JotterPad supports Fountain markup syntax. โ€‹
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In-app Purchase : This feature requires Pro or Pro Cloud In-app Purchase. โ€‹
Preview Fountain Syntax : Please ensure that the file is in .fountain extension in order to preview and edit texts in Fountain Syntax. โ€‹
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Fountain Syntax โ€‹
The Fountain syntaxes are as follows: โ€‹
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Underlineโ€‹
To underline, type _ before and after the words followed by space or return key. You can also click U button in toolbar to underline the words.โ€‹
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Italicsโ€‹
To Italicize, type * before and after the words followed by space or return key. You can also click "I" button in toolbar to italicize the words.โ€‹
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Boldโ€‹
To Bold, type ** before and after the words followed by space or return key. You can also click "B" button in toolbar convert texts to bold.โ€‹


Title Page
Android:
Open the fountain file > tap menu icon โ‹ฎ > Properties.

iOS
Open the fountain file > tap menu icon โ€ฆ > Properties.

Macโ€‹
Select File > Properties > Input text appropriately.

Web
Open the fountain file > tap Properties.

Click on the properties icon to insert title page in web

For JotterPad Android v12 and below, add the Title Page at the start of the Fountain document. Information is encoding in the format key: value. Keys can have spaces, but must end with a colon. โ€‹

Exampleโ€‹:

Title:โ€‹
_**BRICK & STEEL**_โ€‹
_**FULL RETIRED**_โ€‹
Credit: Written byโ€‹
Author: Stu Maschwitzโ€‹
Source: Story by KTMโ€‹
Draft date: 1/20/2012โ€‹
Contact:โ€‹
Next Level Productionsโ€‹
1588 Mission Dr.โ€‹
Solvang, CA 93463


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Scene Headings โ€‹โ€‹
Method 1: Click + button > Select Scene Headings > Choose INT. , EXT. , INT./EXT. or . > Input Location > Choose - , NIGHT , DAY , DUSK or DAWN > Select OK .โ€‹โ€‹
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Method 2: โ€‹โ€‹Type out EXT. or INT. to create a scene heading. โ€‹โ€‹It is not case sensitive, although it is recommended to capitalise them for visibility. โ€‹โ€‹You can also force a scene heading by inserting . before starting the line. โ€‹โ€‹

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Exampleโ€‹โ€‹:
EXT. FAMILY GARDEN โ€“ DAY โ€‹โ€‹
.JENNIFER POV โ€‹


Characters
Characters can be created by first leaving an empty line, then typing entirely in uppercase and not leaving an empty line after it. โ€‹Character notations ( ) following their names on the same line can be in uppercase or lowercase.
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Method 1: Click + button > Select Character > Input Character name > Select OK.โ€‹
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Method 2: Character names can be forced by putting a @ symbol before the name itself. This is useful for names that have lower case letters that need to be retained. โ€‹

Exampleโ€‹:
MOTHERโ€‹
It's time for dinner boys!

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@Elaine (over the phone)โ€‹
Did you hear about what Shannon did in school today?



Dialogue โ€‹
A dialogue is any text that follows a Character or Parenthetical. โ€‹
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Exampleโ€‹:
DAD โ€‹
Let's just get pizza today.
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Parenthetical โ€‹
Parenthetical is wrapped in parentheses ( ) and follow a Character or Dialogue. โ€‹
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Exampleโ€‹:
CARSON โ€‹
(walking out the door) โ€‹
Real vampires don't sparkle!โ€‹



Transition โ€‹
Method 1:โ€‹
The transition phrase should be in all uppercase letters, and should end in TO:โ€‹. Leave an empty line before and after the transition.

Method 2:
You can also force any line to become a transition by inserting a > symbol at the beginning.โ€‹
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Method 3:โ€‹
Click + button > Select Transition > Select any of the below transition: โ€‹
CUT TO:โ€‹
DISSOLVE TO :โ€‹
FADE IN:โ€‹
FADE OUT:โ€‹
FADE TO:โ€‹
FLASH CUT TO:โ€‹
FREEZE CUT TO:โ€‹
FREEZE FRAME:โ€‹
IRIS IN:โ€‹
IRIS OUT:โ€‹
JUMP CUT TO:โ€‹
MATCH CUT TO:โ€‹
MATCH DISSOLVE TO:โ€‹
SMASH CUT TO:โ€‹
STOCK SHOT:โ€‹
TIME CUT:โ€‹
WIPE TO:


Syntax Prompt/Autocomplete โ€‹

Heading Prompt
โ€‹To reveal character dialogues, type in the . symbol. โ€‹



Character Prompt โ€‹
To reveal character dialogues, key in the @ symbol. โ€‹
You can also use the same symbol to force a Character element into place. This is useful for Character names with lowercase letters. โ€‹




Fountain Preview โ€‹

The Editor renders the fountain script as you type. To change to read-only mode:

Android:
Press โœ“ at the top left of the bar in editor.

iOS:
Click on the โ€ฆ icon in the toolbar of the editor > Preview mode.

Mac & web:
Click on the ๐Ÿ‘“ Glasses icon found in the toolbar.

For JotterPad Android v12 & below, tap the glasses icon/pencil icon to turn on/off the Fountain preview. โ€‹

Please Print to PDF to view the final formatted script.
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