all manually takes a lot of time and patience. Why do that when you can use the power of visual logic?

Instructions

  1. Open the Narrations Builder from the top horizontal toolbar

  2. Open the narration part you want to edit

  3. Add the data elements, as usual

  4. Select the rows you'd like to fill in using a formula. You can also "Select all" in one click (the select all selects all the rows in that part, even those in other pages)

  5. Click on the "Write via Template" action in the blue action bar (image 1)

  6. Click on "Define" to start defining the narration template logic (image 2)

  7. You can concatenate strings and data elements, just as in the "show" definition of placeholders (image 3). When you're done, click apply.

  8. The narrations are all written (image 4)

 
 
 
 

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Important 

  • Only the selected lines will be impacted, so you can write some narrations using one template and others using another template

  • The template only writes the sentences once. Once you hit "apply", there's no difference between a sentence that was written manually and one that was written using the template. This means that:

  • You can override a sentence that was created using the template - just select the row and edit it

  • We don't keep track of the template that was used to fill in the sentences. It's just an auxiliary tool to help you write sentences in scale

 
 
 
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