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.FOUNTAIN File Extension

File TypeFountain Script File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is a FOUNTAIN file?

Text file created by screenwriting applications, such as Storyist; contains UTF-8 text written in screenplay format using simple Fountain-specific syntax; can be opened by any text editor and easily shared.

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Some basic syntax guidelines for a FOUNTAIN file include:

  • Character names are in upper case.
  • Dialogue follows immediately after Character on the next line.
  • Scene headings begin with INT, IEXT, EST, INT./EXT, INT/EXT, and I/E followed by a period or space.
  • Transitions end in "T0:".
  • Parentheticals are contained in parentheses.
Visit the Fountain site to learn more about the syntax.

To create a FOUNTAIN file in Storyist:

  1. Select File → Export... and choose the items you want to export.
  2. Select "Fountain Script (.fountain)" from the Format drop down menu, click Next....
  3. Select any export options you want, click Next... again, name the file, choose the save location, and click Export.

To import a FOUNTAIN file in Storyist, select File → Import..., navigate to your file, and click Import.... Then, choose your import options in the Import Assistant, select "Next", and click Import.

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Programs that open FOUNTAIN files
Microsoft Notepad
Act Focused Media Slugline
Quote-Unquote Apps Highland
Updated 9/13/2016

.FOUNTAIN Extension Information

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