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    MAC ONLY upgrade from Mac Screenwriter 6 to Mac Screenwriter 6.5.  For Mac OS 10.10 or higher.  Currently there is no 6.5 upgrade for Windows users.


    For those of you that purchased Screenwriter 6 or an upgrade to Screenwriter 6 on or after January 1, 2017 from a recognized Write Brothers reseller, you may be entitled to a free upgrade to Mac Screenwriter 6.5 from Movie Magic Screenwriter 6. 

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    Movie Magic Screenwriter 6.5 Free Upgrade - Download (MAC)

    IS THIS UPGRADE FOR YOU?

    For those of you that purchased Screenwriter 6 or an upgrade to Screenwriter 6 on or after January 1, 2017 from a recognized Write Brothers reseller, such as Screenplay.com, Amazon, Writers Store, Storymind, etc., you may be entitled to a free upgrade to Mac Screenwriter 6.5.

    If you use Movie Magic Screenwriter on a Mac using OS 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), or 10.12 (Sierra), this upgrade is for you. If you are using Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), or 10.9 (Mavericks), Screenwriter 6 remains the best version for your writing needs.

    HOW TO GET YOUR UPGRADE

    You must have the following to upgrade:

    • Your first and last name as registered to the software *
    • Your Screenwriter serial number **

    If you are unable to get the free upgrade and meet the criteria above, please send an email to sales@screenplay.com and include your name, serial number, and a copy of your receipt. If you feel there is any reason not covered above where you should be eligible for a free upgrade, please contact us through our customer service contact form: click here. Allow two business days for processing.

    Attention Streamline™ Users: If you own a copy of the Mac Screenwriter add-on Streamline from Write Brothers, you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Mac Screenwriter 6.5. Please send an email to sales@screenplay.com and include your name, Streamline serial number, and your Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 serial number. Allow two business days for processing.

    HOW TO UPGRADE

    • Log in to your account at Screenplay.com: http://screenplay.com using the name registered to the software.
    • Navigate to the this upgrade page.
    • Set the quantity to "1".
    • Enter your Screenwriter 6 serial number. You may need to scroll to see this field. If you don't know your serial number, you can find it by opening your copy of Screenwriter 6 and using the Screenwriter>About Screenwriter menu command.
    • Proceed to checkout.

    When completed, you will be sent your new Mac serial number and a link to download the Mac Screenwriter 6.5 software.

    * IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR REGISTRATION NAME:
    If you do not know your registration name, please click here and use the contact form to request your registration name. Please make sure to include your contact email and Screenwriter 6 serial number. Allow two business days for processing.

    ** IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR SERIAL NUMBER:
    If you do not know your Screenwriter 6 serial number, start Screenwriter 6 and use the Screenwriter>About Screenwriter menu command to display it. Otherwise, please click here and use the contact form to request your serial number. Please make sure to include your contact email, first and last name, and as much information as you can provide to help us locate your registration information. Allow two business days for processing.


    New features, enhancements, and bug fixes in Movie Magic Screenwriter 6.5  

    • MacOS Sierra Compatibility

    • Streamline now included

    • New License Management

    • New Spell Checker

    • New Integrated Thesaurus / Synonyms

    • Powerful New Outline Report

    • New Find and Replace Features

    • Final Draft FDX Import & Export

    • Improved Retina Resolution

    • New Screenwriter XML file format (.mmx)

    • iPartner for Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan & Sierra

    • Miscellaneous New Features & Enhancements

    1.  MacOS Sierra Compatibility

    Screenwriter 6.5 is now compatible and has been tested with MacOS Sierra (10.12).  Additionally version 6.5 supports Yosemite (10.10) and El Capitan (10.11).  If you are running one of the earlier "cat" versions of OS X (Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.9), you will need to stick with Screenwriter 6.0.10.165.

    2.  Streamline Now Included!

    Streamline™ is a feature (TOOLS > Streamline...) that helps you give your screenplay an extra polish before sending it out the door. Streamline examines a document for places where word changes or edits will reduce the total number of pages in the document.   Streamline turns hours of manual drudgery into minutes or seconds of automated work. Streamline gives you a way to shorten your document without cheating!

    How does Streamline do it? Streamline scours a document for page-saving opportunities by going through the document, word by word, looking for places that benefit from fine-tuning. We call this process iterative pagination. Streamline collates, prioritizes, and presents the results in a window. Each chance to shorten your document identifies where it is by page and paragraph number, as well as shows the word highlighted in context of the material surrounding it.  Streamline suggests what to do with the word and may even display a list of possible synonyms.

    You start by selecting the preferences you want Streamline to use when analyzing the script:


     

    After scanning the script, Streamline presents you with a ranked list of suggested edits that, if made, would reduce the script by the specified number of pages:


     

    Once you've made one or more suggested edits, you can have Streamline re-analyze your script and generate a new set of suggestions.  See our documentation for more information on the Streamline feature.

