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How do I rebuild a corrupted AV script?

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How do I rebuild a corrupted AV script?

Answer
If your AV file has become corrupted, follow these steps to clean it.
  1. Open the file in AV;
  2. Go to File > Save As and save it to the Desktop as an RTF file;
  3. Open MS Word (or a similar word processor);
  4. Go to File > Open and navigate this dialogue box to look on the Desktop;
  5. Under Files of Type choose RTF files (Windows only);
  6. Double-click the RTF copy of your script;
  7. Position the cursor at the top of the first column so that it changes into a down-arrow and click once to highlight the entire column;
  8. On your keyboard, press Control+C (Windows) or Apple+C (Mac) to copy the column;
  9. Open a simple text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac);
  10. Go to Edit > Paste and paste this text in;
  11. Go back to Word and highlight, then copy the other column and paste it into a different Notepad or TextEdit document;
  12. Close this Word document and open a new Word document (File > New or Control+N on Windows or Apple+N on Mac);
  13. Go to Table > Insert > Table and set up a two-column, one-row table. Make sure Autofit to Window is enabled;
  14. Copy and paste the video text from the simple text document into the first column of the Word document;
  15. Copy and paste the audio text from the simple text document into the second column of the Word document;
  16. Save this document as an RTF file;
  17. Open AV and go to File > Open;
  18. Navigate this dialogue box to look on the Desktop;
  19. Under Files of Type choose RTF files (Windows only);
  20. Open the RTF file and reformat/realign as necessary.

This will give you a clean, well-behaved script.

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Views: 1565 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Apr 13, 2017
Posted in: File Management

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