Import & Split from Final Draft Document


I’m trying to import a file I’d previously created in Final Draft. I’m using import and split, but it’s not proving easy. First of all, I can’t seem to make it split scenes unless I ask it to use ‘INT.’, for example, to find out where to split, but if I do that, then all my ‘EXT.’ scenes end up getting merged with any INT scenes that precede them. Also - all INT scenes then lose the ‘INT’ in their headings.

The other problem is that I lose all screenwriting-based formatting. All my action/description text gets squeezed into the left side of the screen, and my dialogue and character texts are also messed up.

All this means that I’d have to spend so much time fixing the ‘imported’ file as to make importing almost useless.

What am I doing wrong?