Jean Yoon writes:
If you, or anyone you know, is using Final Draft on Mac, do not to update to the most recent version 7.1.2 and certainly do not to update their OS to the most recent 10.4.6.
The more up-to-date Final Draft 7.1.2 will lock horns with the OS 10.4.6 and no more screenwriting program. There's some sort of security function in Final Draft that is incompatible with OSX 10.4.6 and it becomes impossible to authorize the new program. It just quits during the activation process and shuts down. I spoke with some Final Draft people who said they are working on the problem, and will be developing some kind of a patch. But who knows when that will be. Hell, maybe never...
The disturbing thing about this problem is that once you've tried to install FD 7.1.2, you are not able to get the older versions of the program to run either. Or at least I haven't, even after hiring a mac specialist and repeated contact with Final Draft people. As near as I can understand, some new security feature in OS 10.4.6 actually shuts Final Draft down... I think, 10.4.2 is okay, but you'd have to check with FD.
I have to say I have not had this problem. I have been happily using 7.1.2 without the slightest problem for months now, and I am upgraded to the current Mac OS, which is actually 10.4.7.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I also haven't had any issues and I've been using them together since the updates. In fact, Final Draft is finally as stable as it was in version 6.
7.1.2 working fine on G5 and MacBook Pro with 10.4.7
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