GNU ELPA - fountain-mode


Major mode for screenwriting in Fountain markup
fountain-mode-2.7.3.el, 2019-Aug-05, 180 KiB
Paul W. Rankin <>
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To install this package, run in Emacs:

M-x package-install RET fountain-mode RET

Full description

# Fountain Mode #

Fountain Mode is a screenwriting environment for GNU Emacs using the
Fountain markup format. For more information on the Fountain markup
format, visit <>.

Screenshot: <>

## Features ##

- Support for Fountain 1.1 specification
- WYSIWYG auto-align elements (display only, does not modify file
  contents) specific to script format, e.g. screenplay, stageplay or
  user-defined format
- Navigation by section, scene, character name, or page
- 3 levels of syntax highlighting
- Integration with outline to fold/cycle visibility of sections and
- Integration with imenu (sections, scene headings, notes)
- Intergration with auto-insert for title page metadata
- Traditional TAB auto-completion writing style
- Automatically add/remove character "(CONT'D)"
- Export to plain text, HTML, LaTeX, Final Draft (FDX), or Fountain
- Export to standalone document or snippet
- Emphasis (bold, italic, underlined text)
- Include external files with {{ include: FILENAME }}
- Optionally display scene numbers in the right margin
- Intelligent insertion of a page breaks
- Automatic loading for *.fountain files
- Include or omit a title page
- Toggle visibility of emphasis delimiters and syntax characters
- Everything is customizable

Check out the Nicholl Fellowship sample script exported from Fountain
Mode to the following formats:

- plain text: <>
- HTML: <>
- Final Draft: <>
- LaTeX: <>

Most common features are accessible from the menu. For a full list of
functions and key-bindings, type C-h m.

## Requirements ##

- Emacs 24.5
- LaTeX packages for PDF export: geometry fontspec titling fancyhdr
  marginnote ulem xstring oberdiek

## Installation ##

Fountain Mode is now part of GNU ELPA and can be installed with M-x
package-install RET fountain-mode RET.

You can manually download the latest release from

Move this file into your load-path and add (require 'fountain-mode) to
your .emacs/init.el file.

If you prefer the latest but perhaps unstable version clone the
repository into your load-path and require as above:

git clone

Users of Debian >=10 or Ubuntu >=18.04 can install Fountain Mode with:

sudo apt install elpa-fountain-mode

## History ##

See: <>

## Bugs ##

To report bugs, either use <>
or M-x report-emacs-bug RET or send an email to <>
(please include "fountain" in the subject).

Old versions

fountain-mode-2.7.2.el2019-Aug-02 180 KiB
fountain-mode-2.7.1.el2019-May-24 179 KiB
fountain-mode-2.7.0.el2019-May-19 179 KiB
fountain-mode-2.6.2.el2019-Jan-26 185 KiB
fountain-mode-2.6.1.el2018-Oct-13 189 KiB
fountain-mode-2.6.0.el2018-Oct-08 187 KiB