To save an FD7 / 6 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) or Stationery (FD7.0x, FD6).
- Windows: Navigate the window to save the file to Local Disk C > Program Files > Final Draft 7 / 6 > Stationery > Scripts (or TV templates).
- Mac: Navigate the window to save the file to Mac HD > Applications > Final Draft 7 / 6 > 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 and older has been discontinued.