Bela Lampert

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MOREs and CONTINUEDs in Final Draft 12

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How To Set And Use MOREs And CONTINUEDs In Final Draft 12

Final Draft gives you the possibility to show additional information in the header or the footer of a page, among others, MORE’s and CONTINUED’s.

There are different opinions out there whether you should use this function or not.

What it can do is it give you the possibility to see that dialogue elements or scenes are interrupted by a page break.

Mores and Continueds Final Draft exampleSo, the preceding page at the bottom will say, “MORE” to show you that there is more to come on the next page, and the following page will say, “CONTINUED” at the top to tell you that the scene already started on the page before.

If you want to use this, go to “Document – MOREs and CONTINUEDs”.

Mores and Continueds Final DraftYou can also choose whether you want to use so-called “Character continued’s”. But be aware that they work a little differently from “Page continued’s”. Character continued’s show up if a character speaks two times in a row without a dialogue from another character in between.

I personally would advise against it because Final Draft cannot know if a character really speaks continually or is interrupted by an action that he or she performs. Only you as a writer can know that.

But of course you have to decide that for yourself if you want to use that function or not.

You can also define the font here that you want to use for your scene breaks.