Tag: FD7
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Orange arrow How can I save my FD7 / 6 script as a template?

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  To save an FD7 / 6 script as a template so you don't have to reconfigure a new blank script every time: Go to File > Save As and give the file a different name, just to be on the safe side. If you want any text to appear in the template, leave it. If you want your new template to be blank, d...
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Orange arrow I have Vista and Final Draft 7 can't save to my C: Drive or Final Draft tells me that my file is Read-Only when I try to save.

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  Vista places a great deal of emphasis on security and when this happens on a Vista computer, it's the operating system preventing Final Draft from saving the file to certain locations. The remedy here is to set Final Draft to run as Administrator. Close Final Draft; Go to Start > All Program...
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Tagged: Vista, FD7, saving


Orange arrow I get a crash with Final Draft 7 on OS X when I choose a certain character from the SmartType list.

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  This was a known issue that has been resolved, although the fix is not available for Final Draft 7. Information on upgrading to Final Draft 10 is HERE. The problem occurs if The SmartType item (such as a Character Name) starts with a special character (such as an umlaut, Ã); or The Smart...
Tagged: FD7, SmartType, crash


Orange arrow I get a runtime error when I launch Final Draft 7.

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  This runtime error can occur if you've moved the Final Draft executable file... ...from the Final Draft 7 folder on the hard drive to the Desktop in an attempt to create a shortcut. The quick way to find out if this is the case is to right-click on the "shortcut." Left-click on Properties and if...
Orange arrow How do I create and save the title page in Final Draft 7 / 6 / 5?

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  Open the title page (Document > Title Page). Type your information in over the existing sample text. Go to File > Close. Once you're back at your script, simply resave it (File > Save). When you resave your script, the title page is saved with it. For information on including or ex...
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Tagged: FD6, title page, FD7


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 ...
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Tagged: PDF, FD6, title page, FD7


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...
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Orange arrow Final Draft 7 on OS X crashes on launch or when I try to activate.

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  Final Draft 7 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10. 7 (Lion). It is supported on 10.4.11 - 10.6.8. NOTE: All support for Final Draft 7, including software activation, has been discontinued. You may find s...
Tagged: font, FD6, Courier, FD7, crash


Orange arrow FD7 disappears or crashes when I try to install or activate on an OS X computer.

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  Final Draft 7 is not supported on Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10.7 (Lion), it's too old. If you need to run Final Draft on a computer with one of these operating systems, you will want to upgrade to FD10, which is compatib...
Orange arrow Final Draft 7 on Mac crashes when I save a script with an umlaut ( ä ) , a tilde ( ñ ) or another accented character in the file name.

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  This is a known issue that has been resolved in Final Draft 10. Information on the upgrade to Final Draft 10 is HERE. If you are using Final Draft 7: Although the program will crash, the file may still get saved (for the sake of your work do not, however, rely on this). In the future, be sure to e...
Orange arrow When I try to install Final Draft 7 onto my Mac, I get an error message saying it can't install library fonts.

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  Final Draft 7 is not supported on Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10.7 (Lion), it's too old. If you need to run Final Draft on a computer with one of these operating systems, you will want to upgrade to FD10, which is compatib...
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