Two-Column Content: All visual features of the production, including the content of each shot, are included in the left-hand column of a two-column screenplay. The columns' content should be synced such that the conversation in the right column corresponds to the shots in the left column. This ensures that the audience understands what's happening in the story regardless of their viewing order.
One-Column Content: Each scene has a clear beginning and end, with no gaps between them. Thus, all the scenes together make up one complete thought or idea. Because there's no gap between scenes, they can also be considered as separate units of storytelling. These are called "one-column" scenes because there's only one column of type for them to live in. They don't belong to any particular sequence; rather, they tell their own independent story within the context of the whole film.
Two-Column Scenes: These are the scenes that require more than one column of type space to describe them adequately. Usually, a second column is needed to indicate which character is speaking during these scenes.
For example, let's say we want to write a scene where Bill talks about his past relationship problems before meeting Mary. We could do this by writing out two columns of type describing what happens in the scene: First, Bill talks about how he used to love women but now he only loves men. Then, he meets Mary and they fall in love.
Add a two-column table to a blank Word document to create a two-column script. Then, in the table, put the visual cues to the left column and the audio to the right column. The table will flow into successive pages as you add text. When you're done, remove the table.
Here's how to do it: Open the Word template in a new document. At the bottom of the document, click the Table button. In the Table dialog box, set up your table as shown in the photo. Don't worry about aligning the columns or choosing a border for now; we'll get to that later. Click OK to close the Table dialog box. Now, start typing some text in the document body. When you reach the point where you need a chart or graph, go to the Drawing toolbar and click the Chart button. In the Insert Chart dialog box, select the second option (to add the chart to the page), enter "Sales" for the name, and click OK. Your document should now have two columns of text and one column of charts/graphs. Remove the table by selecting it and pressing Delete.
The Two-Column Layout The notion of separating the text into two columns on a piece of paper creates an orderly appearance. The two-column style can incorporate figures, illustrations, diagrams, and drawings in addition to making your work more accessible to information. This style is particularly useful when writing for publication.
There are two types of two-column formatting: wide and narrow. In both cases, the idea is to divide the text into two parts that are easy to read and follow. These sections are called columns. The term "wide" or "narrow" means how much white space there is between the columns. With a wide column layout, there is more room between each sentence and word, while with a narrow one, there isn't as much space between elements.
Each column contains text that builds upon the previous one. This allows the reader to easily follow the story being told and not get lost along the way. The columns should be long enough to contain meaningful content but not so long that they become difficult to read.
Two-column formatting is often used in books, magazines, and journals to arrange material in an attractive manner. Each article, interview, or narrative segment is placed in its own column with only space between them. A book with two-column formatting is called a duodecimo book because it has 12 pages per column.