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Orange arrow What happened to the Zoom dropdown menu and the Elements dropdown menu in Final Draft 8 for Mac?

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  To be consistent with Mac OS X design conventions, the Zoom menu and the Elements menu have been moved to the Status bar at the bottom of the Final Draft program window....
Orange arrow When I open a new outline there's text already there.

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  When you open one of the text documents, i.e. Outline, it opens with an example of what that type of document can look like. You can highlight all the text and delete it, which will give you an empty page to work with. Deleting all the text from the page won't remove it from the original template ...
Orange arrow Can I use the Tab key to indent or space over, like in a standard word processor?

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  The Tab key is designed to move from one element to another and there's no way to make it work like a standard word processing Tab key. You can, however, create a macro with blank spaces to use a keystroke to create an indent: Go to Document > Macros. Click NEW. This will create a new Macro...
Orange arrow How can I see two scripts side by side? (Windows)

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  To display two different scripts side by side, open one of them and then the other. At this point you may only see one of the two. Final Draft 10 / 9: Click the Restore Down icon at the upper right to render both scripts in their own separate. resizable, movable windows. Final Draft 8 / 7: Go...
Orange arrow Every time I open the program a TV template opens instead of a blank screenplay template.

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  Final Draft defaults to the last template file you opened under File > New from Template (FD10 / 9), File > New from Stationery (FD8) or File > New (FD7 / 6). For example, if you go to File > New from Template and choose the Broadway Musical template, the next time you go to File > ...
Orange arrow Some menu items in Final Draft 7 are grayed out.

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  Depending on which panel is selected or maximized, certain menu items will be unavailable. For example, if the Navigator panel is selected or maximized, many menu items will be grayed out because they are for functions that aren't applicable to this mode of use. NOTE: Live support for Final Draft ...
Orange arrow How can I add a symbol (such as a copyright mark) or accent marks to my script? (Windows)

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  Users of Final Draft on Windows should use the Windows Character Map. Go to Start > Search (Windows 8 / 7 / Vista) or Start > Run (XP / ME / 98) and type in "charmap" (without quotes). Click OK. This will open the Character Map. Select the font you're using in Final Draft (most lik...
Orange arrow I/E is an option at the beginning of a Scene Heading. What does it stand for?

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  Interior/Exterior refers to shots made in both an interior and an exterior. It's used in writing, for example, a police chase where we start inside a car and the camera moves out the window when the character leans out to shoot a gun....
Orange arrow Where can I find the Final Draft 8 tutorial script ?

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  The Swans of Brooklyn is installed with the Final Draft program on your hard drive. To open it: Windows: Open Final Draft; Go to File > Open; Navigate to Local Disk C > Program Files (or Program Files x86) > Final Draft 8 > Tutorial Macintosh: 8.0.3.1 / Mac App Store version:...
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Orange arrow How can I combine scenes written as separate files?

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  You can simply copy and paste the text from each document into one master document. Once this is done. go to Document > SmartType and click Characters, then Rebuild. Do this for each list (Extensions, Scene Intros, etc.)....
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Orange arrow How can I add a symbol (such as a copyright mark) or accent marks to my script? (Mac)

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  Final Draft 10 / 9: If you have OS 10.12 (Sierra*), 10. 11 (El Capitan) or 10.10.3 (Yosemite) or later, go to Edit > Emoji & Symbols. You can also press and hold the key of the accented letter you want to insert; a small menu will appear and when you click on the accented letter you want, i...
Orange arrow How do I toggle case in Final Draft 7?

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  There are no menu commands or keyboard shortcuts for toggling the case of selected text. Instead, you can place the Toggle Case icon in your toolbar. Click HERE for information on how to add an icon to your toolbar. NOTE: Live support for Final Draft 7 has been discontinued. You will still be ...
Orange arrow I use foreign (i.e. non-English) words. How can I create accented characters?

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  If you use Final Draft or AV for Windows, click HERE for instructions on inserting accent marks or symbols into a script. If you use Final Draft or AV for Mac, click HERE for instructions on inserting accent marks or symbols into a script. NOTE that Final Draft doesn't support Unicode and other k...
Orange arrow I often use ellipses (. . .) but I can't find a symbol for it.

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  If you use Final Draft or AV for Windows, click HERE for instructions on inserting accent marks or symbols into a script. If you use Final Draft or AV for Mac, click HERE for instructions on inserting accent marks or symbols into a script. NOTE that Final Draft doesn't support Unicode and other k...
Orange arrow When I open some of the template script formats, there's already text in them.

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  Some templates have text to show you what these different formats look like. To remove the text from one of these documents, go to Edit > Select All. This will highlight the text. Hit Delete, the sample text will be removed and you can start a new script. If there's text in the header that you ...

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