Enable/Disable Line Numbering

What does it do?

So, you would like to number your scenes? Perfect! You can do that, for sure. You can even number your shots, transitions, acts, and more!


Enable Line Numbering

This will turn on numbering only for the desired line type.

  1. Select Customize > Page
  2. Under Numbering, open the drop-down menu for Line Type
  3. Select the line type you wish to affect
  4. Check the box for Number
    1. This will enable line numbering.


Customize Line Numbering

  1. Enable Numbering for the desired line type
  2. Select desired numbering settings
    1. Show numbers on left will display the number in the left margin on the page
    2. Show numbers on right will display the number in the right margin on the page
    3. Update automatically will automatically update the number of that line type as new lines of that line type are added or moved. If this is not selected, you will need to manually enter the line numbers.
    4. Start at number: will start the numbering with the desired number.
    5. Alternate between numbers and letters will add a letter to line numbers when line numbers have been locked (Select Production > Lock Line Numbers)
    6. Letters go to the left of numbers will place the letter to the left of numbers in line numbers that use letters and numbers.
    7. Split using the following line number will generate a number/letter line number using the previous line number. For example: A scene added after scene 2 will be 2A.
    8. Restart numbers at: will restart the numbers based on a specific line type. For example: If you would like scene numbers to start over at 1 with the beginning of a new Act.
    9. Include in same numbering: will include another desired line type in the same numbering pattern. This will require you to turn on numbering for that line type, as well. 
    10. Redo Numbers will reset all of the numbers based on the selected settings
    11. Clear Numbers will clear all numbers. You will then need to manually enter line numbers.
  3. Set the Number Margins as necessary.

Line Numbering Settings:


Disable Line Numbering

This will turn off numbering only for the desired line type.

  1. Select Customize > Page
  2. Under Numbering, open the drop-down menu for Line Type
  3. Select the line type you wish to affect
  4. Uncheck the box for Number


Lock Line Numbers - Pro Feature

This will lock the current numbers with their corresponding scenes. Any new scenes will include a letter with the number of the previous scene.

  1. Select Production > Lock Line Numbers
  2. Select Lock numbers
    1. To unlock, select Production > Lock Line Numbers > Unlock Numbers
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