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Orange arrow I bought the academic version of Final Draft. Can I use the program once I'm out of school? Can I sell scripts I've written with it for money?

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  There are no restrictions of any kind on the academic version. You can continue to use your copy of Final Draft after you leave school, and we hope it helps you sell lots of scripts!...
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Orange arrow Where is the Final Draft upgrade sold? Can I get a boxed upgrade?

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  Upgrades are available only from the Final Draft online store. No boxed upgrades will be sold – they are only available as downloads. We also offer the download + USB option. To speak with a Final Draft salesperson, call 800-231-4055 or 818-995-8995 between 8:30AM and 5:30PM PT, Monday - Fr...
Orange arrow Who can submit in the Diversity Feature Film & Television categories?

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  Underrepresented writers, as defined by the Writers Guild of America, West Diversity Report, include: American Indian Asian/Pacific Islander Black Latino/a LGBTQ Older writers (over 40) Women Writers with disabilities Applies to Big Break...
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Orange arrow What's the difference between an update and an upgrade?

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  Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Company, are constantly improving our software. When we fix things or add features, we post an update on our website. An update will take the program from, for example, 10.0.3 to 10.0.8. UPDATES ARE ALWAYS FREE. We urge all of our customers to keep their copy of Final...
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Orange arrow Is there a difference between the academic version and the full version?

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  There's no difference in functionality between the two programs. Owners of an academic version of Final Draft are able to use the program without any limitations whether they're still in school or not....
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Orange arrow What should I do if I want to get the upgrade but I'm not registered?

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  If you did register, your information may have been entered incorrectly. Please contact a Final Draft customer sales representative at 800-231-4055 or 818-995-8995 during business hours (8:30AM to 5:30PM Mon. - Fri. (PST)) and someone will look into it. If you haven''t registered but you have your...
Orange arrow Frequently-Asked Sales Questions

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  Do I need to have an earlier version of Final Draft on my computer to install the FD11 upgrade? Can I try Final Draft 11 before I buy? Is there a difference between the academic version and the full version? Will Final Draft run on Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra)? Will Final Draft run on Windows 10? O...
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Orange arrow How long does it take to receive my downloadable Final Draft software?

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  It shouldn't take more than five or ten minutes. If you do not receive an email from us in this time, please check your junk email or spam folder....
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Orange arrow What is the difference between the regular retail version of Final Draft and the Mac App Store version?

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  No, the App Store version and the regular retail version are identical; only the method of delivery to the customer is different....
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Orange arrow Can I switch my retail copy of Final Draft to the Mac App Store version of Final Draft?

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  The version of Final Draft that's on the App Store has the exact same functionality as the retail version you already have. If you're running FD10 with no problems, there's nothing in the App Store version you're missing. When we release updates to FD10, they'll be available for free from the App ...
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Orange arrow Can I upgrade to Final Draft 11 via the Mac App Store?

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  No, the Mac App Store does not offer an upgrade path for any program by any software company. As a result, it can offer only the full version of Final Draft 11 at their full retail price. Click HERE for our online store and more information about upgrading....
Orange arrow If I purchase the Mac App Store version, will I be able to upgrade to future versions of Final Draft?

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  Yes, users who have purchased the Mac App Store version will later be able to purchase upgrades from us if they have registered. The online registration form is available in the program under Help > Register. Please note that the Mac App Store is currently unable to sell upgrades for any softwa...
Orange arrow I bought Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8 from the Mac App Store. How can I upgrade to Final Draft 11?

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  The Mac App Store does not offer an upgrade path for any app by any software company. As a result, it can offer only the full-price version of Final Draft 11. To get FD11 for the upgrade price, you can purchase directly from us. If you have not already done so, open Final Draft 10 / 9 / 8, go to H...
Orange arrow Can I try Final Draft before I buy?

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  Yes. There is a free 30-day trial that can at any time within the 30 days be converted to a full license. Click HERE to go to the Trial download page and HERE to view other questions about the Trial....
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Orange arrow Important information about buying Final Draft on eBay, Amazon Marketplace or Craigslist.

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  Beware of purchasing Final Draft on eBay, Amazon Marketplace, Craigslist or other auction or classifieds websites. If the price for a "new" box, a "gently-used" copy, an upgrade or an "unused / unregistered Customer Number" is too good to be true, it may be a pirated copy of the program. Unscrupul...
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