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- July 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM #37317NewbsNetworkParticipant
I have a copy of FD, but it’s an ancient version. However, some of my writing team do not have even that. All of us, however, have a copy of Word.
Before I go buy multiple licenses for Final Draft, does anyone know of any plug-ins or templates that allow Word to easily format scripts? Doing it by hand is a chore, it drives me nuts. I remember reading about some MS Word add-on once, but I never tried it and can’t remember what it was called. I can google it, but I’d rather hear about something that someone here has actually used and recommends, if possible.
Chris – you’re the king of cheap/free downloads… what do you recommend?
Thanks in advance for the help!
Chris already listed one really good freeware peice…in the other thread.
can you not just layout a page the way you want it and save it as a template?
I would only recommend using MS Word for creating split page scripts. It’s easy to create a 2-column table for audio and video.
If you’re writing a narrative and want to follow WGA format, use Final Draft or what I use, Celtx, which was a free download and works great. It’s similar to FD in the idea that you can simple press TAB to shuffle between character, dialogue,parenthetical, INT or EXT scene, scenedescription, etc. It automatically formats your script to WGA standards.
celtix! that’s the one Chris mentioned! It’s available for Mac also!
Celtx looks amazing… I love open-source! 😉
Thanks for the head’s up!
Celtxhasa bunch of collaborativetools builtintoitas well,sothis might be agoodthingto lookinto for you and your other writersto all work on and viewthe project.