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Can Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 open scripts written in older versions of Final Draft and vice versa?

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Can Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 open scripts written in older versions of Final Draft and vice versa?

Answer

Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 can open scripts written in FD 5, 6 and 7. When they're opened in FD11 / 10 / 9 / 8 they will automatically be converted to the FD9 / 8 file format (.fdx).

Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5 can open scripts written in FD9 / 8 provided the writer using FD9 / 8 has saved the script as a .fdr file. Go to File > Export (FD9) or File > Save As (FD8) and choose Final Draft 5-7 as the format. On Mac this is the Format menu (shown) and on Windows it's the Save File as Type menu:

Final Draft 11 / 10 cannot save scripts as FDR files.


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Views: 13614 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Sep 05, 2018
Posted in: File Management

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