Highland converts screenplays between PDF, FDX and Fountain formats. And back again.
- It melts PDFs, making them editable.
- It creates perfectly-formatted PDFs from Fountain or FDX files.
- It creates future-proof Fountain files you can edit in any text editor.
It’s basically magic. Available now on the Mac App Store.
This changes everything... (into everything else)
Great typography, right out of the box.
Highland comes with the Courier Prime font for beautiful screenplays and the all-new Highland Sans for a refined editing experience. Learn more about Courier Prime and download it free here.
What is Fountain?
Learn more about Fountain at fountain.io.
Fountain is a plain text markup language for screenwriting.
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.
Because it’s just plain text, Fountain is also a great format for archiving screenplays without worry of file-format obsolescence or incompatibility.
Fountain is an open-source project supported by a growing number of apps. Discover more Fountain-enabled apps at fountain.io/apps.
Highland for OS X
1.5.8 - Feb 26, 2014
- Fixes for Celtx generated PDFs
- Misc bug fixes
1.5.7 - Jan 17, 2014
- Fixed double splash window bug
- Fixed dialogue breaking bugs
- Performance improvements
1.5.6 - Jan 2, 2014
- Bug fixes
1.5.5 - Nov 22, 2013
- Performance enhancements
- Bug fixes
1.5.4 - Nov 5, 2013
- Huge energy usage improvements!
1.5.3 - Oct 24, 2013
- Bold scene headers
- One or two spaces before scene headers
Bug fixes and new options for PDFs in the Preferences menu:
1.5.2 - Oct 4, 2013
- Improves Highland Sans bold
- Fixes Dual Dialogue export to .FDX
- Prevents crashes for Format menu commands
1.5.1 - Sept 24, 2013
- Better matches Final Draft’s page count
- Bug fixes
1.5 - Sept 17, 2013
- Syntax highlighting of Sections, Notes, Boneyards, Title Pages, bold, and italics (if available)
- Beautiful new graphics
- Choose your format: Screenplay, Stageplay, or Manuscript
- A4 paper support
- And many tweaks and bug fixes
1.0.3 - July 11, 2013
- When working with imported PDFs and .fdx files, Highland appends (converted) to the title until you save them with their own names
- Dual dialogue fixes
- Other miscellaneous bug fixes
1.0.2 - May 16, 2013
- This release is mostly just the standard bug fixes + performance enhancements. Nothing wrong with that.
- Nima added one sly trick you're likely to love: shift-return makes the line uppercase. Boom. Try it! Your caps lock key will feel lonely.
We’ve also added support for the Lyric element. It's not part of the official Fountain spec yet — the syntax might change — but John needed it so here it is. Lyrics work like dialogue, except each line is preceded by a tilde (~), and you can have multiple stacked lines of lyrics. Here’s an example:
~Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka! The amazing chocolatier!
~Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka! Everybody give a cheer!
~He’s modest, clever and so smart
~He barely can restrain it...
- In screenplay format, Lyrics show up in italics. In stage musical format, well...maybe that’s something for a later release.
- One last thing: your terrific feedback and five-star ratings mean a lot. Thanks for being awesome and supportive.
1.0.1 - April 3, 2013
- When you save (or autosave), Highland remembers where your cursor was. Because that’s How It Should Be.
- Highland retains newlines upon Save. So if you like to use a lot of blank lines for some reason, go right ahead. It’s your script.
- Drag-and-dropping text within the editing window is so much better now. Try it!
- When you import a PDF or FDX file, we treat it like a new Fountain file — which it basically is. The first time you save it, you’ll give it a name.
- Fixed a bug that caused an occasional crash during Save.
- Fixed Export menu command.
- Updated welcome screen text.
- There was some stray Fountain markup (====) in FDX export. Whoops. Fixed.
- In Dark Mode, we’ve made the scroll bar easier to spot.
1.0 - March 18, 2013
- Initial release