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by MikeHalloran
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plug-in missing
Replies: 12
Views: 1913

Re: Plug-in missing

2012 — you can just download from your MM User's Account and reinstall.
by MikeHalloran
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

I found this on a Facebook Finale power users page : from Greg Angel : There is a way around this....... for now. Apple will be closing this loophole/grace period sometime, so avoid OS updates if you need JW or other unsigned PIs. 1. launch Finale 2. when you get the warning, open System Preference...
by MikeHalloran
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

If the problem appeared with the 10.5.4 update, you could try to revert to MacOs 10.5.3, still available on the Apple website : https://support.apple.com/en_US/downloads Get the combo update, it seems to be recommended to do a complete install. That won't work to install an earlier OS. The options ...
by MikeHalloran
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

fredvandoren wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:10 am
That worked. Ridiculous to go through it every time I open Finale, but it is a workaround. Thank you!

Fred Van Doren
You should only have to go through this once per app after an OS update.
by MikeHalloran
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: reducing file sizes for PDFs and mp3s
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: reducing file sizes for PDFs and mp3s

This is one of those areas where it makes a difference Mac vs PC.
by MikeHalloran
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25.4.1.152 loads VERY slowly
Replies: 19
Views: 2934

Re: Finale 25.4.1.152 loads VERY slowly

One more symptom I forgot to mention -- after I use Finale and close it, the next opening tends to be very fast, even like 3 seconds. It seems that the longer the interval that I use the computer for other stuff, then the longer the next Finale load will take. Yes, that's normal. That's what a memo...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere
Replies: 24
Views: 2040

Re: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere

I have to deal with the horror show that is CCLI charts. Goodgawd what a mess. Thank goodness for Preview on the Mac which lets me replace the chord symbols with those that make sense as fast as I can work.
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere
Replies: 24
Views: 2040

Re: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere

Clare Fisher, among others, favours tho + and - instead of # and b in Chord Symbols. I personally like the Berklee thing of Triangle for Major Seventh, and the Circle with Slash for Half Diminished. ... You left out ° for diminished 7th (Shift Option 8 on a Mac). I played over a hundred banjo/guita...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration

If one, that’s not a bug. Each instance of a VI uses one core. Multiple instances let the OS balance the load among the cores. Finale pegs 100% of a single core on ANY CPU during playback, regardless of the number of VST/AU units being used. (Even if you're not using any, but playing to Smart Soft ...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration

On My Mac, Finale uses under 500 Mb of RAM, while playing back 16 tracks using Garritan. It does, however, use one entire core of the CPU while doing so (a known bug). So you definitely want to get a 4-core CPU, so that the whole computer doesn't grind to a halt when Finale monopolises the CPU. ......
by MikeHalloran
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Symphony Pro question
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Symphony Pro question

No, I have not but if it is an XML why would it not work? Agreed. Don't know Symphony Pro, however. Notion for iOS from PreSonus, on the other hand, works quite well as does its MusicXML export. The $9.99 includes a few instruments, too. Although there are in-app purchases ($26.99 for all the instr...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: finale and cubase
Replies: 9
Views: 4102

Re: finale and cubase

Dorico imports XML very well, but exports it poorly. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I agree only with the exports…poorly part. Dorico 3.1, which just came out, greatly improves XML import. I’d call it quite functional now, though of course there’s always room for improvement. Dan is righ...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Lost files on mac

mbfind will locate files in places that most users don't know exist such as APFS back up volumes (there are 24 such volumes, one per hour on most Macs since High Sierra if Time Machine is enabled), Time Machine etc. That's why it must be filtered. This guide is nearly 6 years old and most links don...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Lost files on mac

I wasn't kidding, but it's true "find" is more for technical folk. It's very powerful--do a Google search for "man find" I'm surprised there's no file find built into the Mac I explained earlier the other thread that there is — but Spotlight ain't it. The Find menu, either Finder/File/Find or ⌘ f c...
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Lost files on mac

motet wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:33 am
I'm not sure why you find that funny. "find" has been part of UNIX forever. From the mdfind "man" page (note the last line).
You weren’t joking?

Yikes.
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Lost files on mac

Surely the ability to find all files matching some sort of wildcard string is built into the Mac? If not, you should be able to do it from the UNIX shell: find / -name \*.musx something like that. You had to go there... I laughed hard — that made my morning. That particular command doesn't work on ...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sidecar on Mac laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Sidecar on Mac laptop

I have 3 monitors and always use at least two — don’t want to work any other way. Sidecar offers the possibility of being able to use pencil entry on a desktop or laptop Mac but only if the app supports it. It will surprise the heck out of me if it works but... With external monitors so cheap, if yo...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dorico SE is free
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Dorico SE is free

At the very least, with SE you can open, play**, export xml/midi, and print any Dorico document, so might be useful to any Finale user who gets sent a Dorico document. ... Notepad could do that With Finale files. Playback was general MIDI only. Sibelius has its own viewer. I think that MM is missin...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Lost files on mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Lost files on mac

Have you tried the EasyFind app? I use it all the time. Do you have it working over Mojave? Been reading reports that it isn't compatible with APFS. I've been using Find Any File.app which worked well over Mojave (v1.94) has just been updated to 64 bit (v2.0) for Catalina compatibility. It's $7.99 ...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

Re: Upgrade question

I'm currently using Macintosh System 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) with Finale 2011. Will this Finale work if I upgrade to El Capitan? (I believe that's System 10.11.) Yes it will but only if 2011 is already installed & verified before upgrading the OS. It won’t install after Mavericks. Let me rephrase tha...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: print publishing file types/specs
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: print publishing file types/specs

I tested the Finale PDF Export feature as well as exporting with the Graphics Tool, and they both are, as far as I can see, exactly the same (although I remember some discussion about "true" black etc., but I've never actually seen any difference on the screen, nor when printed on paper... You are ...
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: recover
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: recover

I seem to be missing a Finale file on my Mac computer. Is there a special way to find it other than "search?" Here's Apple's help pages for filtering searches: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mh15155/mac If it doesn't show up, you'll need to search in your Time Machine backup. “Searc...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Flared Hairpins

In my youth, when I was a brass player, I’d have known what that meant. As a string player, I’d think, “What brass player wrote this? Bows don’t have that kind of dynamic range.” As a singer, my throat would hurt just looking at that. As a conductor, I’m ok with it but would hope I see it only as a ...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: recover
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: recover

“Search” Is a Spotlight feature. Unfortunately, it tries to fine everything on the internet, too. There’s every chance it won’t locate files on your Mac. It rarely does on mine. It also won’t show the path to a file which I find annoying. Use “Find” in the Finder menu instead. It can find everything...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Wouldn't it be great if Finale did what I wanted it to do?
Replies: 30
Views: 2014

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

I very much dislike software that makes its own decisions contrary to what I told it to do. Finale has a long and very rich history of doing whatever it pleases, regardless of the commands... Doesn’t a passive aggressive post like that deserves a sarcastic response? Ok, here goes: If you think that...