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How should my script be formatted?

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

Scriptation was originally built for 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 some script formats 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: 1", 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
Leading (vertical line spacing): Normal

Single-Camera Sample Script

Multi-Camera Sample Script

Theatrical Sample Script

Scriptation offers a custom Final Draft and Microsoft Word template for theatrical productions, designed to work with Actor Highlight.

TIP: To best utilize the Microsoft Word template, enable the Style Pane and Style Guide.

What about Dual Dialogue?

At the moment, Scriptation isn't likely to recognize Dual Dialogue for Actor Highlighting or Reader Mode. 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)

Updated on: 25/04/2021

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