Bad formatting/punctuation alignment on Windows

Fade In Administrator
2017-04-13 02:14

If you are seeing misalignment of formatting (such as bold and italics) or of punctuation (such as the parentheses before and after a Parenthetical element), please check to see if you're using the stock "Courier" font on Windows.

For a number of reasons, that stock system Courier is a terrible font. It is known to be problematic for scaling and rendering.

(Technically it's known as COURIER.FON, and is a [very] old-style, non-TrueType font.)

It is recommended to use one of the dedicated screenplay Courier fonts such as Courier Screenplay or Courier Prime, both of which are available from http://www.fadeinpro.com on the Download page under “Extras”. 

You can change the font for the current document under Document > Change Document Font, and the default font for new documents under Preferences > General.

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