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 Sep 16 '18 at 1:23
  • I wanna this 'light like a text editor' for write screenplay, just with .txt – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 at 2:11
  • I'm a writer, I need to use this on Ubuntu 18.04 – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 at 2:22
  • Will any Markdown editor be enough to solve your problem? You can try ReText as starting point. – N0rbert Sep 16 '18 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 Sep 16 '18 at 10:53

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. – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 at 11:21
  • I need OFFLINE. Amazon turned Cloud. 'OffLine' = Save Storage – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 at 11:23
  • I Lost with: Mega. Facebook. Zenkit. Google. Apple. ++more – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 at 11:24
  • You save your CODES online? – MadeOnBoard Sep 16 '18 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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