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Editing Final Draft FDX files with Storyist for iPad

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Like Storyist for Mac, Storyist for iPad can import and export FDX files.

 

Storyist for iPad takes it a step further by letting you edit FDX files directly.

 

To edit an FDX file, simply copy or sync it to the top-level "My Projects" view in Storyist for iPad (and see this post about ScriptsPro if you're having trouble importing an FDX file), tap it to open it, and start editing.

 

One workflow might be:

 


     
  • Write in Final Draft for Mac or PC. (Or Storyist for Mac, of course :-)
  • Drop your scripts in the Storyist folder in your Dropbox folder.
  • Tap the Sync button in Storyist for iPad to sync script to the iPad. See this post for info on how to turn on one-tap sync.
  • Continue working on the scripts in Storyist for iPad. You can add script notes and color-coded index cards with scene summaries. Storyist for iPad supports tab and return shortcuts defined in the FDX files, and works great with Bluetooth keyboards like the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
  • Tap the Sync button to sync your changes back to Dropbox.
  • Continue working on your scripts in Final Draft on Mac or PC.
     

If you use the above workflow, you can use the Open In command to open your FDX scripts in other iPad apps that support the format. To do so:

 


     
  • Sync an FDX script to Storyist for iPad as above.
  • Tap the Edit button.
  • Tap your script.
  • Tap the Export Button.
  • Choose Open In and choose an app like FDX Reader that supports FDX formatted scripts.
     

Storyist for iPad doesn't support production features like locked pages or omitted scenes, but it's great for writing, reviewing, and revising your script on the go.

 

-Steve

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AWESOME! You can ignore the part of my email earlier tonight asking for this exact ability.

 

Like Storyist for Mac, Storyist for iPad can import and export FDX files.

 

Storyist for iPad takes it a step further by letting you edit FDX files directly.

 

To edit an FDX file, simply copy or sync it to the top-level "My Projects" view in Storyist for iPad (and see this post about ScriptsPro if you're having trouble importing an FDX file), tap it to open it, and start editing.

 

One workflow might be:

 


  •  
  • Write in Final Draft for Mac or PC. (Or Storyist for Mac, of course :-)
  • Drop your scripts in the Storyist folder in your Dropbox folder.
  • Tap the Sync button in Storyist for iPad to sync script to the iPad. See this post for info on how to turn on one-tap sync.
  • Continue working on the scripts in Storyist for iPad. You can add script notes and color-coded index cards with scene summaries. Storyist for iPad supports tab and return shortcuts defined in the FDX files, and works great with Bluetooth keyboards like the Apple Wireless Keyboard.
  • Tap the Sync button to sync your changes back to Dropbox.
  • Continue working on your scripts in Final Draft on Mac or PC.
     

If you use the above workflow, you can use the Open In command to open your FDX scripts in other iPad apps that support the format. To do so:

 


  •  
  • Sync an FDX script to Storyist for iPad as above.
  • Tap the Edit button.
  • Tap your script.
  • Tap the Export Button.
  • Choose Open In and choose an app like FDX Reader that supports FDX formatted scripts.
     

Storyist for iPad doesn't support production features like locked pages or omitted scenes, but it's great for writing, reviewing, and revising your script on the go.

 

-Steve

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