User Help and Documentation

One use of these plugins is streamlining the merging of documents. See Strategies for Merging Finale Documents for more information.

Documentation for each plug-in is available on these pages

To install the collection, decompress the archive and move the contents to Finale's Plug-Ins folder. If you are using Finale 97 or 98, you must move the plug-in files themselves into Finale's folder. For later versions, you can keep the Patterson Plug-Ins Collection in a separate folder inside Finale's Plug-Ins folder.

The plug-ins allow you to save a large number of new menu options in your Finale Plug-In menu by means of Saved Settings. At some point you will want to move them to a new machine. See Moving Plugin Settings to Another Machine for instructions on how to do this.