Creating Character Profiles

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Creating Character Profiles

Postby tommypepper » Feb 22, 2010 9:30 am

Hi all

I'm sure this is a very easy thing to do and I'm just being stupid, but how do I go about creating a Charcter Profile/Biography that I can refer back to while I'm writing? I've searched the help topics but can't for the life of me seem to work out how to do it! All I'm after really are notes about by characters that I can have easy access to within the program for reference while I'm typing.

If someone can help me out I'd be very grateful. Thanks in adavance.

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Tom

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Re: Creating Character Profiles

Postby Chris Huntley » Feb 23, 2010 2:17 pm

Hi Tom --

The easiest way to do that is to create a note, or several notes, with your character information in it. In Screenwriter 6, you can create different categories, such as one for Character Notes. Here's an example I whipped together:

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Screenwriter lets you pick which note categories to view, so if you wanted to find all your character profiles quickly, just show only the character notes in the notes tab of the NaviDoc and they'll be listed for you.

You can make notes very long if you wish.
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Re: Creating Character Profiles

Postby tommypepper » Feb 24, 2010 9:35 am

Hi Chris

That's great, thanks for taking the time to reply, appreciate your help. I'll do it that way, thank you.

Cheers

Tom

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Re: Creating Character Profiles

Postby Thomas » Apr 08, 2010 2:48 pm

tommypepper wrote:Hi Chris

That's great, thanks for taking the time to reply, appreciate your help. I'll do it that way, thank you.

Cheers

Tom


Another option is Character Pro. A bit pricey (and not pretty to look at), but it sure fleshes out your character and gives him dimensions.

http://characterpro.com/characterpro/index.html

I have been using this. But I'm wondering now what if I don't like Chris's idea better?
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Re: Creating Character Profiles

Postby Thomas » Apr 21, 2010 11:26 am

I could answer that. But because it is spam, I won't bother. :)
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