B40: Final Draft Import Broken

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wordjoy
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:53 pm Post

Hi,
Final Draft 11 is so poorly written that I wanted to bring my screenplay into Scrivner where I am also doing my other writing

I use File>Import>Files and open the FDX file.

It comes in with terrible margins.
It does not come in as Screenplay format and Convert to Screenplay doesn't work.on the imported sections. So I can't even by hand apply screenplay text formats for Character etc.

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tiho_d
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:35 pm Post

Try creating an empty Screenplay project and import the Final Draft document inside.

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wordjoy
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:53 pm Post

Probably did it out of order.
So that brough it in as a screenplay BUT. Terribly formatted it didn't recognize and standard screenplay formats it all comes in as general text.
You should make a good importer. I can't be the only one fed up with FD11 and its buggy code.
Looking of a good tool that supports beat boards style notes etc. Scrivner is perfect if you don't have to handset all the formatting.

Thanks

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tiho_d
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:56 pm Post

Can you please send a small example file having a page or two with different script styles that fails importing properly for you?

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tiho_d
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:56 am Post

Indeed you are correct. The Final Draft import is broken if you are using a non-high dpi display. This has been fixed and the fix will be available in the next Beta 42 update. Thanks!