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proper export of .fountain doc w/o excess periods

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I'm experimenting with writing in fountain on Storyist. My first attempt at an export after tweaking a fountain doc resulted in a bunch of extra periods (.) following every scene heading. I understand how this makes some sense, as the period forces the scene heading style. But the beginning of a line with EXT. or INT. also forces this style. It's redundant and cluttered to add extraneous characters. Can you explore removing this, or explain the rationale behind it?

 

Thanks!

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A follow-up... Seems there are other redundancies. Headings are bolded with asterisks (this happens automatically in fountain format after a hashtag). I'd strongly urge Storyist to simplify and get rid of these extra bits of code. Thanks

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Hi awhilliard,

 

Could you provide a little more information on the "extra periods" issue? I'm not seeing that. When I export the script from the Screenplay project template as a Fountain file, I get this:

 

FountainExport.png

 

which is valid Fountain markup, and what you'd expect to see.

 

Let me know what steps you're taking to get the result you're seeing.

 

-Steve

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Hey Steve,

 

I just ran a test on a fake fountain document (just a few little scenes typed up with various elements). No problem importing and exporting with fountain through Storyist. I think my earlier problem resulted from tweaking a bunch of format settings within Storyist. I tried to make the styles look the way I like (ie. bold scene headings, no underline). When I exported, I think that's when this excess styling caused excess fountain garbage.

 

Any way you could let a writer work within a fountain document viewing with preferred style, but then export with this style "stripped?" That would be very helpful in workflows involving multiple apps.

 

Thanks for your work!

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Hi awhilliard,

 

Thanks for the feature request.

 

Storyist currently applies the default screenplay stylesheet when importing Fountain files. It could probably provide a mechanism for setting a user-defined stylesheet in a future release.

 

-Steve

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