Finale Font Annotation
3.5 | 2 Votes
What is a FAN file?
A FAN file is a font annotation file created by MakeMusic Finale, a scorewriter for Windows and macOS. It contains kerning data Finale uses to align font characters. Each Finale font uses its own FAN file.
MakeMusic Finale is a professional music composition program used by composers. As part of creating musical scores, composers can add text that uses different fonts. Each Finale font is accompanied by a FAN file, which contains annotations that define the height and width of each font character.
Composers can also install third-party fonts and use them with Finale. When they do so, they must create a FAN file to accompany those fonts. Composers create new FAN files from Finale's Preferences → Edit menu, by selecting the Font Annotation... button.
NOTE: By default, Finale stores FAN files in the ~/MakeMusic/Finale ##/Font Annotation directory.
How to open a FAN file
You can open a FAN file with MakeMusic Finale (Windows, Mac). To do so:
- Open the Preferences menu.
- Select Edit.
- Click Font Annotation....
- In the Font Annotation window, click Set Font... to select the font with which you want to use your FAN file.
- Click Open....
- Navigate to and open your FAN file.
Programs that open FAN files
Form•Z Animation File
3.0 | 2 Votes
Three-dimensional model animation created by form•Z, a 3D modeling program; stores a timeline with a series of frames and viewing perspectives; used to store virtual walkthroughs and demonstrations for site construction projects, building interior showcasing, and other demos.