Save Audio File As dialog box

How to get there

Choose File > Export > Audio File.

What it does

In this dialog box you can specify what kind of audio file you want to create (Standard or Compressed), and which folder the computer should put it in.

  • Save In. From this drop-down list select the folder in which you want to save your file.
  • File Name. In this text box, enter a name for a new file. If there’s already a file with the same name in this folder, Finale asks you if you want to replace it with the new file. If you do not provide an extension after the name, Finale automatically adds one to correspond to the selected File Type.
  • Save as Type: Audio File. From this drop-down menu, choose Audio files to show only audio files in the window above. Choose All files to show all files in the current folder. To specify the type of audio file you want to save, choose one of the options below or click Advanced.
  • Standard Audio File • Compressed Wave File. Choose Standard Audio File to save as an uncompressed audio file. Uncompressed audio files are large in file size and generally used for burning audio CDs. Choose Compressed MP3 File to save a file in MP3 format. MP3 files are a fraction of the size of uncompressed audio files and are the recommended format for storing on a computer, or transferring over the Internet.
  • Noteman says: Compressed (MP3) audio files are not supported when Play Through VST is selected.

  • Save • Cancel. Click Save (or press enter) to create a new file of the title and type you’ve specified in this dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the score without creating a new file.

See also:


File menu