Finale 2014 Score Template
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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.
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.
How to create a score from an FTMX file
To create a new score from an FTMX file:
- Select File → New → Document From Template...
- 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.)