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by ebiggs1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Wouldn't it be great if Finale did what I wanted it to do?
Replies: 30
Views: 770

Re: Wouldn't it be great if Finale did what I wanted it to do?

You’ve filed a ticket, right?
:shock: :D :(

No help either as I have never seen it happen.
by ebiggs1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: trill tie
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: trill tie

I would do exactly as Mr. Grossingink example shows.
I don't want the notation to look strange even if it is technically correct.
I prefer that the musicians know exactly what the music wants. If it serves that purpose I don't care what the rules say. MHO, of course.
by ebiggs1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spacing
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Spacing

Could be too many measures in too small space. You will reach a point where there just isn't enough room for all the info required.
by ebiggs1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Opportunity

I was a beta tester for a large well known software company for 5 years and I can confidently say 80% of all problems come from the Mac side. This and the fact Mac's cost twice what a PC does eliminates them from my choice. IMHO, of course. Actually when the software, Finale, is running there isn't ...
by ebiggs1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: On to Dorico

Because they have to make sure that old documents still open the same. Or still can open the same. I don't buy that at all. It would be simple matter of fact to ask a person before the older file is opened. Or, perhaps a different extension to tell Finale if it is a new file or an old one. My concl...
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidentals
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: accidentals

You just might be surprised! Perhaps in your world you deal with only experienced players. I, however, deal with all levels from 5th grade middle school to octogenarians. Again, I write for the group that will be performing the piece. That's not that difficult to understand is it?
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidentals
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: accidentals

I have never seen this. It looks like a mistake - like one of them should have a flat or sharp. You have never seen two B naturals in a measure? Hmmm...! The piece is in the key of Ab. Again restating, perhaps poorly, I compose and arrange for the group that will be playing the piece. If this makes...
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidentals
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: accidentals

Also if it is an uncommon note for the instrument like B natural.
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidentals
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: accidentals

I have always composed or arranged with the thought of success. How can I make the piece successful for the group that will be playing it? I totally agree with you when I have an advanced or pro level group. But most of the musicians I do work for have been playing for years. SOme 30 or 40 years but...
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: accidentals
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: accidentals

Maybe for very beginning players. Well, even advancing players benefit form it when a not so common key is played. Db or E major for instance. Just sayin'! :wink: In our community band sometimes the concept of an accidental in the beginning of the measure goes to the end of the measure gets overloo...
by ebiggs1
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback Box/Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Playback Box/Tool

Nothing has changed on my computer except Windows updates and Finale 26.2 update but I have seen some sound and playback quirks lately, too.
Don't know what it is. But hey, the print box works now Hosanna! for that.
by ebiggs1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout - Tremolo Adjustments
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Perfect Layout - Tremolo Adjustments

Pl is not going to fix things that are not a normal practice. I agree that the eighth note should only have two slashes instead of three.
But the amount of adjustments and options in PL is daunting to say the least.
by ebiggs1
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Part Names
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Part Names

I added a "blank staff" to a score using Score Manager.
If you add a staff that way Finale doesn't know what instrument you wanted so it gives it a number. I might have added a Percussion 2 staff and chose Accessories. Then labeled it as Whistles.
by ebiggs1
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with JW Lua script
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Help with JW Lua script

You might try your question here....https://www.facebook.com/groups/finalescript/
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

I agree it's an unusual request,...
Totally in step with you. I am just curious as to why. It would be a simple thing to do with Finale as we know.
I forwarded this post to a few of the music departments at some universities I am associated with to see if they can offer anything.
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

Not to be disrespectful to anyone but I know of no musical reason for doing that. Although it is an easy thing to do in Finale. In 7 plus decades I have never seen it but I know that is meaningless. Curious in the example parentheses are around the key sig and not on the actual Bb accidental? Again ...
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

Not to be disrespectful to anyone but I know of no musical reason for doing that. Although it is an easy thing to do in Finale. In 7 plus decades I have never seen it but I know that is meaningless. Curious in the example parentheses are around the key sig and not on the actual Bb accidental? Again ...
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

I really never did any or much vocal work until we got a new vocal teacher that needed help with Finale. Since, to me, singers never seem to do the same thing the same way twice, I try to put every mark or instruction in exactly the way it is to be sung. But these are high school kids.
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: force show a measure number
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: force show a measure number

Always something to learn with Finale.
Ain't that so true?
by ebiggs1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

How to put the accidental after a cleff ...
Isn't that an "on purpose"?
by ebiggs1
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

i use Smartscore X2 Pro which already does what the upgrade you are considering. Perhaps a change in software is a better idea.
by ebiggs1
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 772

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

The best answer is to send PL a score and see if you like what it does. It has many, very many, settings. You can leave them on the defaults if you want to and it does a pretty good job. I don't know all the settings and mostly leave them alone.
by ebiggs1
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 772

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

My thoughts after using PL for some time now is, although I still don't get "perfect layouts" they are close. My recommendation is if you use TG Tools align dynamics plug-in you will benefit from using Perfect Layout. PL takes care of way more than just dynamics.
by ebiggs1
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!

When you deleted Finale you probably didn't delete the preferences. You need to delete them from your computer. On the reinstall it probably just read the old preference file and set things that way. If I remember correctly; C:\Users\[your account]\AppData\Roaming\MakeMusic\Finale 20xx You should se...
by ebiggs1
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!

You need to uninstall it and reinstall it. Less frustrating!