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Old February 16th, 2003, 04:27 PM   #1
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Final Draft - FADE IN:

Has anyone noticed that every single screenplay style template for Final Draft aligns FADE IN: on the right? Yet every book on screenwriting aligns it on the left?

Anyone know why FD does that? Is that considered more current?
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Old February 16th, 2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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I have no idea, I use Scriptware. It aligns it on the left, where every script I've ever seen puts it. FADE OUT goes on the right though...
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Old February 17th, 2003, 10:55 AM   #3
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Which version are you using, John? Because I cannot seem to
remember it being on the right in version 5.
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Old February 17th, 2003, 05:18 PM   #4
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Rob,

I'm using the newest version for Mac OSX...6.0.4.1.

I went through and created a new blank screenplay from each of the templates provided, Cole & Haag, Warner Bros, etc...and every single one puts "FADE IN:" aligned right. It doesn't seem to distinguish between FADE IN: and the formatting for other transitions such as CUT TO:
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Old May 19th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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Just in case...

Anyone comes across this post and still wants to know the answer...

With Final Draft, you need to change "FADE IN:" from a "Transition" to a "General" entry to align it left.
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