Final Draft 11 (Windows) keyboard shortcuts

Final Draft 11 (Windows)

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
18 months ago
- Shortcuts

Open context menu

or Ctrl +
Right click or Ctrl + click on a misspelled word will display spelling alternatives.
Right click or Ctrl + click at the end of a character name to display a list of character extensions.
An alternative method to add new paragraphs is using the Ctrl key combinations.
Ctrl + 0

Add a General paragraph

Ctrl + 1

Add a Scene Heading paragraph

Ctrl + 2

Add a Action paragraph

Ctrl + 3

Add a Character paragraph

Ctrl + 4

Add a Parenthetical paragraph

Ctrl + 5

Add a Dialogue paragraph

Ctrl + 6

Transition paragraph

Ctrl + 7

Add a Shot paragraph

Ctrl + 8

Add a Cast List paragraph

Ctrl + 9

Add a New Act paragraph

Ctrl + :

Add an End of Act paragraph

Ctrl + N

New document

Ctrl + O


Ctrl + S


Ctrl + P


Ctrl + X


Ctrl + C


Ctrl + P


Ctrl + A

Select all

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Select current scene

Ctrl + F


Ctrl + G

Go to

Ctrl + M

Insert bookmark

Ctrl + J

Insert scriptnote

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Scene navigator

Ctrl + D


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D


Ctrl + R

Mark revised

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R

Clear revised


Final Draft User Guide

⤶ Enter + ⭾ Tab

Go to Character from Action

⭾ Tab + ⤶ Enter

Go to Character from Dialogue

For full list of Enter key shortcuts, please refer to the manual.
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 1 - 9

Reformat a paragraph

The number of above shortcut corresponds to the number displayed for each element type in the Status bar at the bottom of the application window.
⭾ Tab

key supplements the functions of the Return key.

⭾ Tab

Scene heading to Action

⭾ Tab

Action to Character

⭾ Tab

Character to Transition (only when character is blank)

⭾ Tab

Transition to Scene Heading

⭾ Tab

Dialogue to Parenthetical

⭾ Tab

Parenthetical to Dialogue

On the Beat Board:
⭾ Tab

Beat or Structure Point title field to Beat or Structure Point body

⭾ Tab

Beat or Structure Point body field to Beat or Structure Point title field

⭾ Tab

Accept a SmartType list selection and move to the next logical element

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Program information

Program name: Final Draft 11 (Windows) Final Draft 11 (Windows) (Productivity)

Final Draft is a screenwriting software. It meets the submission standards of theater, television and film industries. The software can also be used to write documents like stageplays, novels, manuscripts, and basic text documents.

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Last update: 31 Jan 2020

Shortcut count: 45

How easy to press shortcuts: 85%

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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