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Should there be two blank lines between transitions and scenes?

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Should there be two blank lines between transitions and scenes?

Answer

Two blank lines above a Scene Heading or a Shot are considered by many to be standard screenplay format. Final Draft's default Screenplay template is already set this way.

If you are working with a script not set this way and you want to change it, go to Format > Elements Settings (FD10 / 9 on Windows) or Format > Elements (FD10 / 9 for Mac, FD8, FD7);

Click Scene Heading and/or Shot from the list on the left and click the Paragraph tab. Change the Space Before from 1 to 2.


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Views: 5291 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Sep 11, 2016
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