Final Draft® 12 Information

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The Industry Standard

Final Draft® is the number-one selling screenwriting software in the world. Industry giants such as James Cameron, JJ Abrams, and Aaron Sorkin recommend using Final Draft to write your screenplay.

  • Final Draft paginates your script to entertainment industry formats
  • Over 300 templates for screenplays, teleplays, comics, immersive storytelling, graphic novels, and stage plays
  • Write using Windows, Mac, or in the Final Draft Mobile app for iPhone & iPad (app sold separately)

Create a professional-looking script like the industry pros!

The Choice of Professionals

“If one could marry a program - or even elope with one - I would choose Final Draft. After all it has been a wise, patient and loyal writing partner that has been by my side for almost fifteen years.”

Guillermo del Toro - Writer / Director / Producer
The Shape of Water, Rise of the Guardians, Pacific Rim, Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, Hellboy I & II, Pan’s Labyrinth


“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, The Terminator, The Abyss, True Lies


Final Draft actually makes getting to the final draft faster, easier and more fun than any other screenwriting program I’ve tried. I love it!”

Nancy Meyers – Writer / Director / Producer
It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give



With Final Draft 12, you can brainstorm, visualize, outline, report, tag, collaborate and customize your writing environment like never before.

NEW! PDF Import

Have a screenplay you want to work on but only have a PDF? No problem! You can now import a PDF into Final Draft 12 and convert it into a fully editable Final Draft file.

NEW! Flow Lines

Flow Lines allow you to show connections between beats and create a Story Flow for advanced screenplay outlining.

Final Draft 12 MAC-Beat Board and Flow Lines

NEW! Outline Elements + Editor

Send your outline to script and see it on the page for easy reference as Outline Elements, then show and hide the outline as needed during your writing process. The Outline Editor gives you a bird’s eye view of your screenplay structure, and multiple customizable lanes for high- level outlining.

Final Draft 12 MAC - Outline Elements

NEW! Track Changes

Keep a record of edits to your script and choose whether to accept or reject your changes, giving you even greater control over the editing process.

NEW! Focus Mode

Customize your creative environment, eliminate distractions and get down to the business of writing.

NEW! Story Structure Templates

Access quick-start educational templates with common story structures like 3 Act, Pyramid, the Hero’s Journey, Save the Cat and more.

IMPROVED! Beat Board Collaboration, Find/Replace, Spell Check

Collaborators can now access the Beat Board, while the new Spell Check and Find & Replace features make the Beat Board even more user-friendly.

IMPROVED! ScriptNotes Enhancements

ScriptNotes allows you to create, open and edit notes on your screenplay in a popover window and visually customize them by color and type. Notes are then synced to the ScriptNotes in the navigator.

Final Draft 12 Mac - Script Notes

IMPROVED! Revisions Window

The new intuitive layout allows you to drag to rearrange sets within the Revision table and easily move back and forth between sets.

Plus all previous Final Draft software standard features such as:

  • Beat Board™ 
  • Collaboration Tool
  • Alternate Dialogue
  • Night Mode
  • Format Assistant
  • Tagging
  • Text to Speech
  • Image Support
  • Index Cards
  • Scene Navigator
  • Inclusivity Analysis
  • Spell Checking
  • And more!

System Requirements

Internet connection required during installation. 

Windows® System Requirements:

  • Windows 10 Minimum OS

  • Minimum 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 160 MB available hard drive space

  • Internet connection required during installation

Macintosh® System Requirements:
  • Mac OS 10.14 Minimum OS

  • Minimum 2 GB RAM

  • 160 MB available hard drive space

  • Internet connection required during installation

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