Final Draft index card import possible?

Hi All, apologies if this has been requested / asked and answered before. Couldn’t seem to find it when I searched.

I have written a feature screenplay in Final Draft 9. I want to export it and import it into Scrivener, in a format where I can not only retain the screenplay, but also the Index cards, Character notes etc. I want to do some heavier outlining and planning ready to have a crack at adapting it into a novel for nanowrimo.

I don’t mind doing each part separately if I have to, but I’d like to avoid having to manually rebuilding all the notes and cards by hand using two monitors if I can. Can anyone help? I’d be super grateful. Thanks guys :slight_smile:


This is absolutely possible. Please go to File > Import > Import and Split and choose your Final Draft FDX file. Import and Split will bring the script into Scrivener and automatically split it up into scenes, maintaining all of the index card information, placing it in Scrivener’s synopsis index cards.

Hope that helps.

All the best,

Wow - dude! Awesome! - thank you so much! That worked! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: