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Can't export MusicXML

Postby kebwi » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:55 pm

The export MusicXML option doesn't do anything. No dialog comes up. The import option presents a file chooser dialog, but the export option does nothing. How do I get my music out of Finale into a more universal format?

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Re: Can't export MusicXML

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:46 pm

According to your signature you are using Mac OS.
What version?

SongWriter is an older program.
It has compatibility issues with the newer Mac OS versions.
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Re: Can't export MusicXML

Postby kebwi » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 pm

Yeah, I know. It's ancient and I'm running on a modern system. The whole goal here is to get the files out of the Finale dependency. That's why I need to export them to XML.
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Re: Can't export MusicXML

Postby motet » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:20 am

If you download the demo of the full Finale, can you export to MusicXML?
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Re: Can't export MusicXML

Postby kebwi » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:45 am

Good question. I guess I'd have to use up my one opportunity to run the demo during its trial period to attempt this one-time task, but you have a point. It might work. I'll consider it. I'm trying to figure out if I can install an older version of MacOS on a separate partition or separate hard drive so I can run SongWriter more successfully.
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Re: Can't export MusicXML

Postby motet » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:46 am

The newer versions of Finale have newer and more accurate versions of MusicXML, so there's that to consider.
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