Knowledge Base Categories

Activating / Deactivating(29 Articles)
Orange Arrow Will reformatting my hard drive affect my FD8 activation?
Orange Arrow How long does it take to get a response code via e-mail?
Orange Arrow How do I deactivate Final Draft 8?
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Basic Functions(42 Articles)
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 | Creating Custom Elements
Orange Arrow How To View Scenes in Final Draft 9 for Windows
Orange Arrow How To Use The Character Navigator in Final Draft 9 for Windows
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Big Break(43 Articles)
Orange Arrow Can I enter the same script in more than one year of the Big Break Contest?
Orange Arrow Commonly Asked Big Break Questions
Orange Arrow What are the criteria for judging, and which genres are accepted?
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Crashes / Freezes(38 Articles)
Orange Arrow When printing a Final Draft 8 script on Mac and with a Xerox printer, Final Draft crashes with this message: "XRPDFPREFILTER FAILED."
Orange Arrow Final Draft crashes the first time I open it on a Windows 8 computer.
Orange Arrow Final Draft crashes when I select all of the text and choose Copy.
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Email(12 Articles)
Orange Arrow I use iTools for email and can't e-mail through Final Draft.
Orange Arrow Final Draft 8's E-mail command doesn't work on my Mac.
Orange Arrow I'm having problems e-mailing files using Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL web or other web-based email programs.
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Error Messages(35 Articles)
Orange Arrow When printing a Final Draft 8 script on Mac and with a Xerox printer, Final Draft crashes with this message: "XRPDFPREFILTER FAILED."
Orange Arrow When I try to save a Final Draft file on Mac, I get an error message saying that the file name is invalid.
Orange Arrow I got an error message when I tried to install or update from a download.
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FD Reader(35 Articles)
Orange Arrow In the Final Draft Reader on an iPhone, in Reader view, why can't I see the page header?
Orange Arrow Can I print my script from the Final Draft Reader app on an iPad?
Orange Arrow Why can't I open Omitted Scenes on the Final Draft Reader app?
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FD Writer - iPad(63 Articles)
Orange Arrow Where can I get the Final Draft Writer for the iPad / iPhone?
Orange Arrow How do I access the backup scripts created by the Final Draft Writer for iPad / iPhone?
Orange Arrow In the Final Draft Writer app for iPad, how do I save my script?
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FD Writer - iPhone(36 Articles)
Orange Arrow Where can I get the Final Draft Writer for the iPad / iPhone?
Orange Arrow How do I access the backup scripts created by the Final Draft Writer for iPad / iPhone?
Orange Arrow How do I access archived copies of a script file in Dropbox?
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Features(55 Articles)
Orange Arrow Can I do a word count for my characters?
Orange Arrow Are there any more voices for the text to speech feature?
Orange Arrow Is the Final Draft screenplay template industry-standard format?
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File Management(43 Articles)
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 | How to Clean a Corrupt Script
Orange Arrow Can Final Draft password-protect my script?
Orange Arrow How do I rebuild a corrupted Final Draft 8 / 7 script? (Mac)
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Fonts(8 Articles)
Orange Arrow Can I use Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Farsi, Asian or other foreign (non-Latin) fonts in Final Draft?
Orange Arrow I selected a font different from Final Draft's default, but it won't change.
Orange Arrow I can't find or use a certain foreign letter or symbol.
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Formatting(47 Articles)
Orange Arrow When I open my script in Final Draft 8 for Mac, it’s in Landscape; when I change it to Portrait the formatting gets messed up.
Orange Arrow How do I move page numbers from top right to bottom center?
Orange Arrow Is the Final Draft screenplay template industry-standard format?
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Getting Help(19 Articles)
Orange Arrow Final Draft 8 How-to Videos
Orange Arrow Where is the Final Draft 8 tutorial script?
Orange Arrow Can I come to your office for customer support?
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Importing / Exporting(43 Articles)
Orange Arrow When I export my script to another word processing program, it's missing some formatting.
Orange Arrow I'm unable to export my script into Movie Magic Scheduling for Mac.
Orange Arrow I exported my file as RTF but the page numbers are different.
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Installing(45 Articles)
Orange Arrow When I try to install Final Draft 8 on my Mac 10.7 (Lion) computer, it wants to open in Terminal.
Orange Arrow If I already have Final Draft installed, can I purchase, download and install the Mac App Store version as well?
Orange Arrow I got an error message when I tried to install or update from a download.
