How does Power Writer differ from Power Structure?
Although they both share a common philosophy of giving you, the writer, the tools to better use your own skills as a writer to create the best work you have in you, they do have a difference in focus. Power Structure gives you most tools and views for the deepest structural analysis, while Power Writer gives you far superior word processing and manuscript handling capabilities.
So, which Program is right for you?
|Story Development||Power Structure||Power Writer|
|Must Accomplish Items - running checklist reminders of things you have to accomplish before you can move to the next Chapter or Act|
|Plot Point (Story Beat) Categorization with Color Highlighting - allows you to visually identify the subplots or parts of your story so that you can better analyze its structure||
|Plot Point (Story Beat) Status Icons - mark any moment as needing more work, being completed, or having any other status.||
|Story/Theme, Act, Chapter, Plot Point and Character Development|
|Quick Note Entry with searching|
|Conflict Tracking with Graphical (and editable) Display - allows you to define any given plot point as introducing, heightening and/or resolving one or more conflicts, then view and edit these conflicts in an easy-to-use graphical interface|
|Character Roles in Conflicts - allows you to specify what role each character plays in a conflict, who's involved in the conflict and the like|
|View your project on categorized Index Cards or as index cards which display both the plot points and each character's growth or role within it|
|View your project in a Gestalt View - letting you step back and "see the forest for the trees"|
|Display your story development information while the entire text of a chapter/sequence is still on-screen|
|Editing/Reordering Options||Power Structure||Power Writer|
|Reorder elements of your project by dragging and dropping them in the Outline View|
|Reorder elements of your project by dragging and dropping them in the Gestalt View|
|Reorder Plot Points by dragging and dropping them in the Index Card View|
|Reorder elements of your project by dragging and dropping them within a continuous paginated document|
|Word Processing Features||Power Structure||Power Writer|
|Use Bold/Italics & Underline in your document|
|Spell Check and Thesaurus|
|Real-time Spell Checking with auto-typo Correction and on-screen underlining of misspelled words|
|Full dictionary definitions of most words, including definitions of suggested synonyms|
|Full Word Processing capabilities including complete font, margin, line spacing, widow/orphan and Style Sheet Control|
|User Defined Alt/Control Keys and Macros|
|View your project as a Continuous Paginated document with optional WYSIWYG Page Layout View|
|Familiar Windows Word Processor Interface|
|Embedded and Referenced Notes|
|Bookmarks and embedded "live" hyperlinks|
|Importing/Exporting||Power Structure||Power Writer|
|Power Structure <---> Power Writer|
|Movie Magic Screenwriter & Final Draft Files (with export to RTF)|
|General RTF Files (e.g. Word Files)|
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