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by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 27307

Of course, right from the get-go I have made it very clear that Scrivener is not a formatting application and that for specialist formats you will need to export your work to a dedicated word processor or Final Draft. That's why I've refrained from asking for essential specialty formatting features...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 27307

By the way, what's your take on the great butterfly vs screw bolt debate? Acco brass, baby. Acco brass #5. No washers, no steel. Smack them flat with a hammer, makes you feel like a writer. (Washers make it tough to pull your script apart and make copies, and thereby slows your scripts progress thr...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 27307

Re: script formatting

Popcornflix is dead right when it comes to Hollywood and Hollywood-esque submissions. They are incredibly anal about it all. I've seen long arguments range about whether you should use two 'brads' (paper fasteners) or three, and whether you should use two but have a third hole punched through the s...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Page breaks
Replies: 58
Views: 11498

jok wrote:But how would that help when the line length is dynamic?


Well, I asked for fixed line length/hard right margin in another post. :D
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Anyone submitted a Scrivener outline in query?
Replies: 99
Views: 27307

Mind you, there's a fine old market in persuading people who want to be writers that unless they get _this_ program and format in _this_ way, they won't stand a chance. What percentage of Screenplay 2000/Final Draft users -- $200 products -- are doing it for a living? If your script isn't formatted...
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting - Action --> Character
Replies: 16
Views: 4464

Thanks for fixing the Tab/Return function in screenplay Mode. Now I can just write the scene without thinking about how to drive the program, just like FD and MMS.

Looking forward to learning all the cool new fixes in 1.01! 8)
by popcornflix
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Page breaks
Replies: 58
Views: 11498

No, you haven't misled anyone. :wink: I bought Scrivener with my eyes open.:shock: I'm just asking for features that will let me do my job inside of this delightful program. Just bare bones screenwriting features. Would you consider throwing screenwriters a bone in the short term and adding some kin...
by popcornflix
Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Page breaks
Replies: 58
Views: 11498

Screenwriting: Page breaks

Please, could Scrivener's screenplay mode indicate where the bottom of each 54-line page is? It would be a big help. I KNOW! I know. Scrivener is NOT a page-layout program. I get it. Thing is, in screenwriting, you can't separate the content from the form the way you can in novel writing or journali...
by popcornflix
Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Action Paragraphs
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Thanks for your consideration, Keith.
by popcornflix
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Action Paragraphs
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

You might try setting up a style for the action paragraph that uses a monospaced font like courier. The 61-character width would be the same then no matter what the contents of the line. I'm already using a mono-font. Sorry if I didn't express myself clearly. In standard screenwriting apps like Fin...
by popcornflix
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Screenwriting: Action Paragraphs
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Screenwriting: Action Paragraphs

I'd like a way to easily display my screenplay Action paragraphs at 61 characters wide. (Hollywood standard.) At present my workaround is to keep a screenplay document in my Research Folder containing a 61-character-long Action paragraph and resize the text view by eye. Could you please find a way t...
by popcornflix
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Screenwriting
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Screenplay formatting

I don't understand the problem. Action should go to the end of a line. Perhaps you are mistaking Scrivener for a page layout program? Scrivener does not work in pages - that is, it does not try to show you how your work will look the printed page - so if you have your text view wide, then the text ...