Power Prompter can read the following file formats:
Power Prompter Scripts (.ppr),
Plain Text Files (.txt),
Rich Text Files (.rtf),
MS Word Documents (.doc and .docx) and
PDF files (.pdf). Though complex PDFs (especially those with images) can be problematic. The simpler the PDF the better.
The PDF import should be seen as a sort of last resort when you can't get the script in any other format.
When opening a rich text file (like .rtf or .doc) Power Prompter will try to import all relevant mark up styles like underline, italic, bold and text colors. It will also try to "intelligently" set the document's background color to the default Power Prompter color and adjust the main text color to a color that has good visibility on the background.
This usually works but might fail in some cases and may require manual user intervention. Because of this we suggest not to set custom background colors in external editors like MS Word when you intend to import the file into Power Prompter.
Notes regarding 3rd party documents
Imported documents can sometimes have de-syncing issues (editor position and teleprompter position don't match exactly). You will have to perform Script inspector by pressing the reset button next to "Font".and then reset the font face to default in the
Power Prompter does not support embedding of images and other media. Images in imported documents and/or pasted text will be discarded silently.
If possible we suggest to use native Power Prompter Script files (.ppr) to exchange and share scripts. Rich text documents - especially complex ones - can confuse the teleprompting engine and you will have to manually fix text attributes as many word processor insert empty paragraphs to pad text. This is something that Power Prompter can't handle too well.
Power Prompter is going to discard background color settings in MS Word documents and will convert the document from its usual "dark text on white background" to a "white text on dark background" format.