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Tech Tip: Launching the Most Recent Document

You did it. You hit your writing quota for the day. Whether it’s 5, 10 or even 15 pages, you’ve successfully fulfilled your daily creative endeavor and have earned a well-deserved break, so go ahead and close Final Draft. Yes, you read that correctly...

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Tech Tip: Applying a Final Draft Template

Congratulations! You’ve just completed the first draft of your screenplay and you’re ready to go out into the world with hopes of turning it into a visionary cinematic experience. But wait! You just realized the story would work better as a stage pla...

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Tech Tip: Deleting a Character from the SmartType Menu

The SmartType feature is a helpful function designed to streamline the screenwriting process by auto-completing certain elements of your script, including Characters, Character Extensions (VO or O.S.), Scene Intros (Int. or Ext.), Times and Transitio...

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Tech Tip: Highlight Characters

A handy and lesser-known tool in Final Draft is Highlight Characters. The Highlight Characters tool is used to color-code individual characters and their dialogue, making table reads and scheduling and prepping for performances a breeze.

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Tech Tip: Importing from Another Word Processor to Final Draft 10

A question we often get asked is, “how do I import my script from another word processing program?” This is a good question because if done improperly, it can create significant issues within your script.

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Tech Tip: Title Page

The Title Page is the first thing agents, managers and producers will see before reading your script, but there’s a reason that no script ever sold because of a Title Page: there’s a right way to make one and a wrong way to make one.

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Tech Tips: Beat Board vs Index Cards

We get this question quite a bit: When should a writer use the Beat Board and when should he or she use the Index Cards?

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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?

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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 Pet...

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