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 I have just started using Finale 2017. My boss does not have it yet. Is there a way to save my document as a 2011 version?

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There is no Finale 2017.

You probably mean Finale v25.

 

Unfortunately you can only export back to the Finale 2012 .mus file format, not to 2011.

Your best option is export to a MusicXML file.

Finale 2011 can import MusicXML.

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Peter is right—the only way to do this is as MusicXML.

 

The menus are different between 2011 and 25. In 25, you will find MusicXML under File / Export. Easy...

 

In 2011, under the File menu, go to MusicXML and select Import and then find the file to begin. There will be a lot of errors due to changes in the XML spec over the last six years. Your boss must click through each one but the file should open eventually. Any features not supported by 2011 or MusicXML 3.0 will not appear on the page. My 2-page test file did open just now after clicking through 13 errors.

 

You don't say how you send the files to your boss.  If there are permissions or privileges issues on his/her end, zip your file before uploading it to a server/Dropbox/direct transfer/sneakernet etc. Un-zipping automatically grants those permissions as long as the file isn't locked. If the file opens on the other machine without zipping, then that is not a problem of course. Email will zip/unzip attached files automatically—no problem there.

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Thanks so much for the help! It worked!

 

 

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