Noteman says: View the Scanning music QuickStart Video for an overview.

All you need is a scanner properly set up with your computer to take advantage of Finale’s scanning capabilities. Scan, import, and translate a piece of sheet music directly from Finale, or import an existing TIFF graphic you have already scanned and translate the file to a Standard Finale File using the SmartScore Lite dialog box.

Noteman says: The SmartScore Lite feature in Finale, like most music scanning products, doesn’t recognize articulation marks, hairpins, double or repeat barlines, or text. It will do 3 accidental types, 3 clefs, 16 staves per page, smallest note value is a 32nd note, and a maximum of 1 augmentation dot. With SmartScore Lite, you can open several scanned files at once.

Because scanning is not a perfect science, you will need to clean up any file after conversion. For complicated music, you will usually find it easier to simply re-enter the music via one of Finale's traditional note entry methods: Simple Entry, Speedy Entry, or HyperScribe.

Remember that to take advantage of any of Finale's scanning capabilities, you will need to have a properly installed scanner (contact the manufacturer of your scanner if you have questions).

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