* All files can be opened in a newer software version, but files created in a newer version cannot be opened in an older version unless converted via MusicXML. Exceptions to this rule include Finale 25, which can share files with Finale 2014 and save 2012-compatible files, and PrintMusic 2014, which can also save 2012-compatible files.
** Songwriter is no longer available for purchase
Finale NotePad® is available as a free download that can open, play, and print any Finale family file – as well as MusicXML files – so that you can share your music.
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