Joan's questions

Note: that was a header. If we want to center it, we add center tags like this:

Joan's questions

We can do smaller headers like this:

Smaller header

Headers can be numbered 1-6.

Tabs and indents

There's a way to create indents using something called style sheets. I haven't learned to use style sheets yet. :(

There's way to add space to the start of a sentence but it will only show up in Netscape.

This should create an indented paragraph. I'll find out after I save the page. :) You can also create extra space between paragraphs this way. Just substitute vertical for horizontal after type.

It worked!

The stuff at the top of the page

If you open a new page, you'll see that there's a bunch of HTML in there already. The editor that we're using puts it in there for us.

We can edit it. Some of it is self-explanatory. Some of it I ignore. :) I left it as is on this page so you can play with it if you'd like.

Notice the "title" tags. Any text you put in there will be the title of the particular page. It will appear on the top of the browser. I've been using Roswell-What Might Have Been on our other pages.

We can also change the color of the background, text, links, and viewed links. Look at the top of the editor page where it says "color palette." Click on that and choose a color. The "hex code" or six character code for the color will show up. You can replace the code that is on the page with the code of the color you'd like to try. BTW, if you don't like the colors I've been using, let me know.

Formats

Here is a section of our story in non-script format.

Note: the story begins shortly after Sexual Healing ends.

Teaser:

Scene 1:

Max and Isabel are in Max's room before school. They are looking at something on Max's desk. Michael appears at the window and climbs in.

MICHAEL: Hey.

MAX: Hey.

MICHAEL: So?

MAX: This is it. [to Michael] I wanted you to know right away.

Isabel picks up the orb and hands it to Michael. Michael holds it through the rest of the scene.

MICHAEL: [a bit loudly] How did you find it?

ISABEL: [very quietly] Will you lower your voice, Michael!? Or maybe you could go knock on our parents' door and tell them Max is breaking their rules already. It would be quicker.

MICHAEL: [in a quieter voice] I just can't believe that Mr. "Do No Wrong" is grounded.

Max looks uncomfortable and shrugs.

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If we want to make the words "teaser" and "Scene 1" distinct from the rest of the text, we could put them in bold, center them, underline, and/or change font size.

Teaser

Scene 1:

Teaser

Scene 1

"Actual" Script Format

Teaser:

Scene 1:

Max and Isabel are in Max's room before school. They are looking at something on Max's desk. Michael appears at the window and climbs in.

MICHAEL

Hey.

MAX

Hey.

MICHAEL

So?

MAX

This is it. [to Michael]
I wanted you to know right away.

Isabel picks up the orb and hands it to Michael. Michael holds it through the rest of the scene.

MICHAEL

[a bit loudly] How did you find it?

ISABEL

[very quietly] Will you lower your voice, Michael!?
Or maybe you could go knock on our parents'
door and tell them Max is breaking their
rules already. It would be quicker.

MICHAEL

[in a quieter voice] I just can't believe that
Mr. "Do No Wrong" is grounded.

Max looks uncomfortable and shrugs.

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Basically, center will center text. If you want narrow paragraphs in the middle of the page you need to put in line breaks wherever the line should end. That's what the BR tags above are for. I hope this makes sense.

Joan, I think I may know why you have to scroll horizontally. When you type, you can hit return wherever you like. HTML will ignore it, but your text will fit in the window better. I have been hitting return in this paragraph.

In this paragraph I'm just going to write things in one long line. Both paragraphs should appear to be the same in the browser but they will look quite different in the editor.

I hope this helps.

-----This is a test.

----------This is a test.

--------------------This is a test.

On Netscape, the above lines show up as indents! How do they look in IE? I set the text between the tags to be the same color as the page background. By writing white on white, then putting text in black, we get indents. So, what were the script parameters again?

Indents again

Now I'll put in another sentence for contrast.

We now return you to your regular formatting.

3.-----INT.

13.----INT.

This next part is to test the right margin.

LIZ (VO)
I can't believe how close I came to having sex with Max; it was
like I was someone else, but still me. A me that was totally out
of control. It was scary and exhilarating at the same time. I'm
not sure how I feel about that. I like being in control of what
happens to me, but at the same time, it was very freeing to not
care; to let my emotions lead the way. At first I thought it was
just the orb, and the flashes, that were causing these incredible
sensations going through my body, but today, just being near
Max brought it all on again. I feel so empty, being apart from
him, that I don't think I can last 2 weeks of separation, even if it
is only in the evenings.

