PrintMusic 2006 for Windows
PrintMusic 2006 Read Me, October 2005
Copyright © 2005, MakeMusic, Inc.
Congratulations on your purchase of PrintMusic 2006 for Windows!
IMPORTANT: Read this document before you begin working with PrintMusic 2006 and print a copy of it to keep with your PrintMusic information.
This file contains important information about PrintMusic 2006 not included in the User Manual as well as information about converting older files into the new version's format. Please note that PrintMusic 2006 files cannot be opened in previous versions of PrintMusic.
This document is organized by each version's changes; those of you already familiar with earlier versions may wish to read only the new information. The Read Me contains the following sections:
Running PrintMusic 2006
New features in PrintMusic 2006
You may also visit our web site, www.finalemusic.com for updated information about PrintMusic and information on new releases.
Running PrintMusic 2006
Installing PrintMusic 2006 on WindowsNT/2000/XP
If any previous version of PrintMusic has been installed on the machine, PrintMusic 2006 recommends that you restart your computer and log on as System Administrator before installing on WindowsNT/2000/XP systems. This will prevent erroneous font warnings.
We recommend that you install PrintMusic, and any other software, when logged in as System Administrator.
We recommend that you turn off any programs running in the background, as virus detectors can often prevent PrintMusic from installing necessary files and updating the registry. Rest assured, your PrintMusic CD does not contain any viruses. To turn off all programs running in the background: Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete once to bring up the Close Program dialog box. (In Windows NT, 2000, or XP, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, then click on Task Manager.) This lists every process that is running on the system. Explorer and Systray are always running, so leave them alone. If you see anything other than those two, click on any one of the others and click End Task. When that goes away, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete again and End Task on another one in the list. (If a program remains on the list after you have tried to End Task on it, click on it, click and hold on End Task for 10 seconds, then release it. If a "This program is not responding..." message appears, click End Task in it). Repeat the process until only Explorer and Systray are left. Some computers may have some other "required" programs - if Ending Task on a program crashes the computer, try again without Ending Task on that program. (These programs launch automatically when you restart your computer).
Registering PrintMusic 2006
The first time you launch PrintMusic, you will be prompted to register. To register a single copy of PrintMusic, click Register Now! to open the Registration Wizard (or, from the Help Menu, choose Register PrintMusic). Then follow the instructions to register your copy of PrintMusic via the Internet, phone, or mail. If you choose not to register, you will be prompted to do so each time you launch PrintMusic. If you do not register within thirty days, printing and saving are disabled until you choose to register.
Note that the User/Authorization Codes are computer specific, and will only work on the given computer installation. Verify that the correct serial number has been entered. If you make a change to the computer (such as replacing the hard drive or motherboard, or install a new operating system), then you will need to re-authorized the installation. To do so, contact Customer Service directly by phone, FAX or standard mail with your serial number and the location ID for the specific installation in question, and one of our representatives can clear the previous authorization from your account. If the software is not "reminding" you to register when you run the program, then the registration/authorization has been