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Category: FD Writer - iPad
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Orange arrow In the Final Draft Writer app for iPad, how do I email reports?

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  To create and send a report, touch the Export icon at the upper right: Touch Email Reports: Choose the report you want from the list and it will automatically be placed into a ready-to-send email. All of the reports that are available in FD 10 / 9 / 8 are also available in the Writer....
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Orange arrow The Final Draft Writer icons

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  Tab Scene Heading Action Character Parenthetical Dialogue Transition More Elements Styles Mark / Clear Revised (only visible when script is in Revision Mode)...
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Orange arrow Getting Started with the Final Draft Writer for the iPad

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  When launched, the Writer app will open to a list of scripts, organized by storage location (iPad, Dropbox (if enabled) or iCloud (if enabled)): Touch the storage location holding the script you want, and then touch that script. To begin a new, blank script, touch the "+" in the upper left corn...
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Orange arrow How do I access the backup scripts created by the <em>Final Draft Writer</em> for iPad / iPhone?

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  Version 2.0.2 of the Final Draft Writer app for iPad / iPhone automatically stores your last 100 successful saves. If you need to access one or more of these archived versions of your script: 1. From the Scripts list, touch the Application Settings at the upper left: 2. At the bottom of the nex...
Orange arrow In the Final Draft Writer app for iPad, how do I manage my scripts?

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  When you launch the Writer application, you will see your list of scripts. Slide one to the right and you'll see Delete, Rename, Duplicate, Move and Email icons. These commands will enable you to keep your script list current and accurate. To start a new script, touch the plus sign at the upper...
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Orange arrow Are Bluetooth keyboards compatible with the Final Draft Writer for the iPad?

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  Yes, the Final Draft Writer for iPad works with external bluetooth keyboards. You can navigate your script using TAB and ENTER and type text just as you would in the desktop application. These keyboard combinations are also available: TAB (in blank paragraph): Changes Element Type to NEXT eleme...
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Orange arrow How do I uninstall and reinstall the Final Draft Writer for iPad?

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  First and most important. use email, Dropbox or iTunes to send copies of all of your scripts to another device or computer. When you remove the Final Draft Writer from the iPad, your scripts will be deleted from the device. After all of your scripts have been backed up elsewhere, touch and hold t...
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Orange arrow My script crashes when I open it or edit it in the Final Draft Writer app for iPad.

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  The first thing to do is reboot the device. Detailed information is available from CNET.com: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fix-95-percent-of-ios-app-crashes/ Another possible cause of a crash is that the file was not created or last edited on Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8 or the Final Draft Writer....
Orange arrow In the <em>Final Draft Writer</em> app for iPad, how do I use the Spellcheck?

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  Go to the Scripts List page (if you’re already in a script, touch the left-pointing Back arrow at the upper left): Touch the App Settings icon at the upper left and toggle the spellcheck on: Touch the screen to exit this window and touch a script to open it. If a word is misspelled, it...
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Orange arrow How do I create dual-column dialogue in the <em>Final Draft Writer</em> for the iPad?

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  Touch and hold on the first character name until the menu bar appears: Touch Create Dual Dialogue and the paragraphs will be positioned side by side. To undo dual dialogue, touch and hold in the dual dialogue until the menu bar appears: Touch Un-Dual Dialogue and the paragraphs will be posit...
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Orange arrow How to use Dropbox with the Final Draft Writer for iPad

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Orange arrow How do I get my script into the Final Draft Writer for iPad?

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  Through Dropbox: If it has not already been installed, installl the Dropbox app to your desktop or laptop computer; Save a script to the Dropbox folder on the computer; Close the script; If it has not already been installed, installl the Dropbox app to your iPad; Open Final Draft Writer; To...
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Orange arrow Can I edit the Header in the <i>Final Draft Writer</i> for the iPad?

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  Yes. Touch the Tools icon at the upper right: Touch Header and Footer: To enter text, tap the Header editing field to display the blinking cursor and keyboard and then type in your text. To insert a page number, date, scene number or other data field, touch the Header editing field, hold for...
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Orange arrow Can the Final Draft Writer app for iPad export a script as an RTF, TXT or DOC file?

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  No, the Writer only exports as PDF, not as any other format. If you need to save a file as some other format, you can do so in Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8. If you have a colleague who needs to view a script created or edited on the Writer, they can download the free Final Draft 10 Trial, which opens al...
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Orange arrow Can the Final Draft Writer app for iPhone / iPad open a file written in FD 7 / 6 / 5?

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  No. These old versions of Final Draft use the .FDR file format, which is over 15 years old. The Writer and the Reader can only open .FDX files, which are created by FD 10 / 9 / 8. Information on upgrading to Final Draft 10 is HERE....

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