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by elbsound
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: On to Dorico

Here is a short video demo of making Ed's original Finale score more comparable with Dan's Dorico screenshot in just 100 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTM4imFCXso It seems like Dan used more horizontal space. That's why it still looks a bit squeezed. I used Aruvarb (Finale's Bravura font)...
by elbsound
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Boulez?
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Boulez?

The Boulez.lib file has never been a part of the Elbsound Music Fonts Package.
But indeed Boulez.lib comes with the original Boulez font package which can be downloaded here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150720185 ... om/boulez/
by elbsound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

John, that's why I suggested JetStream. They do little handy scripts like this which are started by a keystroke.
by elbsound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Michel R E, this has always been possible. But it takes less information into account, so not all functions are performed. You can also run it on single pages or a region of some staves and some measures. And, of course, you can run it directly on one part only OR on a staff plus its part(s) (if you...
by elbsound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Perfect Layout is a plug-in that is meant for processing a whole score (including parts). It's not meant for usage on selected articulations only, though it's possible to also run it only individual measures only. Some of the cases that you describe are pretty difficult to detect automatically (thou...
by elbsound
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Isn't that something that you can already do with the automatic stacking of Finale 26?

Can you post a before/after screenshot of what you're thinking of?
by elbsound
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Hi John, do you have any examples of what you are looking for with vertical/horizontal alignment of articulations? The plug-in removes many collisions by changing the vertical alignment, including most collisions with slurs, ties, tuplet brackets, dynamics and other articulations ("stacking of two a...
by elbsound
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Today we have released Perfect Layout v1.2 for Finale®/Windows. The update is free for all v1.0 users. Improvements include: - Tuplet optimizations (Demo: https://elbsound.studio/l1y.php) - Cue note optimizations (Demo: https://elbsound.studio/4kd.php) - Better compound expressions support (Demo: ht...
by elbsound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: To Power-Users: Patterson Beam Plugin
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: To Power-Users: Patterson Beam Plugin

N Grossingink is right. You don't need to use the Patterson Beams plug-in for PL. It is just a reminder that the beams might look better if you run Patterson Beams before running PL. The message is something like "Running Patterson Beams is highly recommended, but not mandatory." In the manual it sa...
by elbsound
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

Ok, back to the main topic ... :-) Here is ebiggs1's Thais with the default settings of Perfect Layout v1.15 (before/after). The most discussable thing is the new staff/system distance which can be easily adjusted in PL: one can decide with a slider to give more space to the staves or to the systems...
by elbsound
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

We can give you support ebiggs1 on which settings in your file or in the plug-in you have to change. But as we wrote in our "Welcome"-email it is impossible to give support just by looking at a screenshot, not knowing how it looked before, what settings and fonts you used and if you fully followed t...
by elbsound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

I haven't found it in the PDF help file, but, how exactly does one go about making the (vertical) spacing a bit tighter? The easiest way is to change the "Extra Vertical Collision Offset" value: it applies globally to (nearly) all vertical collision distances. (See https://elbsound.studio/perfect-l...
by elbsound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

On the last file PL took out all the cue notes. Yes, cue notes in a score are by default automatically made invisible through staff styles, so that they only appear in the parts (see the sections on cue notes in the PDF manual). You can deactivate this feature, but usually one doesn't want to have ...
by elbsound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

The second file run a whole lot faster. Just minutes and it is more complex. PL did miss some stuff and messed some stuff up. oh come all ye faithful for 2019d_PL.jpg What did PL miss here? Measure number collisions are not part of the features. The feature list is available here: https://elbsound....
by elbsound
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: elbsound.studio Perfect Layout

I am now trying it on a really simple four part chart and it is agonizingly slow. I has been at it for nearly an hour. Can you send us the file? Maybe it is a corrupt Finale document. Typically the plug-in needs ca. 0.03 - 0.2sec per frame. So if it is a score with 200 measures, score, four parts, ...
by elbsound
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: crescendo and decrescendo
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: crescendo and decrescendo

Hairpins work better in playback if they end with a dynamic expression. Because - only then - the human playback knows the proper end volume and the gradual change before. If you don't want to see the dynamic expression in the score, use a dynamic expression with a hidden font. Jan https://elbsound....
by elbsound
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: JW Lua

Once the file is saved and then closed and reopened (or if you Revert to the last saved version), the dot goes back to where it was. That's (probably) the Finale bug, that JW Lua can't fix either. It just seems to not save the position in the file. It looks like a similar bug in Fin2014/2014.5 wher...
by elbsound
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

Yes, but he is dead and can't buy the plug-in anymore ;-)
by elbsound
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

I thought it was common to say that if a string quintet had 200 measures, the composer didn't mean 40 measures spread to five instruments, but five times 200 measures. And no big band composer ever told me that his new piece was 2000 measures, while it was only 120 measures for each big band instrum...
by elbsound
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

Michel R E wrote: the plugin has quite a learning curve for someone like myself, I even find it difficult to figure out good numbers to insert in Finale's placement options for articulations and expressions... I think you shouldn't worry too much about every parameter/option in the beginning. The de...
by elbsound
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

>the directions for the plugin seem to imply that as little manual placement of items should be done to a file before using Perfect Layout. If you want to save as much time as possible, do as little as you can. You can, of course, do lots of manual adjustments before the plug-in, but then you won't ...
by elbsound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

Yes, there is a forum on the Elbsound.studio homepage ("Forum"). https://elbsound.studio/forum But it is currently still empty - it was just opened this week. During the beta test we used email only. It's good for suggestions though. For technical questions/problems/comments send a mail to Elbsound....
by elbsound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Narrow Slash Chords
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Narrow Slash Chords

You must use Pori Chords ASC Std as chord symbol font (and not Pori Chords Std and not Pori PlainChords Std). But I think it's not possible to get the same look as in Sibelius without updating the slash symbol boundaries and placement in the font. You can adjust the symbol angle and positioning in a...
by elbsound
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Default vertical separation - stacked articulations
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Default vertical separation - stacked articulations

Perfect Layout for Finale also has a stacking algorithm that uses a more complex approach. - articulations are stacked by their "natural" order (i.e. bow markings on top, followed by fermatas, etc.), not by the order in the articulation dialog. Both have advantages/disadvantages. Perfect Layout isn'...
by elbsound
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 3213

Re: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale rele

v2.0 will be a paid update. But there will be intermediate updates. We have had 20 updates in the last 9 months. Here is the history file since last November - we have been very busy: https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/History.txt Usually every week little things go into the plug-in. The more in...