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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.

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: 2014 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Jun 14, 2017
Posted in: File Management

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