SceneWriter Pro goes about creating your screenplay in a different format by having you create individual scenes as opposed to writing the entire script at once. The first thing you should do is rename the first scene you are working on, which can be done by right clicking the “Scene One" title in the upper right portion of the screen and choosing "Rename Scene." Basically, you should rename all the scenes, so you will have easier reference when going to various scenes to work on them. To add more scenes, just use the right-click and choose “Add Scene," naming it as well. This is a nice was to keep your scenes organized. There is also a white space beneath your scene box where you can type in notes for each scene.
When it comes time to enter elements in your scenes, SceneWriter Pro is easy to use. The main box offers you the chance to choose from dropdown menus what you want to use. For example, you can choose “EXT," “INT" or “I/E" for your location and then choose your location (once you do this, it will be saved in a dropdown list for future use) and then the third dropdown box includes time of day or time passage. After working for almost a decade with Final Draft, this almost seems like screenwriting for dummies, but it appears perfect for first time screenwriters.
The next thing you do is choose what you want to do next, whether it is direction, which you just type in (“Jack walks into the kitchen"), dialogue (once you create a character name, just type in the first few letters and it will come up as a choice in the future) and transitions. I was surprised that the transitions - fade out, fade in, fade to black, etc. - are not automatically preloaded.
Once you finish writing the scene, move on to the next scene and create your entire screenplay, scene by scene. Another nice function of this software is you can rearrange your scenes, which is often necessary but never as easy in higher end programs.