I’m writing using a radio script format that requires numbering of blocks of text, but it needs to restart at the top of each page. Also, to add to the complexity, not all paragraph types should be counted (e.g. scene headings).
Scene one: Josh’s bakery
MUSIC: SOFT MUSIC ON THE PICCOLO
JOSH: I dislike baking, I dislike the piccolo. Why am I here? Oh how it goes on and on and I wish I could stop baking or purchase some bagpipes to drown out my torment. Instead, I shall moan for a while so I can ensure that I hit a few natural line breaks and everybody can see what is going on here
3: LENNY: hush.
Regardless of whether or not the scene carries over onto the next page, the numbering should start back at 1 with the first line. As you can see, it is similar to line numbering that restarts with each new page, but it’s more like paragraph numbering–which isn’t an option. So, I’m going with normal numbering, but I can’t seem to figure out a way to make it automatically restart with page breaks.
Here is a link to the sample format if that helps:
BBC radio drama format
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