First and foremost, your scriptwriting program will cover many of your essential formatting issues. Margins, tabs, and title pages are built into the many apps listed below.
Sometimes it takes us a while to get comfortable with it, and will never be the one that works for you. Since there are plenty of free or freemium options (free but paying for it offers a better experience), it's best to try several out before committing (and spending) on just one.
- Celtx - Although this one is free, be cautious not to pay for the expensive option accidentally.
- Final Draft - pricey and not recommended for when you are first starting.
- Trelby - free. Open source and a little goofy, but popular with people on a PC.
- Writer Duet
- Fountain | Highland - my favourite
- Other writing apps