Navigating a Fountain Document
Is there a way to navigate a Fountain document?
In markdown mode, you can tap on the name of the document at the top of the screen to see the document's structure, and then navigate your way though.
That doesn't seem to work in fountain mode, though.
Am I missing anything?
Scene headings are all I need. However, the drop from the top of the screen is blank for my full length screenplay fountain document (no scenes listed).
I opened it from Dropbox -- is there anything I need to do to kick off an index?
Perhaps you're using a file extension that isn't recognized as Fountain by default? Please check the "syntax mode" in the quick settings popup ("Aa" button).
Yep. Fountain is selected as the syntax.
Here are two screenshots, one showing the selection of the fountain syntax, the other showing the empty dropdown:
Maybe it's the way I'm denoting scenes? I'm using the "." to force a Scene heading, as in:
.SCENE: MILDRED'S AUDIENCE
(This is technically a stageplay, so it made more sense to force scenes with the period than to use INT. / EXT.)
Ah yes, that seems to be the reason. To be honest, I wasn't aware of this limitation/bug myself, and I can see how it can be confusing since forced scene headings are supported in the editor's syntax highlighting.
I've put it on my todo list.
Awesome, and thank you for all your expedient replies!!!
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This is not directly related to the post but I found it when I was searching for my question, which is the fact that "forced" action element (with ! at the beginning of the line) does not seem to work in the current version. In the preview, it just shows the exclamation mark like normal text and doesn't do the conversion. Just wanted to let you know if you weren't aware. But honestly, I am in love with this app for so much more than just screenplay writing that I feel bad even complaining. :) Thanks for the amazing app.