The Four Best Ways to Open FDT Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension FDT is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your FDT file. A few of the most common programs used to open FDT files are listed below. One of them should be able to open your FDT file.

  • Final Draft Script Attributes File
  • FormDocs Template

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your FDT file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.

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Tip: If it’s the FDT file extension, it probably falls under the Text Files type, so any program used for Text Files should open your FDT file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a FDT file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open FDT files in the list below.

Software Developer
Final Draft Script Attributes File Final Draft Inc.
FormDocs Template Formdocs LLC

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a FDT file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your FDT file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.


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