Here at Transcription City, we are specialists in script formatting services. Using the latest Final Draft software available, our typists take your draft scripts and turn them into a reality. The advanced software has numerous features which can make even the most unpresentable script into something presentable and, more importantly, incredibly professional.
Let’s explore the range of exciting writing features available:
Script Formatting Services – Collaborative Writing
Working independently on a script is one thing, but what do you do if you want to collaborate on a project with a writing partner? Often, writers will take turns to contribute to scripts, sending ideas to and fro by other means, and this takes up a lot of valuable writing time. With First Draft, there is the capability of working together on the programme, remotely and in real time. In the â€˜Collaboration’ section, writers can send one another messages and discuss potential ideas or scripts changes. This is not only cost-effective in terms of time, but it is invaluable in in enriching your writing experience as part of a partnership.
Script Formatting Services – Split Panel Display
The First Draft scriptwriting programme boasts an impressive Panels screen. At the touch of a button, writers can simultaneously view both the script and Index Cards or Scene View. This split screen function allows writers greater flexibility, removing the need to switch between different windows. With everything on show on one screen, this too reduces time taken on script input and preparation.
Script Formatting Services – Alternate Dialogue
A useful tool featured in the software programme is the option to include alternate dialogue. Writers can save similar lines for easy reference stored within the script, saving time spent on typing.
Script Formatting Services – SmartType
The SmartType feature helps save time spent on re-typing details by automatically filling in key scene headings, locations and character names.
Script Formatting Services – Character Highlighting Feature
To help distinguish the lines of one character from another, First Draft has a special tool to highlight lines. This means that each character can be easily identifiable, saving the effort of the writer in searching through line by line.
Script Formatting Services – Replace Character Names Globally
Omitting the requirement to use the â€˜find and replace’ option, with First Draft a writer can change a character’s name in particular script elements, including action and dialogue.
Script Formatting Services – Dual Dialogue Facility
Using a simple keyboard or menu shortcut, scriptwriters can format dual dialogue. This formatting feature ensures formatting meets exacting industry standards.
Script Formatting Services – Script Element Customisation
With First Draft, there is the option to customise any script element such as fonts, paragraphs and styles, spacing, indentation and shortcut keys.
Script Formatting Services- Header and Footer Customisation
Headers and Footers are an important part of a script as they are a useful referral for page number, scene number, revisions and other labels. This feature of First Draft makes customising scripts incredibly easy.
Script Proofreading Services Dictionary, Spell-Check and Thesaurus Features
First Draft has a dictionaries and thesauruses available for all of your scriptwriting needs. These include:
- UK English
- US English
- Canadian English
- Brazilian Portuguese
- European Portuguese
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