How to Create and use Tags in Causality
Let’s talk about tags in Causality.
Tags in Causality have a much more important function than in many other writing applications. And that’s because you can use tags to track basically everything that you want.
You can use tags for:
- Sub plots
- Setups and payoffs
- Character traits or actions
- … And much more
So, let’s have a look at how you can create and use tags.
Creating and using Tags
There are several different places where you can create tags.
In the research area, right-click and select “New Tag”:
You can also create a new tag when you’ve selected a tag in the research folder, and you hit Enter. This will create a new tag after the one you had selected. If you press Shift + Enter, this will create a new tag before the one you had selected.
To use a tag in a scene, you can simply drag it from the research area to the script.
You can also right-click on any beat, or in the header section in your script, to choose from exising tags in the right-click menu.
Tags that you are using in your project are marked with a green check mark.
If you double-click a tag, you get to the tag settings.
There, you can define or change the name, give it a color, and choose if you want to see a visual line connecting all the occurrences of this tag on your whiteboard.
Having the visual line activated might give you a visual clue of where the tag shows up, but if you find it distracting you can turn it off.