If Final Draft is not activated when you open it, you'll be prompted to activate; choose Activate Now. If your computer does not have internet access, choose Manual Activation. You'll see a screen with a 6-digit Challenge Code.
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...you call our activation line at 818-789-6281 to receive the appropriate Response Code. Enter the Response Code into Final Draft and click Activate; the dialogue box will disappear and you'll now be able to run the program without any restrictions.
The Challenge and Response Codes only work one time; there is no need to write either number down because neither can be reused.
Please note that this line is just for software activation and deactivation. If you are having problems downloading, installing, opening, running or troubleshooting Final Draft, please open a support ticket. Information on phone, chat and email options is here: http://www.finaldraft.com/support. Choose Final Draft Mac / Windows > Contact Us.
IMPORTANT: Live technical support (phone, chat, email) for Final Draft 8 will end on December 31, 2017. You will still be able to find information and solutions in this knowledge base, in the online troubleshooter and in the FD8 User Guide.