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I imported a script from another program and now it's several pages longer (or shorter).

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I imported a script from another program and now it's several pages longer (or shorter).

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Other programs do not paginate a script the way Final Draft does and when a file is imported into Final Draft, the page count will almost certainly be different. Element margins, top and bottom margins, page breaking, line breaking, line spacing and especially the font -- even if a Courier font is used -- all combine to render a body of text a particular way and each program has its own logic for handling these components.

If you go to Format > Elements (FD10 / 9 for Windows: Format > Elements Settings) you can adjust some of the settings that determine how a script is paginated but it might take much trial and error to replicate the original page count (if this is even possible).


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Views: 3717 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Sep 14, 2016

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