Scriptation is optimized for industry standard formatting. What does that mean?

Scriptation was originally built with TV and Film, and is optimized to read standard single-cam and multi-cam script formats.

While you can open and annotate ANY PDF file in Scriptation, with other script formats (i.e. Broadway Musical, Play), or documents like musical scores, schedules, ROS, and contact sheets, some features like Actor Highlight may not work as reliably.

Want to create a script from scratch that's optimized for Scriptation? Here's how.

These guidelines are taken from Final Draft's "Untitled One-Hour TV Drama" template.

Text Margins: Left: 1.5", Right: 7.5", Top: 1.0", Bottom: 1.0"
Header/Footer Margins: 0.5"
Page Number: Top right of Header, Right Indent: 7.25", Period after the number
Font: Courier
Font Size: 12



Single-Camera Sample Script



Multi-Camera Sample Script


What about Lyrics, or Dual Dialogue?

At the moment, Scriptation isn't likely to recognize Lyrics or Dual Dialogue for Actor Highlighting. However, we are currently working to expand the text recognition algorithm. Stay tuned for app updates.

What's Next

Why isn't Actor Highlighting or Character Names and working?
How to hyperlink to audio, video, websites, and pages
Adding custom PDF Facing Pages (i.e. Floor Plan)
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