Adobe ended the Adobe Story CC service on January 22, 2019. Both Adobe Story CC and the Adobe Story CC (Classic) are discontinued. The Adobe Story CC offline application has also ended. See End of service FAQ for more information.

When you save a script, the script is stored on the Adobe Story server. You can also save your script to your computer.

To ensure security for your scripts, Adobe uses industry-leading security engineering practices and processes in building its products. Multiple layers of physical security protect the Adobe Story hosting facilities—only authorized personnel have access to the facilities and servers.

Save scripts

Do one of the following:

  • Select File > Save.

  • Information about when the document was last saved is displayed in the bottom panel of the Authoring view. To save the document, click Save Now. The status changes to Document Saved.

    If you have enabled auto-save, the status changes every time the document is auto-saved.

Save scripts to computer

You can back up your documents in Adobe Story by saving them on your computer. The document is saved in the STDOC format. When you import an STDOC file into Adobe Story, the formatting of the document is retained.


If you plan to use the file for integration with Premiere Pro and OnLocation, export it in the ASTX format.

  1. Select File > Save To Disk.

  2. Select a location on your computer to save the file.

Export scripts in supported formats

You can export film scripts in the following formats:

  • Adobe Story Interchange Format (.astx)

  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)

  • Text document (.txt)

  • Microsoft Excel-compatible CSV (.csv)

  • Final Draft 8 (.fdx)

  • Movie Magic Scheduling format

Auto save scripts

A document open in Adobe Story is automatically saved when the Adobe Story application is idle for more than 30 seconds.

The auto save preferences take effect when the application is not idle- when you are working on a document in Adobe Story. For example, if the auto save time interval is 120 seconds, the document is saved automatically at 120 second time intervals when you are working on it.

  1. Click Preferences.

  2. In the Preferences dialog, do one of the following:

    • Select On to enable auto save. The document is saved at the specified time interval even if you forget to save the document in this period.

    • Select Off to disable auto save. Use this option if you do not want Adobe Story to automatically save the document when you are working on it.

  3. If you want to change the default time interval for auto save, enter the specified value in the Default Time Interval (In Sec) field. Specify a minimum value of 60 seconds.