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Final Draft 7: When I go to File > New or Format > Elements, the menus are empty.

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Final Draft 7: When I go to File > New or Format > Elements, the menus are empty.

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This occurs because the Final Draft application file has been moved out of the Final Draft folder on the hard drive. In almost all cases the user has moved the application file to the Desktop in an attempt to create an alias (Mac) or a shortcut (Windows). To restore the templates and the elements:

Mac:

Close Final Draft and right-click or Control+click the "alias." If it doesn't say the word "alias" at the top, you've moved the application file out of the folder. Drag this application icon to the Trash, drag the Final Draft 6 or 7 folder to the Trash and reinstall the software.

Windows:

Close Final Draft and right-click the "shortcut." Left-click on Properties and if you don't see a Shortcut tab, you've moved the application file out of the folder. Move it back into Local Disk C/Program Files/Final Draft 6 or 7 (assuming you installed it to its default location. If you installed it somewhere else, move the file there.)

For information on the right way to create a shortcut or alias, click HERE.

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: 2434 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Jun 14, 2017
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