ipah ipah at me.com
Sat Jan 1 21:46:19 EST 2011

Yes the idea of Markdown is exactly what I'm looking for here. Using notepad or something similar with only a few extra characters and having it post processed into the proper format. There is Final Draft, which is horribly clunky, ugly, slow, etc. There is a lot other ones but, I really want something super simple. The issue is to send it to anyone, plain text will NOT work, there are very specific formats. Id rather store everything plain text but should I need to send it somewhere, having it convert to say .fdx or a perfectly formatted pdf.

On Jan 01, 2011, at 10:34 AM, Sherwood Botsford <sgbotsford at gmail.com> wrote:

It took me a minute:  by script you mean movie/tv script. 

I was under the impression there were a raft of specialized word processors that did this very well.

Overall I don't think that MD would work for this, not without a huge raft of modifications.  The *idea* of markdown would work well -- minimal syntax then post processed into the format you want.

There are lots of systems for managing text files, and for managing revisions of text files  google source code version control software.


Sherwood of Sherwood's Forests

Sherwood Botsford
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On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 4:04 PM, ipah <ipah at me.com> wrote:
New to mailing lists and Markup as well so please bear with me. I have been looking for two things. A project management system that syncs with Notational Velocity as well as something that lets me write and format script in plain text, then have that converted to the proper formatting for a script. I was wondering would Markdown have the ability to do this or have the changes necessary for this? If I am not being clear please let me know. Basically I want to write my scripts in plain text but add Markdown to each line so that when parsed at some point I get a perfectly formated script. For instance I would write.

sl fade in

Which would make this a proper slug line and covert all the characters to CAPS.

Etc for the rest of the script and various formatting types.

Thanks in advance.

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