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Plugins on windows

Post by miker » Sat May 09, 2020 8:41 pm

I'm trying to help a friend with JW Change. He is on Windows 10, and not particularly computer-savvy.

He has downloaded the file, and it appears in his downloads as jwchange64(1).fxt

The downloads come to me on a Mac as a compressed file, that I need to decompress before putting in the folder. Is the .fxt file ready to go as-is, or does it need to be decompressed first?

He is also having trouble locating the correct folder. Again, my Mac experience doesn't help.

Any step-by-step assistance is welcome!
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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by motet » Sat May 09, 2020 8:53 pm

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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by motet » Sat May 09, 2020 8:55 pm

The instructions below are in http://finaletips.nu/index.php/download ... s-plug-ins. I hope that's where he got it. The (1) in the file name indicates it was downloaded twice. The downloads are .zip files; perhaps the browser unzipped it. Use the one without the (1) in the name, or delete and start over.
Windows plug-ins for 64-bit Finale (Finale 25 and above).

To install a plug-in on Windows:

Find out where your plug-ins folder is located by looking in the Edit/Preferences... (Program Options in earlier Finale versions) at the Folders page.
Unzip the the plug-in .fxt file to that folder (or to a subfolder if you want it in a submenu to the Plug-ins menu)
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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by miker » Sat May 09, 2020 10:17 pm

Thanks, Motet.

Is the .fxt file already unzipped? Is that the proper suffix for a Finale plugin?
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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by motet » Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 pm

Yes. The download files are .zip.

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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by miker » Sun May 10, 2020 12:48 am

Ah. Thanks!
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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by ebiggs1 » Tue May 12, 2020 3:04 pm

Edit, preferences, folders? Isn't that the same for Mac?
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Re: Plugins on windows

Post by miker » Tue May 12, 2020 6:19 pm

No, the Mac preferences are in the Finale menu. But, close.
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