    3.  New License Management

    MacOS Sierra required new license management.  There is now an "Activate Screenwriter" application, but in practice you don't need to run it: when you run an unactivated Screenwriter, the Activate Screenwriter app will run automatically, and you will be prompted to enter your serial number and create a registration, complete with a password. Subsequent installs require you to provide the same email address and password.  However, this information is only requested during the install process.

    There is no more "manual activation" -- you MUST have an internet connection at minimally to activate the software.

    There is no "Trial period" -- in order to use the software you must activate and register over the internet.

    Install count is 3.  Multiple installs are for your personal use, so you can install the software on three of your machines (e.g. a laptop, and a desktop, for example).   At any time you wish to "move" an install from one machine to another, you simply install on the new machine.  If you have already used your two installs, you will be asked which of your older activations should be automatically deauthorized.

    4.  NEW SPELL CHECKER!

    This release includes an entirely new spell checker, based on the Apple OS X spell checking system. This feature works with Apple's spelling dictionaries, and there are some differences from our older system:

    • To select a Spell check language, use the Select Spellcheck Language popup: 


    • The contents of the language popup are determined by the user's preferred languages defined in the Mac OS X Languages and Text System Preference Panel. NOTE that adding / removing preferred languages in the System Preference panel require you to quit and restart Screenwriter in order to see the revised language choices, and may (according to Apple even require you to log off the user and log in again.
    • New documents by default use "English".
    • NOTE that there is a difference between "Automatic by Language" and explicitly choosing the Language.  "Automatic by Language" attempts to detect the language of the checked text, and therefore you can intermix languages with that setting.  If the user adds their own words to the dictionary, it gets added to the text file <user>/Library/Spelling/Local Dictionary, which is a catch all user dictionary for multiple languages.  If the user has explicitly selected the language (say "English", for example), the user's added words go into the text file <user>/Library/Spelling/en
    • If you elect to use the new Screenwriter XML  (.mmx), the spell-check language is  saved and restored with the document.
    • You can Add new words to your user dictionary via the context menu ("Learn Spelling") or the Spell Check Dialog ("Learn" button):


    • The Spell Check Dialog is displayed whenever you are spell checking a single word, selection, element, Page, Forwards or Entire Document:

    • If you need to "Unlearn" a word, click in or select the word and choose "Remove from Dictionary" from the TOOLS > "Correct Current Word" menu submenu: 

    • Similarly, you can Ignore or Unignore a word for the current document:
    • Ignored words get SAVED and restored with Screenwriter's new XML .mmx file format.  As always with the old .mmsw file format, the ignored words are only persistent until the document is closed.
    • Removed older Change Dictionary, Select Language, and Edit User Dictionary commands.
    • The Ignore Capitalization when Checking Words Spelling Preference checkbox has been removed, as it no longer has meaning:

    • The default spellcheck language is now saved with the document — both as .mmsw and .mmx.  However, when saving as .mmsw, the saved language must be one of the "legacy" spell checker languages: GENERIC; AMERICAN ENGLISH; UK ENGLISH; FRENCH; GERMAN; SPANISH; ITALIAN; DUTCH; SWEDISH; DANISH; NORWEGIAN 

    When saving in Screenwriter .mmx format, there is no such language limitation  (so long as Screenwriter supports typing in the desired language).  If you attempt to save a .mmsw file with an unsupported language (i.e. not in the list above), it will re-open with "Automatic by Language" selected.

    5.  NEW INTEGRATED THESAURUS:

    There is a new Synonym context menu popup.  For example, the synonyms for "coal":

    There is also a TOOLS > Thesaurus command:

    A new feature allows you to look up MULTIPLE WORDS.  For example "Air Raid" is a word that is in the dictionary that has a definition:

    Synonyms in the Thesaurus are displayed in the letter case of the word being looked up, and that casing style is applied to the possible synonyms.  For example, if you were looking up a synonym for the multiple words "quarter mile":

                IF THE TEXT WAS: IN THIS CASE:                    THE SYNONYM'S CASE:

                    air raid                       all lowercase            air attack

                    Air raid                       Sentence case         Air attack

                    Air Raid                     Title Case                  Air Attack

                    AIR RAID                   UPPERCASE           AIR ATTACK < /span> < /p>

    Currently, the Thesaurus is only provided in English.  However, the thesaurus data is based on free OpenOffice thesaurus data files, so it is possible to download other internationalized thesaurus data.  (we will provide a link and FAQ on our support web site).

    6.  POWERFUL NEW OUTLINE REPORT:

    Screenwriter's outline features give writers unmatched creative flexibility, and the new Outline Report gives you to more ways to customize your printed outlines.  Perhaps the best way to appreciate the power of the new Outline Report is to compare the OLD Outline Report:

    ...with the NEW Outline Report:

    These new options allow you flexibility to:

    • Control the amount of detail printed (Full, Summary, or Overview);
    • Include normal script text with the outline;
    • Choose the style of indentation (the script's indentation, or outline-style indentation);
    • Select a unified font;
    • Add a detailed header and footer.

