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by BuonTempi
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 Playback Weirdness
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Finale 27 Playback Weirdness

It’s worth saying that this is not new to 27. Human Playback uses these hidden notes to create trills and other effects.
by BuonTempi
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space between composite time signatures
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Space between composite time signatures

Ah: I see what's going on: you've chosen a glyph with no width as your replacement for the + sign. So whatever the font size, it stays the same. If you replace it with U+0020 (a space), then it works. Here shown at 64pt! Screenshot 6.png The other thing you could do is change the + character for a l...
by BuonTempi
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Copyist Font
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Finale Copyist Font

The complete fonts from Finale 27 are available to download here: https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500013053461-MakeMusic-Fonts-and-Licensing-Information This also includes all the 'legacy' fonts from F26 and earlier, which are exactly the same versions that have been in Finale for y...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cannot show the hidden staves...
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Cannot show the hidden staves...

You can right-click on that anchor for the dotted line, and there's a menu for revealing staves.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Easy Harmonics in Finale 27
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Easy Harmonics in Finale 27

Several of the plug-ins that add symbols - Easy Tremolos, Easy Harmonics, AlphaNotes -- don't add the correct characters for the new font.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem with Finale 27
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Problem with Finale 27

Can you access Finale files outside of DropBox? Do any other apps have trouble opening files from the same DropBox location?
That would be the obvious test to see where the problem lies.
by BuonTempi
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The page size of the last page is not of the same size as the others
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: The page size of the last page is not of the same size as the others

And I’ve asked this for years. Why shouldn’t additional pages retain the same sizes as the previous ones? If new pages just follow on from the previous page, then what are "Page Format settings" for? The current behaviour -- of creating new pages based on Page Format settings, rather than 'whatever...
by BuonTempi
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The page size of the last page is not of the same size as the others
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: The page size of the last page is not of the same size as the others

This whole area is one that needs massive improvement in Finale. You can set the Page Format, but nothing happens until you Redefine the Pages. You can change individual pages, and there's even an option to update Page Format to reflect those changes (presumably because you want to apply that throug...
by BuonTempi
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 compatibility with Big Sur
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Finale 27 compatibility with Big Sur

?? The Expansion button works for me in Big Sur and F27. Though there are lots of little UI things that are a bit rubbish, but many were thus in F26, like the little "Assign" button in the Expressions Selector. Mind you: MM's mind ought to be on compatibility with Monterey, due out in September/Octo...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: font embedding question
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: font embedding question

Resolution shouldn't matter: all data from Finale is vector graphics and not pixellated.

Again, if you can supply an example PDF, then we can have a look at it.
by BuonTempi
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: XML functionality in different versions
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: XML functionality in different versions

As of this moment, Finale 27 is the only app that can parse XML 4.0.
by BuonTempi
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: XML functionality in different versions
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: XML functionality in different versions

You don't need to use XML if you're going from old to new.
by BuonTempi
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: font embedding question
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: font embedding question

Can you upload an example PDF? It's unusual for a PDF generator to embed some, but not all fonts. The default is to embed all fonts (unless the fonts have a 'do not embed' flag). You can configure some PDF creators not to embed fonts.
by BuonTempi
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 so far...
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Finale 27 so far...

Scoring Notes have an extensive review, along with Jason Lofredo's videos. https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/finale-version-27/ My own take is that the 'point zero' release is very much a work in progress, and users are likely to see improvements to productivity and increased functionality with e...
by BuonTempi
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Maestro font not working
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Finale Maestro font not working

You don't type "p" for the dynamic symbol, because SMuFL fonts don't use alphabet characters for music symbols.

You have to use Insert Symbol from the Text menu and select the relevant glyph from the selector.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: New interface
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: New interface

Finale has a problem: it can rewrite the UI to attract (and retain) new generations -- who have been raised on iPhones and web-apps and other modern interfaces -- but in doing so it will lose the 'veteran' users who have got 30 years of muscle memory and don't want things to change. But I largely ag...
by BuonTempi
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: My Finale v.25 won't save an image font
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: My Finale v.25 won't save an image font

Any font size for the particular text image I’m using that’s over 250, then Finale won’t save it. A quick test (in F27) shows that Finale will correctly save a text object with a point size up to 255 points, but won't do so beyond that. Looks like they've got an 8-bit limit on the point size data! ...
by BuonTempi
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Where'd the sounds go?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Where'd the sounds go?

Can you upload a sample document? (You could cut down the music if you don't want to 'publish' it.)

Clearly, if some documents work and some don't, then the problem is at the document level.
by BuonTempi
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: QuickLook in v27
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: QuickLook in v27

I wonder if the Finale developers, or many users, have ever taken a moment to experience and immediately embrace the QuickLook "technology"? Can it be so difficult to generate a 64 bit version for the modern MacOS? Of course the finale devs have experienced it - they created the original 32-bit ver...
by BuonTempi
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Where'd the sounds go?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Where'd the sounds go?

What version of Finale, what OS and platform?

I can't think of any imaginable way in which exporting a PDF should affect playback.

Also: you shouldn't need to export parts.The Linked Parts means one document contains score and parts.
by BuonTempi
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Placement of Arranger name
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Placement of Arranger name

That's certainly one common style. Another one is all on one line, as: "Trad. arr. Hector Pascal".
by BuonTempi
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can You Still Upgrade v26?
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Can You Still Upgrade v26?

Try re-downloading the whole program from your MakeMusic account.
by BuonTempi
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Account for lyrics when formatting & spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Account for lyrics when formatting & spacing

I "don't have access" to see your example image. However, Finale has no automatic vertical spacing or collision avoidance. For lyrics crashing into low-hanging notes, you'll have to manually adjust each lyric baseline on each system as required. For lyrics colliding with items on the staff below, us...
by BuonTempi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2.3 freezes on splash screen
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Finale 2.3 freezes on splash screen

You really need to raise a support request with MakeMusic. They're likely to say that W11 is 'unsupported', though.
by BuonTempi
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Is this common accidental placement?
Replies: 27
Views: 915

Re: Is this common accidental placement?

Another related 'tucking' problem is that Finale can't nestle one accidental under another one. It can either place it directly beneath, or completely to the side. Screenshot 6.png So not only do you get the 'far out' sharp on the 2nd chord, you also get widely spaced out flats on the 1st one. Now, ...