Contour for iOS saves changes automatically, while you use the program. As you advance from one field to another within a screenplay, Contour will save changes made to the last field changes were made to.
This article will outline the actions that can typically be expected to save changes made to a screenplay in Contour for iOS.
Once focus has been changed from the last field changes were made to
In a graphical user interface (GUI), a control is in focus if it is currently available or changes. For example, a window in a word processor is typically in focus if it displays a text cursor. A field in a window is also generally in focus if it is ready to receive input: with text fields, the text cursor will blink.
Whenever focus is removed from the last field changes were made to, Contour for iOS should save changes to that field.
Tapping on another field - tapping on another field should change focus from the last field content was entered to to the field being tapped.
Tapping somewhere in the current screen other than a field - tapping somewhere other than a field should remove focus from any field.
After tapping the Done button (in the upper right-hand corner of the screen)
While text is being entered to a text field in Contour, a blue button, titled Done, should appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Clicking this button should remove focus from the currently-active field and save changes to the last field content was added to.
After tapping the Back button that appears in the upper left-hand corner of the screen
Navigating within a screenplay, a set of fields should display a button in the upper left-hand corner. Tapping this button returns navigation to the previous screen (such as the main project screen or the screenplay list). In some screens, this button displays the name of the screenplay the currently-displaying set of fields belongs to; in other screens, this button simply displays the name Back.
Clicking this button should remove focus from the currently-active field and save changes to the last field content was added to.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I quit Contour (or power down my iOS device) before performing any of these actions, can Contour be expected to save changes made to screenplay data in the currently-active field?
No. In order for Contour to save screenplay data, one of the actions listed above needs to be performed in order for changes to the currently-active field to be saved.