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Can Final Draft import a PDF file?

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Can Final Draft import a PDF file?


No, not directly. PDF (Portable Document Format) files are designed to be read-only and cannot be directly imported into Final Draftfor editing.

If you've received a script as a PDF, you'll be able to open it, read it and print it. If you have to edit, tell the sender to get you the Final Draft file.

If you're sending a script to someone and you don't want them to be able to do anything but read it or print it, send it as a PDF. If you want the recipient to be able to edit, send the Final Draft file.

However, if you have a recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader you can go to File > Save As > Text and save the document as a text file:

Import this text file into Final Draft (File > Open) as a script but you may need to do some reformatting. More information on importing material from other programs is here: I imported a script from Word (or another program) and it's all messed up. How do I get it back in shape?

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Views: 34169 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Mar 23, 2017
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