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Final Draft Pic Special Discount for Gotham students, $120 savings
Gotham students may purchase the download version of Final Draft at the special educational rate of $129, a savings of $120 off the regular price. This discount price is only available with proof of educational status, which applies to any Gotham student, past or present.
 
You may choose any of these methods to order:
  • Call Gotham at 1-212-974-8377
  • Click the buy button at the bottom of this page
  • Add Final Draft when you register for a Gotham class in Screenwriting, Playwriting, or TV Writing.
 
About Final Draft
Final Draft is the worlds leading scriptwriting software. It automatically formats and paginates scripts (for film, TV, and theatre) to entertainment industry standards. Final Draft is what professional scriptwriters use, and its used by nearly every TV show, feature film, and theatre production.
 
Using Final Draft is like knowing the insider handshake. It enables an aspiring writer to create a professional-looking script like those passed around in the entertainment industry.
 
Final Draft Features
 
Tab and Enter functions
You can install and start using Final Draft in minutes due to the easy-to-use Tab and Enter functionality that formats the scripts elements to industry standards.
 
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
If you prefer keyboard shortcuts and macros youre already used to, Final Draft allows you to customize your workflow for your writing needs.
 
Final Draft Courier Font
Production companies and studios need consistent page counts when theyre budgeting a script. Final Draft uses its own Courier font to ensure identical pagination on Windows, Macintosh and the iPad.
 
Templates
In addition to the standard templates that are included in the software package, the Final Draft Template Library is updated regularly and allows registered users to download over 100 classic and current television shows, screenplay, stageplay and graphic novel templates.
 
Format Assistant
This writing tool checks your script for common formatting errors such as missing dialogue, extra spaces, carriage returns and blank elements. You can set it to run every time you print or only when you want it to.
 
Text to Speech
Have Final Draft read your script read back to you. You can even assign different voices to your characters. Its like having a live script reading in your computer.
 
The Panels System
Like most writers, you probably need to keep a lot of ideas at the front of your mind while youre writing. With the Panels system, you can split your screen into separate panels and view your script pages in one panel while you view another section of the script or your Index Cards or Scene View in the other panel. A double-click on any scene will keep the panels in sync.
 
Writing Management
Use the Statistics report to check how much content youve completed in a writing session to help you reach your writing goals. You can also track things such how often Character A interacts with Character B.
 
Remember Workspace
If you are working with multiple drafts, it is important to make sure you are editing the correct one. With the Workspace preference, you can have Final Draft open all the files you had open in your last session, in the correct order.
 
Scene View
Scene View gives you a high-altitude look at your script and you can move scenes around to further refine your story. Insert new scenes easily and hide or show information important to you such as the scenes action, title and summary. Assign colors to each scene by any criteria, such as storyline, character, location, time of day and more. Print your scene view or just view it alongside the script. With a double-click you can sync the script to instantly go to any scene youve selected.
 
Index Cards
Final Draft has double-sided cards that display the scripts scene on one side and the summary on the other. The summary view allows you to enter text directly into the index card (plot points, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking) anything you need to build and organize your story. These notes sync with the Scene Navigator, so any information you add there will automatically appear on the corresponding card. Select and rearrange multiple cards at once if you need to reorder your scenes. Print your index cards directly on 3x5 or 4x6 cards for use in the traditional way if you want to visualize and organize scenes outside of the application. Double-clicking on a card in split-panel view will automatically sync the scene selected with your script page.
 
Page Count Management
Final Draft offers several ways to manipulate the page count, if necessary: paragraph leading, global line spacing adjustment, global and local indent adjustments and page margin settings.
 
Mac System Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7
  • Minimum 2 GB of RAM
  • 60 MB available hard drive space
  • Internet connection required during installation 

Windows System Requirements: 
  • Microsoft® Windows 8, Windows 7
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM  
  • 60 MB available hard drive space 
  • Internet connection required during installation

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