I open Scrivener and select Screenplay from the offered templates to open a new document. However, this screenplay template does not format correctly. The title page is fine, but in the scenes, the formatting is not for a screenplay. I have checked the format-screenplay settings and they look fine, but the document is not in Courier and I can’t get the elements menu to appear at the bottom of the page. However, if I open a simple Blank document and then select format -screenplay, all the formatting and elements for a screenplay are available.
I am using an Intel mac (macbook air).
Could you please give more details? The “Scene” document in the “Screenplay” template is in scriptwriting mode by default (which really just means that I selected script mode for it when setting up the template - you can tell if a document in the binder is in script mode because its icon is yellower and has three hole punches in it), and works fine for me when I test it.
All the best,
Apologies - I was confused by the two headings for ‘Scenes’. Because I can type content in the Scrivenings pane when I’m in the Scenes folder, as opposed the the individual Scene selection below (the yellow tagged one) I was trying to write a scene there and couldn’t understand why I couldn’t see the elements etc. I’m not finding the new template particularly intuitive, but that might just be me. Feel free to remove this thread as this is clearly not a bug.
Ah, right - if you work in scrivenings mode, by default scrivenings will use the most common mode of the constituent documents. That is, if you enter scrivenings mode with three documents, and two of the three are in scriptwriting mode but one isn’t, it will use scriptwriting mode; if you have five documents and three don’t use screenwriting mode but two do, then it won’t fall into scriptwriting mode by default. So as soon as you add another scene in there in script mode, it should work as expected.
All the best,