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===Finale NotePad===
 
===Finale NotePad===

Revision as of 16:21, 3 November 2008

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Products

Below are free downloadable tools for viewing sheet music and notation files.

Name

File Ext.

Description

Acrobat Reader

Getacror.gif

.PDF

Most sheet music files are in this format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for Windows, Mac OS X and for Linux.

Finale NotePad

Finale_notepad.gif

.MUS

The free Finale NotePad is a basic notation software program that enables one to view music files created by Finale, Finale Allegro, Finale PrintMusic, Finale SongWriter, and Finale NotePad.

Encore (demo version)

Encorelogo.png

.ENC

The free Encore (demo version) is a software program that enables one to view music files created by Encore notation software. Available for Windows and Macintosh. Note: Save and Print are disabled in all demo versions.

NoteWorthy Composer

Noteworthy_viewer.gif

.NWC

The NoteWorthy Composer viewer enables one to view music files created by NoteWorthy Composer notation software. Only available for Windows.

Sibelius Scorch

Get_scorch_94x42.png

.SIB
.SCO

The Scorch viewer enables one to view files created with Sibelius notation software.

Ghostscript

GhostView.png

.PS
.PDF

Ghostscript enables one to open files created with PostScript software. After installing it, one will need a previewer based on Ghostscript. For Windows platform this might be GSview; for Linux platform, ggv (gnome) or kghostview (KDE).

Capella Reader

Capella_logo.gif

.CAP

The Capella Reader allows one to view, play and print Capella files. Only available for Windows.

7-Zip Unzipper

7ziplogo.png

.ZIP
.7Z
.RAR
.ARJ

Some source and MIDI files are "zipped", that is, archived into a zip file to reduce the file size, or to combine many files (eg. multiple MIDI files) into a single file for convenience. 7-Zip is open source software for archiving and expanding zipped files. Only available for Windows, though users of Windows XP and above already have the ability to unzip such files - simply double click on the file and follow the instruction. Mac users should use the Archive Utility.app that comes with OSX.

See also