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Fountainize
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Overview
The easiest way to write screenplays with Google Docs.
Fountainize lets you write simple text and convert it into a beautifully formatted script all with the press of a button. Collaborative screenwriting has never been this easy!

Fountainize is based on the Fountain markup language. By writing your text following a simple set of rules, Fountainize is able to determine what should be a character, dialogue, action, or any other part of a script. Don't worry though! The rules are easy. For example:

Character: Write in all caps, ex. SAMANTHA
Scene: Start the line with 'int.' or 'ext.' (no quotations of course!)
Dialogue: The line after a character or parenthetical is always considered dialogue

See? The rules are designed to speed up your workflow and let Fountainize do the dirty work for you. Whenever you feel like turning your text into screenplay, just hit the button and voila! It's done.

Fountainize was built specifically so you can reap all the benefits of Google Docs while still making professional looking screenplays. Now, Fountainize won't replace professional screenwriting software (it doesn't do continued dialogue or exceptions to rules*) but it is the BEST tool for efficiently writing drafts or personal projects. And of course, working with friends!

Happy writing!

* Not yet, anyway
Fountainize icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com. Thanks Freepik!

CHANGELOG:
v5 (June 14, 2020)
### Added
- Pro license option
- Character shortcuts
- Title page (pro only)
- Scene numbers option
### Changed
- Free version limited to 800 elements

v4 (Nov 17, 2019)
### Added
- Change footer format for page numbering
- Document is formatted automatically when it is opened
- Indicator that Convert Markup is working
- Page number instructions
### Changed
- New sidebar appearance
- Only add line spacing - never remove. This allows people to add lines for proper page formatting
### Fixed
- searchPattern error
- No selection error handling
- Tested menus, updated help section to help users
- Transitions are aligned right

v2.1 (October 19, 2017)
- Added transitions, centered text
- Minor wording fixes

v2.0 (October 18, 2017)
- Released!
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A User of Fountainize
July 17, 2020
I really want this add-on to work. I even bought the lifetime subscription. Unfortunately, I keep getting the same null error as described below: TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of null I've sent an email to the link listed on the add-on's sidebar, but so far no response. If I can get the issue resolved, I'll update my review.
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A user of Fountainize
July 29, 2020
I'll investigate that this week and fix it ASAP. Thanks for helping me fix these issues!
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A user of Fountainize
July 27, 2020
So I'm not getting the "TypeError: Cannot read property 'length' of null" error anymore but now when clicking "Format Script" in the sidebar I just get the "spinning arrows" icon forever. I've recently switched to Microsoft Edge which is a chrome based browser but just in case, I'm gonna try in it Chrome proper and see if that makes a difference.
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A user of Fountainize
July 22, 2020
Sorry for the wait, I have been away for a little while. I believe I have fixed this issue, please try it out and let me know if it's still not working! Thank you for your support and I hope to be faster with fixes in the future.
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A User of Fountainize
July 8, 2020
This did not work for me, kept getting a "null" error.
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A user of Fountainize
July 22, 2020
Sorry for the wait, I have been away for a little while. I believe I have fixed this issue, please try it out and let me know if it's still not working! I hope to be faster with fixes in the future.
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David Shoults
June 16, 2020
I'm new to screenwriting, and after trying to format myself in docs and realizing I have no idea what I'm doing, I decided to download this add-on. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it works! Kudos to whoever made this. I'm considering the pro version.. has anyone used it? The free version is so good I'm not even sure what I'm missing. If someone could let me know that would be awesome!
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A user of Fountainize
June 26, 2020
Hi David! I'm glad you're enjoying it. The free version should be enough for most people writing shorter scripts (< 25 pages). Purchasing pro means showing your thanks for development, and gives you more character shortcuts, unlimited script length, and the ability to add a title page. With future releases, anything essential to the script formatting will always be a free feature, and pro will give you the extra efficiency and professionalism.
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A User of Fountainize
February 7, 2020
It occasionally works but the majority of the time it says it can't find the function substring and does nothing. Furthermore, when it's not doing that it only works when I use the convert markup button on the toolbar above the document, the convert markup bitton in the sidebar doesn't do anything at all.
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A user of Fountainize
June 9, 2020
Hi all, there was a temporary issue with Google verification but that has been fixed. It is no longer temporarily disabled. Happy writing!
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A user of Fountainize
May 24, 2020
I also can't download/install to google docs. I get this msg: Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app
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A user of Fountainize
May 18, 2020
I also can't download/install to google docs. I get this msg: Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app
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A user of Fountainize
March 20, 2020
Same. Saying "sign in with google temporarily disabled with this app" :/
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A user of Fountainize
March 20, 2020
I can't log in to use Fountainize, it's been disabled by Google...
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A user of Fountainize
March 19, 2020
Why wont it let me use Fountainize
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A User of Fountainize
December 15, 2019
I CANT FIND ITTTTTTTTTTTT I installed it but I can't find how to access it AHHHHHHHHHHH
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A user of Fountainize
December 22, 2019
Hello! If it has been installed, please make sure it has been enabled in the current document by going to "Add-ons" -> "Manage add-ons" and make sure that Fountainize is enabled! I hope this helps.
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A user of Fountainize
December 15, 2019
Help!!! How do I get to the tool??
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A User of Fountainize
October 4, 2019
I'm a starting-out filmmaker but I can't shell out the bucks for the professional programs so I used this. Here's what I think: Pros: Makes formatting super easy. Easy to use. Has a cool name. Lets you write screenplays. Cons: A big buggy. Sometimes things won't format right and you may have to delete a line of text and retype it and hit the format button again. Not too often and it's no major deal but it's something. That's about it. My only main complaint is that bug. But I really enjoy the program, and it makes screenwriting on Google Docs a breeze.
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A User of Fountainize
September 23, 2019
This is a wonderful tool. It could use a couple of upgrades. Page numbers and adding (CON'T) to dialog that spans pages. I love everything else. Thanks.
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A User of Fountainize
September 18, 2019
It's a very helpful app, however it's now giving me and my friend an error stating it cannot find the function in the text when we try to mark up everything in our document. We aren't sure what to do about it as we've made sure to keep everything spaced and formatted correctly for the program to do its work.
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A user of Fountainize
November 13, 2019
Hi Jordan, I recently discovered this issue and believe I solved it. I've submitted the change to Google, hopefully it will be approved soon and work again. Thanks for your support!
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Amy Fox
September 18, 2019
This is a good idea, unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. I understand that users can't enter elements with a shortcut, but when either I or my writing partner (using a different OS) try to convert elements using the addon it generates the the error "Invalid argument: searchPattern." It converts about 40% of the text, and the page count is way off. We both love the idea of this, and hope this problem can get fixed going forward. Or just let users convert with a shortcut, and make sure the formatting gives an accurate industry-standard page count.
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A user of Fountainize
October 10, 2019
Hi Amy! Thanks for the feedback. I haven't encountered this issue but I'll look into it and hopefully release an update so you can continue to use it!
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A User of Fountainize
September 11, 2019
Same as John O'Neill's review. I installed the add-on and the only option available is 'Help'. After a few minutes of tinkering, managed to find a solution that worked for me. My solution is to reinstall the add-on. Giving 4 stars because it does not work right away for me. Other than that, thanks for the add-on!
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A user of Fountainize
September 11, 2019
Thanks Muhamad! For anyone else with this 'Help only' issue - look not under "Add-ons" but for a separate "Fountainize" option at the end of the main menu. Happy writing!
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A user of Fountainize
September 11, 2019
Oh, and for those wondering, I don't have any kind of adblocker installed.
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