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Final Draft 13 Now Available

Latest update for the leading screenwriting application includes the new Navigator 2.0, character development tools, and an enhanced outline editor. 

Final Draft has released the latest update to its leading screenwriting application, Final Draft 13, designed to increase productivity, customize workspaces, and leverage its story-planning tools.

“With Final Draft 13, writers have more tools than ever to enhance productivity,” said Final Draft president Shelly Mellott. “We’re excited to help writers set goals for projects and track them to completion. This new version also offers more ways to customize the workspace and prewriting process than ever before. From powerful outlining and character-building tools in the Navigator to color-coded structure lines that guide you through the scriptwriting process, Final Draft 13 makes writing—and writing more—so much easier."

Final Draft 13 workspace customizations tailor Final Draft workflows to suit different types of work. Updates and additions include:

  • Goal setting and productivity tools – writers can set goals and track progress.
  • Navigator 2.0 - Customize your Navigator for a full view and control of scripts. Users can outline directly in the Navigator, edit scene headings, and monitor inclusivity stats.
  • Character Development Tools - Navigator 2.0 allows users to explore their characters, track each character’s screen time, and see how often characters interact. It can also assign characters voices to read scripts back.
  • Emoji – Craft more realistic on-screen text and social media exchanges and make notes more emotive using emojis across scripts, beats, title pages, and ScriptNotes.
  • Typewriter – Typewriter-like view option automatically scrolls to keep lines centered for improved focus and ergonomics.
  • Midnight Mode – Offers new alternative dark view theme.
  • Enhanced Outline Editor - Add, label, and customize lanes for improved organization and story planning.
  • Improved Beat Board – Users can customize Beats to display what and how they see them.
  • Structure Lines – Visually track outlines, acts, sequences, and scenes with assigned colors.
  • Custom-Color PDFs – Create printable files in Night Mode, Midnight Mode, or users’ theme.

Additional information is available here.

Source: Final Draft

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.