fountain pdf title page

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rpdooling

28 Sep, 2013 04:35 PM

Wow! This is great to see Marked supporting fountain. I'm trying out Marked 2

How do I access the css for the title page that gets made?

I have title, author, contact but they are all shmushed together at the top.

I don't see custom.css in /Library/Application Support/Marked which in your help docs says should be there.

Where are the css files stored?

THANKS

Rick

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 28 Sep, 2013 04:45 PM

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    Fountain CSS can't be customized, it's very precise to allow me to get Slugline-style printing. I may change that in the future.

    Custom CSS should be in your User Library (~/Library/Application Support/Marked/), and if it's not you can create that. CSS files can be added from anywhere, though.

    There's also the box in the behavior section where you can add general rules that would override some Fountain styles, and you can use the web inspector (right click, inspect element) to find the necessary selectors.

    If you could post an example document for testing, I can try to fix anything that's wrong with the output.

    -Brett

  2. 2 Posted by rpdooling on 28 Sep, 2013 05:25 PM

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    Brett,

    According to THE HOLLYWOOD STANDARD a title page should have the title
    centered 4 inches below the top of the page, then four lines below that the
    credit "written by" let's say, then 2 lines below that the author.

    In the lower left hand corner, contact information.

    If I run Marked 2 on metadata that looks like this

    /*
    Author: Wally Writer
    Title: My Screenplay
    Contact: Andy Agent, CAA
    */

    I get title, credit, and author all way up at the top.

    The Contact info indeed appears to the left (uncentered, as it should) but
    it too is WAY UP like two lines below the author, when it should be down
    in the lower left hand corner.

    Also, not to nitpick, but screenplays typically don't have the first page
    (page 1) numbered.

    THANKS FOR SUPPORTING FOUNTAIN!

    Rick

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 28 Sep, 2013 06:30 PM

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    Thanks for the info.

    -Brett

  4. 4 Posted by rpdooling on 28 Sep, 2013 07:59 PM

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    No. Thank YOU.

    I left the credit out of the original sample metadata block. This would be
    the most common metadata, but then there are wrinkles like having more than
    one author etc. Some include Draft information in the lower right.

    /*
    Author: Wally Writer
    Credit: written by
    Title: My Screenplay
    Contact: Andy Agent, CAA
    */

  5. 5 Posted by Zach Taylor on 10 Apr, 2018 04:06 AM

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    I just set up Marked 2, and imported a fountain file. The mis-formatted title page was my first view of a rendered page in the software, and googling for that issue brought me here.

    I know this might not seem like the biggest issue, but I'm 15 minutes in and this 4+-year-old issue is what has convinced me that this software is not polished enough for me to use for screenplays. I appreciate the effort that has gone into this project, but Rick was right--the title page contents should not be squished at the top of a page.

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