Final Draft Inc. has released a new update to Final Draft, its screenwriting software for the Macintosh. The new version can be downloaded from Final Draft’s Web site.
With Final Draft, authors can create professional movie scripts, scripts for television episodes and stage plays. The software combines word processing functions with professional script formatting capabilities. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats scripts to industry standards as the author writes.
Changes in Final Draft 5.0.3e include:
— the new Apple Help that was added to 5.0.3c will no longer cause errors with systems below Mac OS 8.6. Earlier systems will now default to Final Draft’s previous HTML-based Help system and will launch within the user’s default browser. (Users that have disabled their Apple Help will also default to the HTML-based Help system)
Capitalize first word of a sentence
— this user option (found under Edit/Preferences on the Applications tab) now works correctly, regardless of whether or not users hold down the shift key or not. Previously, holding down the shift key would inadvertently cap the second letter of the first word of a sentence as well.
Sitcom & one-hour TV drama stationeries
— have new default shortcut key assignments for “Cold Opening,” “Show/Ep. Title,” and “Cast List” and “Teaser/Act One” and “Show/Ep. Title” elements, respectively. Previous shortcut key assignments were already assigned to other main application functions.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac; System 7.6.1 or later; 10MB available hard disk space. The software carries a suggested retail price of US$249. A downloadable demo is also available from the Final Draft Web site.
Download Final Draft 5.0.3e