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Fountainize
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Overview
The easiest way to write screenplays with Google Docs.
Fountainize lets you write simple text and convert it into a beautifully formatted script all with the press of a button. Collaborative screenwriting has never been this easy!

Fountainize is based on the Fountain markup language. By writing your text following a simple set of rules, Fountainize is able to determine what should be a character, dialogue, action, or any other part of a script. Don't worry though! The rules are easy. For example:

Character: Write in all caps, ex. SAMANTHA
Scene: Start the line with 'int.' or 'ext.' (no quotations of course!)
Dialogue: The line after a character or parenthetical is always considered dialogue

See? The rules are designed to speed up your workflow and let Fountainize do the dirty work for you. Whenever you feel like turning your text into screenplay, just hit the button and voila! It's done.

Fountainize was built specifically so you can reap all the benefits of Google Docs while still making professional looking screenplays. Now, Fountainize won't replace professional screenwriting software (it doesn't do continued dialogue or exceptions to rules*) but it is the BEST tool for efficiently writing drafts or personal projects. And of course, working with friends!

Happy writing!

* Not yet, anyway
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CHANGELOG:
v5 (June 14, 2020)
### Added
- Pro license option
- Character shortcuts
- Title page (pro only)
- Scene numbers option
### Changed
- Free version limited to 800 elements

v4 (Nov 17, 2019)
### Added
- Change footer format for page numbering
- Document is formatted automatically when it is opened
- Indicator that Convert Markup is working
- Page number instructions
### Changed
- New sidebar appearance
- Only add line spacing - never remove. This allows people to add lines for proper page formatting
### Fixed
- searchPattern error
- No selection error handling
- Tested menus, updated help section to help users
- Transitions are aligned right

v2.1 (October 19, 2017)
- Added transitions, centered text
- Minor wording fixes

v2.0 (October 18, 2017)
- Released!
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Arthur L Smith
February 20, 2021
Good addon, but cant seem to workout how you can put in transitions, or scene descriptions, as the format button actually ignores these commands. Maybe some help?
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Brandon Cathcart
April 30, 2021
Hi Arthur! Transitions are ended with a colon, and scene descriptions are the same formatting as Actions (basically in the "anything that doesn't match another style" category). These are detailed in the sidebar, check there to learn how Fountainize interprets the lines you write.
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Jim Pyle
February 13, 2021
How can I upgrade to the pro version?
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Brandon Cathcart
February 15, 2021
Hi Jim! You can upgrade to pro from within the sidebar of the app, which will redirect you to Gumroad. Thanks for the support!
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Samson Assefa
December 9, 2020
Samson Assefa Gebrehiwot
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Lawler Frank
November 15, 2020
Maybe the add-on author can answer my question - If you start a script, then click "format script", it formats it as expected. If you make any revisions or additions to that script, those changes ignore any subsequent "format script" command. So do you need to clear all formatting and then click "format script" after every change to the script? If this is by design, it feels rather unwieldy. Is there some way for alterations to be flagged for format so that when you click "format script", the program knows enough to apply formatting only to what has changed? If not, could you build in a "clear all formatting" call automatically when "format script" is clicked to force a format of the entire script? Or perhaps only format what is selected?
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Lee Bob Black
October 30, 2020
I've been using Fountainize for a month. It's great. I use it about half the time on my laptop, and about half the time on my phone.
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James Lau
October 23, 2020
Great tool. Enables me to focus on the writing and not fall out of flow. Love it.
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Barry Stout
October 21, 2020
I am a big fan of Google Docs, so this is a great plugin for it that really just focusses on screen play writing. It's the only solution that I have found that takes advantage of a true dark mode (no white borders and such)...great for my eyes. My only complaint is to add some feature where the character and their dialog is never split at a page boundary. If the dialog does not fit on the same page as the character, then both should put on the next page.
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Brandon Cathcart
December 6, 2020
Hi Barry! I saw this comment a while ago but forgot to reply. Unfortunately the way Google Docs is structured under the hood, it makes it very difficult to detect where a page ends - meaning that's near impossible for me to add. I'd like it too, but I can't make any promises!
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Morgan Wable-Keene
September 24, 2020
Warning: THE FREE VERSION IS NOW LIMITED TO 800 LINES PER DOCUMENT. After your script is longer than 10-15 pages or so, this limitation renders this plugin useless. To impose a paywall on the functionality of a *google docs plugin* is asinine and insulting. There goes one of the former best options for screenplay formatting. What's worse is that nowhere but the change log is this limitation advertised, at least not that I could find. Shameful. I guess I'm sticking to Writerduet for the time being.
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David Shoults
October 15, 2020
I think it's worth considering that no one us under any obligation to create products for you for free
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Brandon Cathcart
September 25, 2020
Hello! I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment. The 800 element (ex. character, dialogue, action) limit is noted in the sidebar of the add-on, and I estimated this would limit out at about 20 pages for most scripts. I figured this was plenty for casual users, but felt it was fair to charge a small fee for those using it more extensively. Unfortunately Writerduet doesn't allow free users to collaborate with each other - at least one user must have a paid account ($7.99/month). Fountainize is always collaborative for free, and Pro costs $10 CAD ($7.50 USD) per year, or $0.62/month. I felt that was a fair ask for those spending more time with the software - however, if Writerduet keeps you writing, then by all means use it :)
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Diego Lucano
September 10, 2020
My experience using this add-on is absolutely splendid. I actually find it a smoother and more enjoyable experience to write in the structure specified in the instructions than writing straight into the script format. Being able to use Google Docs' simple collaboration features with my script-writing has made my experience with Fountanize quite an exceptional one. I did spot a minor bug while using the sidebar Fountanize button. Unlike the 'Format Script' option you can press on the dropdown menu, the button on the sidebar moves the margin bar to the right by .50 inches. I'm not exactly sure if I am referring to the part of the margin bar correctly, but I hope you can try it out yourself and spot the bug. Based on how quickly you answer your reviews, I am sure that you will squash this bug in no time. Thank you for an amazing add on. Hopefully, you can add more useful features in the future(eg. cont'd, more, capitalized dialogue for lyrics, dual dialogue)!
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Brandon Cathcart
September 13, 2020
Glad you're enjoying Fountainize! I'll take a look at the bug this week and hopefully publish a fix soon. I encourage anyone to submit bugs to me via the "Bug/Feedback" link in the app where it goes straight to my email. Happy writing!
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Jampana Rajesh
September 5, 2020
How can we use it in my android mobile.if not is there any other screenplay addons for mpbile docs
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Brandon Cathcart
September 6, 2020
Hello! Unfortunately Google Docs Add-ons don't work on mobile devices last time I checked. Hopefully Google will allow us to use them there soon!
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