Fountain Preview of non-fountain text files.

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24 Oct, 2014 06:50 AM

The automatic previewing of .fountain files in appropriate formatting is fantastic, but is it possible to display non-Fountain text files (.md, .txt, etc.) with Fountain formatting?

I know a default Fountain style sheet is applied to .Fountain files, but I would love to open an .md from Writer Pro and choose a Fountain Style from the lower left dropdown menu of the Marked 2 window just like I can choose "Swiss" or "Multi-Column" for the preview style.

Am I missing something in my setup?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 24 Oct, 2014 02:00 PM

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    The Fountain CSS doesn't work on anything but Fountain-rendered files.
    You can include fountain Syntax in MD with "scrippets" if you like.


  2. 2 Posted by rejhless on 30 Oct, 2014 11:12 AM

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    Thanks Brett!

  3. 3 Posted by N on 24 Sep, 2020 10:32 PM

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    Hi Brett, is it possible to set 'Process as Fountain' as a default option? (You've explained can't use a Fountain CSS style sheet).

    Can open .fountain files but am doing a lot of writing in Vim and .md which has the auto-refresh benefit rather than have to select it each time a new file's opened and manually refresh for each change.

    Many thanks, N

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Brett on 25 Sep, 2020 02:43 PM

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    Remind me why you can't use the .fountain extension in vim.

    - Brett

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