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Final Draft® Head-To-Head

WRITING/ EDITING FEATURES

Movie Magic Screenwriter

Final Draft 6.0

Hollywood
Screenwriter

Script Formats

8

12

Import Formats

8

2

6

Novel Format
(e.g. proper line spacing, automatic chapter numbering, etc.)

Yes

Limited*


Animation Script Format
Yes
   
Multimedia Script Format
Yes
   

Fully Editable Index Card View

Yes

 


Real-time Spell Checker

Yes

Yes

Yes
Real-time Spell Auto-correction
Yes
 
Yes

Password Protect Your Scripts

Yes

 

Yes

Automatically checks for common formatting errors

Yes

Yes


Voice Readback

Yes

Yes


Compare Two Scripts by Element

Yes

Yes


Compare Two Scripts by Word
Yes
   
Script Notes
Yes
Yes
 
Scene Navigator
Yes
Yes
 

INTERNET FEATURES

Online Collaboration with a Partner

Yes

Yes


Publish scripts Directly to the Internet

Yes

 


Export Entire Script to PDF Format

Yes

Yes


Approximate file size for 115 page script converted to PDF
180KB
6.2MB
 
Export Script Reports, Breakdown Sheets, and Selected Pages or Scenes to PDF Format
Yes
   

Register Scripts Online

Yes

Yes

Yes
A Preferred File Format of the Writers Guild of America, west for registering scripts online
Yes
Yes
 
Integrates links to the WGAw online script registration site
Yes
Yes
 

PRODUCTION FEATURES

Integrated Export into Movie Magic Scheduling

Yes

 


Full Production Breakdown Reports

Yes

 


Production Solutions Guide

Yes

 


Industry Standard Revision Draft Colors

10+

0


Generate Set List and Rundowns Sheet

Yes

 


Storyboard Linking

Yes

 


Real-time Scene Re-numbering

Yes

 


TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Phone Support
FREE
$2.50 per minute
FREE
Phone Support Availability
8:30AM to 5:00PM PST
24 / 7
8:30AM to 5:00PM PST
Free Internet and email support
Yes
Yes
Yes

*Final Draft only supports line spacing, not other novel format features
**
Where several TV formats are counted as one (1)
This feature not included in Macintosh version

Feature comparison verified as of July 2004

Comparison chart reprinted with permission from Write Brothers, Inc.

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