A free custom template for Apple Pages, the free Apple productivity app, designed to help you write in screenplay form.
The Cole & Haag format is an older screenplay format based on Cole and Haag's book "Standard Screenplay Formats" — it is not widely used anymore today.
How to use: start writing the script in a new document using the screenplay formatting options available in the template.
The title page is pretty much self-explanatory: Title, credit space and contact, the basics.
Then, start writing your screenplay using the Text tab to format your script:
- SCENE HEADING
- CHARACTER CUE
The scene index will build up as you fill your script with scenes.
Shortcuts: you can use the shortcuts as they are assigned. The trick to make these work is to use the Fn key simultaneously.
For instance, when in Dialogue mode, you'd press Enter, then Fn + F3 for CHARACTER CUE. Once in CHARACTER cue, you only need to press Enter to get back into Dialogue mode.
The template uses Courier, the traditional screenplay font, but if you want it to look better, you should use Courier Prime, an open-source font designed by Alan Dague-Greene for John August and Quote-Unquote Apps — you can download it here: https://quoteunquoteapps.com/courierprime.
You can also get the Apple Pages template for Screenplay (Warner Brothers).