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by elbsound
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: My favorite add ons
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: My favorite add ons

I find its default spacing a bit too loose. I would like a somewhat tighter spacing. Michel R E, have you tried to adjust the "Extra Vertical Collision Offset" value? (Alignment->Extra Vertical Collision Offset) With this one value you can easily loosen or tighten the overall (vertical) spacing of ...
by elbsound
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 seems OK in macOS 11.0 Big Sur
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Finale 26 seems OK in macOS 11.0 Big Sur

That's good news!
How about 3rd party plug-ins? Do they also work?
In another thread there were concerns about them not working:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19087
by elbsound
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1 - The ultimate plug-in for Finale released
Replies: 71
Views: 8806

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

Hi David, are you sure that you have mailed to us (Elbsound.studio - The makers of Perfect Layout)? We haven't found a mail asking about turning of auto-stacking globally. Under which name did you send us an email? But I can tell you that turning off auto-stacking globally is not possible with the c...
by elbsound
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: paranthesis around a group of notes
Replies: 4
Views: 469

Re: paranthesis around a group of notes

If you need huge brackets in Finale for example on note clusters or that span two staves, it's more difficult as most fonts are too bold if increased in size.
Here are some special font suggestions for articulations: https://elbsound.studio/large-brackets-in-finale.php
by elbsound
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1.7 released
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Re: Perfect Layout v1.7 released

Could it be that you are mixing up the license key and the activation key?
The download page requires the license key (included in your purchase confirmation email).
by elbsound
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout v1.7 released
Replies: 3
Views: 549

Perfect Layout v1.7 released

The plug-in Perfect Layout v1.7 for Finale has been released, a free-of-charge update for all v1.x users. Together with the v1.6 update from three weeks ago it adds nearly 60 new features, improvements and fixes . This is also the first version that supports MacOS. Currently it is only available to ...
by elbsound
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)
Replies: 48
Views: 5906

Re: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)

Can you give an example of what you would like to switch off that is not possible at the moment?
by elbsound
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)
Replies: 48
Views: 5906

Re: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)

Of course, this would be possible.
But ... this would make about 800 options. Way too complicated, not enough users interested, too much work testing all options and even more support requests where to find/how to use all the features.
by elbsound
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)
Replies: 48
Views: 5906

Re: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)

Thanks, Anders, for the clarification. I was indeed a bit unsure what exactly your question was. If you want the plug-in to do only a few things, just deactivate the functions in the dialog. The user dialog of the Gold version has more than 200 options. However some "standard" features can't be deac...
by elbsound
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)
Replies: 48
Views: 5906

Re: Problem 'Articolazioni' (Smart shape tool when PRINT)

The Perfect Layout plug-in fixes the "hairpin distance to dynamics" printing problem by automatically adjusting the hairpin length to what is printed. So after applying the plug-in the distance between the hairpin and the "attached" dynamic may look not optimal in some cases, but when printing it wi...
by elbsound
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 5100

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

Yes, I fully agree with you, BuonTempi. I had hoped that I could convince MM to a cooperation the several times I have contacted them since 2015 - especially when I visited their headquarters in Boulder last year and gave a presentation of Perfect Layout to the whole Finale team. But as of today the...
by elbsound
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 5100

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

BuonTempi wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:52 am
I would love to be proved wrong, and discover that Finale 27 will have Collision Avoidance of all items; Vertical Justification of staves and systems; improved spacing of notes in layers; and all the notational fixes we've been waiting for.
All these are things that Perfect Layout already does.
by elbsound
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plug-ins for cleaning lyrics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

Re: Plug-ins for cleaning lyrics?

Here is how the Perfect Layout plug-in (v1.60 to be released in the next days) handles vertical lyrics and word extension alignment with its default settings.

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by elbsound
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 17
Views: 2866

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: 1033

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 2582

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: 713

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: 4636

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: 4636

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: 4636

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...