    7.  NEW FIND AND REPLACE FEATURES:

    New Places to Search:  There are now radio buttons to limit the searching (for both Find and Replace) to the following categories:

    • All:  everything, including hidden and non-printing elements.  Hidden elements containing found text are now always revealed.
    • Printable:  search all printable elements, these include all the standard elements, plus any outline styles that are marked to print.
    • Non-Printing: search only elements that are non-printing, which includes outline styles not marked to print, Script Notes, and any elements that have been manually marked as non-printing with the Cheat command.  Hidden elements containing found text are always revealed. 
    • Scene Headings:  search only scene headings (including locked types).  Shots are NOT searched.
    • Action: search only action elements.
    • Character: search only character name elements.
    • Dialogue:  search only dialogue AND parenthetical action elements.
    • Notes:  search only Script Notes.  Notes that are hidden (i.e. collapsed) will be revealed if the search text is found in them.
    • Outline Styles:  search only Outline Styles, including both printable and non-printing Outline Styles.  Non-printing Outline Styles that are hidden (i.e. collapsed) will be revealed if the search text is found in them.

    Find Previous:  The shortcut for Find Next is presently defined as COMMAND-G.  We've added SHIFT-COMMAND-G to do Find Previous.  Also works while shift-clicking on Find Next icon in toolbar.

    Find Previous:  The shortcut for Find Next is presently defined as COMMAND-G.  We've added SHIFT-COMMAND-G to do Find Previous.  Also works while shift-clicking on Find Next icon in toolbar.

    Use Selection for Find:  A keyboard shortcutfor power users: if you do SHIFT+COMMAND+F (i.e. SHIFT+Find), you will load the selected text into the "Find what" search field.  Also works while shift-clicking on Find icon in toolbar.  (NOTE: many Mac programs support loading the selection for Find as CMD+E, but we use that shortcut for the popular FORMAT > Element Styles.)

    Escape now cancels/closes Find & Replace dialog.  'nuff said.

    Finding text in hidden notes / outline styles:  Fixed a bug where Find / Find Next would find text in hidden notes / outline styles, but you couldn't see what was found in the context of the hidden text.  Now the hidden note / outline style element is revealed and the found text is selected. 

    8.  IMPORTS FINAL DRAFT XML (.fdx) FILE FORMAT:

    This is a new, high-quality Final Draft Import that lets you import Final Draft 8, 9 and 10 .fdx files into Movie Magic Screenwriter.   Most of your Final Draft formatting will be preserved.  There are some exceptions (see below).

    A special Screenwriter template (.def file) "Default FD Import.def" is used to automatically set specific defaults that are used when importing Final Draft .fdx files.  For example, it includes a Scene Title and Scene Comment Outline Style that help import those special elements from a Final Draft script into non-printing outline styles.  You do NOT need to use this template -- is is automatically used when importing from Final Draft.

    A NOTE about "Courier Final Draft":  You may notice that Courier Final Draft doesn't look as nice on screen as Courier MM Screenwriter.  During import, we automatically convert Courier Final Draft to Courier MM Screenwriter.  You can always go into FORMAT > Element Styles and change the default for your script to any font.  However, Courier Final Draft might not be installed system-wide and therefore it might not be available to other programs.   Final Draft places this font file in the Final Draft Application Content/Resources folder, so if you are comfortable doing so, you can COPY this font file out of the Final Draft package and install it into your system using Apple's Font Book program.  We provide detailed instructions for doing this on our Tech Support web site.

    LOCKED PRODUCTION FILES AND FINAL DRAFT IMPORT:   Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter implement the production locking process differently.  Because of this, it would have been very difficult for us to guarantee that the page count in a "locked" production script in Final Draft would have the exact same page count once imported into Movie Magic Screenwriter.  We recommend only importing UNLOCKED scripts at this time.  If you wish to transition a locked script from Final Draft to Movie Magic Screenwriter, we suggest you unlock it first.

    "custom" element types:  Screenwriter now properly imports Final Draft "custom" element types.  We import those custom elements into Screenwriter's outline styles, and they are set to print by default. 

    IMPORT ERRORS AND WARNINGS:  If Screenwriter encounters special Final Draft elements it doesn't recognize during the import process, it will tell you about them when the import process is complete:

    Even if there are import errors, unrecognized elements are always converted in the imported document to plain "Action" elements, so you should not lose any text.  The details of those import errors are prepended to a special file located in the same folder as the Movie Magic Screenwriter application:

                "Error Log from Importing Final Draft® (.fdx) files.txt"

    You can view or print this log to find out what aspects of your original Final Draft file might not have been imported correctly.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  Importing a Final Draft file will only create a new Movie Magic Screenwriter file -- it will never overwrite or delete your original Final Draft document.

