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i5 64bit 12GB memory ram, large HD, win7.1 64bit

No problems with 2014.5 (except left-wards lyric shifting has never worked on this or previous versions).

 

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I’m not sure what version of windows you are running. If that win7.1 is your version, I don’t know. But if that’s a typo, and you have something newer, then, yes.

 

But why not download the demo and try for yourself?

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Can't give you a go not knowing your exact computer but I have had two different versions of Finale on the same computer at the same time. All was good but perhaps not perfect. I haven't run 27.2 with 2014.5 but I had 26 and 27 at the same time, no issues.

When you get Finale 27.3, (I don't think it has been released yet) I doubt you will want or use 2014.5 any longer.

27.2 is the best Finale, so far, and no good reason to keep older versions. IMHO, as always, of course.

I have 27.2 installed on my laptop which sounds like a very similar computer to yours except I have a SSD and Win 10 on it. Finale 27.2 works very well on it.

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As a reminder, the ability of Finale 2014.5 to import .tif files is frequently an important timesaver for my rearrangements.

This is a function which I do not want to loose to a 27.2 upgrade from 2014.5

Therefore, I am asking for a known piece of information from Finale. Do you have a suggestion as to the appropriate person who could provide my requested information?

Thanks, Nino

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If you're asking if 27 can import tif files, and use SmartScore Lite to recognize them, the answer is no. That capability was removed in 25, IIRC.

 

The OS requirements for F27 are Windows 8.1 or newer. So you may not be able to upgrade, if you’re still on 7. However, your 2014.5 should still work on Windows 8 or 10. If you upgrade, you can still use 2014.5 for the tif files, and export them as XML. Then, import the XML into 27.

 

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/216545087-Finale-Notation-Software-System-Requirements

 

 

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In case any Mac users stumble onto this thread, the answer is No.

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Do you have a suggestion as to the appropriate person who could provide my requested information?

 

I don't think MM has anybody to answer questions about 2014.5. I believe it is a no longer supported version. I am afraid you are stuck with us.

Here is what you need for Finale 27

  • Windows 8.1, 10 or 11 (64-bit Intel or AMD processors only)
  • 4 GB of RAM minimum.
  • 1280x800 minimum monitor resolution.
  • High-speed Internet connection required for download, authorization, updates, sharing features, and help resources.

You still have Win 7 ?  You may have problems running 27.2 along with your 2014.5.

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Another option and nearly the same, but better, as your 2014.5 scanning ability is Smartscore Piano.

Smartscore has several different versions, all are better than the lite version that came with 2014.5. They have demos for you to try. 

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If you are in doubt, you could try the Finale 27 demo. IIRC it can be installed without overwriting earlier Finale versions if you are careful.

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... it can be installed without overwriting earlier Finale versions if you are careful.

 

Read each installation screen very carefully.

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Don’t waste your $79 on the limited functionality of SmartScore Piano

 

The lite scanning utility that came in 2014.5 was pretty limited too. That's why I bought SmartScore Pro 64. The best thing for the OP is to try the demos. Both Finale 27 and a SmartScore product. Doesn't cost a cent!

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The lite scanning utility that came in 2014.5 was pretty limited too.

 

Yes, to 8 staves while Piano is limited to 2 and Songbook is limited to 3. For nearly all of us, Pro is the only useful recommendation.

https://www.musitek.com/SSLiteUpgrade.html 

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If you are in doubt, you could try the Finale 27 demo. IIRC it can be installed without overwriting earlier Finale versions if you are careful.

 

Per MM, minimum system requirements are for Win 8.1. The OP is on Win 7.

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Mike I plainly stated that.

"Here is what you need for Finale 27

  • Windows 8.1, 10 or 11 (64-bit Intel or AMD processors only)
  • 4 GB of RAM minimum.
  • 1280x800 minimum monitor resolution.
  • High-speed Internet connection required for download, authorization, updates, sharing features, and help resources.

You still have Win 7 ?  You may have problems running 27.2 along with your 2014.5."

 

Perhaps I am assuming too much but if you want Finale 27.3 (as indicated) isn't it logical to assume the OP will obtain a machine that will run it? I am sure he did not realize the minimum requirements but now he knows.

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Ernest, I think Mike H was responding to my earlier post. You don't need to over-react.

Is Nino holding out for Finale 7.3? He only mentioned 7.2.

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If I am not perceived as over reacting he did so in the title of the thread.

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