Tech Tips: Go To

Tech Tips: Go To

In this crazy, hectic, fast-paced world of ours, shouldn’t we remember to maybe go a little slower sometimes, not get there quite so fast, enjoy the journey a bit more, take the time to stop and smell something or another? no! Not when you’re writing a script and it’s...
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...