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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

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