But as they might say in your college introductory screenwriting course: What's the central question? Why would I go for Final Draft when I could use Google Docs or Post-It notes or tattoo my script on random strangers? Well ...
Automatic Formatting For Industry Standards
The hardest part of writing a script should be begging your roommate to read it. It shouldn't be getting the appropriate indents on your Word doc. Final Draft 10 auto-formats your script, so you don't need to go through the tedious details of making sure your format is suitable for Hollywood execs. It comes with pre-set templates for TV, film, and playwriting to ensure that you'll be taken seriously by anyone who reads your stuff. It also helps to keep you from endlessly procrastinating with fonts and layout.
Alternate Lines Of Dialogue
Contrary to what actors want you to think, nobody gets it right the first time. With Final Draft's support for multiple dialogue lines, you can easily refine your character's speech while keeping older versions for reference. For example, if Cameron Crowe, in a fit of madness, decided to change the line to "You had me at Taco Tuesdays," he could keep the original version saved and change it back later when he returned to sanity. So whether you are painfully indecisive or just preparing in advance for the making-of documentary, this feature is indispensable.