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Category: Updating-Upgrading
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Orange arrow Can I upgrade from Final Draft 6 / 5 / 4 to Final Draft 10?

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  Yes. The Final Draft upgrade is available to registered customers who own any earlier version of Final Draft. Customer numbers only became part of the Final Draft package in the middle of FD4, so if you have FD4 or earlier, you may not have a customer number. If this is the case, you will not be a...
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Orange arrow Do I need to register my upgrade if I'm already registered for an earlier version of Final Draft?

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  If you've purchased an upgrade from an earlier version, we do strongly recommend that you register your newer version so you're eligible to receive support, replacement activations and updates. The online registration form is HERE....
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 Where is the Final Draft 10 upgrade sold? Can I get a boxed upgrade?

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  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 How do I update my copy of Final Draft 8?

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  Windows Download the free installer HERE. Updating your copy of Final Draft will NOT affect your scripts, which are saved separately on your hard drive. Windows 10: Open Final Draft and go to Help > Deactivate > Online Deactivation. Click through until the program has been deactivated. ...
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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 Final Draft 8 keeps prompting me to activate on Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.9 (Mavericks).

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  OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.9 (Mavericks) will cause Final Draft 8.0.1 to prompt you to activate every time it's opened even though it was successfully activated previously. To fix this issue, download and install version 8.0.3.1. It will overwrite your existing installation and once it's install...
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Orange arrow Do I need to have an earlier version of Final Draft on my computer to install the FD10 upgrade?

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  No. Final Draft upgrades are always full installs, which do not need any previous versions on your hard drive....
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 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 Can I upgrade to Final Draft 10 via the Mac App Store?

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  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 After updating my Final Draft 9 nothing happens when I go to File > New.

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  In Final Draft 9 go to File > New From Template > and select a template you would like to use. That should reset the default template for when you go to File > New....
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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 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 Will I be able to get software updates from the Mac App Store?

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  Yes, as we update the program, new installers will be made available for download....
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Orange arrow When I run Final Draft 9's automatic updater on Windows, I get a User Account Control prompt asking me if I want to allow the Windows Command Center to make changes to the computer.

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  This is a normal and expected part of the update process. Enter your administrator credentials and click Yes to continue the installation....

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