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Final Draft - 8.0
Final Draft, the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays, combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package.
There is no need to learn about script formatting rules. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write. Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style.
Outline your script ideas and reorder scenes in this high level overview.
With the Scene View you can look at your script from a 5,000 foot view and select, drag and drop one or more scenes to reorganize your ideas as you outline. Insert new scenes easily, and hide or show information important to you such as the scene’s action, title and summary. Scene View also displays a scene’s color so you can quickly identify one scene from another. Print your Scene View or just view it alongside the script. With a double-click you can sync the script to instantly go to any scene you’ve selected in Scene View.
Scene Properties Inspector (SPI)
Add scene titles and colors to track your story lines, characters, etc.
Track data specific to each scene in this new floating pallet such as the scene’s story beats that will eventually make up the action, characters and dialog of the scene. Add and edit your scene’s title such as ‘Villain introduced’, and add color to the scene to help you track elements like storylines, character arcs, and material you need to get back to later. Like the Navigator, the SPI will display the details of whatever scene you’re working on in your script so that you have your summary notes handy as you need them.
Easily outline your story and restructure your script by dragging and dropping multiple scenes at a time.
This improved feature has double-sided cards that display the script’s scene on one side and the summary on the other. The Summary View allows you to enter ideas directly into the index card such as your basic outline, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking... anything you need to build and organize your story. You can also color your Index Cards to help organize themes, character arcs, A and B stories, etc. Select and rearrange multiple cards at once if you need to reorder your scenes or print your Index Cards directly on 3x5 or 4x6 cards for use in the ‘traditional’ way if you want to visualize and organize scenes outside of the application. Double-clicking on a card in Split Panel View will automatically sync the scene selected with your script.
File Format (now XML)
Other software now works seamlessly with the new Final Draft .fdx file format.
Final Draft version 8 has a new file format that we have shared with a number of technology partners to make the writer’s overall experience better. Now you can save to the new Final Draft file format in a variety of products. Your information can then be opened directly in Final Draft with perfect format and structure. No more reformatting in Final Draft and no more re-typing or lost information!
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later (Snow Leopard also, tested)
Minimum 512 MB of RAM
50 MB available hard drive space
CD-ROM drive or Internet connection
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