Final Draft 8 (PC)

Final Draft 8 (PC)
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Official Final Draft software is provided as a digital download only.

Only students and educators in Ireland who can provide proof of their current academic status can purchase Final Draft software.

Please Note: for this special download offer no refunds are available - read details in the System Requirements' tab.

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World's best-selling scriptwriting software!

Students in Ireland can now work as pros with the best scripting software for less. Use your creative edge to focus on the content and let Final Draft take care of the style. The software is specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics, and stageplays. You will be thrilled by its superior performance when combining word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. Boost your effectiveness and productivity by automatically paginating and formating your script to industry standards as you write. When it comes to the best script-writing software offers in Ireland, it can only be

Key Features

    - Tab and Enter functions

    - SmartType

    - Formatting/Pagination

    - ScriptNotes

    - Revisions/Page Locking



"Even if you don't own a computer, I recommend buying Final Draft." - JJ Abrams - Writer / Director / Producer / Emmy winner - Super 8, Undercovers (TV), Fringe (TV), Lost (TV)

"You can't win a race without a champion car. Final Draft is my Ferrari." - James Cameron -- Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award  winner - Avatar, Titanic, T2, Terminator

"I think you've finally reached the apex with Final Draft." - Oliver Stone - Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award winner - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, W, JFK, Scarface, Platoon

"I've been with Final Draft since version 1 and I couldn't imagine a world without it." - Darren Aronofsky - Writer / Director/ Producer / Actor - Black Swan, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream, etc...


Top reasons to buy Final Draft 8 (PC)

Features for Story Development

NEW Send to Script
Send copy from the Index Card Summary directly to your script

NEW Scene View
Outline your script ideas and reorder scenes in this high-level overview

NEW Scene Navigator
Manage and view the important details of your scene in this sortable floating pallet

NEW Scene Properties Inspector (SPI)
Add scene titles and colors to track your story lines, characters, etc...

IMPROVED Index Cards
Easily outline your story and restructure your script by dragging and dropping multiple scenes at a time

NEW File Format (now XML)
Other software now works seamlessly with the new Final Draft .fdx file format


Products that work with Final Draft 8:

 - Save the Cat!

 - K2 - KeyAuditor & KeyServer from Sassafras Software

 -  ScriptE

 - Scrivener 

 - Screenplay from Black Mana Studios

 -  Storyst Software


Features for Writing/Rewriting

NEW Text Highlighting
Select and highlight text quickly and easily with this new toolbar button

NEW Pagination
Now you will be alerted about your printable area before you print 

IMPROVED Printing and PDF Options
Greater flexibility, more options, and improved printing interface put you in the driver's seat

IMPROVED Script Compare
We've improved the way you can compare two drafts of the same script, providing more granularity of the changes you've made - specifically individual words and punctuation.

IMPROVED The Panels System
Keeps your script in sync with Index Cards and Scene View

IMPROVED Templates

Jump-start your writing by using one of our built-in templates

NEW Page Count Management
Now you have even more control over what fits on a page 

IMPROVED Built-in Spell-Checking and Thesaurus
Now you have the ability to select an additional language

NEWRemember Workspace
No more searching for the correct draft you were just working on

IMPROVED Final Draft Courier Font
An improved appearance helps your eyes during those long rewrite sessions

IMPROVED Script Compare
We've improved the way you can compare two drafts of the same script, providing more granularity of the changes you've made - specifically individual words and punctuation.

Writing Management

Track your daily writing goals           


Keep track of ideas and feedback about sections of your script

Tab and Enter functions

Simple keystrokes make learning Final Draft a snap

Easily track your changes between drafts of your script

Text to Speech
Have a 'table reading' anytime you want

Write with other Final Draft users anywhere with an Internet connection

Format Assistant
Scan your script for any errors - it's like having a copy editor at your side

100% Cross-Platform
Share your script files with Mac or Windows users

Script Registry
Direct access for registering your work

Production Features

IMPROVED Final Draft Tagger 2

Break down your script and prep it for scheduling applications

IMPROVED Revisions/Page Locking
Easy-to-use tools for handling script changes once you go into production

IMPROVED Title, Cast, and Location Pages
Cover pages come preformatted for industry standards

Customisable Reporting
Get immediate stats to help you develop your script and keep it on budget

System requirements 


    - Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (32 and 64 bit versions)

    - Intel Pentium III processor or later

    - Minimum 512 MB of RAM

    - 50 MB available hard drive space

    - CD-ROM drive or Internet connection

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