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Google Docs recently added over 300 templates for a variety of business documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Need templates for a calendar, a letter, a resume, or even Avery-compatible labels? You're good to go.

My favorites are in the eclectic "Miscellaneous" section, where you'll find templates for athletes, parents, wedding or event planners, wine nerds, screenwriters -- even "animal guardians".

Cool new resource and a neat idea. Yet another reason for MS Office to keep an eye on its dwindling lunch.

I'm looking forward to spending some time with these, because I'm a huge GDocs nerd. Can't wait until you can edit Google Documents via your iPhone. That's when the game really changes.

I’m intensely curious

I’m intensely curious about the screenplay template, though - usually software that does the formatting properly costs proper money.

If you're not markup-phobic, there's a screenplay class included with MacTeX 2007 (and probably other recent LaTeX distributions). Markup for a minimal screenplay might look like:

\documentclass{screenplay}[2006/11/15]

Any Town \\ Postcode / Zip \\
Phone \\
email@whereami }

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\intslug[day]{Johnny's House}

After a slugline you would typically have some description. This is simply
ordinary text with paragraph breaks as per usual.

\begin{dialogue}{Johnny}
After some description you would typically have some dialogue.
\end{dialogue}

\theend
\end{document}


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