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Final Draft 7 returns an error when I try to save as a PDF on Windows XP.

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Final Draft 7 returns an error when I try to save as a PDF on Windows XP.

Answer

To remedy this:

  1. Open Final Draft and go to Help > Customer Support;
  2. Check to see which version you have. If you don't have Final Draft 7.1.3, click HERE to get this free update.

The update may solve the problem. If not:

  1. Go to My Computer;
  2. Click Tools > Folder Options > View Tab > check Show Hidden Files and Folders and click OK;
  3. Go to Local Disk C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Final Draft\PDF Drivers;
  4. Double-click on Install;
  5. The installation will run and will likely have errors, but it should be successful;
  6. Click Start > Printers and Faxes;
  7. There should be an icon called Amyuni Document Converter; right-click it and left-click Rename;
  8. Change the name to Final Draft PDF Converter 2. (Make sure to type it exactly this way);
  9. Close Printers and Faxes and open Final Draft 7;
  10. Open a script or type some text into a blank script;
  11. Click File > Save As PDF, name the script Test and select your desktop as the save-to location;
  12. Click Save and the PDF should save to your desktop.

If this works, remember to go back to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View Tab, check Do Not Show Hidden Files and Folders and click OK.

If you get an error message while installing the PDF driver, click HERE.

NOTE: Live support for Final Draft 7 has been discontinued. You will still be able to install, activate and use FD7 on appropriate computers but email, chat and telephone support is no longer available. Live activation assistance will be available via phone (818-789-6281) and email and chat (links on the left side of this page) until June 14, 2017.


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Views: 5924 Created on: Dec 28, 2009
Date Updated: Apr 13, 2017
Posted in: Error Messages, PDF

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