Tag: PDF
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Orange arrow Do you prefer digital or printed scripts?

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  We're environmentally conscious and only accept digital scripts. We accept Final Draft (FDX or FDR) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Applies to Big Break...
Posted in: Big Break

Orange arrow Final Draft 7: Is there a way to send only the revisions?

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  No. The revisions are part of the original document, which is one complete file. You can't send part of a file. However, you can create a separate document with just the revisions by copying and pasting them into a new document. Be sure to turn on Revision Mode in the new document and mark or clea...
Posted in: Production
Tagged: revisions, PDF


Orange arrow Since I shouldn't include my personal information in the body of my script or on the title page, how do I remove or clear the title page?

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  To clear the title page: Go to Document > Title Page; Select all the contact information text with Command + A on Mac and Control + A on Windows (you may leave the title itself); Press the Delete key to clear the selected text; Go to File > Close to return to your script. After the s...
Posted in: Big Break

Orange arrow How can I include or exclude the title page when I save my script to PDF?

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  Go to File > Save As PDF and check or clear the Include Title Page checkbox. If you are using a filtered PDF export (under File > Print), check or clear the Include Title Page checkbox there....
Posted in: PDF
Tagged: PDF, title page


Orange arrow Can I e-mail a portion of my script rather than the whole thing?

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  Since the only thing you can attach to an email is a whole file, you will need to create a new file that has only the pages you want. Simply copy and paste the pages you want into a new document, name it something like Myscript Pages 25-35 and save it. If you need the correct page numbers in the n...
Posted in: Email
Tagged: PDF, email


Orange arrow I wrote my screenplay or teleplay using a program other than Final Draft and the file can be turned into a PDF file. Is it still okay to submit?

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  So long as the submission is a PDF, you are able to submit your screenplay no matter what program you used to create it.Applies toBig Break...
Posted in: Big Break

Orange arrow Can Final Draft import a PDF file?

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  No, not directly. PDF (Portable Document Format) files are designed to be read-only and cannot be directly imported into Final Draftfor editing. If you've received a script as a PDF, you'll be able to open it, read it and print it. If you have to edit, tell the sender to get you the Final Draft fi...
Tagged: PDF


Orange arrow I get "Printer not activated. Error -20" when I try to save as PDF on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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  Close Final Draft; Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click on the Final Draft 9 / 8 tile block (if it's there); Choose Run As Administrator; OR On the Start screen, type "Final Draft" (without quotes) to call up the Final Draft 9 / 8 tile; Right-click it and choose Run As Administra...
Posted in: Error Messages, PDF

Orange arrow Which digital formats do you accept?

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  We accept Final Draft (FDX or FDR) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Applies to Big Break...
Posted in: Big Break

Orange arrow Final Draft 7: How can I make the title page the first page of the document?

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  Final Draft files do not present the title page as the first page of the script. The user must go to Document > Title Page to view the title page. Final Draft 7 does, however, save the script as a PDF with the title page as the first page. This is on by default. Click HERE for more information ...
Posted in: Basic Functions
Tagged: PDF, FD6, title page, FD7


Orange arrow How do I convert my FD8 script to PDF?

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  If you have Final Draft 8 on Mac with Sierra (10.2) or High Sierra (10.13), see this article: I have Final Draft 8 on macOS (High Sierra / Sierra / 10.13 / 12) and it crashes when I try to print or use print commands for a PDF. There are two ways to create a PDF in FD8. If you want to save the ent...
Posted in: PDF
Tagged: PDF


Orange arrow How can I make the title page the first page of my script?

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  Final Draft files do not present the title page as the first page of the script. Go to Document > Title Page to view the title page. However, you can save the script as a PDF with the title page as the first page. Go to File > Save As PDF and check the box for Include Title Page....
Posted in: Basic Functions
Tagged: PDF, FD8, title page


Orange arrow Final Draft 7 on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista won't save as PDF.

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  Final Draft 7 was released in early 2004 and was engineered for Windows XP, at that time Microsoft's state-of-the-art flagship operating system. The last active development of FD7 was in 2006, long before the release of Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista. These operating systems have made Final Draft 7 obs...
Posted in: PDF

Orange arrow I upgraded to Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and now Final Draft 9 crashes when I try to create a PDF.

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  If you have a version of Final Draft older than 9.0.4 installed on computer that has been upgraded to Yosemite, you may encounter this issue. To see which version you have, open Final Draft and go to Help > Get Help (9.0.6 and later) or Help > Customer Support (9.0.5 and earlier). If you do ...
Tagged: PDF, crash, FD9



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