Import a Script

Supported filetypes

Currently we import the following file types:

  • Our old desktop software (.celtx) as well as our Mac app (.cxscript)
  • Final Draft (.fdx)
  • .PDF * 
  • MS Word (.doc and .docx) 
  • Text (.txt)
  • Rich Text (.rtf)
  • Webpages (.html)

* PDF docs work best when they are text-based. OCR and scanned image pdfs will not work. 

How to import a script when creating your project

To import any of these file types

  1. click 'New project.'
  2. Select your preferred project type. 
  3. On the next page, choose 'upload'

You'll then be prompted to select your locally saved file.

Once you create this project you'll see our studio has added all the pre-production files necessary and linked them to your imported script.

How to import a script into an existing project

If you've already started a project and want to import content into your script file:

  1. Click the Actions menu
  2. Click Import Script...

You'll then be prompted to select your locally saved file.

The content will be appended to the end of your script file once the import is finished.



Migrating from Adobe Story

If you are affected by Adobe’s recent retirement of Story, we wanted to make it easy for you to bring your projects to Celtx. Welcome!
Step 1: Export Your Adobe Story Script as a PDF
While Adobe doesn’t yet make it easy to export your Story scripts as a PDF, here’s the best current method:
  • Open your Adobe Story script.
  • Delete any title page you may have. Remove both scene and page numbering (recommended).
  • Click on ‘File’ and select ‘Print’.
  • Select ‘Print’ again in the print dialog that pops up. This will open your browser’s print dialog.
  • Set your print destination as ‘PDF’. Your script will then be downloaded to your computer as a PDF file.


Step 2: Create a Celtx Account
As a new account holder, you’ll be given a 7-day trial of all studio features, after which you can subscribe to a production plan or continue writing for free in the Celtx script editor.


Step 3: Import Your Script
Once you’re in your Studio, you’ll be prompted to select what kind of project you want to make.
  • Choose ‘Film & TV’.
  • Click the ‘Upload’ button.
  • Select your script PDF file, then click ‘Create Project’.
Your Adobe Story script will then be uploaded and turned into a new Celtx project with all corresponding planning documents. Open the script file and take a look. If you notice any issues with the script formatting, simply highlight the problem areas and use the tab key to cycle the text to the desired format.
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