I love that you’ve created this for Windows users. I did the trial version on my Mac, and I thought it rocked, but I basically hate my Mac (it’s slow and the keyboard is wonky), so I was excited to see this beta version.
First of all, I downloaded it on Tuesday, 2/22/11, and before it even started up it said that version would expire on 2/25, and then it crashed.
I tried to start the tutorial, and it crashed. I tried again, and this time it locked up my computer.
So I figured, wait until Friday, try the next one. Downloaded it a couple of hours ago. Could not uninstall 1.6–that is, it doesn’t seem to be there, but it’s still an option to select, as is “Uninstall 1.6.” There were no documents created in that version, so that couldn’t have been the problem. And when I select 1.6 from the start menu, nothing happens (well, the flashlight appears, but can’t find the program).
I did get through the tutorial. My version does not create PDF files, or rather, it creates PDF files that have errors in them. A couple of other things mentioned in the tutorial did not seem to exist.
I tried using the screenwriting version. All the icons are mislabeled. If I select “Screenplay” I get “Comic screenplay,” if I select “Comic screenplay” I get “BBC taped drama.” For some reason, it seemed more intuitive in the Mac version.
I eventually got the correct template, Screenplay, but as soon as I tried to select “Scene header” it crashed again, although without locking everything up.
It did save what I had already written, which was great, even though it was only about four words at that point.
(It would be really nice if it eventually would compile to Final Draft. I don’t suppose that will happen, though.)
Whenever I use a split screen and try to close one, I always close the wrong one. What happens is I click into the one I want to close, when I guess I should be clicking into the one I want to keep open. For some reason this seems backwards to me.