Celtx is the world’s first all-in-one media pre-production system. It replaces ‘paper & binder’ pre-production with a digital approach that’s more complete, simpler to work with, and easier to share.
Celtx helps you develop your story with preloaded forms for key elements like locations, scenes, props, characters, and 32 other production categories. You can use the forms to organize your thoughts and kick-start a media rich storyline that includes sound files, images and video clips. Celtx story development forms are intelligently tied into your script, informing the story and each scene with valuable production information.
It includes the essential features that writers need to keep their fingers moving – like intuitive formatting, text auto-complete, page breaks, dual column dialog, scene management, scratchpad, embedded notes, title page generation, pagination, printing, spellchecker, keyboard shortcuts, find and replace, script importing and exporting, PDF and HTML script reports, and collaboration.
Text Lock: A new Text Lock feature enables a writer to lock a script from further text editing, while still allowing others with whom they share the project to continue working. This can be used to protect a script while it is being marked up and broken down for production. The script can be locked and unlocked as many times as needed.
Revision Mode: A new Revision mode provides writers with the ability to lock scenes when editing a script that is in production. The feature supports the Hollywood standard A and B scene nesting, an innovative numeric mode, plus the ability to create your own unique nesting style template. A ‘Fix’ feature can be used to manually change any scene nesting. Revision mode also enables edits to be colour coded to help keep track of changes made between revisions or by different writers.
Adapt To: With a single click Adapt To converts any fully formatted script of one type into a fully formatted script of another – for example, a Stageplay to a Screenplay – displaying in an instant the multi-media potential of your work.
TypeSet/PDF: TypeSet/PDF provides precise automatic formatting of your script to industry and international standards. The Celtx server uses the very powerful LaTex typesetting tool to deliver perfectly formatted scripts, which can be saved within the feature in PDF format. Full support is provided for optional formatting features like Mores and Continueds, Scene Numbering and paper size. New for v2.5, Typeset/PDF also offers the ability to set a single, double, or triple spacing after scenes.
Index Cards: Celtx includes reversible, colour coded Index Cards that are intelligently tied to your script and auto populate with the Scene Headers and first 40 words or so of the scene. You can flip the cards to type notes on the back, colour code them to track plot lines, and drag and drop them to reorder scenes.
Template Engine: If the default setting for a Celtx project doesn’t fit your needs, you can create your own new, blank state Template that will only open the documents you want.