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INTRODUCING SCRIPTWIZARD (screenplay formatting) SOFTWARE
ScriptWizard is a complete screenwriting application that installs directly into Microsoft Word (for Windows). When you use MS-Word to write your screenplay, you can combine ScriptWizard's versatile tools to create your story, format and structure your script, embed page breaks and scene details, in addition to editing, proofreading, printing and sending your script by fax or e-mail. If you compose your script in MS-Word (as many writers do), ScriptWizard is the essential product to format your screenplay according to film industry standards.
Script Wizard handles all screenplay formats and models. It contains templates for a dozen successfully-produced screenplay set-ups, including scripts, TV dramas, stage plays, films, movies and radio-style scripts in both 2-column A/V (audio/visual) and Story Board models.
Script Wizard Adds Useful Script Writing Functions to MS-Word
When you launch a new file, you will have access to a custom toolbar and a special navigation on MS-Word's standard toolbar. You can access all of MS-Word's functions when you use ScriptWizard to write and format your script because it remains independent from the basic MS-Word documents. You can still open other add-ons/plug-ins for MS-Word and it will not affect ScriptWizard's functionality.
Exporting and Importing Script Wizard Files into MS-Word
When you create your movie script in Microsoft Word, ScriptWizard lets you save your script in different file formats to use elsewhere. You can save your script via disk, CD, memory card, fax, e-mail, Drop Box, or print a hard copy. You can add your screenplay to an e-mail message as an attachment. Anyone with MS-Word or any word processor can open your file, read it and/or print it. Any film producer or script reader can import and export ScriptWizard files back and forth from any separate software program.
Format Your Screenplay with Toolbar Buttons and Shortcut Keys
ScriptWizard provides many useful shortcuts and toolbar option to write and format your script quickly and easily. Hit a Ctrl-key combo or mouse click once on the toolbar to structure names of characters, slug lines, action scenes, any type of dialogue, parenthetic remarks, and any scene changes. The software will instantly add all common script notes.
The Character Editor function saves frequently-used names of characters to help you create dialogue quickly. You can pick a key code, a toolbar option, or an option from the menu screen to add the character's name (already formatted) into your screenplay.
Add Page Breaks Instantly to Your Script
ScriptWizard uses automatic script handling to organize your screenplay when you are ready to print a hard copy. It creates proper page breaks for sequences and scenes, and adds (MORE) and NAME (CONT'D) slugs when character dialogue is divided across the pages. You can tweak how the page breaks appear, such as choosing Top/Bottom "Continueds" and/or universal page headers.
Easily Number Your Scenes
For feature movies, TV dramas, and hour episodes, ScriptWizard lets you automatically or manually insert scene numbers, in either the Right, Left or Both page margins. You can choose standard or distinctive numbering formats. You have alternatives to lock scene numbers, reference "deleted" scenes, and create A-B scenes. If you are writing a sitcom, drama, daytime soap, or stage play, ScriptWizard offers automatic methods to add Act and Scene details in the page headers.
Tools to Revise and Rewrite a Script
Press a "hot key" to modify page headers and to create "A" pages as required. You can insert "Mark Change" symbols in the right or left script margins; and you can accentuate text with boldface, italics, underlining, and even or double-underlininginstantly! Touch a toolbar button to add, edit or omit scene numbers.
Create Lists for Scenes, Cast, and Sides
The Excerpt tool will find and copy all text that contains a script source (character name, setting, scene, location, etc.) to a different excerpt file. You can add page details after each passage for cross-referencing to help you critique a character's dialogue or to produce casting "sides."
When you need to take a break, you can insert a virtual bookmark into the script, so that when you return you know where you left off. You can look at breakdowns of acts/scenes by moving into the Outline View. Use the "Edit/Find" function to locate every remark pertaining to that character, that location, that scene, and so on.
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