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When I try to save my script in FD8 / 7 on Windows, I get a message stating that the file exists and is marked read-only.

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When I try to save my script in FD8 / 7 on Windows, I get a message stating that the file exists and is marked read-only.

Answer

This is the result of using the Save As command repeatedly. Save As should be used only when you want to rename the file or save it to another location. If you're saving your script as a matter of practice during a writing session, use the Save command rather than the Save As command.

The remedy to this problem is just what the error message states, which is to save the file with a different name or to a different place. Once that's done, do not use the Save As command unless you intend to create another copy.

NOTE: All support for Final Draft 7, including software activation, has been discontinued. You may find solutions to problems in the online knowledge base or in the PDF manual found on the installation CD.


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Views: 3650 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Jun 13, 2017
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