In the beginning, Coda created Finale and it was good. Well okay, it was good but very few people realized its potential at first. And the learning curve was steeper than Mount Everest, making it all the more appealing to me. So after a few weeks of fooling around with the thing, reading all of the manuals, watching the video, and hours of trial and error, I became a Finale aficionado. From that point on, I jumped right in for every upgrade they offered. I even switched between Mac and PC a few times just for good measure and used it on everything from my old Mac SE/30 to my current 2.4 GHz Quad Core 2 Duo running Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I have used Finale to print everything from simple rhythmic patterns for Eurhythmics exercises to full-blown Symphonies and Operas that were performed by professional orchestras as well as everything in between. Now I would like to share my success in using Finale with you in this book so you can see what it can do for you.