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Lauris

  • Sunday 20th March 2016, 10:06am
  • Blackheath, England
  • 2 posts
Quote: billwill @ 20th March 2016, 2:17 AM GMT

Nonsense!

MS Word formats and styles are perfectly OK for doing scripts, but it takes an experienced person to get it right, so it's better to let someone else create good templates.

See http://datahighways.net/dhl/toolkit.htm

Then let's agree to disagree. If it works for you, fine, but for me Word is simply the wrong tool for screenwriting.

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Lazzard

  • Sunday 20th March 2016, 10:29am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,648 posts
Quote: Lauris @ 20th March 2016, 10:06 AM GMT

Then let's agree to disagree. If it works for you, fine, but for me Word is simply the wrong tool for screenwriting.

I think you'd probably need to try BillWill's templates out before making such a statement.

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billwill

  • Sunday 20th March 2016, 12:46pm [Edited]
  • North London, England
  • 5,820 posts
Quote: Lauris @ 20th March 2016, 10:06 AM GMT

Then let's agree to disagree. If it works for you, fine, but for me Word is simply the wrong tool for screenwriting.

Heh Heh, not for ME, for my clients; around 300 of them.

These templates were originally developed for Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran who you might perhaps have heard of; and were used for writing many Classic Sitcoms of the 90's

Since then the templates have also been used by many other script writers.

It's clear that you have had a bad experience with Word in this context but watch these two tutorial videoes before you again go expounding "Word is simply the wrong tool for screenwriting."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVzHU5_HPwU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTTBCORBDxY

By all means say that YOU found Word unsuitable for YOU to writes scripts; that's your right, but stop claiming that it is no good for EVERYBODY to write scripts with. Quote: but whatever you do, don't use Word with its style and formatting.

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Zerodecoole

  • Tuesday 29th March 2016, 10:54am
  • Netherlands
  • 11 posts

Did you try Adobe Story? It's a great script software where you can write dialogues, actions, scenarios etc

You can also keep track of your whole project in a pretty organized way; character bios, screenplays, TV scripts, cast, crew. callsheets, it has everything!

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 29th March 2016, 11:22am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,648 posts
Quote: Zerodecoole @ 29th March 2016, 10:54 AM BST

Did you try Adobe Story? It's a great script software where you can write dialogues, actions, scenarios etc

You can also keep track of your whole project in a pretty organized way; character bios, screenplays, TV scripts, cast, crew. callsheets, it has everything!

£7 a month soon mounts up, though - you could outright purchase something for a lot less.
Let someone else do the bloody crew sheets!