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New Feature
Improved Feature
MIND MAPPING FEATURESFinal Draft 8Final Draft 9Final Draft 10
Story Map
High-level view of your story
Preview scenes in the Story Map
Navigate directly to your scenes
View beats easily against story scenes
Beat Board
Add story beats wherever and whenever they come to you
Preview, move and organize your beats
Color code your beats for easy referral
Drag beats into the Story Map to organize your thoughts
Structure Points
Plan the structure of your screenplay within your FDX file
Write description for act points for easy reference
Color code structure points and move them around your Beat Board
View different structure points within the Story Map
Modify your Story Map to fit your screenplay length
Use Split View to see your Beat Board and screenplay simultaneously
Use FD structure templates to help get you started
WRITING/EDITING FEATURESFinal Draft 8Final Draft 9Final Draft 10
Collaborate on a script and see your writing partner's changes in real time
Pass control to another user so they can edit your script
Use the chat window to communicate with multiple collaborators as you work
Alt Dialogue
Add an alternative line to any piece of dialogue in the script
Store multiple versions of one piece of dialogue within the script
Toggle between different alt options
Use collaboration feature to explore multiple dialogue options with your writing partner
View all alt dialogue options in an easy to access table
Header & Footer Improvements
Add file names to your Header & Footer automatically
Scene Numbering Options
Select between two different options eg. 1a or a2
Revision Menu Options
Add bold to your revision sets
Easy-to-access thesaurus in the contextual menu
Spell-checkers available in 16 languages
Integrated new word libraries
Use Mac OS Spell Check
Characters Navigator
Add Character Arc beats in each scene
Insert non-speaking characters
ScriptNotes Navigator
Filter ScriptNotes
Easily see, sort, and navigate ScriptNotes
Organize notes by name, type, or color
General notes
ScriptNotes do not affect pagination
Drag and Drop text
Scene Navigator
Filter any scene information by keyword
Color your scenes
Title your scenes
Fullscreen mode (Mac only)
Watermarking (PDF & printed page)
Character highlighting
Custom order your Cast List element
Include non-speaking characters in your Cast List element
Graphic novel templates
'Send to Script' copies index card summaries to the script
Works with Spotlight (Mac only)
Page count management (line spacing adjustment)
Remember last-opened documents
Text highlighter
Outline view of script (Scene View)
ScriptCompare compares drafts of the same script
Split panels (side-by-side views of script)
Index Card View of script
Works with Mac OSX Dictation feature (Mac only)
PRINTING/IMPORT/EXPORT FEATURESFinal Draft 8Final Draft 9Final Draft 10
Save reports and text les (outlines, etc.) to PDF
Export individual pages, scenes or revisions to PDF
Title Page can be included each time you save to PDF
Export script to PDF
Include Non-Speaking Characters in Character Report
PRODUCTION FEATURESFinal Draft 8Final Draft 9Final Draft 10
Revision page colors
Revision draft colors tracked in header
Enhanced Revision Mode that streamlines changing revision sets
Print "scenes", "revision sets" and "unrevised pages"
Title Pages include their own page numbering
Title Pages include cast lists and location pages for TV templates
Avid XML export (script based editing export)
Handling production revisions/page locking
OTHER FEATURESFinal Draft 8Final Draft 9Final Draft 10
More robust and secure license management system, tolerant of OS upgrades, hard drive replacement, and more
Contemporary look and feel of buttons and menus (Mac)
New "ribbon" user interface, with classic mode option (Windows)
Retina display support (Mac)
Online User Guide for the most up-to-date technical information
High Resolution Support