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

  FINAL DRAFT VERSIONS AND SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS These tables display the last or current version of Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 / 8 and the version you should be running depending on your operating system. MAC OS FD11 FD10 FD9.1.2 FD9.1 FD8 macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) Supported ...
Orange arrow What are the system requirements for Final Draft 8?

  Mac: Mac OS X v10.4.11 to 10.11 G4 processor or better Minimum 512 MB of RAM 50 MB available hard drive space CD-ROM drive or Internet connection Windows: Microsoft® Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or Windows XP Intel Pentium III processor or later Minimum 512 MB of RAM 50MB available h...
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Orange arrow In Final Draft for Mac, how can I set the program to open with my recent files?

  In Final Draft 11, go to the Final Draft menu at the upper left and choose Preferences; check the radio button for Open Last Document. Final Draft 10 / 9 use the Recent File function built in to the Mac operating system. On OS X 10.12 (Sierra) / 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite) / 10.9 (Maveri...
Orange arrow My Final Draft script file icons don't look right or when I double-click a script file icon, either some other program opens or Final Draft opens but there's no script displayed.

  Windows: Right-click a script file icon and choose Properties; Click Change; If Final Draft is one of the choices, click it; If Final Draft is not one of the choices, click "Look for Another App on this PC," navigate to C: Drive > Program Files x86 (or Program Files, if there...
Orange arrow Do I need a computer to run Final Draft?

  Someone did call in with this question. The answer is yes, a computer makes the software run much faster....
Orange arrow Will Final Draft run on devices with Windows 8 RT?

  Not at this time. Windows 8 RT devices can only run applications that have been downloaded from the Windows App Store, and the Final Draft installer has not been re-engineered for this new sales channel. We are evaluating the RT environment, the Windows App Store and Final Draft software to determ...
Orange arrow Will Final Draft run on a Windows RT tablet?

  At this time, Final Draft is compatible only with Windows operating systems for desktop computers. We are evaluating the RT environment to determine what would be required to develop a version of Final Draft for this operating system and hardware....
Orange arrow I upgraded to Windows 10 (or Windows 8) and now Final Draft 10/ 9 won't open.

  This can occur if the operating system upgrade has left the computer without a default printer. Restart your computer; Click on the Start button and type, then locate and open Devices and Printers; Right-click on a printer driver -- any one will do; Choose Set as Default; Close this window; ...
Orange arrow Will Final Draft run on Linux?

  Final Draft software is supported only on genuine Windows and Mac operating systems. It wasn't designed for or tested on any Linux systems or OS simulators in Linux. While you may be able to install Final Draft or Final Draft AV into an OS simulator in Linux, you most likely won't be able to activ...
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Orange arrow Does Final Draft 8 run on Windows 10?

  Yes, but you may encounter one or both of these issues: An error message when you try to save a script as a PDF. See this article for the workaround: In Final Draft on Windows 10, I get an Error -20 when I save a file as PDF. A delay between the keyboard and the screen (the displayed text may l...
Orange arrow If you can't access the Documents and Settings folder in Vista.

  Right-click on the Documents and Settings folder and select Properties Click on the Security tab Click on the Advanced button Select Everyone and then click Edit Select Everyone again and then click Edit Put a check mark in the first Allow box (this will place check marks in all the other boxe...
Orange arrow Will Final Draft AV run on Mac OS X?

  AV2.5 will run on Mac OS X 10.3.9 through OS X 10.6.8. AV2.5 is not supported on Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10.7 (Lion). NOTE: All support for Final Draft AV, including software activation, has been discontinued. You ma...
Orange arrow How to determine which version of the operating system is on your computer:

  Windows: Click the Start button at the lower left of the screen; Right-click on This PC or Computer; Left-click on Properties (at the bottom of the popup menu). Macintosh: Click on the Apple menu at the top left of your screen; Click on the first item, About this Macintosh or About this...
Orange arrow I have Windows 10 and I don't have the Microsoft Print to PDF driver installed.

  Follow these steps to reinstall this PDF converter utility: Close Final Draft, if it's open; Go to Start > Settings > Devices; In the Search box at the upper right, type "advanced printer setup" (without quotes); Click that link when it appears; Choose "The printer that I want isn&rsqu...
Orange arrow Will Final Draft run on Windows 10?

  Our tests have shown no operational issues with Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9.1 running on Windows 10. For more information on updating FD9 see How do I update Final Draft 9? Final Draft 8 will return an error message when you try to save a script as a PDF. See this article for the workaround: In Final ...

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