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Combination Format

Available for Windows
and Macintosh

The combination format is ideal for scripts that combine large amounts of both live action and voice over. While writing in the screenplay format, a single mouse click will insert a two-column section, which will expand as you continue to write in that format. To write another live-action scene, a click on the Script Werx toolbar brings up a list of all previously used slug lines, letting you either click to select from the list or type in a new location.

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  Sample Script
For a sample script demonstrating Script Werx features, click the linked title above. This sample is in the pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format which requires an Acrobat reader. To download a free reader, click the following: Adobe Acrobat reader
Thoughtfully Designed Scriptwriting Tools
The combination format provides many tools from both screenplay and video templates:
  • Import existing text and files
  • Insert shot breaks with a single click, either on a shot-by-shot basis or at every new paragraph (hard return)
  • Add shot numbers that update automatically as you write and can then be locked against changes when reformatting into a shooting script (new shots are designated with A-B suffixes)
  • Change formatting in a single column without affecting the other column(s)
  • Work from a self-generated list of locations (slug lines) that let you click on a previously-used location to use it again
  • Add Scene numbers that update automatically as you write and can then be locked against changes when reformatting into a shooting script. New scenes are then designated as A-B scenes
  • Enter parenthetical directions, dual dialogue or designations for (O.S.), (V.O.) or (continuing) by clicking on a toolbar or pressing a single key combination.
  • Adjust spacing before slug lines, action, shots, characters and transitionals, all from a single dialog box that accepts full or fractional lines of spacing.
  • Collapse your script down to slug lines only and then click and drag to change scene order.
  • Create useful production tools:
  • Shot Lists
    Scene Lists
    TelePrompTer Files

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Scene Numbering

The combination format gives you the same scene numbering options as the screenplay format, so when you're ready to format your reading script into a shooting script, Script Werx lets you easily apply the type of scene numbering you need. Scene numbers can be locked in at any time and revisions can be tracked with A-B suffixes. Deleted scenes are marked in the script as omitted. Two-column sections are identified with their own scene slug lines so that they are included in the numbering.
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The Preferences dialog box is one of many ways that Script Werx lets you do things your way. In a single dialog box you can adjust spacing for the styles most frequently used in this format and control other automatic features.
Production Tools
By making a single selection from the Script Werx menu, you can easily create a:
  • Shot List: A separate MS Word file containing the entire video column from your script
  • Scene List: A separate MS Word file listing all slug lines (scene descriptions), which includes slug lines entered for both screenplay and two-column sections.
  • Prompter File: A separate MS Word file containing the entire audio column from your script.
  • Storyboard: A separate MS Word file in which a storyboard frame is created for every script element you choose (below).
Importing Text
If you prefer writing the narration first or if clients provide you with an initial draft, the Script Werx Shot Break toolbar makes it easy to import and format this existing work:
  • Place your cursor in the audio column
  • Click the Import File button and a standard browse dialog box will appear so that you can select the file to import (or simply copy and paste in the text)
  • Click the Break All button and paragraphs will be placed on separate rows in your script, ready for you to write the visual descriptions.
  • The Fix Video and Fix Audio tools easily fix any problems caused by unintentionally importing previously formatted text.
  • The Shot Break button lets you easily add additional visuals.

The combination format starts with the same storyboard dialog box used by the screenplay format, then adds check boxes, which let you add entries from the two-column sections of the script to the categories of elements you choose to include in your storyboard. A separate storyboard frame will then be created for every element in the categories you select. For additional information on the storyboard format.
Script Werx for Windows or Macintosh, including download privileges for 12 months following your date of purchase - $79


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