To save an FD7 script as a template so you don't have to reconfigure a new blank script every time:
- Go to File > Save As 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.
- 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 > Save As.
- Name your template.
- Change the Save as Type dropdown menu (Windows) or the Format dropdown menu (Mac) to Final Draft Template (FD7.1).
- Windows: Navigate the window to save the file to Local Disk C > Program Files > Final Draft 7 > Stationery > Scripts (or TV templates).
- Mac: Navigate the window to save the file to Mac HD > Applications > Final Draft 7 / > Stationery > Scripts (or TV templates).
- Click Save.
Once it's saved as a Template document in this folder, each time you go to File > New, you'll see the template.
Open the template and you'll be in a new document, pre-set to your specs.
NOTE: All support for Final Draft 7, including software activation, has been discontinued. You may find solutions to problems in the online knowledge base or in the PDF manual found on the installation CD.