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This offer is valid for qualifying purchases of Final Draft 9 purchased from between August 1, 2016 and the release of Final Draft 10, expected in fall 2016.

Qualifying products are Final Draft 9 download, boxed copy, educational copy, and upgrade download. Products purchased for resale are not eligible. Big Break entries, backup CDs, additional activations, and promotional items do not qualify.

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Final Draft 9 Features

Scene Navigator

Filter any information by keyword in all views of the Navigator.

Windows     Mac
Scene Properties Inspector (SPI)

Character Navigator

Add a character’s story arc via individual Character Beats in each scene.

Windows     Mac
Send to Script

ScriptNotes™ Navigator

Easy-to-see color-coded ScriptNotes stand out against your script in the margin.

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Scene View


Protect your scripts by watermarking in printing and in PDFs.

Windows     Mac

Revision Page Colors

Colored border allows for writing ease, with solid color production pages in PDF for distribution.

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Text Highlighting

Character Highlighting

Highlight specific characters’ dialogue for tracking or table reads.

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Page Count Management

Mac Enhancements

Enjoy distraction-free writing in full screen mode, as well as retina display compatibility.

Text Highlighting

Windows Enhancements

New Windows ribbon look, with the option to switch to Classic mode.



Improved - New -
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   Characters Navigator
     Add Character Arc beats in each scene
     Insert non-speaking characters
ScriptNotes Navigator
   Filter ScriptNotes
     Easily see, sort, and navigate ScriptNotes
     Organize notes by name, type, or color
     General notes
     ScriptNotes do not affect pagination
Scene Navigator
   Filter any scene information by keyword
     Color your scenes
     Title your scenes
Fullscreen mode (Mac only)
Watermarking (PDF & printed page)
Character highlighting
Custom order your Cast List element
Include non-speaking characters in your Cast List element
Graphic novel templates
'Send to Script' copies index card summaries to the script
Works with Spotlight (Mac only)
Page count management (line spacing adjustment)
Remember last-opened documents
Text highlighter
Outline view of script (Scene View)
ScriptCompare compares drafts of the same script
Easy-to-access thesaurus in the contextual menu
Spell-checkers available in 16 languages
   Integrated new word libraries
   Automatically integrates SmartType list words into spell-checker
Split panels (side-by-side views of script)
Index Card View of script
Works with Mac OSX Dictation feature (Mac only)


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Save reports and text files (outlines, etc.) to PDF
Export individual pages, scenes or revisions to PDF
Title Page can be included each time you save to PDF
Export script to PDF
Include Non-Speaking Characters in Character Report


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Revision page colors
Revision draft colors tracked in header
Enhanced Revision Mode that streamlines changing revision sets
Print "scenes", "revision sets" and "unrevised pages"
Title Pages include their own page numbering
Title Pages include cast lists and location pages for TV templates
Avid XML export (script based editing export)
Handling production revisions/page locking


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More robust and secure license management system, tolerant of OS upgrades, hard drive replacement, and more
Contemporary look and feel of buttons and menus (Mac)
New "ribbon" user interface, with classic mode option (Windows)
Retina display support (Mac)
Online User Guide for the most up-to-date technical information

Attention Mac User

It appears you are using Mac OSX 10.6.8 or earlier. Final Draft 9 will only work with OS 10.7 or later. We do have a solution for you that works. Please contact our sales department via chat, by email, or by phone M-F 8:30-5:30 PT.