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Trying to insert screenplay into page of my wordpress (2 posts)

  1. Alex
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am trying to insert a screenplay into one of my pages so I can have writing samples available on my webpage. Is there a way to set margins, or a way I can copy and paste it in? I understand that if I copy and paste the file extensions are different, but I tried to use the microsoft word tool, but it doesn't format it right either.

    What can I do?

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If I'm not mistaken, there is already a software to make screenplays formatted per Hollywood standards, can't recall the name of it right now. And that software can output PDF files which you can attach to a WordPress Page/Post.

    If you insist on posting in WordPress, I would suggest probably getting a one column theme. Add styling to your style.css e.g.

    .margin1, .margin2, .margin3, .character {
    font-family: courier, sans-serif;
    }
    p.margin1 (
    margin: 10px 25px;
    }
    p.margin2 {
    margin: 10px 50px;
    }
    p.character {
    text-align: center;
    }

    Then when entering text in WordPress Page > Add New, use HTML view and format the screenplay something like so:

    <p class="margin1">In a dark alley behind the marble building, a group of men and women huddle for a last briefing about the mission</p>
    
    <p class="character">Agent Bond</p>
    
    <p class="margin2">Meet up is at 4th and 5th St. If you don't make it there at zero-thirteen-hundred, second meetup is at the beach at zero-fifteen-hundred.</p>

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