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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.
Tech Tip: Importing from Another Word Processor to Final Draft 11
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.
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?
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?
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...
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.
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...
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.
Tech Tips: Using Scene View to Organize Your Story Beats
A lot of people use the Beat Board to lay out their story in a non-linear way, but if you’re someone who prefers a more linear, A-then-B-then-C approach to structuring a plot, Final Draft has another way that might work for you.
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