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by Dr H
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Cross Platform Conversion Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Re: Cross Platform Conversion Question

Nope. I searched all drives on the system for all PDF files. I have PDF files all over my system, but not the one allegedly created by CutePDF. Today I purchased "Encore 5" from GVOX. This notation software purports to read all MusicTime files and offers output in MusicXML. But since my version of F...
by Dr H
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Cross Platform Conversion Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Re: Cross Platform Conversion Question

You might try downloading Cute PDF (or a similar app), a free application which creates clean pdf files from virtually every app I have tried it with. It installs on your Windows system like a printer driver and once installed, is found with your other printer(s). To use it is simplicity. Simply "p...
by Dr H
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: File Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 2105

File Conversion

What I'd like to see in Finale is a feature, a plug-in, or a companion app that would directly read files created with other popular notation software (Sibelius, Encore, MusicTime, Forte, Notation, etc.) and convert it into a Finale file. I am probably going to move to other software than Finale due...
by Dr H
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Cross Platform Conversion Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Re: Cross Platform Conversion Question

Well, it appears that Dolet won't install on my system -- so much for that idea. As far as creating PDF files, I have Adobe Approval, which will create PDFs from text and various wordprocessor files, but nothing in the help files say anything about creating PDFs from music notation files of any kind...
by Dr H
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Cross Platform Conversion Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Re: Cross Platform Conversion Question

Hi, thanks for the reply. >How old is that "older version" of Finale? It's Version 3.0 >Older versions of Finale did not have the ability themselves to import MusicXML files - instead they used the Dolet plug-in. OK, I'll give that a try; I'm downloading Dolet as I type this. >I do not know Harmony ...
by Dr H
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Cross Platform Conversion Question
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Cross Platform Conversion Question

Hi there! I posted a similar question in these fora a couple of years ago, but to date I haven't been able to make much progress towards my goal, so I thought I'd give it another shot. My situation is this: I am a composer who has used Passport's "MusicTime Deluxe" as my notation software for many y...
by Dr H
Thu May 27, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

A PDF file is portable because anyone can open it with the free PDF reader that Adobe makes available to everyone. LOL! That's like Microsoft saying that their prorietary PC software is "portable" because anyone -- even Mac users -- can go out an buy a PC. It is portable because, although it costs ...
by Dr H
Wed May 19, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

The difference is that a scanned page converted into a PDF is just a PDF of a photograph. When you print to a PDF you are actually printing lines and filled-in ovals to a PDF document using the actual PDF formatting. Each line is separate from the next, and the PDF file knows this. It has nothing t...
by Dr H
Tue May 18, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

That's because when a PDF is made from the music file, it contains certain elements such as staff lines, bar lines, clefs, etc. that PDFtoMusic recognizes in the code. When you scan a file, all you are doing is, in effect, taking a picture of it. So those elements are not encoded in a way that the ...
by Dr H
Tue May 18, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

For PDF toMusic Pro to work, you don't print and scan. It has to be a PDF made directly from the Finale file. Use something like PDFCreator to "print" the doc as a PDF, and bring that into PDF to Music. Um... why would that make a difference? My understanding it that a PDF is a PDF, no matter how i...
by Dr H
Tue May 18, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

About your first question : You could save Music Time files as midi files, which can be imported into Finale, but lots of things will be lost. Yes, I'd already considered and rejected that idea. For those pieces which I actually realize on midi instruments I usually have two scores -- the notation ...
by Dr H
Mon May 17, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross platform file conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 4097

Cross platform file conversion.

Hi, forum newcomer here. This must be a really great forum as the registration procedure was twice as tedious as typical. :) Recently, a friend of mine bequeathed me an ancient version of Finale and I've been playing around with it for a couple of weeks. Although it's a bit 'fussy' to use, it seems ...