2014.5 and Catalina

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dazzjazz
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2014.5 and Catalina

Post by dazzjazz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 am

Hi,

I'm trying to find a definitive answer to wether 2014.5 is compatible with Catalina?
I have a ton of Finale files and while I've moved to Dorico, I still need access and modify my Finale files.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Darren

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Michel R E
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Re: 2014.5 and Catalina

Post by Michel R E » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:43 am

not sure how much more definitive you need:

https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/music ... -catalina/
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dazzjazz
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Re: 2014.5 and Catalina

Post by dazzjazz » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:53 pm

Thanks for the information.
I wish I had exported a buch of files as XML before I upgraded.

Darren

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Re: 2014.5 and Catalina

Post by BuonTempi » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:48 am

dazzjazz wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:53 pm
I wish I had exported a buch of files as XML before I upgraded.
You can install Mojave onto a USB or Thunderbolt external drive, and boot from there. (If it's a recent Mac with a T2 chip, you'll need to allow external booting first.)
Or use a Virtual Machine, like Parallels, to run a separate OS inside an application.

It's always worth checking that everything will work before upgrading: Catalina is more troublesome than most, as it closes the door on some old technologies. MacOS has brought up warning notices when using incompatible apps in Mojave and High Sierra.

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