Finale 2008 for Macintosh
Finale 2008 Read Me, June 2007
Copyright © 2007, MakeMusic, Inc.
Congratulations on your purchase of Finale 2008 for Macintosh!
IMPORTANT: Read this document before you begin working with Finale 2008 and print a copy of it to keep with your Finale information.
This file contains important information about Finale 2008 notincluded in the User Manual as well as information about converting older files into the new version's format. Please note that Finale 2008 files cannot be opened in previous versions of Finale.
This document is organized by each version's changes; those of you already familiar with earlier versions may wish to read only the new information. The Read Me contains the following sections:
New features in Finale 2008
Fixes in Finale 2008
You may also visit our web site, www.finalemusic.com for updated information about Finale and information on new releases.
Running Finale 2008
G4 or higher recommended. OS 10.4 and higher. Mac Power PC or Mac Intel. 325MB hard drive space required for software and user manual.
CD-ROM drive. 800x600minimum monitor resolution. Minimum 256MB RAM (1GB or more recommended for optional use of Garritan sounds/KONTAKT™ Player 2: more RAM = more available sounds.) An additional 1.6GB hard drive space is required for all Garritan sounds.
MIDI interface. MIDI input and/or playback device. Printer. Scanner. Microphone required for use of MicNotator®.
For full documentationon how to use Finale 2008, see the User Manual. To access the User Manual, choose the Help menu, then User Manual, then Table Of Contents.
Finale is easier to learn and use than ever before with more universal editing control. As a result, there are many changes to Finale’s interface such as an enhanced Selection Tool (which replaces the old Mass Edit Tool) and a newunchanging “Utilities” Menu. For details, from the Help Menu, choose “Table of Contents,” then click the link “Finale 2008 Interface Changes”
Studio View, Finale’s view optimized for auditioning playback, is set as the default view. To change the default view to Page View or Scroll View, from the Finale 2008 Menu, choose Preferences > Program Options and select the New page. Choose thedesired default view and click OK.
Authorizing Finale 2008
The first time you launch Finale, you will be prompted to authorize. To authorize a single copy of Finale, click Authorize Now! to open the Authorization Wizard (or, from the Help Menu, choose Authorize Finale). Then follow the instructions to authorize your copy of Finale via the Internet, phone, or mail. If you choose not toauthorize, you will be prompted to do so each time you launch Finale. If you do not register within thirty days, printing and saving are disabled until you choose to authorize.
Note that the User/Authorization Codes are computer specific, and will only work on the given computer installation. Make sure that the Authorization Code is typed in using capital letters, and also verify that the correctserial number has been entered. Your copy of Finale can be authorized on two computers simultaneously. However, with an Internet connection, authorization can be moved from one computer to another at will. Simply choose Deauthorize Finale from the Help Menu to open up a free slot. Your copy of Finale can now be authorized on a different computer. When you Deauthorize, printing and saving are disableduntil authorization has been restored.
If you make a change to the computer (such as replacing the hard drive or motherboard, or installing a new operating system), then you will need to re-authorize the installation. If you have already installed and authorized twice, you will need to contact Customer Service directly by phone, FAX or standard mail with your serial number and the location ID...