The basic script flow for Arc Studio will feel familiar if you’re moving over from another screenwriting software like Final Draft.
i/e.turns an Action element into a Scene Heading.
- In the Scene Heading, hit
Tabto go from the location to the time of day.
Returnto go from a Scene Heading to an empty Action element below it.
Returnto go from an Action element to another Action element below it. Or you can customize your script flow to go from an Action to a Character element.
Tabswitches you between an empty Action element and an empty Character element.
Tabtakes you from the completed Character element to a Parenthetical.
Returntakes you from the Character to Dialogue.
Returntakes you from your Parenthetical to your Dialogue.
Returntakes you from Dialogue to another Character element. Or you can customize your script flow to go from Dialogue to an Action element.
[Note: Use Ctrl instead of Cmd if you’re working in Windows.]
Makes current element a Scene Heading
Makes current element an Action element
Makes current element a Character element
Makes current element a Parenthetical
Makes current element a Dialogue element
Makes current element a Shot element
Makes current element a Transition element
K to search all commands and shortcuts.
To use the AI Research Assistant, type
K and type your question, then hit
F to search all aspects of your current project, including the Script, your Notes, the Stash, your Alternates, and the Plot Board.
Click here for a list of all keyboard shortcuts.