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Miscellaneous Tech(27 Articles)
Orange Arrow Glossary of Screenwriting Terms
Orange Arrow I have FD8 for Mac and when I go to File > New from Stationery, I'm missing some templates.
Orange Arrow Courier New in Final Draft 8 for Windows won't underline.
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Multiple-User Licenses(10 Articles)
Orange Arrow I represent a school looking to make a purchase. Who should I contact?
Orange Arrow I have an 8FD-888 Customer Number and I can't activate online.
Orange Arrow I have an 8FD-999 Customer Number and I can't activate online.
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Pagination(15 Articles)
Orange Arrow Why is my script longer than when it was first written in another version?
Orange Arrow Can I change Final Draft's starting page number?
Orange Arrow Can Final Draft 9 / 8 cheat the page count?
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PDF(27 Articles)
Orange Arrow I have Final Draft 8 on a Windows 8 computer and I can't save as PDF.
Orange Arrow Final Draft 8 on 64-bit Vista won't save as PDF.
Orange Arrow Final Draft 8 on Mac outputs incorrect pages or no pages at all from File > Print or File > Print > PDF.
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Printing(36 Articles)
Orange Arrow When printing a Final Draft 8 script on Mac and with a Xerox printer, Final Draft crashes with this message: "XRPDFPREFILTER FAILED."
Orange Arrow Do Final Draft or Final Draft AV require a Postscript printer?
Orange Arrow I have Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and my HP LaserJet P1005 Mono Laser Printer won't print my Final Draft script.
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Production(40 Articles)
Orange Arrow I edited the page number of a locked script and now I have two page numbers in the header.
Orange Arrow I'm printing revised pages only, but the unrevised whole-number page is printing as well
Orange Arrow Final Draft 8 on Mac outputs incorrect pages or no pages at all from File > Print or File > Print > PDF.
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Program Management(41 Articles)
Orange Arrow How can I update my contact information in your system?
Orange Arrow Can I give or sell the copy of Final Draft that I purchased from the Mac App Store to someone else?
Orange Arrow If I already have Final Draft installed, can I purchase, download and install the Mac App Store version as well?
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Sales(47 Articles)
Orange Arrow Will Final Draft still be available outside of the Mac App Store?
Orange Arrow Do you offer competitive upgrades from other screenwriting programs?
Orange Arrow Is there a difference between the academic version and the full version?
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Settings(41 Articles)
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 for Mac | How to Customize Your Toolbar
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 for Windows | How to Customize Your Toolbar
Orange Arrow In Final Draft 8 / 7, I hit something and now when I type the new text is in color.
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Spellcheck(2 Articles)
Orange Arrow How do I turn off the auto spell-check or the squiggly red lines?
Orange Arrow Can I transfer my User Dictionary from Final Draft 8 to Final Draft 9 (or vice-versa)?
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System Requirements / OS(37 Articles)
Orange Arrow Will Final Draft run on a Windows RT tablet?
Orange Arrow How to Repair Permissions on OSX.
Orange Arrow Do I need a computer to run Final Draft?
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Tagger(13 Articles)
Orange Arrow Installing Tagger 2 for Final Draft 8
Orange Arrow When I import a script into Tagger, the text is cut off, the whole scene does not appear and there's no scroll bar (Windows).
Orange Arrow Can I import Final Draft 5 and 6 files into Tagger 2?
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Updating-Upgrading(22 Articles)
Orange Arrow Will I be able to get software updates from the Mac App Store?
Orange Arrow If I purchase the Mac App Store version, will I be able to upgrade to future versions of Final Draft?
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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Using the Program(29 Articles)
Orange Arrow How to Use The ScriptNotes Navigator in Final Draft 9 for Macintosh
Orange Arrow How to Use Scene Navigator in Final Draft 9 for Macintosh
Orange Arrow How to Use Characters Navigator in Final Draft 9 for Macintosh
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Web Store(13 Articles)
Orange Arrow I received Final Draft software as a gift. Can I return it?
Orange Arrow After I’ve downloaded the software installer, where is it stored?
Orange Arrow Do I need to use a specific browser to download software?
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Videos(14 Articles)
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 for Mac | How to Customize Your Toolbar
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 | Creating Custom Elements
Orange Arrow Final Draft 9 | How to Clean a Corrupt Script
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FD10 Trial(10 Articles)
Orange Arrow What are the limitations of FD10's Trial mode?
Orange Arrow How do I know if my Customer Number is for an FD10 Trial or full version?
Orange Arrow How do I get a Final Draft Trial Customer Number?
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