.HIGHLAND File Extension

Highland Document

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What is a HIGHLAND file?

A HIGHLAND file is a document created by Highland, a macOS screenwriting program. It contains text formatted as a screenplay, stage play, graphic novel, manuscript, novel, speech, bulletin, article, treatment, or MLA report.

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Screenshot of a .highland file in Quote-Unquote Apps Highland 2
HIGHLAND file open in Quote-Unquote Apps Highland 2

You will most likely only encounter a HIGHLAND file if you are a screenwriter using the Highland app. You can only open a HIGHLAND file with Highland by selecting File → Open....

Highland documents are saved in the Highland file format, which is a compressed version of the TextBundle format designed to make the exchanging of plain text files more seamless between applications. A HIGHLAND file is actually a Zip-compressed archive that store the following contents:

  • One or more .JSON files - These files, which may be info.json, sprints.json, characters.json, etc., contain various document metadata.
  • A .FOUNTAIN, .MARKDOWN, or .TXT file - The file stores the text in the document.
  • "assets" folder - The folder stores images featured in the document.

While HIGHLAND files are meant to be opened and edited with Highland, you can also extract the contents in a HIGHLAND file. To do this, rename the .highland file extension to .zip and decompress the file as a TEXTBUNDLE file. You can then open the file with a program that supports the TextBundle format or rename the .textbundle file extension to .zip and decompress the file as a folder where you can edit the contents.

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