Join Roger S.H. Schulman for an in-depth discussion in this video ScriptNotes Navigator, part of Screenwriting with Final Draft.
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- After automatic formatting, the tool…I think is most valuable in Final Draft…is the script notes pane of the navigator.…Let's find out why I hold it in such high esteem.…The once thing any writer needs…aside from a place to write his script…is a place to write about his script.…Final Draft calls this notes, and there are two kinds:…script notes and general notes.…Script notes and general notes have a lot in common.…You add either by going to the insert menu…and clicking on the type of note you want,…or you can use a keyboard shortcut.…
For a script note, it's command and the equal sign,…for a general note, it's command shift and the equal sign.…In any case, the navigator will appear,…if it isn't already displayed,…and open the script notes pane,…and your cursor will land in the note text field…in the bottom half, ready for you to make your note.…Here's a tip: double clicking on either type of note…in the navigator will take you…right to that spot in your script.…So what's the difference between…a general note and a script note?…
Screenwriting with Final Draft is a step-by-step, interactive journey that takes the aspiring screenwriter—or the pro who hasn't yet used Final Draft—from zero to sixty. While it doesn't cover every feature, this Final Draft training course offers an overview of 80% of the tools a writer needs to go from outline to, well, final draft. Your guide, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Roger S.H. Schulman, also offers insider tips and tricks to save time and improve the quality of scripts, and a bonus chapter on using Final Draft Writer on the iPad or iPhone—to take scripts wherever inspiration strikes.
- The history of screenwriting
- Customizing the Final Draft toolbar
- Choosing a Final Draft template
- Finding and replacing words
- Creating macros to speed up formatting
- Working with the Format Assistant
- Making revisions
- Comparing two drafts
- Importing and exporting scripts from Final Draft
- Working with Final Draft Writer for iOS