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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?

  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 Can I buy an additional activation?

  Yes. An additional activation for Final Draft 10 can be purchased at any time after the purchase of the program. The additional activation may be used only for a computer that you own and operate and you will still be the only person eligible for customer support. If you'd like to purchase an add...
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Orange arrow Where is the Final Draft 10 upgrade sold? Can I get a boxed upgrade?

  Upgrades are available only from the Final Draft online store and The Writers Store. No boxed upgrades will be sold – they are only available as downloads. Final Draft also offers the download + USB option but TWS does not....
Orange arrow Who can submit in the Diversity Feature Film & Television categories?

  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?

  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, 9.0.1 to 9.0.9. UPDATES ARE ALWAYS FREE. We urge all of our customers to keep their copy of Final D...
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Orange arrow Is there a difference between the academic version and the full version?

  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?

  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

  Do I need to have an earlier version of Final Draft on my computer to install the FD10 upgrade? Can I try Final Draft 10 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?

  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 Can I upgrade to Final Draft 10 via the Mac App Store?

  No, 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 version of Final Draft 10....
Orange arrow If I purchase the Mac App Store version, will I be able to upgrade to future versions of Final Draft?

  Yes, users who have purchased the Mac App Store version will later be able to purchase upgrades 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 software title...
Orange arrow What is the difference between the regular retail version of Final Draft and the Mac App Store version?

  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?

  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 Do you offer competitive upgrades from other screenwriting programs?

  Yes, the competitive upgrade is $129.95. You must be upgrading from a retail desktop screenwriting program -- free or subscription-based programs do not qualify. If you would like to find out more or to purchase, please call us at 800-231-4055 or 818-995-8995 to speak with our sales staff....
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Orange arrow I represent a school looking to make a purchase. Who should I contact?

  Please contact our educational liaison at or 818-995-8995 / 800-231-4055, x121....

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