How To Write A Script On Google Docs

Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to write a script on Google Docs.

How To Write A Script On Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word-processing tool that allows you to create a wide variety of documents. But did you know that you can also write scripts on Google Docs? Scripts and screenplays have specific formatting that you’ll need to follow.

In this example, we’ll go through each step you’ll need to format a screenplay in Google Docs.

How to Format a Screenplay in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to format a script in Google Docs.

Step 1

Start a new Google Docs document for your script.

Step 2

Click on File > Page Setup and adjust the margins, orientation, and page size as needed for your script.

For this document, we’ll use 1-inch margins for all sides and a legal paper size.

Step 3

Select your preferred font for the script document. We recommend using the Courier New font for your script document.

Step 4

Start writing your script, keeping note of the proper formatting for different script elements.

For example, character names are center-aligned and in all caps and dialogue has an off-center alignment and is in regular case.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to write a script on Google Docs.

Click this link to make a copy of this sample document to try doing it yourself!