.DR5 File Extension

Dramatica Story Expert Project

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What is a DR5 file?

A DR5 file is a document created by Dramatica Story Expert, a macOS (OS X) application used by writers to formulate stories. It contains a story project, which includes the title, author, story plot, characters, and character relationships.

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Screenshot of a .dr5 file in Write Brothers Dramatica Story Expert 5
DR5 file open in Write Brothers Dramatica Story Expert 5

The DR5 file is the main file type associated with Dramatica Story Expert. When you start a new story and save it, the program creates the DR5 file to save the contents. You can create a DR5 file by selecting File → Save.

DR5 files are also used to store templates. These are helpful if you do not want to start from scratch and you want to re-use story elements from the template. To begin from a template, select File → New Document from Template....

Dramatica Story Expert is the macOS version of Dramatica Pro, which is only available for Windows. Dramatica Story Expert is designed to help you piece together your story by defining your overall storyline, characters, character relationships, and themes. It also comes with brainstorming tools, a story engine for generating a storyline, and a casting tool to add characters.

Dramatica Pro saves projects in the .DSF file instead of the DR5 file. However, if you want to open a DR5 file in Dramatica Pro you can rename the ".dr5" extension to the ".dsf" extension.

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