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Fountain is a tool for screenwritingscreenwriting

. Fountain was created by an A-list screenwriter, John August, who's written Big Fish, Go, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many others. He's pushed it pretty hard on his podcast, Scriptnotes.

Other software: Final Draft. There are tools that let you convert Fountain to Final Draft (the due facto standard) and back, so I don't think foisting is needed. Fade In Pro ($50) or WriterDuet (free/$99 one time license for extra); both support Fountain.

http://www.fadeinpro.com/page.pl?content=comparison

https://writerduet.com/blog/

If you're only writing in Fountain and then to PDF, Highland and Slugline are the other options. They are both under $30. http://slugline.co/blog/sushi

I also like afterwriting.com. Bascially it's Highland in a browser that can sync to Google Docs and Dropbox for free. http://afterwriting.com/#

emacs mode https://github.com/rnkn/fountain-mode

fountain apps

Be sure to checkout the apps page. Fountain is fairly well supported. http://fountain.io/apps

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arxpoetica on Oct 31, 2015 [–]

See also: https://github.com/mattdaly/Fountain.js

convert to pdf

use Goyo[1] and capslock.vim[2] to reduce distraction and make the capitalization easier. Git in Dropbox works well when only one person is committing.

1: https://github.com/junegunn/goyo.vim

2: https://github.com/tpope/vim-capslock

My cowriter uses afterwriting[3] (locally[4]) to view them although we still use unformatted .docx for rough drafts, since he normally writes those and I revise.

3: http://afterwriting.com/

4: https://github.com/ifrost/afterwriting-labs

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michaelx386 on Oct 31, 2015 [–]

There's a nice python program that can turn Fountain files in to PDF, HTML or FDX files: https://github.com/vilcans/screenplain/

  textplay myscript.fountain > myscript.pdf

but textplay relies on a non-free thing called PrinceXML for its PDF export. So:

  textplay myscript.fountain > myscript.html
  wkhtmltopdf myscript.html myscript.pdf