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.

  • 1
    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? Jul 11, 2019 at 3:52
  • I found it. Would you like to submit this as an answer? i.imgur.com/Bll8fw1.png Jul 14, 2019 at 2:54

1 Answer 1


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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.