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Which version of Final Draft can I run on which operating system?

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Which version of Final Draft can I run on which operating system?

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FINAL DRAFT VERSIONS AND SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS

These tables display the last or current version of Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 and the version you should be running depending on your operating system.

MAC

OS FD 10  FD 9 FD 8.0.3.1 FD 8.0.1 FD 7.1.3†
10.12 (Sierra) Supported 9.1 Supported Not recommended** Not supported Not supported
10.11 (El Capitan) Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
10.10 (Yosemite)  Supported Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
10.9 (Mavericks) Supported  Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
10.8 (Mountain Lion) Not Supported  Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
10.7 (Lion) Not Supported  Supported Supported Not Supported Not Supported
10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) Not Supported  Not Supported Supported Not Supported Supported
10.6 (Snow Leopard)  Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
10.5 (Leopard)  Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
10.4.11 (Tiger)  Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
10.3.9 (Panther) Not Supported  Not Supported Not Supported Supported Supported
  • FD10 -- RELEASED Q3 2016 FOR 10.12
  • FD9 -- RELEASED Q1 2014 FOR 10.9
  • FD8 -- RELEASED Q2 2009 FOR 10.5
  • FD7 -- RELEASED Q1 2004 FOR 10.3

 

WINDOWS

OS FD 10 FD 9 FD 8.0.3 FD 7.1.3†
Windows 10 Supported Supported Supported Not tested*
Windows 8 Supported Supported Supported Supported***
Windows 7 Supported Supported Supported Supported***
Windows Vista Not Supported Not tested* Supported Supported
Windows XP Not Supported Not tested* Supported Supported
  • FD10 -- RELEASED Q3 2016 FOR 10
  • FD9 -- RELEASED Q1 2014 FOR 8.1
  • FD8 -- RELEASED Q2 2009 FOR 7
  • FD7 -- RELEASED Q1 2004 FOR XP

 

† All support (including software activation) for Final Draft 7 and older has been discontinued.

* This version may or may not perform as designed on this operating system.

**FD8 on Sierra cannot export, print or use print-to-PDF commands.  More information is HERE.

*** Final Draft 7 on Windows 8 / 7 cannot save a script as a PDF.

Click HERE for information on how to determine which decimal-place version of Final Draft you have.

Click HERE for infomation on how to determine which version of the Mac or Windows operating system you have.


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