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    Posted: 21 Jul 2007 at 10:39am

AARRGH I can't get final draft to delete this blank page at the end of my script. Thank god without the blank page it came to 13 pages. This is ridiculous, does anyone know why that's happening or how to fix? thanks!

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lets say you typed something then went and edited some stuff out from the start so everything following gets pulled up and you have space at the end.

Well FD thinks that you still have stuff on the blank page. It is frustrating.

Here's one trick, type something on the blank page and then hit backspace or delete and it will revert to the last page with text and disappear.

Try backspace before delete.

Hope this helps.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2007 at 10:49am
Ugh, done but it didn't work. I was about to submit. Now I may spend until 11:59 trying to get rid of this blank page.
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If you can't figure it out, I'm guessing the judges won't count the blank page as part of the page total.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BarbaraFL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2007 at 10:51am
The handy PDF creator cut it out, whew...off to submit...I can't look at this thing anymore...
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ok another trick.

Go to the last scene and press enter taking it to the new page. Then backspace the heck out of it and go back.
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When I get that problem I copy the text I've written then paste it into a new Final Draft doc - but doing the PDF thing works too.   
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I hope you are at least appreciating the irony that so many writers get defeated by the blank page before they begin... but you are getting defeated by one at the end.

You're in my heat, so naturally I feel compelled to warn you that the judges count blank pages at the end of scripts as weird margin formatting and automatically disqualify you. You had better forgo doing any editing whatsoever and really tackle that blank page issue.

(I am gonna start my script any second now, I can feel it)



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Excellent! Phew!

With all the black belts and addicts away, I feel like a temp in an hospital emergency room trying to help out people with their hands stuck in the teapot and unmentionables caught in zippers.
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Dr. Coxon, glad you are here.
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