SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

NotePad System Requirements

The following lists the computer and hardware requirements for using Finale NotePad. You can use NotePad on most any modern personal computer that meets the specifications listed below. The specifications provide the minimum standards.


  • XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 (64-bit compatible)
  • 800X600 minimum monitor resolution
  • High resolution displays are not currently supported
  • Internet connection for download install
  • Minimum 512MB RAM recommended
  • 180MB hard drive space required


  • G4 or higher recommended.
  • OS X® 10.5-10.10 (Mac-Intel or Power PC)
  • 800X600 minimum monitor resolution
  • Internet connection (for installation)
  • Minimum 512MB RAM recommended
  • 210MB hard drive space required


  • MIDI interface
  • MIDI input and/or playback device
  • Printer


Finale NotePad requires that you register the software to become eligible for technical support.

File Compatibility

Finale family software can open files in the same or newer software version, but files created in a newer version cannot be opened in an older version unless converted via MusicXML.

Authorization licensed under Patent No. 5,490,216