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Screenplay compile to .fdx page length

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:33 am
by fahimhuq
Apologies if this has been addressed before.

let's say I write a script in scrivener and compile for .fdx and it comes out to 100 pages when I open that .fdx file in final draft.

My question is if I were to write that final draft from scratch, would it still be the same length?

IF not , then how can I modify scrivener so that it matches Final draft exactly?

I have a contest coming up where they have pretty strict page length requirements so I'm concerned. Thanks.

Re: Screenplay compile to .fdx page length

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:52 pm
by RLeal
It's a bit weird that the contest asks specifically for the FDX file, normally they ask PDF.

I don't know if it's the same, but what you can do is:

1) Write in Scrivener

2) Export to FDX

3) Import to WriterDuet (it's free)

In WriterDuet, you can export to a PDF with the correct measurements which Scrivener for Windows doesn't do (at least for me).