Originally Posted by catcon
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.