When launched, the FD Mobile app will open to a screen offering several locations where scripts may be stored:
(The FD Mobile app uses iOS's Files app; for instructions, please see this article from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206481)
Touch the desired location and then open the script you want to edit.
Or, to begin a new script, choose On My iPad FD Mobile
and then Create Document.
Choose the type of script you want to write (Screenplay, Stageplay, Hour Drama or Sitcom):
Next, name the file
and a new, blank template will open, ready for you to write.
Touch the blank script anywhere to bring up your onscreen keyboard. See The Final Draft Mobile App icons for a list of all the element icons shown at the top of the keyboard.
Notice that the first line of a blank screenplay defaults to a Scene Heading paragraph. The letter I has been typed, bringing the Scene Heading menu with the "I" intros listed (INT., I/E).
Touch the Tab key to move to the next section of the Scene Heading and type the location (in this example, OFFICE). Note that the location will be in all uppercase automatically:
Touch the Tab key to move to the next section of the Scene Heading, the time of day. Touch the desired time (in this example, DAY) and then touch Return:
The cursor is now in a blank Action paragraph. Begin typing (note that the first letter of the sentence will be capitalized automatically). In this example, the "h" in "Some action h" brings up the iOS predictive typing menu, so touch "here" below to complete the word:
When you are finished with a paragraph, touch Return to move the cursor to a new blank line below. The highlighted icon will indicate which type of paragraph it is; if it needs to be changed, touch the correct icon.
The SmartType menu will come up when you start a new Scene Heading or insert a Character or Transition. The menus will display all the locations and character names you've typed so you can select the one you want from the menu rather than typing it in over and over again.
Saving is done automatically by the operating system every 15 seconds or so.