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How do I convert my FD8 script to PDF?

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How do I convert my FD8 script to PDF?

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If you have Final Draft 8 on Mac with Sierra (10.2) or High Sierra (10.13), see this article: I have Final Draft 8 on macOS (High Sierra / Sierra / 10.13 / 12) and it crashes when I try to print or use print commands for a PDF.

There are two ways to create a PDF in FD8. If you want to save the entire script as a PDF, go to File > Save As PDF.

A standard Save As dialogue box will come up and allow you to save the PDF wherever you want. There is a check-box to include the title page.

If you need only certain pages or scenes or a particular revision set saved as a PDF, go to File > Print (or Control + P on Windows, Command + P on Mac). At the bottom of the Print sheet are options for the export. Check the appropriate radio buttons and checkboxes and when you're ready to export, choose Print to PDF (Windows). A regular Save As dialogue box will come up and allow you to save the PDF wherever you wish.

On Mac, choose PDF > Save As PDF.

A dialogue box will come up. Choose the file name and save-to location and click Save.

At the next window, choose Use PDF:

At the next window, click Print Now to create the PDF. If you want to have the Format Assistant scan your script for errors before the PDF is made, choose Scan Now.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to give the PDF the correct file name.

IMPORTANT: Live technical support (phone, chat, email) for Final Draft 8 has been discontinued. You will still be able to find information and solutions in this knowledge base and in the FD8 User Guide.


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Views: 52714 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Apr 19, 2018
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