Element Margins / Indents Visualized

Telling you what the margins and indents are for the various Screenplay Elements is one thing. Showing you is usually better. The image to the right shows you what the indents should be set to

Remember:

  • In Dialogue, space between indents shouldn't be more than 3.5". Final Draft and other software does a pretty good job of getting the spacing right.
  • In Parentheticals, space between indents shouldn't be more than 2 to 2.5". Again Final Draft handles this fine.
  • Character Headings are NEVER centered.
  • Transitions are 6" from the left page edge, but may be right justified.