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...
Tech Tips: The Final Draft Backup Folder

Tech Tips: The Final Draft Backup Folder

In the event that your master script is damaged, lost, or now contains a lot of content that you don’t want, you may need to roll back to a previous version of the script. If you haven’t kept an archive of successive drafts, Final Draft has. Every time you save or the...
Tech Tips: How to Reformat Paragraphs

Tech Tips: How to Reformat Paragraphs

Sometimes, paragraphs in Final Draft are inadvertently misformatted – Action paragraphs mistakenly render as character names, Scene Headings look like Transitions, lines of dialogue look like Parentheticals. Fortunately, misformatted text is easy to fix. Simply place...
Tech Tips: Alternate Dialogue

Tech Tips: Alternate Dialogue

You’re not sure whether the most hilarious comeback line to use is “So’s your mother!” or “I know you are but what am I?” You think the kid should say “I want my two dollars” but your writing partner believes “You owe me two dollars” is far better. You can’t decide if...