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Orange arrow Do the Final Draft Mobile apps for iPad (the Writer and the Reader) work on the iPad Mini?

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  Yes, both apps run on the Mini as well as they do on the regular iPad....
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Orange arrow Where can I get the Final Draft Reader for iPad and iPhone?

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  The Final Draft Reader is available only though the Mac App Store....
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Orange arrow On iOS6, some of my text looks strange on the Final Draft Reader & Writer app.

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  If you’ve updated to iOS 6, your italic (Courier Final Draft) text may not look the way it should. If you have any italic text in your script, it may appear as bold italic. If italic is combined with any other style (bold, underline, ALL CAPS), your Courier Final Draft text may appear to be r...
Orange arrow On the Final Draft Reader app for iPad / iPhone, my script does not display at all.

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  I open a script in the Final Draft Reader app for iPad / iPhone but it just draws a black box. The remedy is to open the file in Final Draft 9 / 8, press the spacebar and then press the backspace key. Save the file and send it back to the device. It should open and draw in correctly....
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Tagged: iPad


Orange arrow How do I get my script into the Final Draft Reader?

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  Through email: Open the iPad or iPhone Mail program; Touch the email with the script attached; Touch the script icon; Touch "Open in FD Reader." You can get your script into the Final Draft Reader through iTunes filesharing: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4094 Or through Dropbox: Ope...
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Orange arrow My script crashes when I open it or read it in the Final Draft Reader app.

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  The most common cause of a crash in the Reader app is that the file it's displaying was not created or last edited on Final Draft 9 / 8 or the Final Draft Writer. Some other screenwriting programs can save as FDX, but these files are not written in genuine Final Draft FDX and the scripts may not l...
Orange arrow Why won't my script open in the Writer or Reader app?

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  Double-check to make sure that the script is an FDX file, created or last saved in Final Draft 9 / 8. The Writer and the Reader apps are not able to open any other kind of file -- not FDR (Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5), RTF, DOC, TXT, HTML or PDF files....
Tagged: iPad, iPhone


Orange arrow On the Final Draft Reader app on an iPad, the file crashes when I swipe to turn the page.

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  The remedy is to open the file in Final Draft 9 / 8, press the spacebar and then press the backspace key. Save the file and send it back to the iPad. You should now be able to turn the pages without any issues....
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Orange arrow How do I add ScriptNotes™ to a script in the Final Draft Reader on an iPhone?

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  In Reader view: Touch the screen once to bring up the program controls bar at the top; Touch the blue plus sign at the upper right; Touch the blue plus sign closest to where you want the ScriptNote; Type into the editing window that comes up; When you're finished touch Done and the Scr...
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Orange arrow How do I add ScriptNotes™ to a script in the Final Draft Reader on an iPad?

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  Final Draft ScriptNotes™ created in FD10 / 9 / 8 will automatically appear in the script when it's opened in the Final Draft Reader app. To open a ScriptNote, simply touch its icon and it will open to display the note. Touch and hold inside the ScriptNote to edit. To close the ScriptNote, to...
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Tagged: iPad


Orange arrow Will Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5 (.FDR) files work on the <i>Final Draft Writer</i> or <i>Reader</i> for Apple mobile devices?

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  Unfortunately, the .FDR file format is over 15 years old and is not supported by any Final Draft software on Apple mobile devices. The Writer and the Reader can only read .FDX files created in Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8. NOTE: All support for Final Draft 7 and older, including software activation, ha...
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Orange arrow I'm trying to open an emailed script on the Final Draft Reader app but I get a message saying that Mail cannot open this file.

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  Be sure that you're trying to open an FDX file and not an FDR file (FDR is the file format used by older versions of Final Draft). The Final Draft Reader app cannot open FDR files, PDF, DOC, HTML, TXT, RTF or any other kind of file....
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Orange arrow In the Final Draft Reader app on an iPad, how do I zoom in?

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  In Portrait mode, you can double-tap the center of the page for a small enlargement. The page cannot be scaled any larger or the ability to flip through the script will be lost.If this zoom is insufficient, turn the iPad to Landscape mode, in which you can pinch or spread in and out to much smaller...
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Tagged: iPad


Orange arrow What kinds of files can the Final Draft Reader app open or import?

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  The only file type the Reader app can open is FDX, the format used by Final Draft 9 / 8. It does not open FDR, RTF, DOC, TXT, HTML or PDF files. Some other screenwriting programs can save as FDX, but these files are not written in genuine Final Draft FDX and the scripts may not look or behave as e...
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Orange arrow In the Final Draft Reader on an iPhone, in Reader view, why can't I see the page header?

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  The header is not supported in this view. If you need to see the page header, switch to Page view by touching the screen to bring up the menu bar, touch the Tools icon and touch Page view....
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