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Final Draft 10

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“I've been with Final Draft since version 1 and I couldn't imagine a world without it.”

Darren Aronofsky — Writer / Director/ Producer / Actor
Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream, Pi
“Even if you don't own a computer I recommend buying Final Draft.”

J.J. Abrams— Writer / Director / Producer / Emmy® Award-winner
Star Trek, Mission: Impossible 5, Star Wars: Episode VII, Fringe (TV), Lost (TV)
“The intuitive ease of Final Draft allows the writer to focus on what's truly important - story.”

Robert Zemeckis — Writer / Director / Producer/ Academy Award® winner
Forrest Gump, Back to the Future
“Final Draft is the Gold standard of screenwriting software, and its value to the art and craft keeps going up.”

Callie Khouri — Writer / Director / Producer
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Something to Talk About, Thelma & Louise
“Final Draft has eclipsed all of its competitors because it is the best. It does everything you could possibly think of and then you can write and not think of it at all.”

Matthew Weiner — Writer / Producer / Director / Emmy® winner
Mad Men, The Sopranos, Becker
“I think you've finally reached the apex with Final Draft.”

Oliver Stone — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award® winner
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W, JFK, Scarface, Platoon

Why Final Draft?

  • The number-one selling screenwriting software in the world
  • Final Draft paginates your script to entertainment industry standards
  • Over 100 templates for screenplays, teleplays and stage plays
  • Write using Windows, Macintosh, or in the Final Draft Writer® app for iPhone & iPad (app sold separately)
Why Final Draft 10?
What's New in Final Draft 10?

What’s New in Final Draft 10?

  • Collaborate – Write in real-time with a writing partner
  • Story Map™ – Outline acts, scenes, and sequences
  • Beat Board™ – Plan your script beat-by-beat
  • Alternate Dialogue – Store multiple lines of dialogue in the same script
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More Final Draft 10 Features


Use your creative energy to focus on the content -- let Final Draft software take care of the style.

Over 100 Templates for Film, TV, and the Stage

Over 100 Templates for Film, TV, and the Stage

Pagination and Page Management

Final Draft 10 automatically formats and paginates to industry standards. Meet page count requirements by using any of Final Draft 10’s custom formatting tools..

Formatting Assistant

Formatting Assistant

Check your script for formatting errors before you print or email it.

Title Page

Title Page

All Final Draft templates come with industry standard title pages that are easy to modify, save, and print or save to PDF. Easily detach your title page from your script if requested by screenwriting contests.


  • Import scripts from other word-processing programs – Import a script written with another word-processing program directly into Final Draft. Quickly fix any formatting mistakes using easy keyboard shortcuts or with the Reformatting tool.
  • Automatic Backup Folder – Protect your work with automatic file backups.
  • Courier Final Draft Font – Final Draft uses its own Courier font to ensure identical pagination on Windows, Macintosh and iOS devices.
  • Standardized Paper Size – Each FDX file maintains the correct paper size (either A4 or US Letter) no matter where it’s opened.
  • Tab and Enter – Use just the Tab and Enter keys to choose the correct script element and write your script quickly and easily.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts – Use the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key to display and choose keyboard shortcuts.
  • Mac Enhancements – Mac users will benefit from the convenience of distraction-free writing in full-screen mode, as well as Retina display compatibility. Additionally, Mac’s built-in dictation feature works with Final Draft, allowing for hands-free writing that’s as fast as your ideas.
  • Windows Enhancements – The Final Draft user interface is updated to the new Windows ribbon look with new buttons, backgrounds and menus. Long-time Final Draft user? Switch back to Classic mode.

Story Development

Organizing your story has never been easier. Final Draft 10 gives you powerful new outlining, story structure, and collaboration tools in a friendly user interface that makes preparing to write your screenplay easier than ever.

Story Map™ And Beat Board™

Story Map

Plan your script from high-level overview to beat-by-beat outlining.



Scene Navigator - Keep track of each scene and sequence. Write scene details so your ideas never get lost.
ScriptNotes™ Software Markers - Hold ideas, suggestions, or scene fragments that you don’t want to forget. Share notes with co-writers and colleagues.
Characters Navigator - Keep track of characters’ story arcs via individual Character Beats in each scene.

Index Cards

Index Cards

Build your script with Index Cards. Enter plot points, locations, comments, or notes. Color-code and move index cards on the screen to easily organize your scenes. Your script always syncs with any view in Final Draft so nothing ever gets lost.

