Select Open from the File menu to bring up the Open dialog.
You select the file type to load from the drop-down list box at the bottom of the file dialog. You can open several different types of files.
QSD files have the file extension .QSD. They are the native files of QuickScore Elite.
MIDI files have the file extension .MID. They are generic files that can be loaded and saved by music programs from a variety of vendors.
MWK files have the file extension .MWK. They are files from Voyetras MusicWrite.
Guido files have the file extension .GMN. They are musical score interchange files. Various scoring programs export and import Guido files.
MusicXML files have the file extension .XML. They are files exported by music scanning programs and many scoring programs.
NIFF files have the file extension .NIF. They are files exported by music scanning programs and a number of scoring programs.
If the MIDI file you open is a type 0 MIDI file, a dialog appears which allows you to split the tracks into separate tracks for each channel. This way, MIDI data on each channel will appear on a separate track. If you open a type 2 MIDI file, QuickScore Elite only imports the first pattern.
Before a new file is opened, the previously opened file is discarded from memory. If the old file has changed since it was last saved, you are asked if you want to save it. Choose Yes, No or Cancel. If Cancel is chosen, the new file will not be opened. Only one file can be open at a time.
For more detailed information on the Open File dialog see your Windows User's Guide.