Mariner Software Releases Updates to Contour

Minneapolis, MN – October 12, 2009 -Mariner Software, developers and publishers of professional and personal software, today released Contour 1.2 for Mac OS X and Contour 1.1 for Windows. Developed in tandem with Emmy Award-nominated Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Contour is a proven, fill-in-the- blanks story development system that has generated millions of dollars worth of writing assignments and script sales. The software uses the same character-based structure that most every blockbuster movies uses to create well written stories that hold together from Fade In to Fade Out. Both releases introduce major updates and fixes that will enhance the users experience while working within Contour.

Included in the latest releases are the following:

Contour 1.2 for Mac OS X:

  • Corrected an issue where clicking in a text field would cause the window to
    redraw giving an impression that the text boxes were ‘jumping’ or shifting on screen
  • Screenplay list sorting is now preserved
  • Screenplay data is now accessible when attempting to import a corrupted xml file
  • Custom values for Genre and Source are now automatically added to the appropriate list

Contour 1.1 for Windows:

  • New sample screenplays to give users literal examples of proven screenplays
  • Various menu links have been corrected
  • Update tips and examples text have been corrected and improved
  • Numerous bug fixes

Pricing and Availability
Contour 1.2 for Mac OS X and Contour 1.1 for Windows are now available, for sale and for trial, on the Mariner Software web site and for sale through various retail outlets. The retail cost for Contour is $49.95. Current Contour for Windows users can download the update for free from the Mariner Software downloads page. Current Contour for Mac OS X customers will automatically be updated when they run the Check for Updates option or can download the update for free from the Mariner web site. Contour for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Contour for Windows requires Windows Vista or Windows XP.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.