If you are having problems installing or authorizing Finale or setting up MIDI, review Getting Started for help resolving these issues. For all other troubleshooting, refer to Finale's Knowledge Base. It may also be helpful to review the New Features in Finale 2014, including the list of Interface changes.

Authorized owners may contact MakeMusic for technical issues at

To learn how to use Finale, please consult one of Finale's many 'how-to' resources, including the accompanying printed Quick Reference GuideThe printed and electronic versions of the Finale Quick Reference Guide accompany all new Finale purchases. Only the electronic version is included with Finale upgrades. The printed guide includes both Mac and Windows versions., the Finale Tutorials, the QuickStart Videos (Help menu > QuickStart Videos), and this searchable User Manual.

MakeMusic offers additional help online:

Tutorial Support: Answers to many common questions are provided at our Support Portal. The Support Portal features a variety of resources ranging from a Finale blog with advice from various authors, to the user-to-user Forums, to this User Manual and other resources.

Technical Support: Our Support Portal also features the powerful Knowledge Base with immediate troubleshooting solutions for common technical problems, as well as direct access to our Customer Success Team online.

MakeMusic can also be reached by mail at 7007 Winchester Circle, Suite 140, Boulder, CO 80301. Please visit to download maintenance updates, learn about other Finale resources, and find more information about the Finale family of notation products.

Tip: Remember that extensive help is always at your fingertips: choose Help > User Manual.

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