    IMPORT EXCEPTIONS:  Some features in Final Draft do not presently import into corresponding features in Movie Magic Screenwriter:

    Imported, but into Screenwriter's default settings:

                - Mores and Continueds

                - Scene Number Options

    Imported, but into Action Elements:

                - Act Breaks

                - Forced Page Breaks

    Not Imported:

                - Header and Footer text

                - Title Page text

                - Scene Arc Beats and Character Arc Beats

                - "Floating" script notes

                - "Beats" (not part of the script proper).

    9.  EXPORT TO FINAL DRAFT XML (.fdx):

    This is a new, high-quality export.  Please note there are many differences between the high level of customization in Screenwriter that cannot translate to Final Draft, some of which we detail below.  Those exceptions noted, this export is still light years ahead of using RTF or copy/paste to export to Final Draft.

    • You may notice a difference in page count. Screenwriter and FD do not line wrap or paginate exactly the same. Generally, Screenwriter's wrapping/paginating follows the industry page-a-minute rule more closely than Final Draft.
    • Screenwriter does not presently export our title page, headers/footers, or user lists to Final Draft. We DO export character names , as well as spell check exceptions (from .mmx files).
    • Final Draft does not support the concept of arbitrarily hiding elements, nor intermixing hidden elements with the rest of the script. Therefore, Screenwriter Outline Styles and Notes that are non-printing ("hidden") are converted to script notes in Final Draft the are attached to the nearest element, as they would be in Screenwriter. They To see them in FD, you need to look at FD's note navigator.
    • Screenwriter Outline Styles that are set to print (i.e. are NOT hidden) are exported to FD as their own "custom styles".
    • Usually, we convert the Courier MM Screenwriter to the Courier Final Draft, because that's what FD users expect (despite our servant belief that Courier MM Screenwriter is a superior font).
    • We STRONGLY discourage you from exporting a locked production script to FD (and vice-versa). If you do so, do NOT expect production features like locked page and scene numbers in FD to correspond exactly with the same pages in the original, pre-export Screenwriter file.

    10.  IMPROVED RETINA RESOLUTION:

    Although this version of Screenwriter is not fully Retina capable, it has a special option turned on that will help with presenting higher resolution text.  The option is always on, but in order to take advantage of that option, you need to do two things: 

    1. Check the settings for your Display's resolution scaling:

    If you can select either of the two settings to the right of "Default" (as above), you will get better Retina performance from Screenwriter.

    1. You must set Screenwriter's Zoom Percentage to 200% (either Fixed Text Size, or as a maximum for "Fit Width":

    Again: these settings will not give you TRUE retina performance, but they will be pretty good, especially for text.  We are immediately planning to begin work on an update to 6.5 that will represent a true high-resolution Retina mode.

    11.  NEW (OPTIONAL) SCREENWRITER XML FILE FORMAT (.mmx):

    You now have the option to save your documents in one of two formats: Screenwriter 6.0's current file format (.mmsw) or the new XML file format (.mmx extension). < /p> < p style = ' text-autospace:none' > There are a few reasons why you might wish to choose the .mmx file format over the older .mmsw: < /p> < p style = ' text-autospace:none' > 1).mmx supports some new features, such as remembering Ignored words in the new spell checker on a document-by-document basis. < p style = ' text-autospace:none' > 2) .mmx supports some features when importing from Final Draft, and will do a better job of exporting to Final Draft. < p style = ' text-autospace:none' > 3) Some third-party apps support importing / exporting the .mmx file format.   (see our web site for a list of apps presently supporting .mmx) < /p> < p style = ' text-autospace:none' > NOTE:  The .mmx file format is not presently compatible with the Windows version of Movie Magic Screenwriter.  Also, the password-protected document feature is not presently available for the .mmx file format.   Finally, you cannot presently send a .mmx file to a writing partner running iPartner. < /p>

    DEFAULT DOCUMENT FORMAT PREFERENCE:  You can now choose which file format you wish Screenwriter to use by default.  In the Preferences Dialog, the FILES tab has the following options:

    Default for New Screenwriter Documents:

    Default when opening a .mmsw document:

    NOTE: Backup (.BK) and Autosave (.tmb timed backup) files are created in the same file format as whatever the user is presently editing (i.e. .mmsw or .mmx)

    EXPORTING TO .MMX FORMAT: You can also export to the new .mmx format.  When you EXPORT, your document is scanned for hidden elements, and you are presented with an alert telling you how many hidden notes and outline elements there are, and presented with the option to include or exclude those hidden elements:

    We present this option because you might be exporting your script to .mmx in order to provide the file to a production-related system.  In that case, your private notes and non-printing outline elements might not be relevant, and might even contain confidential notes you don't wish anyone else to see.

    12.  REVAMPED iPARTNER FOR MAVERICKS & YOSEMITE

    iPartner ran into problems in Apple's release of OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and later, because Apple removed older Internet transport protocols that iPartner required.  iPartner has now been revamped to support the newer Internet communication protocols.   Two minor notes: iPartner no longer supports sending VOICE over the iPartner connection.  Also, you cannot presently use iPartner to send an .mmx file to your partner (this will be fixed in a later release). However, you CAN send .mmx files using the FILE > Send as Email Attachment… command.

