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There is a way to automatically change the indices to respect whether it is a line of dialogue or a description of the setting, but I can't find a way to bring the menu up consistently when hitting "enter" and able to select something.

menu brought up when hitting return

When this menu is clicked, nothing seems to happen or changes.

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    If I understand the question correctly, you will want to enter Screenwritng Mode (Format -> Screenwriting). This gives you a dropdown in the footer (bottom right corner) which contains these options. Select your text, click on the dropdown, and then select from the list...does that help? – Adam J Limbert Jul 11 at 3:52
  • I found it. Would you like to submit this as an answer? i.imgur.com/Bll8fw1.png – watercollider Jul 14 at 2:54
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To format a screenplay in Scrivener:

  1. Turn on Screenwriting Mode.

    To do this, select Format-> Screenwriting from the menu bar.

  2. Select the text you wish to format, click on the dropdown menu in the bottom right-hand corner, and then select the desired format from the list.

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