.FTMX File Extension

Finale 2014 Score Template

Developer MakeMusic
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What is an FTMX file?

An FTMX file is a musical score template created by MakeMusic Finale, a popular score creation program. It contains a pre-set layout that a composer can use to quickly create a new .MUSX file. Starting from an FTMX file saves composers the time of manually specifying a new score's settings.

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Screenshot of a .ftmx file in MakeMusic Finale
FTMX file open in MakeMusic Finale

MakeMusic Finale is a music notation program that allows composers to create, edit, and play back musical scores. If a composer does not want to begin creating a score from scratch, they can open one of Finale's many included score templates. These templates contain default notation, text, and other settings that make it easier for a composer to create particular types of scores.

Finale 2014 to 26 save templates as FTMX files. These files are located in the following directory:

~/​MakeMusic/​Finale ##/​Music Files/​Templates

Composers can also create their own FTMX files, by using File → Save As... to save a score they've created as an FTMX file. It is recommended that composers save the templates they create in the Templates directory, to make managing templates easier.

NOTE: Finale 2012 and earlier versions save templates as .FTM files. Finale 27 saves templates as .MUSX files.

How to create a score from an FTMX file

To create a new score from an FTMX file:

  1. Select File → New → Document From Template...
  2. Navigate to and open your FTMX file.

Finale's Document Setup Wizard will then open, in which you can specify information about your new score.

How to open an FTMX file

You can open an FTMX file with MakeMusic Finale (Windows, Mac). In versions 2014 to 26, you can select File → Open..., navigate to your FTMX file, and select Open to open it. In version 27, you must right-click your FTMX file, select Open with..., and then manually open the file with Finale. (Or, you can change the file's extension to .musx and open it as you would a MUSX file.)

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