    13.  MISCELLANEOUS NEW FEATURES:

    • Pinch-Zoom Gesture implemented:  You can now use the pinch-zoom gesture on a MacBook trackpad to zoom either the screenplay content or the  Navdoc, depending on which view your mouse is positioned over.  NOTE:  If you are in "fit width" mode, you can still zoom the window contents up or down, but the next time you resize the window, it will snap the zoom back to fitting to the window. This is a feature, not a bug!
    • Goto Next Note / Outline Style:  Goto next Note (CMD+OPTION+G) has been expanded to include hidden outline paragraphs, and adding a SHIFT modifier will do Goto previous Note / Outline Style (SHIFT+CMD+OPTION+G).  This command will always reveal the next or previous note if it is "hidden".

    14.  ENHANCEMENTS

    • Enter & Shift-Enter in notes and non-printing outline styles:  Presently, if the Screenwriter Editing Preference: "Pressing the Enter Key… in Note adds a Hard Return" checkbox is checked, the normal operation of pressing Enter in a note or non-printing outline style will enter a forced return (Shift-Enter).  This modification makes pressing Shift-Enter when that checkbox is enabled also reversed: it creates a new element of the same type following the element you're in.  This allows you to type multiple lines inside a note quickly and easily, but also to exit that note/outline style and create a new one.  This only works in notes or outline styles that are non-printing.
    • Export to AVID format is now fixed -- it will now export both left and right scene numbers.
    • Visibility of Printable Outline Styles:  Printable Outline styles (i.e. are set to "print") are now ALWAYS visible in the document, and now cannot be collapsed (hidden), since they add to the paginated page count.  This includes the Final Draft "custom" element types we now import.  The triangle widget on the left edge of the screen that indicates a collapsed (hidden) note or outline element is now shown disabled (gray) and cannot be collapsed for elements that are intended to be printed with the script.
    • New Export warning for non-printing elements that are not notes or outline styles, especially for Final Draft, which can't arbitrarily hide these elements.
    • Fixed a long-standing bug page breaking bug:  Let's say you're writing a spoken poem or song, so you end each line with a Hard Return (EDIT > Add Hard Return, or SHIFT+RETURN).  Later editing in the script about that passage causes a page break to occur across those lines of dialog (or action).  So far no problem, until other edits caused the broken poem to be "reconnected": you would see a spurious space appear at the start of the line that was reconnected.  Enough editing and the formatting of the poem could wind up a total mess.
    • Raised default number of previous versions saved:  Changed the default for Retain previous versions of documents from 10 to 99.  This is the default number of .BK (backup) files that are saved per script:

    New Page Break Option:  This new checkbox, "Allow orphaned Scene Headings and Shots when followed by non-printing elements", provides compatibility with version 6.0 and earlier behavior.  When enabled, scene headings and shots will be allowed at bottom of page when followed by non-printing elements such as notes or outlines elements.  The new default is to NOT allow Scene Headings and Shots to be at the bottom of pages when followed by non-printing elements:

    • Fixed a bug where Scene Headings and Shots might appear at the very end of the printed page if they were immediately followed by non-printing notes or outline styles.  If you are working in a locked script that is affected by this change, we've added a new PAGE BREAK Element Styles preference:

    • Cosmetic change in Page Break tab of Element Styles: the Break Action and Break Dialog sections of the Page Break tab in Element Styles has been rearranged:

    • SAVE AS / SAVE A COPY:  These two commands don't give you choices for file formats to save to -- use the FILE > Export To… command instead.
    • FILE > EXPORT TO…  Added Screenwriter XML (.mmx) and Screenwriter 6 (.mmsw), so the user could comfortably go between .mmx and .mmsw formats.
    • Removed Some antiquated Export file formats:  ScriptThing for DOS, Scriptware Tagged, and HTML Publishing formats from the SAVE A COPY… file format menu.  Removed CompanyMove ShowPlanner .sex export (company appears to be out of business).  The new menu looks like this:

    Click on each thumbnail for a larger screenshot view.

    Nothing Could be Easier

    Just hit the "Tab" and "Enter" keys to move between different script elements such as Character, Dialogue, Action, etc. That's all you need to know! Since Screenwriter is instantly and automatically handling all the hassles of Industry Standard Formatting, you can focus on writing your story as fast as you can get your thoughts onto the screen!.

    Integrated Outlining

    Just Screenwriter 6's new outline feature lets you outline levels up to thirty levels deep. Now it's easier than ever to block in your ideas wherever you want in the document. Take advantage of Screenwriters instructional templates, such as the one for classic film structure, and see for yourself how useful this feature can be for your writing.

    Move through your Script with the Click of a Button

    Instantly find and jump to any scene in your script with NaviDoc Scenes panel. The Scenes panel lets you sort the scenes by different criteria without affecting the document. It also can show you as many lines of a scene as you want: from one to everything! This helps to quickly identify the scene you are searching for.

