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Old January 5th, 2003, 02:56 PM   #31
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I downloaded the MM Screenwriter demo last week and a few days ago downloaded Final Draft demo. Not having MS Word a template/addon for it I don't think would be a good idea. This scriptwriting software isn't expensive and for people looking for one thing (to write scripts) I think it's a good purchase.

That being said, after typing a few pages in each and playing around with different features, I quickly picked up on Screenwriter's workflow. Seems, at least for me, to flow a lot better than FD. Maybe with some additional setup FD would do the same things? But just from an installation and go view, Screenwriter functioned better for my tastes.

But I can definitely see where the hardcore Word users would find FD's and Screenwriter's features a drawback and hinder their workflow. like wgardner said, what you're most productive on is what counts.

Just learning script formats and everything for me, something like Screenwriter is nice. Maybe though in a few years or so I might think why do I need all this? But for now and my purposes it works great.

Great thread too. I found a couple books I overlooked that were mentioned above. Thanks.

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