MS Word screenwriting plug in/template?

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    • #37317
      AvatarNewbsNetwork
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      Evening, all.

      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!

      -Jeff

    • #165309
      AvatarD0n
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      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?

    • #165310
      AvatarRob
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      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.

    • #165311
      AvatarD0n
      Participant

      celtix! that’s the one Chris mentioned! It’s available for Mac also!

    • #165312
      AvatarNewbsNetwork
      Participant

      Celtx looks amazing… I love open-source! 😉

      Thanks for the head’s up!

      -Jeff

    • #165313
      Avatarralck
      Participant

      Celtxhasa bunch of collaborativetools builtintoitas well,sothis might be agoodthingto lookinto for you and your other writersto all work on and viewthe project.

    • #165314
      AvatarNewbsNetwork
      Participant

      Celtxhasa bunch of collaborativetools builtintoitas well,sothis might be agoodthingto lookinto for you and your other writersto all work on and viewthe project.

      I saw that, which is perfect as one member of my writing team is based in NYC and we’re in CA.

      -Jeff

    • #165315
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Celtx is great. You can also try Cinergy Script Editor. Cinergy Production Software is very expensive, but the scriptwriter is free. I have used both.

      Jeremy

    • #165316
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Celtx is both free and fantastic.The more that i use it, the more impressed i am

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