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Posted By : McVittie - 1/4/2011 9:37 PM
I've often had the experience of wanting to open a piece I want to print, but then realizing that the computer I'm on doesn't have Finale on it.The simple answer to this would be "Get Finale Viewer as a portable app on your USB drive"
 
Unfortunately, I cannot find this miracle hosted anywhere. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted By : Benjamin Tubb - 1/4/2011 10:20 PM
The "solution" is to always make PDF file copies of your Finale files using a virtual printer driver. Essentially it can then become a "backup" retrievalble, even without Finale, using the MusicXML file saving option with the program "PDFtoMusic Pro" from Myriad-online.com.


Benjamin Robert Tubb, Finale Engraver
F2K11, Intel 3.2GHz P4 CPU using Windows XP Pro SP3 with 4GB RAM
Owner of Public Domain Music
Editor and Compiler of
Henry Clay Work: Complete Songs and Choruses (2002)
Arthur Clifton (aka Philip Antony Corri): Selected American Songs (2009)
both published by Kallisti Music Press