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Refined Beat Board

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Use the new Story Map in Final Draft 11 to connect your Beat Board to your script

New Story Map

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Tab & Enter

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Comparison Chart

Check out how Final Draft 11 stacks up against previous versions

Story Development Tools Final Draft 9 Final Draft 10 Final Draft 11
Beat Board
Add story Beats wherever and whenever they come to you
Use Split View to see your Beat Board and screenplay simultaneously
Organize your Beats however you like
Copy and paste entire sections of the Beat Board to your script
Drag Beats into the Story Map to organize your thoughts
Use FD structure templates to help get you started
Color code your Beats for easy reference Improved
Drag content to and from Script to Beat Board while retaining script formatting New
Custom styling of fonts in Beats New
Drag Images from desktop to Beat Board New
Snap to grid New
Easily organize Beats in rows and columns New
Cascade Beats New
Export Beat Board to PDF New
Structure Points
Plan the structure of your script within your FDX file
Describe your act points in detail for easy reference
Color code Structure Points and move them around your Beat Board Story Map
See high-level view of your story and compare against actual scenes while writing
Preview scenes in the Story Map
Modify your Story Map to fit your script's length
Navigate directly to your scenes
View Beats easily against your scenes
See images in your Beats and Structure Points New
View different Structure Points within the Story Map
Writing / Editing Features Final Draft 9 Final Draft 10 Final Draft 11
Speech to Script (Mac only) New
Dictate text that is automatically formatted into a screenplay New
Use dictation to create new scene headings New
Use dictation to create new characters and dialogue New
Speak key commands like Tab and Enter to navigate through script New
ScriptNotes
ScriptNotes retain formatting of script text New
Night Mode New
Multi-Language Support New
Write in over 95 different languages New
Integrated OS Spellchecks New
Tags New
Allows you to break down script for scheduling and budgeting New
Track story elements like sequences or acts across your script New
Track customizable tagged elements across scenes throughout script New
Tag all characters for reporting New
Link tags to other tags for increased efficiency New
Images New
Insert image(s) in the Title Page New
Insert image(s) in the script New
Insert image(s) in a Beat New
Drag an image from your desktop to your Beat Board, script, or title page New
Drag an image Beat into the Story Map New
Collaboration
Collaborate on a script and see your writing partners' changes in real time
Manage rewrites regardless of collaborators' location
Use the chat window to communicate with multiple collaborators as you work
Insert images for collaborators to review New
Discrete colors for differentiating collaborators New
Simultaneously write in script with your whole writing team New
Alternate Dialogue
Add an alternate line to any dialogue paragraph in the script
Store multiple versions of one piece of dialogue within the script
Toggle between different alternate options
Use collaboration feature to explore multiple dialogue options with your writing partner
View all alt dialogue options in an easy-to-access table
Scene Numbering Options
Number dialogue relative to scene numbering New
Navigator
Character Navigator
Add Character Arc Beats in each scene
Insert non-speaking characters
Improved color palette for ScriptNotes and scenes Improved
Improved window layout options Improved
Tags Navigator New
Easily see, sort, and navigate Tags New
Track tagged elements across script New
Fullscreen mode (Mac only) Improved
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)
Page count management (line spacing adjustment)
Remember last-opened documents
Text highlighter Improved
Outline view of script (Scene View) Improved
ScriptCompare compares drafts of the same script
Split panels (side-by-side views of script)
Index Card View of script
Works with Mac OSX Dictation feature
Printing / Import / Export Features Final Draft 9 Final Draft 10 Final Draft 11
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
Production Features Final Draft 9 Final Draft 10 Final Draft 11
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
Tags reports New
.SEX scheduling export New
Locked pages icon for easy reference New
Other Features Final Draft 9 Final Draft 10 Final Draft 11
Look & Feel (Toolbar/Icon Update) New
Color Palette Improvements New
Custom Templates New
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