I'm a Mac guy, athough I spent three years writing a business computing column and know PCs, too. FWIW, Final Draft began as a Mac program, while the Screenwriter guys started with Scriptor (a Word add-on that got some kind of special Oscar, it was so helpful) and then bought ScriptThing, which I called the Learjet of script formatting programs (and they put my quote on the box).
I don't have the problems with the title page and little glitches like that when using Screenwriter. In the past I found that FD imported text from other programs a bit better, but Screenwriter caught up.

If I was just now buying a program I'd go with Screenwriter, but the fact that they're competitive causes them to improve.

One word of caution - a few years ago in books I started telling people to write comic books and novels and not just try to grab the screenwriting platinum ring (most people can't even get on the Hollywood merry-go-round). I've noticed that the script formatting programs have added stage play format and now novel format, but that novel formatting can mess you up. You're better off doing the novel in Word, which is the preference of editors, because of the ability to turn on "tracking" when changes are made.
I'm a Mac guy, athough I spent three years writing a business computing column and know PCs, too. FWIW, Final ... then bought ScriptThing, which I called the Learjet of script formatting programs (and they put my quote on the box).

They're losers and so are all of us, and their era of closed sandbox is nearing an end. Ive had Scripthing since Dos. Ive upgraded to Mac and its a great program, but its a coin flip on whether or not someone can send you a screenplay if you only own one system. Or do those nerds expect me to buy both? Just last week I went through this entire nonsense. Again. So am I at fault for not owning both formats? Am I more at fault, because I work in the biz (sorta) and dont own both formats? Or is there a way to read-only import that Im clueless about? Thats my point. And the people that send me scripts in those formats dont know either, so it becomes a struggle.
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I'm a Mac guy, athough I spent three years writing ... formatting programs (and they put my quote on the box).

They're losers and so are all of us, and their era of closed sandbox is nearing an end. Ive had ... my point. And the people that send me scripts in those formats dont know either, so it becomes a struggle.

At least FD has a read-only applet you can download, I think for free. I'd be surprised if MM2K doesn't have something similar. Check the websites.

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I'm a Mac guy, athough I spent three years writing ... formatting programs (and they put my quote on the box).

They're losers and so are all of us, and their era of closed sandbox is nearing an end. Ive had ... my point. And the people that send me scripts in those formats dont know either, so it becomes a struggle.

You want a send something that is truly read-only, save as a PDF on your Mac.
Save as RTF and the other end can import it it into either.

If you have one, you can get the other for around $90 asa a competitive upgrade.

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