Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter
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Compare Script Changes In Final Draft 12

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Compare Changes In Scripts With Final Draft 12’s “ScriptCompare”

When you’re writing, over time most likely you will have accumulated several versions of your script with different changes or ideas. So, you might run into a situation where you want to compare two scripts to see what the differences are.

Final Draft has an extra tool for that, it’s called ScriptCompare.

Let’s look at how to use it.

First, open one of the two scripts you would like to compare.

Then go to “Tools – ScriptCompare”.

Choose the script you want to compare the script that is already opened to.

ScriptCompare choose Final Draft 11Final Draft will create a new file for you, showing you exactly what the differences between those two scripts are.

The differences will be marked up in blue if they’re additions, or marked up in strikethrough red if they’ve been deleted in the other version.

Final Draft 12 - Script Compare ResultThe blue changes are the changes from the first script you opened, the red changes are the ones from the script you opened via ScriptCompare.

This gives you a very quick and reliable way to see what exactly you or maybe even someone else changed in between versions.

Theoretically you could also use that tool together with a writing partner and have all the changes marked up after exchanging scripts.

But there are also other possibilities to work together with a writing partner inside of Final Draft.

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