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How can I save my FD7 / 6 script as a template?

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How can I save my FD7 / 6 script as a template?

Answer

To save an FD7 / 6 script as a template so you don't have to reconfigure a new blank script every time:

  1. Go to File > Save As and give the file a different name, just to be on the safe side.
  2. If you want any text to appear in the template, leave it. If you want your new template to be blank, delete all the text from it.
  3. If you don't want the script's SmartType lists to be included in the blank template, go to Document > SmartType and click Rebuild for the Character and Location lists. This will quickly clear them.
  4. Go to File > Save As.
  5. Name your template.
  6. Change the Save as Type dropdown menu (Windows) or the Format dropdown menu (Mac) to Final Draft Template (FD7.1) or Stationery (FD7.0x, FD6).
    • Windows: Navigate the window to save the file to Local Disk C > Program Files > Final Draft 7 / 6 > Stationery > Scripts (or TV templates).
    • Mac: Navigate the window to save the file to Mac HD > Applications > Final Draft 7 / 6 > Stationery > Scripts (or TV templates).
  1. Click Save.

Once it's saved as a Template document in this folder, each time you go to File > New, you'll see the template.

Open the template and you'll be in a new document, pre-set to your specs.

NOTE: Live support for Final Draft 7 has been discontinued. You will still be able to install, activate and use FD7 on appropriate computers but email, chat and telephone support is no longer available. Live activation assistance will be available via phone (818-789-6281) and email and chat (links on the left side of this page) until June 14, 2017.


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Views: 10251 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Apr 13, 2017
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