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What is a NOT file?
NOT files can also be used as song templates by saving them in the \Program Files\Notation\Template directory.
Programs that open NOT files
Finale Note File
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A NOT file may also be a note file created by MakeMusic Finale, a professional scorewriter. It contains MIDI information recorded in Finale's Transcription window. Current versions of Finale do not create or use NOT files.
Prior to Finale 2014, the program included a Transcription Mode that allowed composers to record live keyboard performances. These performances appeared as graphics within the Transcription Mode window.
Optionally, composers could save a recorded performance as a NOT file. This allowed them to load the performance in Transcription Mode at a later time if needed.
How to open a NOT file
In Finale 2012 and earlier versions, you can open NOT files with the HyperScribe tool's Transcription Mode. To do so:
- Select the HyperScribe tool and choose Transcription Mode.
- Click a music measure.
- Select File → Open and double-click the NOT file you'd like to open.