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Windows 10, I have Finale 2007, but am asking about the newest version. I want to know if this feature exists before deciding on whether to purchase the upgrade or not.

I print using standard 8.5x11 areas for a set or system of staves, but in two different ways.

(1) Simple: sequence of single pages, single sided, on 8.5x11.

(2) "Booklet": onto tabloid (11x17), with two "page areas" per side, and two-sided w/fold on short edge, in such a fashion that when folded down the middle, the sheet music is in a "book" or "booklet" form. I'm not sure I have the right name for this.

Does this option exist for PDF? Or do I still have to export the individual pages to another software and arrange them appropriately for this form of printing?

Example: suppose the sheet music has 12 pages, numbered 1 through 12.

Page 1 side 1: Left 12, Right 1
Page 1 side 2: Left 2, Right 11
Page 2 side 1: Left 10, Right 3
Page 2 side 2: Left 4, Right 9
Page 3 side 1: Left 8, Right 5
Page 3 side 2: Left 6, Right 7

This is such a common way to print--it would make sense it were an option. Does it exist for the latest Finale version?

 

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I do not see the option to reorder the pages within 2-up printing in Finale 26. Most folks print individual pages to PDF and then rearrange the pages within a PDF editor (or custom formatting program) to produce the book layout you specify. This is what you see in the Finale Print Dialog whether you print to a hard copy or to a PDF printer. The options for PDF export from the file menu are more limited.

 

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This is one of those areas where Mac is different than Windows. 

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Thanks for the responses!

I just checked Windows 10. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is my default, free reader, and it does have a "booklet" printing option. So, getting Finale files to interface correctly with that should not be a problem, assuming that one can create a multipage PDF from Finale.

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