How to Convert Final Draft Files to Word

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The Final Draft scriptwriting program allows users to save any Final Draft file (FDX format) as a Rich Text Format (RTF) document for increased file support over various platforms and word-processing applications. Since RTF files are fully compatible with Microsoft Word, you may find it useful to convert a Final Draft file to Rich Text Format to open the file in Word.

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  1. 1

    Open Final Draft. Load the file you want to convert.

  2. 2

    Open the "File" menu. Select "Save As" from the menu that appears. The Save As dialogue opens.

  3. 3

    Click the drop-down arrow of the "Save As Type" field at the bottom of the dialogue. Select "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)" from the drop-down list.

  4. 4

    Click the "Save" button.

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