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Print Preferences

Manage settings for printing or exporting a script

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Written by Alice DuBois
Updated over a week ago

The Print Preferences panel is where you can manage options for printing your script or exporting it as a PDF.

Setting Your Preferences

Click the ... menu in the editor toolbar and select Print Preferences...

You will see different preferences depending on the format of the script you have open. For instance, studio scripts can be printed in a one-column or two-column layout but there are no layout preferences for a screenplay.

Note that preferences are specific to you and will not apply to other people in your show.

Page Preferences

Layout lets you choose between one-column or two-column layouts. The layout preference is only available in the Studio script format.

The one-column layout generates a PDF that looks exactly like what you see in the script editor.

The two-column layout takes the script that you see in the editor and turns it into two columns in the PDF. All the bracketed multimedia elements appear in the left column. Speaker names, diaogue, and parenthetical β€” basically, everything that will go to the teleprompter – appears in the right column.

Note that one page in the editor won't necessarily translate to one printed page if you use the two-column layout.

Text color lets you select whether you want to preserve text colors or turn all text black.

Dialogue line spacing lets you adjust the line spacing of the dialogue blocks. This option is ONLY applicable to studio scripts with the two-column layout.

Headers and Footers

You can customize the header and footers that appear on your scripts when you print or export to PDF.

Note: For now, preferences are specific to your browser and computer! You won't see your saved preferences if you use a different browser, a different computer, or if you clear your cookies across any device.

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