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Fri, 10 Apr 1998 12:42:53 -0400
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Clever. Magiveresque even. Just goes to show, we don't always need to run out a buy more stuff.
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On 4/9/98, at 11:44 AM, Robspiere wrote:
>In a message dated 98-04-09 10:10:00 EDT, you write:
>> So, what about it? Who out there can recommend something? I'd like to get
>>  past that typical first few weeks in every semester when I get the
>>  damndest, most unreadable "scripts." I invariably just tell some of them to
>>  literally cut and paste.
>Instead of using a proprietary application for this relatively simple DTP
>application, use Word.  Since we all know of Microsoft's incredible
>proliferation, I'm going to assume you have Microsoft Word.
>With Word the solution is simple.  Use tables.  Open up a new document, put a
>heading on it, and pull down the Table menu and choose Insert Table.  Leave
>the Columns setting at 2 and put Rows at 5 or 6.  Then click Ok.  Now you've
>got your two columns.  Put your Video and Audio headings in the first row and
>you're on your way.  Use TAB and Shift+TAB to move from cell to cell.  When
>you get to the last row, just hit tab again and it will make an additional
>If you want to get clever, you can move your mouse to the far left side of the
>page next to your heading row, click to select that entire row, and choose
>Copy from the Edit menu.  Then choose Header and Footer from the View menu,
>and choose Paste.  That way the heading will remain on additional pages.
>We've used Word for these A/V scripts at my studio and it's worked out well.
>Hope I could help.
>Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
>University of Alabama.
Kevin Alexander Boon
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Department of Humanities
SUNY - Maritime
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Fort Schuyler
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