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April 12, 1999 2:00 AM
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Writing The First Draft With Final Draft And Scriptware: A Sit-Down With Two Of The Leading Screenw

With Two Of The Leading Screenwriting Softwares

By Joshua Moss



Like most screenwriters out there, I know Microsoft Word for what it is
-- a screenwriter's personal Greek Tragedy. Why write a great drama
when you can live one trying to format in Word? But wait, there's
hope. Help has arrived, and it has come in the form of screenplay
software.


Without a doubt, this has to be one of the greatest tools ever created for
the screenwriter. Type "cut to", and watch the program slide the words to
the far right, capitalize them, add a colon, then move the cursor two lines
down. Type the words "INT.", and a pop-up box listing every previous interior
scene written. Move down, select the location you want, hit RETURN, and
bang, the location is written out and your cursor has moved down two lines to
begin "action". Describe the action, then hit TAB once,... bam

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