    Your Personal Typing Assistant

    Type just a few letters of the desired character name, set, scene, etc., and Screenwriter will enter it instantly. Screenwriter's intelligent interface that can virtually read your mind, and pop up menus with the text items you want, without your even needing to tell it you want them.

    Better Than Post-its®

    Jot down revision notes, casting suggestions, and research questions quicker than you can slap on a Post-it. The new NaviDoc Note panel feature allows you to quickly organize, access, view and print your script notes. You can hide or show your notes, and print them separately in a report with page-number references. You may even create dozens of different, color-coded note categories.

    Brainstorm and Organize Your Ideas

    Do you prefer to work with index cards? Screenwriter's built-in index card system lets you edit your screenplay and rearrange scenes on fully editable index cards-on-screen! As you develop a new story, you'll be able to quickly write desired scenes, sequences, and plot points on blank index cards and easily shuffle the scenes as the plot and story are fleshed out. Screenwriter even reformats and re-numbers your scenes for you!

    A Full-Featured Word Processor

    Screenwriter is a full-featured word processor which includes dictionary (110,000+ words), thesaurus (80,000 word links), Real-Time Spell Checking with Auto-Typo Correction for basic letter inversion corrections, and full support of foreign characters. 10 levels of Undo/ Redo assures that none of your changes are ever final!

    A Cast of Performers at your Side

    Have a live script reading performed right on your computer with Screenwriter's Text to Speech! Assign different male and female voices to your different characters to hear a whole new perspective on your script.

    Are you an actor who wants to practice your lines?

    Simply turn off the voice for your character and the program will automatically pause for your dialogue, letting you play along with the program, practicing with cues and all!

    A Virtual Proofreader

    Screenwriter's SmartCheck scans your entire script looking for and correcting common formatting errors. You'll never again have to reprint your script to fix errors like extra blank lines or characters who you inadvertently left speaking twice in a row. Go to print and it scans the script, instantly zeroing in on the most common typing & editing errors. It points them out to you (optionally even automatically fixing them!) saving you from wasting paper and hours of your time reprinting pages.

    Don't Let Your Old Work Go To Waste

    Screenwriter can import and export almost any text document (e.g. RTF, MS Word, Word Perfect, ASCII), as well as scripts written with most other screenwriting programs. And since Screenwriter imports using context recognition, imported scripts are much more accurate than with other script writing software programs

    No Writer is an Island

    With iPartner Internet Collaboration, Screenwriter allows you and a partner to collaborate on a script live over the Internet. iPartner lets either one of you watch over your partner's shoulder as they compose and edit, allowing the viewing partner to see all the edits and additions as they are made just as if you were in the same room.

    Real-time text and voice chat lets you break the distance barrier, without the long distance phone changes! (Click here to listen to ZDNet Radio's story on Screenwriter's iPartner feature.)

    What's in a Name?

    Your characters are unique, and their names should be too. Create countless unique character names from NameBank's huge database of male, female, and last names.

    No Clutter

    Do you like a typing environment clear of clutter and distractions? Screenwriter 6 lets you customize the look and feel to fit your desires. You can even turn off all Screenwriter's buttons and toolbars to give you a beautiful blank page.

    Over 85 Free Templates

    Movie Magic's new and improved Television Templates are formatted with the correct margins, script styles, act breaks, set lists and character lists for easy 1-key entry, and even include sample text. Get over 85 of the most popular sitcoms, soaps, and episodic dramas, including: Alias; All of Us; Battle Star Galactica; The Bernie Mac Show; Boston Legal; Cold Case; Crossing Jordan; Days of Our Lives; Desperate Housewives; Drawn Together; Entourage; Ghost Whisperer; Heroes; House; How I Met Your Mother; Joan of Arcadia; King of the Hill; Malcolm in the Middle; Monk; The OC; The Office; The Unit; Without a Trace, and many, many more!

    Ready for the World

    Ready to show your script to the world? Screenwriter allows you to save your script in web browser (HTML) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats so anyone with a computer can read your script. You can even publish your script directly to your web site, or to any site on the Web!

    Foreign Spellcheck Dictionaries

    Danish · Dutch · French · German · Italian · Norwegian · Spanish · Swedish · UK English

    Click Here to see over 100 Testimonials about all our products

    I’ve tried most of the competing programs, and found Movie Magic Screenwriter to be far and away the best and most intuitive of the bunch. It’s straightforward enough that a new user can start writing perfectly formatted screenplays within moments of installing it. And it has powerful outlining and production features for those who need them. A perfect program, I will not write without it.

    Evan Katz Exec Producer, 24 and JAG

    Writing for 24 is hard enough. Thank God we've got Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 that let's us get our ideas down with maximum ease.

    Manny Coto Executive Producer, 24, Enterprise and The Outer Limits

    I've used Movie Magic Screenwriter for many years. Nothing is as simple, powerful, intuitive and versatile. And the support is outstanding.

