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by elbsound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: To Power-Users: Patterson Beam Plugin
Replies: 4
Views: 164

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 1094

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: 418

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: 544

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: 2687

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: 2687

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: 2687

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: 2687

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: 2687

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: 239

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: 433

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: 2687

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...
by elbsound
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Check out the examples and video section, there you will find many examples - also for text blocks. Measure text should be no problem, though I think it is an object type that is not moved itself. But it is taken into account for other collisions. Here is a real-time video of how two large measure-a...
by elbsound
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

>Is there a way to trigger autosave? That would be better in case of a crash, in which case Finale would restore it automatically when you restarted. AFAIK it's not possible. At least not in JW Lua, maybe in the Finale PDK. What would be possible - theoretically -, is that the plug-in duplicates the...
by elbsound
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

All settings can be changed manually after the plug-in. The only element that can be locked in Finale are systems. If you apply the plug-in with the "Reflow across systems/pages/Remove System Lock" settings (from Finale's preferences), this setting will automatically change to "Maintain System Locks...
by elbsound
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Would you do "tie + slur" as standard notation? It's not a glitch, it's a feature that duplicate tie/slurs are corrected. Slurs that were mis-used as ties are also converted to ties. Please read the "Feature Overview" that corresponds to the image. Each measure is explained. You can read it online (...
by elbsound
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Look at the user dialogs: you can deactivate lots of algorithms: https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/settings.php And if there are reasons (that are valid for multiple users) to be able to deactivate more algorithms and still use the plug-in as a general layout plug-in, we will add more deactivat...
by elbsound
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Can't save doesn't make sense. Because this is a Finale feature that we can't disable. Another solution might be an alternative "purchase by paying over several months" model that you can cancel after one month and thus will only cost you very little. If you keep it running for e.g. 12 months, the p...
by elbsound
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Yes, a demo would be great. Unfortunately it's rather difficult (or better: impossible?) to create a secure time-limited demo in JW Lua.
But we are still thinking about solutions...
by elbsound
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 67
Views: 2687

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

Yes, it will work with all Maestro-compatible fonts , but it might show a warning message that it doesn't know the font and assumes that it is Maestro-compatible. The font engine currently has direct support for nearly 500 music fonts (of which ca. 400 are non-compatible music fonts). For example al...