If you are having trouble importing your screenplay, please check all the following:
1. Importing Final Draft (FDX File)
If you are importing a .fdx file and are having problems, try importing one of our sample .fdx files to see if that file imports.
If it does, then there is most likely a formatting issue with your screenplay. You have two options:
Option 2: Convert your .fdx file to a .sex file (see below).
2. Importing the .sex file format
Another option, if you are still having trouble, is to import your screenplay in the .sex file format.
Final Draft 10 cannot export to the .sex file format, but Final Draft Tagger can. This is a free program from Final Draft that comes with your Final Draft program. Open your screenplay in Final Draft Tagger and from the File pull down menu select Export to Schedule.
Movie Magic Screenwriter can export to the .sex file. To do this, open your screenplay in Screenwriter and from the File pull down menu select Export to Gorilla Scheduling. You can then import the .sex file into Gorilla or Chimpanzee.
If you need assistance converting your screenplay to the .sex file format, we can do it for you. Send us your .fdx file and in the Subject enter: Convert to .sex file.
3. Screenplay Formatting Errors
It is also important to format your screenplay properly for a successful import. Slug Lines must be tagged as Slug Lines (INT. HOUSE - DAY). Characters that have dialogue must be tagged as CHARACTERS, etc.
We have three short videos that explain how to properly format and import a screenplay into Gorilla/Chimpanzee.