Unnecessary (Continued)'s

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:25 pm Post

When using the "Stage Play (US)" template, after compiling, I get lots of unnecessary (Continued)'s at the top of pages.

Like when a character stops speaking at the bottom of one page, there's often a "CHARACTER (Continued)" at the top of the next page, followed immediately by my next character to speak's name.

Am I doing something wrong? I don't see how to get rid of this extraneous stuff.

I've attached a sample. CHRIS stops speaking up top, but Scrivener inserts a "CHRIS (Continued)" before LORALIE speaks on the next page.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:36 pm Post

What version of Scrivener do you have? And what format are you compiling to? There's a known bug related to widow and orphan control in PDF output that might be responsible.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:39 pm Post

Version 3.1.2 (10882). And I'm using the US Stage Play format.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:56 pm Post

But what format are you compiling to? Word? PDF? Final Draft? Something else?

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 pm Post

Sorry, PDF.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm Post

That looks as though it could be a bug in the more/cont'd code. Could you please either attach a sample project showing the issue to your reply, or zip up the affected project or a sample and send it to mac.support AT literatureandlatte.com, marking it for my attention and including a link to this thread? That way I should be able to reproduce the issue and see what is going on.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:32 pm Post

Will do.

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:50 pm Post

I just emailed you a sample file.

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:18 pm Post

Here's a fix that Keith passed me:

1. In Compile, Ctrl-click on "US Stage Play" in the list of Formats.
2. Select "Edit Format...".
3. In the list on the left in the new options that appear, select "Text Layout".
4. Under "Scriptwriting" on the right, click on the "Options" button.
5. In the text field next to "Parenthetical", enter some random text - it doesn't matter what you type there, it just needs to contain some text.
6. Click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.[/list]

The bug is that if there is no "Parenthetical" element name set here (something not necessary for US Stage Play formatting), the code skips some necessary logic - thus entering some text there should work around the issue without you needing to wait for the fix.

Alternatively you can just turn off the "CONT'D" feature altogether by deselecting "Fix script elements that flow across pages" in those options if you want.


He tells me a bug fix should be out soon. But, for now, the solution above works for me.

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