Install Final Draft 9 | Windows

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Important! You must have an active Internet connection and Windows 7 or later to install and activate Final Draft. You will need your Customer Number handy. If you do not have it, you can retrieve it here

Screenshots below are from Windows 10. If you have Windows 8 or earlier, your screen may differ.

STEP ONE | Download the Final Draft Installer

Exit all other Windows programs before you begin. Download the Final Draft 9 installer file from the link below. It will typically be saved in your Downloads folder.

STEP TWO | Install Final Draft

Double-click the finaldraft910Win file to unzip it. You can also right click the file and choose Open With, then choose File Explorer or Windows Explorer. It will yield another file named Final Draft; double-click this file to begin the installation.

STEP THREE | Install Final Draft

1. The Final Draft Installation Wizard will appear; click Next.

2. Choose a spell-checker and click next.

STEP FOUR | Finish the Final Draft Installation

Press the Finish button to complete and exit the installation.

STEP FIVE | Open Final Draft 9

Click the Windows Start button in the lower left corner and Final Draft 9 should appear on the menu. If it’s not there, go to Programs or All Programs or All Apps. You can also type Final Draft and the Final Draft icon should be displayed. Click it to open the program.

STEP SIX | Activate Final Draft 9

You must enter your Customer Number to activate Final Draft.  If you cannot locate it, click here.

The Customer Number must be entered correctly. If you copy and paste the number, be careful there are no additional or missing characters. If you receive an error message, re-enter the number from the email or carefully type in the Customer Number. (Note: If you type in the Customer Number, remember that there are no zeroes or ones, they are I’s (as in India) and O’s (as in Oscar.) After you enter your Customer Number, the Activate button appears. Click it and Final Draft will be active and ready to use.

STEP SEVEN | Register Final Draft 9

Please be sure to register your software with us. You may do so within the Final Draft program or from the link below. You do not need to install Final Draft 9 before registering.

Why Register?

  • Protect your ownership of your Final Draft license.
  • Retrieve your Customer Number from us by phone or email if you lose it.
  • Free technical support by phone, chat, or email. (This is not available to non-registered users.)
  • Exclusive upgrade offers and other discounts.

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