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Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's guide by Ralph Roberts

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Time for action - numbering scenes

Carry out the following steps:

  1. In the Format Options dialog box (previous page) where we turned on pagination, we can also turn on scene numbers.
  2. To do it, in the Show scene numbers drop-down menu, choose Both (scene numbers on both sides), Left, or Right. Scene numbers appear as we see in the following screenshot:
    Time for action - numbering scenes

What just happened?

Celtx now numbers the scenes for us, keeping track and revising those numbers if we add or delete scences.

Of course, we only turn on scene numbers in shooting scripts, never in a spec script. Doing so will mark the script as amateurish and it probably won't get read. Yes, they are that ...

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