WriterDuet FAQ

Need help navigating WriterDuet or deciding whether WriterDuet is right for you? Below, you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most. You can also email us at Help@Writerduet.Com for additional help.

    What makes WriterDuet a unique professional screenwriting program?    

Intuitive design - easy-to-follow learning curve


Flexible pricing structure - Free/Pro/Premium, monthly and yearly options


Designed from the ground up for collaboration - work "live" with any number of other writers with online text/voice/video chat


Integration with ReadThrough - our versatile interactive script reading/listening/feedback platform


Cloud-based - write from any device, computer/tablet/phone, online and offline


Infinite history - a time machine for your scripts


Dedicated Support Team - round-the-clock assistance keeps you writing


Transparent updates - browser-based application ensures you're always using the latest version


    How do I get started?    

WriterDuet follows industry-standard formatting conventions for screenplays, stageplays, sitcoms, A/V, and many others, with an intuitive "smart" keyboard entry workflow.      
It's easy to change your document to a number of available industry-standard templates or to create and save your own custom format. Don't see the right template for your project? Let us know at help@writerduet.com and we'll see how we can meet your needs!

WriterDuet also allows you to easily import any standard screenwriting file type. Scripts will maintain their formatting once they've been imported.

Check out our Quick-Start Video Guide to learn the basics of writing with WriterDuet!


    How much does a subscription cost?    

Choose from monthly or yearly subscriptions offering a variety of extended features.      
New users can test-drive our full-featured version with a 14-day free trial. After that, you can decide whether to continue the subscription or revert to the free version where you can have up to three projects at a time with no watermarks or page limits.


    Can I download a copy of my script to my device?    

You can download a copy of your script to your device whether you're using WriterDuet Free or have a paid subscription.      
There are no limits to the number of times you can download, and you can choose from a variety of file types (PDF, Final Draft, Fountain, etc.). You can even export your project directly to your email or external cloud drive (Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud).


    Do you offer license bundles for collaborating with a team/classroom of writers?    

Yes! WriterDuet offers flexible license bundles to meet your team's or classroom's needs. Email us at help@writerduet.com with details.


    How does collaboration work?    

Co-writing with a team or writing partner? Paid subscribers can invite unlimited WriterDuet users (free or paid) to join a project for real-time editing, commenting, and in-app communication.


    What is ReadThrough? Can I hear my scripts read out loud?    

ReadThrough is our free script-reading/listening/feedback app. You can share a read-only link, and users can interactively leave in-line comments that transfer to your WriterDuet document. The app also allows users to leave voice and video comments.

ReadThrough automatically assigns distinct computer voices to characters based on age and gender identity. For a human touch, record yourself or send the script to actors for a virtual table read.


    What does "cloud-based" mean? How is my work saved?    

Your work syncs to WriterDuet's secure servers automatically and continuously when you're online and is instantly accessible from any sign-in location.

If you work while offline, your content will sync once you reconnect to the internet.

Of course, you can save external backups in multiple formats (PDF, Final Draft, Fountain, etc.) to your computer or to a separate cloud drive (Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud).

WriterDuet also automatically saves plain-text backups to your offline browser memory that can be accessed under Help > Locally Saved Backups.


    Is my content private? Does WriterDuet own my writing?    

WriterDuet uses SSL encryption to protect your content. No one can access your work unless you explicitly share it with them. For added security, you can add a personal password to restrict access to your projects.      
WriterDuet does not own your writing. You retain all rights and ownership of any work you produce in WriterDuet.

For more information, check out our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


    What does "infinite history" mean?    

WriterDuet saves everything you type, allowing you to roll back your document to any previous point in time. Regret erasing that brilliant piece of dialogue? Don't worry - WriterDuet remembers!


    Can I write in another language?    

Sí. Oui. نعم. Yes! WriterDuet allows you to change your document language so you can write in a variety of languages.      
Translate your script into 80+ languages with WriterDuet's AutoTranslate tool, available with a Premium subscription.


    What are the minimum system requirements?    

For smooth performance, your device should have 8GB of RAM and a recent operating system (2018 or newer). If you encounter any issues, please email us at help@writerduet.com.


    Will I lose my scripts if I change or cancel my subscription?    

If you pause or cancel your subscription, you'll still have access to WriterDuet Free and all your existing projects. You can view/edit them but won't have access to paid features like collaboration or creating more than three projects.


    Will I lose my scripts if I delete my account?    

Deleting your account permanently erases all of your scripts and account data from the app. Please ensure you have recent backups of all your projects before deleting. This action cannot be undone!


    I need more specific support. Who can help me?    

If our Troubleshooting Tips don't help, contact us at help@writerduet.com with any questions or concerns, and our Support Team will respond as swiftly as possible so you can focus on what matters most: writing.


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