To watch a how-to video, click HERE. NOTE that this video shows Final Draft 9, but the process and the commands are the same in Final Draft 10.
- Go to File > Export and give the file a different name, just to be on the safe side;
- If you want any text to appear in the template, leave it. If you want your new template to be blank, delete all the text from it (Command + A, then the Delete key);
- If you don't want the script's SmartType lists to be included in the blank template, go to Document > SmartType and click Rebuild for the Character and Location lists. This will quickly clear them;
- Go to File > Export;
- Name your template;
- Change the Format dropdown menu to Final Draft Template (.fdxt);
- Save the template to your Desktop and quit Final Draft (Command + Q);
- Go to Finder > Applications;
- Hold down the Control key and click on the Final Draft 10 / 9 application icon;
- Click Show Package Contents;
- Go to Contents > Resources > Data > Templates;
- Drag the template into the appropriate folder (Scripts or TV Templates);
- Restart Final Draft.
Once it's saved as a Template document in this folder, each time you go to File > New from Template / Scripts, you'll see the template. Open the template and you'll be in a new document, pre-set to your specs.