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How do I import a Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 script into Final Draft?

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How do I import a Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 script into Final Draft?

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The way to get your Screenwriter 6 file is to save as or export your original file as a plain text file, then open the TXT file in Final Draft and let Final Draft reformat the text as a script.

Keep in mind that we don't support other programs, but this is how most users are able to convert their Screenwriter 6 files. If you have difficulty with this procedure you should contact their technical support for help on exporting.

  1. Open in Screenwriter the script you want to convert;
  2. Go to File > Export To...;
  3. Choose Plain Text;
  4. Choose Desktop as the save-to location and click Save;
  5. Close Screenwriter and open Final Draft;
  6. In Final Draft, go to File > Open;
  7. Navigate this dialogue box to look on the Desktop (on Windows, change the Files of Type to Text Documents);
  8. Double-click the text copy of your script;
  9. You'll be prompted to open it as Script or Text. Choose Script;
  10. Final Draft will import the text and render it as a feature screenplay.
  11. Go to File > Save and save the script with any file name modifications you might want, such as today's date or the word "master" (without quotes).

Click HERE for information on how to clean up your script if there are formatting issues.


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Date Updated: Apr 02, 2015

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