Color My World

Color My World

If your eyes are starting to bleed because you’ve been staring at a stark white screen covered with little black letters all night, you pretty much have two options. The first, and your mother/spouse/roommate will agree, is go to bed already, for Pete’s sake! What’s...
Tech Tips: Text to Speech

Tech Tips: Text to Speech

If you’re not able to organize a table read with a dozen or so of your closest actor friends, Final Draft’s text-to-speech function may be the next best thing. “I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me,” said No One Who Has Ever Used This Feature. It’s not Meryl and...
Tech Tips: The Format Assistant

Tech Tips: The Format Assistant

Congratulations! You finally finished your script and like a proud but nervous parent, you’re now ready to send it off into the world! But wait… If you listen carefully you can hear deep chords played on an upright bass… like something is lurking beneath the surface…...
Tech Tips: Customizing a Print Job in Final Draft

Tech Tips: Customizing a Print Job in Final Draft

Going to File > Print > Print (Mac) or > OK (Windows) prints the full script with an option to include or exclude the title page. If you need to output a particular subset of the entire document, use the additional commands at the bottom of the Print sheet. On Mac,...
Tech Tips: Using Bookmarks

Tech Tips: Using Bookmarks

Final Draft gives you several ways to move around in your script quickly – the three Navigator panels, the Scene View, and the Index Cards. There’s another way that’s seldom used but very effective, and, well, we just won’t be able to sleep at night unless we tell you...
Tech Tips: Creating Easy Access to Final Draft

Tech Tips: Creating Easy Access to Final Draft

After you install Final Draft, it’s easy to set up your computer so that you can open the program quickly. If you have a Mac and you want quick access to Final Draft, open your Applications folder (which you can do from the Dock or from the Go menu at the top of a...