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Mac installation

From: Finale 2012 Essential Training

Video: Mac installation

Setting up a new application can often involve answering questions to which you don't know the answers. Let me walk you through setting up Finale and its components on an Apple Macintosh computer. So, if you purchased Finale and received a DVD, go ahead and put that in your computer's DVD drive. If you downloaded it from the Web site, open up the installer, and you should see this InstallFinale app. Now, if you're not aware of the system requirements, you can find them on the Read Me file, contained in the installer. But in any case, you will need at least G4 running OS X 10.5 or higher, and at least 600 MB of disk space.

Mac installation

Setting up a new application can often involve answering questions to which you don't know the answers. Let me walk you through setting up Finale and its components on an Apple Macintosh computer. So, if you purchased Finale and received a DVD, go ahead and put that in your computer's DVD drive. If you downloaded it from the Web site, open up the installer, and you should see this InstallFinale app. Now, if you're not aware of the system requirements, you can find them on the Read Me file, contained in the installer. But in any case, you will need at least G4 running OS X 10.5 or higher, and at least 600 MB of disk space.

You will also need a monitor with a minimum of an 800 by 600 resolution, and at least 512 MB of RAM, with 2 GB recommended, and an additional two gig of disk space for the Garritan Sound Library. So let's go ahead and start the install by double-clicking the installer. Now at this point, go ahead and click Continue, and Continue. At this point, you can either print this additional information about Finale 2012, or you can go ahead and click Continue and go on.

At the license agreement go ahead and click Continue, and then click Agree, and then you want to choose the items that you want to install. At this point I would recommend you install everything, except the PostScript fonts. Now if you have enough disk space, go ahead and install the Garritan instruments for Finale. Let's go ahead and click the Continue button, and it's going to tell us how much total space we need, and I will go ahead and click Install. So, I will enter my password, and click the Install Software button, and then it's preparing for installation.

When the installation finishes, you can go ahead and click the Close button, and then this other dialog box that opens up is the installer for the Garritan Instruments. So you can go ahead and click the Continue button, and again, you will have to accept the software agreement. I'll click Continue, and Agree, and now it's asking us what we want to install, so let's go ahead and install the Garritan Instruments. Go ahead and click Continue. Now at this point, you can go ahead and change the install location of the Garritan Instruments. So if you have a drive that is devoted to sample libraries and things like that, it would be a good idea to put the Garritan Instruments on that, rather than on your system drive, and the reason for that is it's just going to operate more efficiently if you have the program installed on the same drive as the OS, and then the sounds on a different drive.

But if not, just go ahead and leave it there, and click Install, and this'll take a little while. So when the installation finishes, you can go ahead and hit the Close button. Then when you open Finale for the first time, you will be asked to authorize. Now, if you want, you can use Finale in Demo mode for 30 days without restrictions, and when you're ready to register, you can go to the Help menu. Now, when you authorize the program, you will be asked for your serial number, and then you will need to fill in your user information.

So now we've got Finale and the Garritan Sound Library installed and authorized. In a moment we will begin using the program, but first I suggest checking out the next video, where we will take a look at how to set up your MIDI system.

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Finale 2012 Essential Training

67 video lessons · 4435 viewers

Rick Schmunk
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  1. 1m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      34s
  2. 18m 45s
    1. PC installation
      4m 43s
    2. MIDI system setup (PC)
      4m 26s
    3. Mac installation
      3m 12s
    4. MIDI system setup (Mac)
      6m 24s
  3. 24m 22s
    1. The Setup Wizard
      6m 13s
    2. Using score templates
      5m 2s
    3. The default document (Mac)
      4m 17s
    4. The default document (PC)
      3m 36s
    5. Opening and importing files
      5m 14s
  4. 6m 19s
    1. Finale window overview
      2m 44s
    2. Navigating scores
      3m 35s
  5. 54m 34s
    1. Note entry and editing using a mouse
      5m 6s
    2. Note entry and editing using a computer keyboard
      5m 28s
    3. Adding ties, note accidentals, and key changes
      4m 23s
    4. Selecting, copying and pasting, and transposing
      5m 52s
    5. Speedy note entry
      4m 31s
    6. Measure basics and music spacing
      5m 10s
    7. Adding lyrics
      8m 0s
    8. Adding chord symbols
      5m 13s
    9. Formatting and aligning chords
      4m 14s
    10. Formatting a lead sheet
      6m 37s
  6. 44m 8s
    1. Simple entry using a MIDI keyboard
      4m 55s
    2. Entering triplets and tuplets
      4m 30s
    3. Advanced entering of tuplets
      8m 6s
    4. Changing key signatures, time signatures, and clefs
      4m 46s
    5. Working with measure attributes
      2m 45s
    6. Adding ties, grace notes, and Simple Entry commands
      4m 31s
    7. Working with repeats
      5m 11s
    8. Customizing expressions
      5m 29s
    9. Smart Shapes
      3m 55s
  7. 22m 22s
    1. Layer basics
      7m 8s
    2. Click-assigning layers
      3m 30s
    3. Formatting and aligning lyrics
      6m 38s
    4. Text basics
      5m 6s
  8. 36m 48s
    1. Playback basics
      7m 27s
    2. Selecting instrument sounds
      8m 17s
    3. HyperScribe setup
      9m 21s
    4. HyperScribe entry
      6m 13s
    5. Importing audio
      5m 30s
  9. 1h 0m
    1. Staves
      6m 2s
    2. Articulations
      4m 10s
    3. Creating metatools for articulations and expressions
      5m 19s
    4. Adding expressions and articulations in Simple Entry
      4m 9s
    5. Customizing expressions
      4m 47s
    6. Formatting articulations, expressions, and Smart Shapes
      9m 22s
    7. Formatting staff and system spacing
      6m 19s
    8. Formatting measure numbers and rehearsal letters
      6m 34s
    9. Linked parts
      9m 28s
    10. Printing scores and parts
      4m 29s
  10. 48m 44s
    1. Percussion setup
      6m 22s
    2. Drum set parts
      8m 51s
    3. Scores and expressions
      5m 55s
    4. Copying and pasting articulations and expressions
      4m 16s
    5. Using SmartFind and Paint
      2m 23s
    6. Importing and editing libraries
      9m 16s
    7. Applying and creating staff styles
      7m 2s
    8. Changing instruments
      4m 39s
  11. 19m 23s
    1. Special tools
      9m 56s
    2. Plug-ins
      9m 27s
  12. 20m 1s
    1. Editing and creating fretboard diagrams
      6m 35s
    2. Tab staves
      7m 34s
    3. Guitar Smart Shapes
      5m 52s
  13. 14m 14s
    1. Exporting graphics
      7m 2s
    2. Exporting files
      7m 12s
  14. 1m 43s
    1. What's next?
      1m 43s

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