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by BuonTempi
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change document font v26 on macOS Monterey
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Can't change document font v26 on macOS Monterey

It's certainly worth updating to the latest version of Monterey, 12.1.

However: yes, I can see that the content of text boxes don't always change. Lyrics do change consistently for me.
by BuonTempi
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Edit Frame dialog not reachable Finale 27?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Edit Frame dialog not reachable Finale 27?

Don't know whether it will help, but the latest version is 27.1.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting Finale files to ePub format
Replies: 26
Views: 496

Re: Exporting Finale files to ePub format

Ah: that's super interesting. Thanks Michael. I stand corrected!
by BuonTempi
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How does PDF readers determine what fonts to use?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: How does PDF readers determine what fonts to use?

The whole point of PDF is that documents should look the same on any device, regardless of locally installed fonts. Usually, font data for the characters used is embedded within the PDF, allowing the characters to be displayed correctly anywhere. If your PDF creation is not embedding the fonts, then...
by BuonTempi
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ARIA Player in AU hosts- SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: ARIA Player in AU hosts

If you want to run Garritan natively, you can download Plogue's Sforzando plug-in, which is Apple Silicon native, and will play all the Garritan libraries. (Which should mean there's little to stop them compiling ARIA natively.)
by BuonTempi
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Delete Sx on top of Simple entry palette
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Delete Sx on top of Simple entry palette

It looks like it's the palette 'title' (e.g. the S of 'Simple") and a cross button to hide the palette. I know that MM added titlebars to the palettes at some point, though on my Mac, it appears slightly differently: Screenshot.png Of course, it could be a bug or a local OS setting or interface cust...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting Finale files to ePub format
Replies: 26
Views: 496

Re: Exporting Finale files to ePub format

except there seems to be an odd problem with Finale Lyrics font. Hard space and or hard hyphen/m-dash don't print correctly on some fancy professional laser printers unless either ‘flattened’ (which requires paid for Adobe Acrobat) or being saved as a PostScript and than re-saved in Preview, Almost...
by BuonTempi
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting Finale files to ePub format
Replies: 26
Views: 496

Re: Exporting Finale files to ePub format

Yes, I tried Sigil but all of the YouTube video tutorials are using an older version and I haven't the slightest clue on how to even get past the stage of opening a PDF is Sigil, let alone converting it to ePub. I was possibly thinking that you might be able to open Finale's .epub document in Sigil...
by BuonTempi
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting Finale files to ePub format
Replies: 26
Views: 496

Re: Exporting Finale files to ePub format

So how do I get the Finale fonts onto my viewing computer? I'm assuming that's the problem. Your document looks the same as mine, on my system, with the same font issue. If you haven't got Maestro etc on the viewing computer, then the fonts need to be embedded within the epub document itself. Epub ...
by BuonTempi
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting Finale files to ePub format
Replies: 26
Views: 496

Re: Exporting Finale files to ePub format

That's a classic example of fonts not being recognised. Some later versions of Finale do put the required fonts inside the .epub package (which is a zip archive of lots of files and folders). But it appears that 2012 doesn't. So, you need to have the Finale fonts on the viewing computer. I can creat...
by BuonTempi
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Economical set up for running Finale well on a 4K monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Economical set up for running Finale well on a 4K monitor

It's like asking "What sort of sports car do I need to carry my cake across town?" :lol: There's so many speed limits and traffic lights that the extra power offers no advantage. Finale uses basic OS drawing routines to draw text, lines and curves. Its graphics requirements are very light, and it do...
by BuonTempi
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale improvement?
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: Finale improvement?

Yes, enharmonic spelling tables are different for major and minor.

But also, don't forget the 'copy and paste' transposition, in which Finale will change the pitch of notes by a sixth when you copy from minor to relative major or back.
by BuonTempi
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: uneven justified margins
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: uneven justified margins

Thanks, BuonTempi. Then I'll just continue using tracking to even out the margins. "Classic Finale." There's nothing to prevent you from getting the correct result, if you know what it is, and are prepared to make manual adjustments (which will need re-doing if you make any changes), even if you mi...
by BuonTempi
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to install musx font?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: How to install musx font?

Kousaku is a music font that comes with the Japanese version of Finale. It was included inside the application bundle of Finale 26 (on a Mac; I don't know how this translate to Windows), and possibly v25 too. But it doesn't seem to be in the bundle for F27. However, it's not clear whether you're tal...
by BuonTempi
Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: uneven justified margins
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: uneven justified margins

Finale has never been good at justifying text, IME.
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(I believe your examples get reduced if they are beyond a certain width, which would spoil the forum's layout.)
by BuonTempi
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: About "FinaleMaestro(SMuFL)" and the interpretation of basic parameters that Finale 27.1 does not comply with
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: About "FinaleMaestro(SMuFL)" and the interpretation of basic parameters that Finale 27.1 does not comply with

One other thing is that Finale uses 'non-SMuFL' glyphs for the combined accidental in parentheses. Bravura and other SMuFL fonts don't necessarily have these compound glyphs. There are parameters in Document Options to combine the form from the component symbols, but it's another thing to remember w...
by BuonTempi
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1383

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

BuonTempi, if so, shall we be grateful? :evil: :wink: No. We should be appalled. Having to choose between one broken feature that's no longer implemented and another broken feature that still exists is an absurd predicament, after a decade of user feedback. Please ask for EPS to be back. Even if th...
by BuonTempi
Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Apologies

Glad you're keeping well enough. I'm sure everyone understands and no one will feel slighted.

Hope the situation improves soon.
by BuonTempi
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1383

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

I've been reporting problems with EPS/PDF export and import since 2012, at least. My last correspondence was in August 2020, when David Cusick confirmed all the issues that Wess describes. I don't know whether that led to the removal of the features. sPretzel, you could try SVG as an alternative to ...
by BuonTempi
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1383

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

BuonTempi, I forgot to ask. Do you also see the correct fonts in the resulting PDF made with Export to PDF on Mac? It seems to be correct. I seem to recall that there were some font/character issues with PDF export from the Graphics Tool in the past; though if it's (now) using the MacOS PDF-creatio...
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1383

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

I did try an arbitrary custom size (not matching any known paper size), and the PDF was made correctly.
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rich black instead of pure black when printing to PDF?
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Rich black instead of pure black when printing to PDF?

You can set Finale to print those items that it normally colours just for display: e.g. Layers, expressions in Green, etc. There's also Note Pitches that can be assigned to specific colours. However, AFAIK, you can't arbitrarily define the colour of a selected object, nor globally set colour definit...
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Easy Harmonics not working properly
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Easy Harmonics not working properly

I would look through the script, and see if I can find the place where the character is specified. Then try to describe the SMuFL glyph in a compatible description.
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Easy Harmonics not working properly
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Easy Harmonics not working properly

It should be relatively straightforward to change the character used in the script.
by BuonTempi
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?
Replies: 46
Views: 1383

Re: Where is export to EPS in Finale 27.1?

By any chance, when it's there, is Export to EPS accessible anywhere else than from the Graphics tool menu? Is it accessible via scripting? You need to report the PDF bug to MM. You can throw in your annoyance at the removal of EPS support, but they're unlikely to row back on that. (And the documen...