    Paul Haggis, Writer, Director, Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers, Crash (Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay 2005), Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture 2004)

    Movie Magic Screenwriter is the gold standard throughout the Hollywood studio system.... Superior program for addressing the challenges of production rewrites. There is no better screenwriting software on the market.

    Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Writers, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, & 3, Shrek, Aladdin, Mask of Zorro

    I was the typewriter machine kind of guy and for several years I refused to switch to a computer. I thought it was going to be difficult and messy. But lot of friends finally convinced me. I bought my computer and: it was impossible to write a decent screenplay. I was always fighting the keyboard, with bad results, until someone recommended Movie Magic Screenwriter to me. Bingo! Suddenly everything became easy and professional and clean and...perfect. Movie Magic Screenwriter allowed me to concentrate on my writing, not on the keyboard. Now, all of my friends have switched to Movie Magic Screenwriter and we are very, very happy with it.

    Guillermo Arriaga, Writer, Babel, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 21 Grams, Amores Perros

    Movie Magic Screenwriter is the most intuitive and flexible screenwriting software on the market today.

    Michael Goldenberg, Writer/ Director, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact, Bed Of Roses

    If you're a filmmaker or a screenwriter and you're not infusing Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 into your work; you are spending an abundance of energy without any creative payoff. This software is hands down one of the most powerful production tools we've evaluated. And the good news? It's incredibly user-friendly and far easier to use and navigate than a number of programs on the market. Screenwriter 6.0 includes a new outlining feature that it is fully customizable. So no matter what story Paradigm you use; Dramatica, Three Act Paradigm, Hero’s Journey, etc., you can outline that way in Screenwriter. Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 is more than just a sound investment; it's an extraordinary tool for writers and those of us who merely dabble in our own personal projects.

    John Mundazio, UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate

    Macintosh Only

    • Intel Native (Universal Binary)
    • OS X 10.10 - 10.12 (Sierra)
    • 250 MB of Hard Disk Space
    • Internet connection during installation and activation

    Additional Info

    Requirements

    Macintosh Only

    • Intel Native (Universal Binary)
    • OS X 10.10 - 10.12 (Sierra)
    • 250 MB of Hard Disk Space
    • Internet connection during installation and activation
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    Nothing Could be Easier

    Just hit the "Tab" and "Enter" keys to move between different script elements such as Character, Dialogue, Action, etc. That's all you need to know! Since Screenwriter is instantly and automatically handling all the hassles of Industry Standard Formatting, you can focus on writing your story as fast as you can get your thoughts onto the screen!.

    Integrated Outlining

    Just Screenwriter 6's new outline feature lets you outline levels up to thirty levels deep. Now it's easier than ever to block in your ideas wherever you want in the document. Take advantage of Screenwriters instructional templates, such as the one for classic film structure, and see for yourself how useful this feature can be for your writing.

    Move through your Script with the Click of a Button

    Instantly find and jump to any scene in your script with NaviDoc Scenes panel. The Scenes panel lets you sort the scenes by different criteria without affecting the document. It also can show you as many lines of a scene as you want: from one to everything! This helps to quickly identify the scene you are searching for.

    Your Personal Typing Assistant

    Type just a few letters of the desired character name, set, scene, etc., and Screenwriter will enter it instantly. Screenwriter's intelligent interface that can virtually read your mind, and pop up menus with the text items you want, without your even needing to tell it you want them.

    Better Than Post-its®

    Jot down revision notes, casting suggestions, and research questions quicker than you can slap on a Post-it. The new NaviDoc Note panel feature allows you to quickly organize, access, view and print your script notes. You can hide or show your notes, and print them separately in a report with page-number references. You may even create dozens of different, color-coded note categories.

    Brainstorm and Organize Your Ideas

    Do you prefer to work with index cards? Screenwriter's built-in index card system lets you edit your screenplay and rearrange scenes on fully editable index cards-on-screen! As you develop a new story, you'll be able to quickly write desired scenes, sequences, and plot points on blank index cards and easily shuffle the scenes as the plot and story are fleshed out. Screenwriter even reformats and re-numbers your scenes for you!

    A Full-Featured Word Processor

    Screenwriter is a full-featured word processor which includes dictionary (110,000+ words), thesaurus (80,000 word links), Real-Time Spell Checking with Auto-Typo Correction for basic letter inversion corrections, and full support of foreign characters. 10 levels of Undo/ Redo assures that none of your changes are ever final!

    A Cast of Performers at your Side

    Have a live script reading performed right on your computer with Screenwriter's Text to Speech! Assign different male and female voices to your different characters to hear a whole new perspective on your script.

    Are you an actor who wants to practice your lines?

    Simply turn off the voice for your character and the program will automatically pause for your dialogue, letting you play along with the program, practicing with cues and all!

