Scenario Where Scenario is a writing that tells about scenes, dialogues and actions of characters in a movie, television show, theater or play. In addition to writing, formatting a screenplay is a lot of work. If you want to write a script in Google Docs, this tutorial will surely help you. You can format a screenplay quickly just by adding a simple add-on to Google Docs. Let’s see the details of the add-on required to format scenarios in Google Docs.
How to write a screenplay in Google Docs
Google Docs supports external add-ons to further extend its feature set. To write and format a script in Google Docs, you will need to install an add-on in it. The add-on I’m going to use is called Fountain. You can install it in Google Docs by following the steps below:
Open Google Docs and navigate to Additional modules menu and click on the Get add-ons option.
Now type Fountain in the search box and press the Enter button.
You will see the Fountainize app page with an option to install it. Click on the To install button to add it to Google Docs.
It will ask you to provide it with the required authorization. Press the To continue and authorize this add-on.
When you authorize the app, it will be added to your Google Docs. You can access it from the Add-ons menu.
How to Format Scenario Using Fountainize in Google Docs
After adding Fountainize in Google Docs, you can start writing script there and the script will be formatted with one click. But before that, you need to read the basic instructions on how to write a screenplay. Fountainize provides a set of instructions for adding different elements to a scenario. You can read them by going to the Add-ons menu and using Fountain > Show sidebar option.
In the Fountainize sidebar, you will see a Instructions option; click on it and it will show you instructions for writing a script in Google Docs. For example, to add a scene, start a line with whole (interior) or job (exterior) then type the location. Likewise, to add a character, write the name in capitals then write its dialogue on the next line. Etc.
It also allows you assign shortcuts to characters so that you can just type the shortcut whenever the character is repeated in the script.
A beautiful Music Focus An option is also provided to listen to some pieces of music suitable for writing.
Simply write your script using the instructions and guidelines provided by Fountainize. Now to format the scenario go to Complementary modules> Fountainize and click on the Formatting script option.
It will take some time to process and format your script. See the screenshot below to see an example of the final scenario.
This guide shows you how to write a script in Google Docs using an add-on called Fountainize. It’s an easy-to-use service that does the job very well.
Also find Fountainize on workspace.google.com.