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When I open an older script in Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5 I get some upper- and lower-case character continueds.

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When I open an older script in Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5 I get some upper- and lower-case character continueds.

Answer

This sometimes occurs when FD4 files are converted to FD7 / 6 / 5.

In these instances, Final Draft 5 and 6 did not recognize the continued inserted in Final Draft 4. Also, the Continued was changed in Final Draft 5 to all upper-case.

In Final Draft 7, go to Document > Mores and Continueds and uncheck the Automatic Character Continueds box, then OK your way back to the script. The Continueds will have been completely removed from the script. Next, go back to Document > Mores and Continueds and check the Automatic Character Continueds box, then OK your way back to the script. There should now be a single Continued next the character name where necessary.

The other solutions are to either remove the character completely and let the SmartType re-enter the name and the continued OR export the file from Final Draft 4 as a Text Only file, then open the text file in Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5 as a new screenplay.

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: 2449 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Jun 13, 2017
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