    A Virtual Proofreader

    Screenwriter's SmartCheck scans your entire script looking for and correcting common formatting errors. You'll never again have to reprint your script to fix errors like extra blank lines or characters who you inadvertently left speaking twice in a row. Go to print and it scans the script, instantly zeroing in on the most common typing & editing errors. It points them out to you (optionally even automatically fixing them!) saving you from wasting paper and hours of your time reprinting pages.

    Don't Let Your Old Work Go To Waste

    Screenwriter can import and export almost any text document (e.g. RTF, MS Word, Word Perfect, ASCII), as well as scripts written with most other screenwriting programs. And since Screenwriter imports using context recognition, imported scripts are much more accurate than with other script writing software programs

    No Writer is an Island

    With iPartner Internet Collaboration, Screenwriter allows you and a partner to collaborate on a script live over the Internet. iPartner lets either one of you watch over your partner's shoulder as they compose and edit, allowing the viewing partner to see all the edits and additions as they are made just as if you were in the same room.

    Real-time text and voice chat lets you break the distance barrier, without the long distance phone changes! (Click here to listen to ZDNet Radio's story on Screenwriter's iPartner feature.)

    What's in a Name?

    Your characters are unique, and their names should be too. Create countless unique character names from NameBank's huge database of male, female, and last names.

    No Clutter

    Do you like a typing environment clear of clutter and distractions? Screenwriter 6 lets you customize the look and feel to fit your desires. You can even turn off all Screenwriter's buttons and toolbars to give you a beautiful blank page.

    Over 85 Free Templates

    Movie Magic's new and improved Television Templates are formatted with the correct margins, script styles, act breaks, set lists and character lists for easy 1-key entry, and even include sample text. Get over 85 of the most popular sitcoms, soaps, and episodic dramas, including: Alias; All of Us; Battle Star Galactica; The Bernie Mac Show; Boston Legal; Cold Case; Crossing Jordan; Days of Our Lives; Desperate Housewives; Drawn Together; Entourage; Ghost Whisperer; Heroes; House; How I Met Your Mother; Joan of Arcadia; King of the Hill; Malcolm in the Middle; Monk; The OC; The Office; The Unit; Without a Trace, and many, many more!

    Ready for the World

    Ready to show your script to the world? Screenwriter allows you to save your script in web browser (HTML) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats so anyone with a computer can read your script. You can even publish your script directly to your web site, or to any site on the Web!

    Foreign Spellcheck Dictionaries

    Danish · Dutch · French · German · Italian · Norwegian · Spanish · Swedish · UK English

    Reviews

    Click Here to see over 100 Testimonials about all our products

    I’ve tried most of the competing programs, and found Movie Magic Screenwriter to be far and away the best and most intuitive of the bunch. It’s straightforward enough that a new user can start writing perfectly formatted screenplays within moments of installing it. And it has powerful outlining and production features for those who need them. A perfect program, I will not write without it.

    Evan Katz Exec Producer, 24 and JAG

    Writing for 24 is hard enough. Thank God we've got Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 that let's us get our ideas down with maximum ease.

    Manny Coto Executive Producer, 24, Enterprise and The Outer Limits

    I've used Movie Magic Screenwriter for many years. Nothing is as simple, powerful, intuitive and versatile. And the support is outstanding.

    Paul Haggis, Writer, Director, Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers, Crash (Best Picture & Best Original Screenplay 2005), Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture 2004)

    Movie Magic Screenwriter is the gold standard throughout the Hollywood studio system.... Superior program for addressing the challenges of production rewrites. There is no better screenwriting software on the market.

    Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, Writers, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, & 3, Shrek, Aladdin, Mask of Zorro

    I was the typewriter machine kind of guy and for several years I refused to switch to a computer. I thought it was going to be difficult and messy. But lot of friends finally convinced me. I bought my computer and: it was impossible to write a decent screenplay. I was always fighting the keyboard, with bad results, until someone recommended Movie Magic Screenwriter to me. Bingo! Suddenly everything became easy and professional and clean and...perfect. Movie Magic Screenwriter allowed me to concentrate on my writing, not on the keyboard. Now, all of my friends have switched to Movie Magic Screenwriter and we are very, very happy with it.

    Guillermo Arriaga, Writer, Babel, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 21 Grams, Amores Perros

    Movie Magic Screenwriter is the most intuitive and flexible screenwriting software on the market today.

    Michael Goldenberg, Writer/ Director, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact, Bed Of Roses

    If you're a filmmaker or a screenwriter and you're not infusing Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 into your work; you are spending an abundance of energy without any creative payoff. This software is hands down one of the most powerful production tools we've evaluated. And the good news? It's incredibly user-friendly and far easier to use and navigate than a number of programs on the market. Screenwriter 6.0 includes a new outlining feature that it is fully customizable. So no matter what story Paradigm you use; Dramatica, Three Act Paradigm, Hero’s Journey, etc., you can outline that way in Screenwriter. Movie Magic Screenwriter 6 is more than just a sound investment; it's an extraordinary tool for writers and those of us who merely dabble in our own personal projects.

    John Mundazio, UPBEAT Entertainment News Syndicate

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