Today MakeMusic released the fifth update to version 25 of Finale (25.5). This is a free update for all registered users of Finale v.25. Users can update directly through the software or through their MakeMusic account.
A main focus of this release is compatibility with macOS High Sierra (10.13). We have updated our High Sierra post on this blog to reflect this latest release.
Further on the Mac side, users will be able to access the functionality of the Clear key by typing Fn+Shift+Delete. The Clear key doesn’t exist on laptops and is useful for resetting the positioning of an item after selecting its handle.
In addition, some updates to MusicXML operations have been improved. There are a number of other fixes, some of which are specific to the Mac and PC platforms. See the release notes for Mac and PC for a full list, and for more information, read our coverage of the 25.4, 25.3, 25.2, and 25.1 updates, and our review of Finale 25.