AlexRaven wrote:By the way, Finale is incompatible with Sibelius.
Look at it from the other point of view: different developers write music programs based on entirely different approaches to coding and which include a wide variety of layout information in addition to the simple information about pitch duration and voicing that constitutes the music itself. Why should we expect therefore that files from one program should be transferable to another? It is great that someone has come along (Michael Good by name) and created Music xml as a transfer medium and it is a surprise that it is as good as it is, but in Michael Good's own words:
The accuracy is a function of both the format and the software. MusicXML software provides the most accurate interchange that has ever existed for computerized music notation programs. If you are trying to capture pixel-perfect page images or bit-perfect audio recordings, MusicXML won't do that, but no other interchange software will do it either.
I have found it perfectly straightforward to transfer files between Finale and Sibelius; a few years ago I adopted Sibelius as my main program for writing arrangements, at which point I transferred all my extant arrangements from Finale with no difficulty. A year or two later I collaborated with a musician in the US who needed to convert 30 or so baroque chamber music scores from Finale to Sibelius. That was done with no complaints; he was able to edit the scores and get exactly the layouts he wanted. The score you have just posted requires a few minutes of editing to fix the layout, then it will be fine.
It seems to me entirely wrong to say that Finale is incompatible with Sibelius or that Finale is incompatible with Musescore.
By the way Michael Good has improved the Music xml format over the years and was hired by Finale a year or two back, so presumably he is continuing the development.