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Orange arrow How can I remove Character continueds from my script?

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  This feature is defaulted to be on. To toggle it on or off, go to Document > Mores and Continueds and check or uncheck the box for Automatic Character Continueds. Remember, if this is on, Final Draft will automatically enter (CONT'D) next to all characters continuing after action. If you prefe...
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Orange arrow How do I switch paper size in Final Draft 9?

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  Final Draft 9 has two paper sizes, US Letter and A4. To switch from one to another, go to Document > Page Layout > Margins tab and choose the size from the dropdown menu. Note that in Final Draft 8 and older, the paper size for all scripts is determined by the paper size set by the computer'...
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Orange arrow Change the location of the backup folder (Windows)

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  To change the location of the backup folder on Windows, first use the Windows File Explorer to create the folder you want to use. This can be on the computer's hard drive, a cloud storage synch folder, an external hard drive, a USB stick, a network drive or some other storage device. In this examp...
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Orange arrow How can I change Mores and Continueds to another language?

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  Go to Document > Mores and Continueds and replace the English words in the boxes with the words you need....
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Orange arrow In Final Draft 8, if I use a Transition element for FADE IN:, how can I set it to be on the left-hand side?

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  Place your cursor anywhere in the words FADE IN: ...and click on the Elements dropdown menu. On Mac it's at the bottom of the screen... and on Windows it's at the top in the Toolbar. Choose General and this block of text will align to the left margin:...
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Orange arrow In Final Draft 10 / 9 for Mac, how can I set the program to open with my recent files?

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  Final Draft 10 / 9 use the Recent File function built in to the Mac operating system. On OS X 10.12 (Sierra) / 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite) / 10.9 (Mavericks) / 10.8 (Mountain Lion), go to System Preferences > General and uncheck the box for "Close windows when quitting an application. ...
Orange arrow Final Draft 7: Apply Another Script's Template -- Windows

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  Open your script and go to Format > Elements. Click Apply a Template (FD7.1x) or Load (FD7.0 / 6 / 5). At the bottom of the next window, click Browse. Navigate the window to where the target script is and double-click it. Click OK to close the Elements window and the script will be refor...
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Orange arrow How can I have each scene or act begin on a new page?

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  To automatically start every new scene on a new page: Go to Format > Elements (or Elements Settings in FD10 / 9 for Windows); Click Scene Heading from the list on the left; Check the box to the right next to Start New Page; Click OK. Every scene in the script now starts on its own pag...
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Orange arrow Can I set a new Final Draft default font?

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  Any setting(s) (font, margins, customized elements, etc.) can be your new defaults by configuring a script to your specifications and saving it as a reusable template. See this article for information on how to change the font of a script: How do I change a whole script to another font? Once the ...
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Orange arrow How do I turn off the automatic character continueds?

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  This feature is defaulted to be on. To remove the character continueds, go to Document > Mores and Continueds and uncheck the box for Automatic Character Continueds. Remember, if this is on, Final Draft will automatically enter (CONT'D) next to all characters continuing after action. If you pr...
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Orange arrow Can I change a script's starting page number?

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  Yes. Go to Document > Header and Footer > Options and you can change the starting page number....
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Orange arrow How can I change Final Draft's margins?

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  To change an element's side-to-side margins, go to Format > Elements (Format > Element Settings in FD10 / 9 for Windows). Click the Paragraph tab, click the element whose margins you want to alter and then click the up or down arrow next to the Left or Right margin under INDENTS. Note that th...
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Orange arrow How can I customize the toolbar in Final Draft 8?

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  Windows: Go to View > Toolbars > Customize and choose the Commands tab. Click the category you need from the list on the left and on the right you'll see the available icons. Simply drag the icon you want into the toolbar. You can also remove unwanted icons by dragging them from the toolbar ...
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Orange arrow How can I add Act and Scene information to the top of each page?

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  Header labels are used to place the act / scene numbers at the top of each page. 1. Go to Document > Header and Footer. This brings up the Header editor: 2. At the far left of the ruler bar, click the icon until it displays a left-aligned tab stop (it may already be set this way). 3. Clic...
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Orange arrow I don't want dialogue and action to break at the end of a sentence at the bottom of the page.

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  Final Draft is set so that if the last sentence on a page (action or dialogue) will be separated by the page break, it will instead begin that sentence at the top of the next page, like this: To change this, go to Document > Page Layout / Options tab. You'll see the box for this option; unche...
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