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I'd like my choir members to be able to view and use a file I created with Print Music. I used Finale Reader years ago, but I when I went online to look for a current version, I couldn't find one. I found a page to download Finale Viewer, and figured that might be what it's called now. So I tried twice to install it on my Windows laptop. A popup says "installation successful", but I can't find the program anywhere. Is this even the right product?  

https://store.makemusic.com/viewer/

 

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Hi Kristen

 

Finale viewer is an (old) app that runs in a web browser (ie 6 or later). I don't think that it is supported much anymore

 

Try Finale NotePad http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale-notepad/ 

 

It is free and will run on both Mac and Windows. However, it does have issues on the newest MacOS (Sierra)

http://www.finalemusic.com/blog/compatibility-with-finale-notation-products-and-macos-sierra/ 

 

As long as the people you wish to pass the scores on to are not running Sierra (MacOS 10.12), they should be fine.

 

Cheers...

 

Daz :o)

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Thank you Daz! That sounds like a good solution. Just for my information, is there still a Finale Reader?

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Hi Kirsten

 

To my knowledge, not really. The viewer that you looked at was developed as a direct competitor to Scorch, a similar product by Sibelius.

The concept was to allow people who sold musical scores online to give potential customers a method of viewing/buying the score.

It did not take off.

 

Cheers...

 

Daz :o)

 

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