Thread: Parentheticals
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:02 PM   #4
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Default Re: Parentheticals

Originally Posted by catcon View Post
Another value of a parenthetical is to avoid those ugly (CONT'D)s:

Aside from the CONT'D thing, a one-line parenthetical of (slams door) will eliminate two entire lines with their associated spacing, saving probably a half-inch of page length.
if you have Final Draft you can go into documents--> mores and continueds--> and uncheck "automatic character continueds."

but the (con't) goes beside the character's name, not below it, so it doesn't actually add a line. at least in Final Draft.
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