LIZ
Come in.

NANCY
Hi Honey. Can we talk?

------Liz remains in her desk chair, Nancy sits on the bed.

NANCY (cont'd)
I want you to do some thinking, while you are grounded, so that
you and Max don't just pick up where you left off. I went on the
Internet and printed off some information about teen pregnancies
and AIDS...

MAX
Did something happen between you and Alex?

MAX
Isabel?

MAX
Well?

ISABEL
I kissed him. But it was to help you and Liz.

ISABEL (cont'd)
You and Liz were missing. When you and Liz kissed she had
flashes, got information from you. I thought that if Alex and I
kissed...we could figure out where you were.

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test–test

test—test

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test—test

testing an en dash - dash - double dash --

These look the same to me in both freeform editor and when they appear on the web page. :( - Erica


Comment from Tina:

Why don't you use the 'blockquote' tag to make indentations?

Test
Did I pass?


This place is busy today! :)

Yes, it is! - Joan

Signing on at 5:32 pm PDT 5-11, signing off at 5:42 pm - Joan

Signing on at 9:01 am EDT 12 May, signing off at 10:37 am- Erica

Signing on at 1:27 pm EDT 12 May, signing off at 1:41 pm - Erica

Signing on at 2:12 pm EDT 12 May, signing off at 2:25 pm - Erica

Signing on at 11:54 am PDT 12 May, signing off at 12:23 pm - Joan I forgot to sign on earlier, so I apologize if I screwed up anything you were working on, Erica. - Joan

Signing on at 1:29 am PDT 12 May, signing off at 1:56 pm - Joan

Signing on at 5:02 pm EDT 12 May, signing off at 6:23 pm - Erica

I think we missed each other earlier, Joan. It worked out. - Erica

Signing on at 7:05 pm EDT 12 May, signing off 7:32 - Erica

Testing something: - Joan

PHILLIP (cont'd)
(with resolve)
We'll just have to find him. He'll think twice about sneaking out again if his parents show up to take him home. Call Isabel on her cell phone, she'll know where he's gone.

Hi Joan!

To help you understand some of the abbreviations and terminology used in the scripts, we have provided a translation below:

OS:
Off Screen
VO:
Voice Over
POV:
Point of View
EXT.:
Exterior Scene
INT.:
Interior Scene
CONTINUOUS:
The scene is a continuation of the one before it, without a break in time
SAME:
The scene is taking place at the same time (simultaneously) as the one before it.
(beat):
A slight hesitation when speaking or responding; shorter than a pause.
(cont'd):
Continued; used when a character's speech is interrupted by a direction.

To help you understand some of the abbreviations and terminology used in the scripts, we have provided a translation below:

OS:Off Screen
VO:Voice Over
POV:Point of View
EXT.:Exterior Scene
INT.:Interior Scene
CONTINUOUS:The scene is a continuation of the one before it, without a break in time
SAME:The scene is taking place at the same time (simultaneously) as the one before it.
(beat):A slight hesitation when speaking or responding; shorter than a pause.
(cont'd):Continued; used when a character's speech is interrupted by a direction.

To help you understand some of the abbreviations and terminology used in the scripts, we have provided a translation below:

To help you understand some of the abbreviations and terminology used in the scripts, we have provided a translation below:

OS:
Off Screen

VO:
Voice Over

POV:
Point of View

EXT.:
Exterior Scene

INT.:
Interior Scene

CONTINUOUS:
The scene is a continuation of the one before it, without a break in time

SAME:
The scene is taking place at the same time (simultaneously) as the one before it.

(beat):
A slight hesitation when speaking or responding; shorter than a pause.

(cont'd):
Continued; used when a character's speech is interrupted by a direction.

2.-----INT. EVANS HOME - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

Diane is walking by Max's bedroom door, which is ajar, and hears the song. She stops and peeks her head in. She sees Max stretched out on his bed, forlornly looking up at the ceiling. It pains her to see her son hurting like this. She thinks for a moment, then steps into the room.

DIANE
Hi, honey, do you have a minute?

Max looks up and sees his mother at his door. He sits up on the bed. His demeanor does not change.

20.-----INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL CORRIDOR - MOMENTS LATER

20.     INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL CORRIDOR - MOMENTS LATER
20.INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL CORRIDOR - MOMENTS LATER