I did a cursory search but couldn’t find anything. Anybody know if its possible?. I’ve just finished my script for my masters dissertation. I now want to do (3 children). I think writerduet let’s you export as a FDX (Final draft). It can, however, import PDF files that are already converted into the TXT (text) file format and then save them as FDX (Final Draft Document) files. To convert a.

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You can request verification for native languages by completing a simple application that takes only a couple of minutes. Review native language verification applications submitted by your peers. Reviewing applications can be fun and only takes a few minutes. Finql 16, Hi! As far as I can tell from the forums there hasn’t been any talk on translating Final Draft Files. One of my clients has requested that I work with Final Draft files to translate movie scripts.

I don’t own the software and am reluctant to buy it. I have downloaded a demo and exported some of the compatible file types to see if I can import them into memoQ or Fluency but have been unsuccessful The file types are basically XML files.

It’s possible to export as an RTF and fcx translate, however that seems to remove the various tags linked to the translation such as whether it’s a character, a scene, a heading, speech etc. This is problematic when the client doesn’t speak the target language! I think I’ve found a rather crude solution to this problem.

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If you add the file extension of the. Once translated, export and remove the. I’m not sure how reliable this method is as I don’t have any programming experience so some feedback would be most welcome, however it does seem to work in principle!

If anyone knows of a safer way of converting the files to HTML and back again or if they have another method they would like to share then I’m sure it would be most appreciated! The contents of this post will automatically be included in the ticket generated. Please add any additional comments or explanation optional. Skip html, go for xml? Tom – Did you find out more about this?


Jan 16, Hi, Tom. Did you ever work out whether the solution you described is okay or if there’s a better approach? I’ve had a few Final Draft jobs. My previous solution – exporting to RTF, translating in memoQ, and then individually cutting and pasting chunks back into FD – is far from optimal. Jan 16, Hi Steven, I think I did. I haven’t had the opportunity to test it out on a project but it looks like it works on test files that I’ve used in Final Draft.

Basically I just added a. Worst case scenario you can try it that way and if it doesn’t work for you, copy and paste as you would usually do. At the very least it won’t lose you any time! Otherwise you’ll only change the file name and not the file extension, which is what you want to do.

Hope that all makes sense.

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Long story short it’s the same fix as my first post but using. Jan 26, That should be a big time saver! Final Draft with non-latin finnal Cyrillic in our case Apr 12, I spent most of the day working on this, but I now have a clean workflow that is going to save our team and the producers we work with countless hours. It allows us to do something that wasn’t possible before: Here’s how the magic works: Export any which way you like. Hope someone else finds this as geektastic and sexy as I do.

Final Draft files with Trados ? Jan 22, I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone knows about too Final Draft files with Trados A client of mine has just asked me to start using Final Draft cpnvert the future but I have a large TM that I use so need to keep using Trados.

I’ll repost in a separate thread as well in case this one is too old to get any replies. Translation of fdx files in memoQ Jun 25, Hi all, I had the same problem a while ago: I wanted to translate an fdx file Final Draft in memoQ. I wrote to the support and they told me that it’s possible to import an fdx file even without adding the extension xml in the Windows explorer. This works as follows: In fact each individual word has it’s own set of formatting tags, like this: All these tags are completely superfluous – any idea why it does this, or how to simplify the XML to consolidate the tags, or how to get SDL to ignore this redundancy?


At the moment we are exporting into RTF and then importing it back, but I believe some of the metadata gets lost that way, I would rather deliver in a format the client can then use in Final Draft just the same as the original.

You will still have to deal with the tags though and this is simply because if the source file needs them then so does the target and you’ll have to put them there. But maybe you can help with my question too. I have a scrip of Final Draft pages. It has to be translated from Spanish to German. The author bought Final Draft and I could download it. When I take my word rate it will be very expansive. When I try to make an hourly rate I find it hard to estimate the total amount of hours needed precisely.

It is spoken spanish, so that is mostly easy to translate. But there aer song texts tangos which are tricky very poetic and need time and a lot of “bad words”, which are common in Spanish, but can be rude in German. Translation news related to CAT tools. Or create a new account. View Ideas submitted by the community. Post Your ideas for ProZ.

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