Want novel, got screenplay

I’m writing a novel. By accident I seem to have converted it into a screenplay. How do I correct that mistake?

Documents can be in two formats in the Editor: ‘standard’ and ‘screenplay’. In the latter, the icon is slightly different, and the footer bar shows screenplay elements such as ‘Scene Header’, ‘Dialogue’ and so on.

You can toggle between the two types of document easily with cmd-8 (it’s on the Format menu too, but I can’t remember where offhand…). It’s most likely that you’ve used this shortcut accidentally to trigger screenplay mode. Toggling it will turn the mode back to standard editing.


Thanks so much. Yes, I believe I did accidentally type “cmd 8”. On the Format editing there’s a “Screenwriting” element. In the sub-menu there you can turn it off.

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