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Using Celtx 101 - Script writing for movies

This is a step by step tutorial on how to use Celtx. This tutorial will show you how to write a screenplay, draw a storyboard, create a shot list and properly write a master catalog. For this tutorial you will need a computer with keyboard and mouse, along with a copy of the free version of Celtx. 
 
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Step 1: Downloading Celtx

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Before we start, we must first download Celtx. If you already have downloaded Celtx please continue to the next step. 

- Once you have proceeded to the main web page, you will need to sign up for Celtx (providing an e-mail and selecting a password) in the spot provided. 
 
- After entering your email address and password, click on the link in the confirmation email that  Celtx has sent you to your registered email. 


Step 2: The UI (User-Interface)

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When you first open Celtx a small box in the center of your screen will appear. The right ​ column will allow you to select previously saved Celtx films.  The Left will allow to open a new project, whether it be a script, storyboard or master catalog. 

For the purpose of this Inscrutable, we are going to select the Film Template in the left column.  

Pay close attention to the second image and become familiar with the Celtx UI. It is essential to know where the headings and quick switch bars are located because it will save you time when navigating. 

Also take note that the uppermost left-hand side of the window has all the standard options, that all word processors have.