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Getting Started with Prompter
Getting Started with Prompter

In this article we cover the fundamentals of prompter view a real time teleprompter integrated with your rundowns

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Written by John Alexander
Updated over a week ago

Whether it's in a DSM, a true teleprompter, or virtually prompting remote presenters this view is designed for tele-prompting.

It also has the added benefit of it being integrated and synced with your rundown so adjustments to your show order are automatically reflected in prompter view πŸͺ„

Article outline:


Prompter view is a full-screen view designed for script content. It allows you to display the contents of one column while maximizing the use of your display.

Prompter view is composed of three main areas: the left drawer (which contains the element list & navigation), the center pane (which contains the content of the target column), and the right drawer (which contains all your settings and styles). In addition, hovering your mouse near the top of Prompter displays the header which contains the quick navigation menu, IRT and Time of Day clocks, remote prompter, fullscreen and the other view options for your show.

How do you turn it on

Prompter view can be accessed in three ways:
1 - by clicking on the eye icon at the top right of your rundown and selecting Prompter View
2 - by clicking on the fullscreen icon inside of Featured View
3 - by clicking on the column edit menu and selecting the 'Take to Prompter View' option

What can you do in it

Prompter view is a fully functional view in Shoflo meaning you have full access to editing as well as the new prompter specific viewing options.

Text Size & Line Height

The text size and line height sliders, found in the Styles tab of the right pane, are used to adjust the size of the displayed text and the height of the blank space between each line.

Scroll Speed & Auto Scrolling

Autoscrolling, as the name suggest will automatically move the text on the screen. You can activate auto scrolling by tapping the spacebar. The speed at which the text scrolls can be adjusted by using the slider in the Styles tab of the right side menu.

Note: When Single Item mode is turned off, Auto Scrolling will continue to scroll into the next elements' script.

Prompter Column Selection

This option at the top of the settings tab allows you to choose from which column in the rundown that you want the prompter to display content.

Bold font

This setting toggles the font weight between regular weight and bold and applies to all content in that column.

Read arrow

This setting toggles the display of the read arrow, which is the small white triangle to the left of your content. This is perfect for giving your presenter a solid reference point for reading content.

The Read arrow can also be moved up and down and via drag and drop.

Force CAPS

When Force CAPS is turned on the text in the chosen column will be displayed in all capital letters regardless of its true formatting.

Mirror Text

When the Mirror Text option is turned on the text on the screen will be mirrored on the vertical axis. This is so that Prompter view can be used with an existing prompter system.

Single Item Mode

Single Item mode displays the contents of one cell at a time. This mode is meant for a speaker notes scenario in a DSM. Scrolling in this mode will terminate when the contents of that cell runs out.

Display Item Info

This setting toggles the Item title from being displayed above the cell content. The Item Title will appear in a grey box.
​Full Screen toggle
In the upper right of the right pane is a fullscreen icon. When clicked, this will take your browser window to the full width and height of your display, and thus removes the UI elements native to your browser. This provides a clean, clutter free viewing experience.

Remote Prompter

Remote Prompter allows you to work with talent from around the globe. You can have your prompter operator in New York City and the presenter in Los Angeles, but still, be able to use a prompter.

The option to activate remote prompter is found at the top right of Prompter view by hovering your mouse near the top of the display.

How a Prompter Operator would add a viewer

The remote functionality of Prompter View works similarly to our Guest Pass feature. You would create a URL from within Prompter View and then share it with your talent i.e. viewer. When they load this URL they will see the same thing the Prompter Operator sees (minus the controls).

To create the URL you would click on the remote prompter link in the top panel in prompter view. Click the toggle to enable the URL (note a user needs to have Admin permissions or higher in order to toggle this on). Then copy it to your clipboard and share it via email, text message, or any other messaging tool you choose.

Remote speaker

After opening the remote prompter link created by the prompter operator in a browser, the remote viewer will be able to see what the operator sees. Once in this view, the only controls available to the remote viewer is in the top menu that appears when the mouse is hovered near the top. To the far right of the header, the remote viewer has the option to go full screen or click the cog wheel to toggle on/off the timers and horizontal mirroring.

All Prompter Shortcuts:






Start / stop scrolling

Up arrow

Up arrow

decrease scroll speed

Down arrow

Down arrow

increase scroll speed

left arrow

left arrow

jump to previous script item

right arrow

right arrow

jump to next script item

shift + left

shift + left

jump to previous script item and skip items with no script content

shift + right

shift + right

jump to next script item and skip items with no script content

option + =

option + =

zoom increase

option + -

option + -

zoom decrease

shift + command + left

shift + ctrl + left

decrease width

shift + command + right

shift + ctrl + right

increase width

ctrl + command + Shift


Browser Full Screen

shift + up arrow

shift + up arrow

jump to first script

shift + down arrow

shift + down arrow

jump to last script



Stop Scrolling

Shift Option 0

Shift Alt 0

Speed: -20

Shift Option 9

Shift Alt 9

Speed: -19

Shift Option 8

Shift Alt 8

Speed: -18

Shift Option 7

Shift Alt 7

Speed: -17

Shift Option 6

Shift Alt 6

Speed: -16

Shift Option 5

Shift Alt 5

Speed: -15

Shift Option 4

Shift Alt 4

Speed: -14

Shift Option 3

Shift Alt 3

Speed: -13

Shift Option 2

Shift Alt 2

Speed: -12

Shift Option 1

Shift Alt 1

Speed: -11

Shift 0

Shift 0

Speed: -10

Shift 9

Shift 9

Speed: -9

Shift 8

Shift 8

Speed: -8

Shift 7

Shift 7

Speed: -7

Shift 6

Shift 6

Speed: -6

Shift 5

Shift 5

Speed: -5

Shift 4

Shift 4

Speed: -4

Shift 3

Shift 3

Speed: -3

Shift 2

Shift 2

Speed: -2

Shift 1

Shift 1

Speed: -1



Speed: 1



Speed: 2



Speed: 3



Speed: 4



Speed: 5



Speed: 6



Speed: 7



Speed: 8



Speed: 9



Speed: 10

Option 1

Alt 1

Speed: 11

Option 2

Alt 2

Speed: 12

Option 3

Alt 3

Speed: 13

Option 4

Alt 4

Speed: 14

Option 5

Alt 5

Speed: 15

Option 6

Alt 6

Speed: 16

Option 7

Alt 7

Speed: 17

Option 8

Alt 8

Speed: 18

Option 9

Alt 9

Speed: 19

Option 0

Alt 0

Speed: 20

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a contour shuttle with prompter view?
Yes! navigate to our article on setting up your contour shuttle here:

How many prompter operators/viewers can I have using Shoflo's Prompter?

While the number of remote prompter viewers is unlimited, prompter operators will need an active rundown license.

Is Prompter View free?
We offer a free 2:00 min preview to allow you test it out but prompter is an add on to your existing rundown license.

Does Prompter View work with Perfect Cue?
Yes, Perfect Cue is recognized by your computer as a keyboard. Since Prompter View uses the left and right arrow keys as keyboard shortcuts for advancing the displayed content, it works with Perfect Cue out of the box.

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