A4 Screenplay Template


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Thomas Ginn

Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

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Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 - 13:34
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Screenplay template for A4 paper

Template created by Thomas Ginn

(for a screenplay template for Letter paper, go to http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/scr2, a template created by Anikó J. Bartos & Alan C. Baird)

For questions, suggestions, compliments or complaints, mail me:
template@thomasginn.nl. Happy Typing!

To bind hotkeys to styles, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Tools → Customize → Keyboard.
  2. In the “Category” box, scroll down to Styles, and click the plus sign. Select Paragraph.
  3. All styles will be visible in the “Function” box, but the necessary styles are Action, Character name, Parenthetical, Scene heading, SHOT and TRANSITION (Other styles can be bound, but mostly this is not necessary. For instance, Character name is automatically followed by the Dialog style).
  4. Now select the shortcut key in the “Shortcut keys” box that you want to assign a style to (i.e. Ctrl + 1), then select the style you want to assign (i.e. Scene heading) and click “Modify”.
  5. My shortcuts are: (these replace headings 1-5 which I don't need. If you prefer to keep these intact, feel free to choose whatever shortcut suits you best)
    • Ctrl + 1: Scene Heading
    • Ctrl + 2: Action
    • Ctrl + 3: Character name
    • Ctrl + 4: Parenthetical
    • Ctrl + 5: Shot
    • Ctrl + 6: Transition

I believe this is enabled by default. Word completion could be considered handy, for instance when you want to avoid such tedious tasks like typing a character's name over and over again. To turn on word completion:

  1. Go to Tools → AutoCorrect Options → Word Completion tab
  2. Tick “Enable Word completion”

A4 Screenplay Template

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1.0.0 Windows 3.4 13/10/2009 - 13:45 More information Download


...is unnecessary, if the Text body and Heading 1-5 styles are used, like this: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/scr5

I really like it the way it is.