Editing Scripts

By default, you are in Reading Mode in Scriptigo. To write or edit a script, switch to Editing Mode by tapping the pencil icon.

Understanding the Fountain Format

Sciptigo uses the industry standard Fountain format for scripts. Fountain is a simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. Fountain allows you to work on your screenplay anywhere, on any computer or tablet, using any software that edits text files.

Don't think too much about it. Just type. For more information, see Scriptigo File Format, take a look at the included sample scripts or visit fountain.io.

Editing mode

To edit a script, you have to be its owner or be given permissions by the owner to make changes. To go into Editing Mode, tap the pencil icon to make changes to the script. While in editing mode, you can make script changes directly on the page and use the extended keyboard buttons at the top of the keyboard to insert/change elements.

Using the Extended Keyboard Menus

To help in adding or editing terms in a script, Scriptigo has three extended keyboard menus full of options which use the Fountain formatting:

  • Script Elements: Insert or format commonly used parts of a script when writing or editing.
  • Character Names: Insert a character from a list characters currently in use in the script.
  • Film Elements: Insert commonly used parts of a film script when writing or editing.

To insert an element, place your cursor where you want the element to appear and tap the element in the menu.

To change or format an element, select the text on the page and tap the element in the Script Elements menu. The selected text will be formatted to the style of the element.

NOTE: If you aren't seeing your newly added character names in the character menu, save your script to refresh the list.

Working with Hidden Script Elements SCRIPTIGO PRO

The Fountain script format allows for hidden script elements, such as special notes, and Scriptigo accomodates a few features not normally supported by the Fountain format. Here's how to handle each:

  • Verse Indentation: Most commonly used in verse such as Shakespeare, indentation allows for the text lines to be aligned in relation to other text lines.
  • Cast of Characters: Scripts for theatre often have a list of characters after the title page.
To see how to use these and other special features, visit Improvements to the Fountain Specification.

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