Scene View

Scene View

Take a high-altitude look at your script. Move, add or delete scenes. Split your screen (Scene View and Page View) and double-click any scene in Scene View to jump to that scene’s first page.


  • Structure Points and Beats in Story Map – Keep track of your narrative arc by marking Structure Points in the Story Map. Where should your character be emotionally at this point in the script? Add a beat! Plan and track tentpole moments of your screenplay by placing easy-to-use beats and Structure Points in your Story Map.
  • Send to Script – Select one or more individual Index Card Summaries and copy the content directly into the script. If there is only a scene heading, the content will appear directly below the scene heading as an Action element. Otherwise, the text will appear at the end of any previously existing content in the scene.
  • Text to Speech – Have Final Draft read your script read back to you – you can even assign different voices to your characters. It’s like having a live script reading in your computer.
  • Names Database – Find that perfect character name from our list of 90,000 names and add it to your SmartType list of character names.


From inspiration to Fade Out, Final Draft software helps you every step of the way.



Work on your script remotely in real time with your writing partners.

Alternate Dialogue

Alternate Dialogue

Store alternate lines of dialogue within the script for easy reference.

Split Panels

Split Panels

Split your screen into separate panels using the Panels button. View your script in one panel while you view Index Cards or Scene View in the other panels.



Don’t waste time retyping character names, scene headings, or locations. SmartType automatically fills them in for you.


  • Replace Character Names Globally – Change a character’s name in script elements like dialogue and action. Retain the proper casing without having to do a "find and replace."
  • Character Highlighting – Easily see characters’ dialogue by highlighting their lines in color.
  • Dictionary and Spell-Check – Dictionaries available for 12 languages and country-specific spell-checks: US English, Canadian English, UK English, German, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Swedish; Norwegian, Danish, and Swiss-German.
  • Thesaurus – A built-in thesaurus is available for 10 languages: US English, Canadian English, UK English, German, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Swiss-German.
  • Dual Dialogue – Format dual dialogue to exacting industry standards with just a simple keyboard or menu shortcut.
  • Customize Script Elements – Customize any and all script elements including fonts, paragraph and styles, shortcut keys, spacing, and indentation.
  • Customize Header and Footer – Customize your script’s Header and Footer including page #, date, scene #, active or collated revisions, and any other label you create.


The work isn't finished when you type "The End." Final Draft production features help bring your story from the page to the screen.

Revision Mode

Revision Mode

Track and review all changes to take a script through production. Omit scenes, lock pages, and “A” pages, as well as set your revision colors. Merge pages even if your script has been locked. Use standard revision colors or customize your own.

Colored Revised Pages

Colored Revised Pages

Export to PDF in Revision Mode and your revised pages are a solid Blue, Pink, Yellow, Green, etc. If you’re working in an FDX file, the page borders are the revision set’s colors while the writing and reading space remains white.



Protect your script by identifying the recipient with a customizable watermark. Watermarking works in PDFs and printed pages.


  • Reports – Customize powerful reports in Final Draft.
  • Scene – View scenes by alphabetical order, longest scene, shortest scene, or script order.
  • Location – View locations by time of day, most occurrences, least occurrences, scene introduction, script order, or alphabetical order.
  • Character Scenes and Dialogue – View all scenes and dialogue by character.
  • Cast – View how many total dialogues, speaking scenes, and total scenes separated and summarized by character.
  • Script – Select and view just the chosen elements in your script such as Scene Headings, Action Lines, or Dialogue.
  • ScriptNotes™ Software Markers – Print out all ScriptNotes Software Markers in your script or view just those you select.
  • Cast List – Automatically generate a cast list.
  • General Statistics – View total number of words and paragraphs in your script.
  • Element Statistics – View number and percentage of elements in your script.
  • Character Statistics – View each character’s number of lines, words, and in which scenes he or she appears.

Attention Mac User

It appears you are using Mac OSX 10.8 or earlier. Final Draft 10 will only work with OS 10.9 or later.

If you have a computer with 10.7 OS or later, we suggest using Final Draft 9. If you do not own Final Draft 9 please contact our sales department via chat, by email, or by phone M-F 8:30-5:30 PT.

If you have 10.6.8 or earlier, regrettably our current software is not compatible with your OS.