Final Draft Inc.
has announced the release of Final Draft Version 7, a major new release of their popular screenwriting software for Macs and Windows computers. The new version adds new features to help aid screenwriters with their work.
Final Draft is a word processor especially designed for writing movie and television scripts and stage plays. The software automatically paginates and formats your script using industry standards. The software can remember and automatically fill in details like character names, scene headings, transitions, locations and other details as you write.
The new release of Final Draft adds the new Panels System, which allows writers to split their screen into separate panels containing the script and summary cards, as well as a Navigator that lets the writer review scene headings.
Tagger is another major new feature in the new release is the ability to “tag” script elements, exporting the results to scheduling and breakdown software. This feature is useful for producers, directors and production managers who want to get a handle on the work that needs to be done.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.1 or Mac OS 9.2 or later, 24MB of available RAM, 15MB available disk space, CD-ROM drive.
A demo and online walk-through are available from the Final Draft Web site. Final Draft Version 7 costs US$229, and users of previous versions can download the upgrade for $59 until April 30, 2004 and $89 after that date.