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Orange arrow Can Final Draft be run as a portable application from a USB drive?

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  No, Final Draft must be installed onto the computer's hard drive. However, you can install the program on as many computers as you like; once the program's been installed, simply deactivate an activated computer and put that activation onto the computer you now want to use. You can move your activa...
Orange arrow Can I use my academic copy of Final Draft after I've left school?

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  Yes. We encourage users to continue with our software even if they're no longer students....
Orange arrow Can Final Draft be run as a portable application from a USB drive?

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  No, Final Draft must be installed onto the computer's hard drive. However, you can install the program on as many computers as you like; once the program's been installed, simply deactivate an activated computer and put that activation onto the computer you now want to use. You can move your activa...
Orange arrow Can my writing partner and I share one copy of Final Draft?

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  No. In the case of a standard or academic retail package, only one person is allowed to be listed as the owner of the software. A writing partnership cannot co-own the software any more than a writing partnership can co-own an airline ticket. Our documentation refers to two individuals being able t...
Orange arrow Should I delete my earlier version of Final Draft after I've installed the upgrade?

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  It's not necessary to uninstall a previous version of Final Draft, but it's also not necessary for the older version to be installed before you install the newer version. Leaving an older version on your computer will not interfere in any way with the operation of the newer version, but will take u...
Orange arrow On how many computers can I activate Final Draft?

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  You can install Final Draft on as many computers as you want. Two of these can be activated at a given time. You can activate two Macs, two PCs or one of each -- it doesn't matter. If you have more than two computers on which you'd like to run Final Draft, you can either deactivate one computer an...
Orange arrow Customer Number on Older Versions

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  If you have Final Draft 5, the Customer Number came on the registration card in the box. On this card is a printed number that looks like this: FD5-123-456-789-123 or FDU-012-345-678-109 In Final Draft 5 for Windows go to Help > Technical Support. In Final Draft 5 for Mac it's under Apple men...
Orange arrow On how many computers can I install Final Draft?

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  You can install Final Draft on as many computers as you want. However, if you have the standard retail package, only two of these can be activated at a given time and can be used only on computers owned and operated by you. If you have more than two computers on which you'd like to run Final Draft...
Orange arrow Will installing a new version of Final Draft remove older versions of Final Draft from my computer?

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  No. FD10 is a separate program from its predecessors and installing it will leave intact any previous Final Draft installations on your computer. If you want only one version of Final Draft on your computer, uninstall the older one(s) before installing FD10. Uninstalling an older version after FD...
Orange arrow I purchased the downloadable version of Final Draft and I need to reinstall.

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  If you bought Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 as a download, you can download the full installer for free from our website. The installers are HERE. Once you've downloaded the installer, you may want to copy it to a USB drive, DVD/R/W or CD/R/W or some other storage device for future use. If you don't wan...
Orange arrow On how many computers can I activate Final Draft?

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  You can install Final Draft on as many computers as you want. Two of these can be activated at a given time. You can activate two Macs, two PCs or one of each -- it doesn't matter. If you have more than two computers on which you'd like to run Final Draft, you can permanently or temporarily deacti...
Orange arrow Can the Final Draft Trial be turned into a full version?

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  Yes, the Trial can be turned into a full version by purchasing a Customer Number. Please call our Sales Department at 800-231-4055 for more information or to make a purchase. The free Trial is available for download HERE....
Orange arrow Where can I find my Final Draft Customer Number?

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  Your Customer Number is required for ALL customer support correspondence and is your proof of ownership of the Final Draft license. Make sure to write it down on paper and keep it in several different safe places. FD11 / 10 download: In the emailed receipt. FD11 / 10 gift card: On the back (aft...
Orange arrow How do I update Final Draft 9?

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  Updating your copy of Final Draft 9 will NOT affect your scripts, which are saved separately on your hard drive. You do not need to deactivate Final Draft 9 before updating. Update steps are different depending on which version of Final Draft you currently have installed. To see which version you ...
Orange arrow How do I change the Customer Number embedded in my copy of Final Draft 8 / 7 or AV2.5?

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  To change the Customer Number embedded in Final Draft 8 / 7 or AV2.5: If the computer is activated, you must deactivate it. Instructions for deactivation are HERE; When you are prompted to activate, click the button labeled Change..; Enter another Customer Number into the field; Click OK and ...

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