File Extension Library

.FOUNTAIN File Extension

  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Text

What are .FOUNTAIN files and how to open them?

Can't open .FOUNTAIN file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .FOUNTAIN file.

What is a .FOUNTAIN file extension?

.FOUNTAIN file extension has been classified as Text Files. The format of .FOUNTAIN file is Text

.FOUNTAIN is Fountain Script File

Text file created by screenwriting applications, such as Storyist; contains UTF-8 text written in screenplay format using simple Fountain-specific syntax; can be opened by any text editor and easily shared.

Some basic syntax guidelines for a FOUNTAIN file include:

  • Character names are in upper case.
  • Dialogue follows immediately after Character on the next line.
  • Scene headings begin with INT, IEXT, EST, INT./EXT, INT/EXT, and I/E followed by a period or space.
  • Transitions end in "T0:".
  • Parentheticals are contained in parentheses.
Visit the Fountain site to learn more about the syntax.

To create a FOUNTAIN file in Storyist:

  • Select File → Export... and choose the items you want to export.
  • Select "Fountain Script (.fountain)" from the Format drop down menu, click Next....
  • Select any export options you want, click Next... again, name the file, choose the save location, and click Export.
  • To import a FOUNTAIN file in Storyist, select File → Import..., navigate to your file, and click Import.... Then, choose your import options in the Import Assistant, select "Next", and click Import.

    List of all softwares that can open the Fountain Script File
    Microsoft Notepad
    Act Focused Media Slugline
    Quote-Unquote Apps Highland

    How to fix problems with .FOUNTAIN files

    1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .FOUNTAIN files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .FOUNTAIN file format
    2. You need to check the .FOUNTAIN file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)