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by OCTO
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.1 released
Replies: 29
Views: 2434

Re: Finale 26.1 released

BuonTempi wrote:
Michel R E wrote: Sibelius introduced "Magnetic Layout" 10 years ago. Even MuseScore 3 boasts collision avoidance and automatic layout.
For me the problem in Finale is not missing the magnetic layout, but the fact that it (Finale) constantly moves things where I put them.
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating 'ossias'
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Floating 'ossias'

What is the question?
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties to Later Notes
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Ties to Later Notes

zuill wrote:I'm not saying it is better than any other approach. However, for me, it is easiest to read to get the desired result.
For me this is a bit harder to read/understand.
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

Or, do the ossia in another document, export it as a graphic, and place it in your score. Yes. The best would be: - create regular music - space it properly - deselect automatic music spacing - erase the regular music - type ossia - export ossia as graphic - Undo undo... until regular music appears...
by OCTO
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Music Tests

A generated PDF file opened in Inkscape can be heavily manipulated.

In Inkscape you can move, resize and change color to all objects.
by OCTO
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Symbol Font
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Change Symbol Font

GNU FreeSerif font has all symbols in Unicode ranges, and also the notation symbols. It is also a free font.

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freefont/
by OCTO
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: PDF and PS problem

1. Problem: The problem is that I can't get A3 output at all from ps file. Finale generates wrong sized ps file. 2. Problem: Embedding pdf instead of eps doesn't solve it either. The only way is to do as wess said, to create document as pdf and than attach the picture (eps) in another software (InDe...
by OCTO
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 629

PDF and PS problem

Friends, I try to export a file to PDF, v25.5 on Mac. I have embedded an eps file, but with the command "Save as PDF" I get blurred eps picture. I have tried to export as PS file, but I get always wrong page size. So, my questions are: how to get embedded eps clearly displayed how to get proper page...
by OCTO
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale and SmartMusic on Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Finale and SmartMusic on Linux

Very good! I am interested in v25.5 on Linux. what distro?
by OCTO
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?

Scribus, InkScape, GIMP – In my opinion very good alternatives.
by OCTO
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?

I think that you do everything correctly. The printer will stop if anything is wrong.
by OCTO
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Save File Fragment as Idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Save File Fragment as Idea

Save as a new file(name) is the best solution.Or take a screenshot. Or export page. Or work in a scroll view and place your ideas on the end of the file, measure 1000.
by OCTO
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: hairpin extending under 5/4 time signature
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: hairpin extending under 5/4 time signature

Finale can mess up all this, particularly when you have parts that break the system at different places than the score.
Than you get this ugly tiny "rest" of the hairpin in the next system.

So I never use that way, but just finish precisely on the barline, or just before.
by OCTO
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Reset fonts in a file
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Reset fonts in a file

Hello.
I have a file that is created with numerous custom fonts. It is impossible for me to know which was used for which item (and they are many!).
As earlier said, how can I list all fonts, and swap all chosen fonts with another ones?
Windows 10, v25.

Thank you.
by OCTO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff style name to a grand staff
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Staff style name to a grand staff

I think this is the way to do it. In the Staff Tool select the staves where you want the change, then Staff Menu > Groups and Brackets > Remove and only then Add… to create a new group with the desired name and bracket. It seems a bit convoluted, but if you go back and forth between more than one g...
by OCTO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: remove .musx
Replies: 2
Views: 547

remove .musx

I want to add into the footer the current filename (such as Section A v2), and I want it to be automatised, so to speak, using the filename as the "insert". That is important for me when new revisions are printed, so that it is always clear what version is in use. However, I don't want to have .musx...
by OCTO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff style name to a grand staff
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Staff style name to a grand staff

I can change full and abbr. staff names using a Staff Style (for instance changing percussion names, or woodwinds aux instruments).

How can I do the same with grand staff - when I have two staves so I need to edit its name (for instance Piano becomes Cembalo, from measure A to measure B)?
by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: M.M.
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: M.M.

So I guess putting M.M. 75 is not applicable. Put whatever you want. Good musicians will find a natural heartbeat in any worthwhile music which may differ from performer to performer. N. That is absolutely correct; I just didn't finish the sentence, now it is edited: So I guess putting M.M. 75 is n...
by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: M.M.
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: M.M.

As you know, M. M. means "Mälzel's Metronome", named for the guy who said he invented the pendulum type back in Beethoven's day. He seems to have been quite a promoter and practically trademarked the thing. My metronome is a Dr. Beat DB88 and electronic, so I don't give the guy any credit; nor does...
by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Versioning software
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Versioning software

It works absolutely great under Win 10. All saved (or autosaved) documents are automatically backed up. A very good tool if something goes wrong, or you want to use a version that you cannot undo.
by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Versioning software
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Versioning software

by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Versioning software
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Versioning software

Friends, I have used Chrono Sync on Mac to make versioning of documents. It works good when used together with autosave, since it creates every new version of each autosave. Is there any equivalend on Windows? I remember I used one for a long time ago but I can't find it anymore. It was a free tool....
by OCTO
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: M.M.
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: M.M.

Agree with David.

In my opinion: music notation is the best when the "notational language" describes the complete music idea with fewest possible information.

Both "to little" or "to much" information is bad.
by OCTO
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: pagination software
Replies: 19
Views: 2186

Re: OT: pagination software

Wonderful, that worked well, thank you again!
I missed that setting, and spent two hours trying to fix it.
Better to wait for a friend to help! :D