Finale Print Music 2009

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bellowsboy
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Finale Print Music 2009

Post by bellowsboy » 17 Mar 2013, 22:27

Hi, has anybody used Finale Print Music 2009. Because I have changed my computer from Xp to Windows 7, I have been unable to deauthorise, and am informed that it is classed as a Legacy Programme which has notechnical backup now. Also informed that there maybe an answer on a forum,so I'm starting here. I have what I think is all workings its just this problem. Dave

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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by Eileen » 17 Mar 2013, 23:09

Hi Dave,
Most of these type programmes come on a CD with a seriel No..You may need to reinstall that. Dose it say your version is suitable for windows 7 either 32 or 64 Bt
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by Ed B » 18 Mar 2013, 14:22

Hi Dave
To add to Eileen's reply here is an excerpt from Make Music

*Finale, Allegro, and PrintMusic Lab Packs allow installations on up to five (5) institution-owned operating systems in any combination of Mac OS X and/or Windows platforms. A Finale site license allows installation on multiple institution-owned operating systems up to the number of seats purchased in any combination of Mac OS X and/or Windows platforms.

**The "Deauthorize" feature is only available in versions 2007 and later of Finale, Allegro, PrintMusic, and SongWriter. The feature can only be used when the software is currently authorized on a computer; if the authorization has been lost in a computer crash, hard drive reformatting, etc., the license's authorization slot can only be deauthorized by contacting MakeMusic Customer Support.

So in your case you will have to have the relevant info ie serial number and the authorization code they provided you with when you registered it before.
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by bellowsboy » 18 Mar 2013, 17:40

Hi Eileen and Ed, I have already done all these options, to Makemusic and Musicroom, in the end it was suggested that someone may have been here,so a site look could be helpful. It appears the 2009 went only to Vista so the option left is to upgrade. I dont remember whether or not I deauthorised coming off XP. I can use the prog. alright, when I found one answer which gave me back Smart Score, so I could then import a Tiff file. I find this helpful as i only play C G F, and it allows me to change other keys. Thanks for the tips, Dave

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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by Eileen » 18 Mar 2013, 19:41

Hi Dave
If you ever use Wikifinia that allows you to transpose into your key before printing the music .
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by bellowsboy » 19 Mar 2013, 20:50

Thanks Eileen, have heard of this site but not looked at it yet. Dave

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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by andyg » 20 Jun 2013, 08:44

WIkifonia will also allow you to download the music as an XML (or MXL) type file that you can load into a notation app and edit.

Very handy, given the dire quality of some of the music on Wikifonia. Be warned, it's a great source for free lead sheets but you'll only get what the uploading contributor is capable of producing in terms of notes, chords, timing, lyrics and the overall formatting of the music. In short, not bad but could do better! It's also been on and off line quite a bit recently, so you might have to try a few times.

Finale Print Music 2013 (or probably 2014) is a good app and worth the upgrade price, or indeed just buying outright. You could also consider Sibelius First. These two are the kings of the industry. There are other, lesser, and cheaper options that will do the job just fine providing you're not too worried about the final 'look' of the music.
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by Ed B » 21 Jun 2013, 02:47

Hi
To add a bit here Musescore and Lilypond are both free and very good. Just do a google search.
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by bellowsboy » 19 Sep 2013, 17:51

Hi Andy and Ed, many thanks for your replies. Have tried Wiki and its fine for where I am in music. I can copy and change key in Finale, but then I have to put in the chords above and also the lyrics. never mind, the typing gets a little quicker. Sorry I did not reply sooner. Dave

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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by TubaTed » 20 Sep 2013, 16:37

I think I re-registered my PrintMusic software via Music People after my old laptop died and wanted it on the replacement XP.
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Re: Finale Print Music 2009

Post by Richard » 21 Mar 2014, 16:38

I use Notation Composer which is very basic and works well for my needs :D

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