Page and Scene Numbers in Trelby


Trelby is a great free screenwriting application for the PC, so, if you don’t want to spend any money and still need a software that can do the screenplay formatting for you, Trelby might be the right choice for you.

I’m planning to include more Trelby articles in the future, so watch out for that.

Okay, so, Page numbers and scene numbers. A Writer’s Territory reader wrote in and asked how to do that.

Page Numbers

If you have your script open in Trelby, go to “Script – Headers…”. Now, here you can define different strings that you would like to appear in your header.

Trelby Headers Settings - Page and Scene Numbers in Trelby
Trelby Headers Settings

If Trelby doesn’t automatically offer you to include page numbers, just click on “Add”. Trelby now creates a new string.

For page numbers, change that string to what it says below the text field entry: the “$” sign, followed by the word “PAGE” in curly brackets. And maybe you want to add a full stop at the end.

If you hit “OK”, Trelby will add page numbers to your header, starting with page 2.

Trelby displays Page Numbers - Page and Scene Numbers in Trelby
Trelby displays Page Numbers

Scene numbers

Let’s have a look at scene numbers as well, that’s really easy to do. Go to “Script – Settings – Change…” and then choose “Formatting”.

Include Scene Numbers - Page and Scene Numbers in Trelby
Include Scene Numbers

Trelby gives you a checkbox here that says “Include scene numbers”. Activate that and you’re done.

Trelby shows Scene Numbers - Page and Scene Numbers in Trelby
Trelby shows Scene Numbers

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