Opening a MusicXML File Already on Your System
To open a MusicXML file on your system using "Drag and drop":
2. With a Windows Explorer window open to your file location, or from the desktop if that's where the file is, click and hold the file, and then drag it over to the open Composer window and "drop" it there.
To open a MusicXML file on your system using the File Open dialog:
|1.||Choose the Open command from the File menu.|
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Type CTRL+O, the standard Windows shortcut for the File Open command.
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Type ALT+F to open the File menu, followed by "O", for the File Open command.
Composer will display the File Open dialog box,. By default, Composer will show you files in the Default directory, and will be set to open any of the filetypes that it can handle.
2. If the song you want is not in the folder, navigate to the file's location, then click on it and then the "Open" button. You can set any folder you wish as the Default folder for opening simply by clicking in the box for "Set this directory as default folder for song files."
3. The song should appear very much like it did in the original music program that created it, and you can review, edit, and play it using all the tools available in Composer.
Please note that the MusicXML protocol is not perfectly defined and is an ongoing combined effort of many collaborating developers. If you should find any problems with opening a MusicXML file, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org