I'm looking at this page on GitHub with the source code to build your own text editor.

I want a text editor for movie script writing.

What can I use for this purpose on Ubuntu?

  • But isn't "the code" already in github?
    – waltinator
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 1:23
  • I wanna this 'light like a text editor' for write screenplay, just with .txt Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 2:11
  • I'm a writer, I need to use this on Ubuntu 18.04 Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 2:22
  • Will any Markdown editor be enough to solve your problem? You can try ReText as starting point.
    – N0rbert
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 8:53
  • What are your requirements to a text editor ? Techically, you can use vim, gedit of LibreOffice Writer .. or any other editor .. they all allow you to enter text, format (more or less), edit and save it. What else do you need ?
    – Soren A
    Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 10:53

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Amazon Storywriter is a free screenwriting tool distributed by Amazon as a web application for Google Chrome and Chromium web browser. This app can be used offline even when there is no connection to the internet.

Storywriter automatically formats your screenplay as you type - you don't need to tell Storywriter what kind of element you want to use. Each element gets formatted when you move to the next line.

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  • Thanks. you trust in 'sync' from others? Do you check the Amazon? I Lost a work for use other vision. Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 11:21
  • I need OFFLINE. Amazon turned Cloud. 'OffLine' = Save Storage Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 11:23
  • I Lost with: Mega. Facebook. Zenkit. Google. Apple. ++more Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 11:24
  • You save your CODES online? Commented Sep 16, 2018 at 11:34

You can use TEX and for instance this package:

screen­play – A class file to type­set screen­plays

Look at this test-pdf.

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