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by MikeHalloran
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

pianowillbebach wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:13 am
... It says it recognizes chord names and lyrics now, which sounds great. Also can transpose in the app. Let me know your thoughts!
So it’s catching up to SmartScore Pro from 2012. Wow ... i guess.

What’s next — racing stripes and tail fins?
by MikeHalloran
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 292

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

As a singer, I rely on them. My choir sang the Messiah a couple of years ago, and the edition we used did not have them. I put mine in by hand. Word extensions should definitely be used for melisma. Messiah is a great example. If it’s just to extend the length of a word, I don’t use them. Redundant...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2
Replies: 29
Views: 905

Re: Finale 26.2

Beat me to the punch
The 26.2.1 hot fix has been released, so you can go to the Check for Updates option in Finale and get the update. This addresses the grace note music spacing ... as well as the default tie placement issue.
by MikeHalloran
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2
Replies: 29
Views: 905

Re: Finale 26.2

When has an incremental update ever overwritten the Preferences? Anyway didn’t happen here. Mac users running High Sierra or later can reset to an earlier state within the last 24 hours using APFS Snapshots. If the new install messes things up, you can roll back an hour or two. Same as a complete re...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hold off on Catalina?
Replies: 17
Views: 1441

Re: Hold off on Catalina?

So, I didn't check. Upgraded my vs 2012 to os Catalina and now am inoperable. Is there anything I can do? Need a fix for work - am currently screwed. Help please? Thanks. Working great for me. I have only updated my 2012 MBP, not my desktop iMac Pro — that’s the machine on which I make my living. G...
by MikeHalloran
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: On to Dorico

Crossgrade is $279.99. Have fun. https://new.steinberg.net/dorico/?_sp=9d72e9d7-5da7-4b14-af11-e5b2cb21090e.1568494289796&buy=dorico-pro-3 I bought it last year when the crossgrade was on sale. There are things I like about the look. There are things I dislike such as ... oh ... everything else. Ev...
by MikeHalloran
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: On to Dorico
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: On to Dorico

Crossgrade is $279.99. Have fun. https://new.steinberg.net/dorico/?_sp=9d72e9d7-5da7-4b14-af11-e5b2cb21090e.1568494289796&buy=dorico-pro-3 I bought it last year when the crossgrade was on sale. There are things I like about the look. There are things I dislike such as ... oh ... everything else. Eva...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change a .bakx file to .musx file
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Change a .bakx file to .musx file

Since Finale 25.4 (or was it 25.3?) you now have the ability to save in a number of versions of MusicXML. Find these in the Export menu. While there, click on MusicXML Preferences to see all of your choices.
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slow on Mojave?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Slow on Mojave?

There has been some talk about Macs with high resolution monitors slowing down Finale. The trick is to go out of hi-res mode. I don't have any experience in the matter, but it may be worth investigating. Yes, this was addressed in 26 but getting out oh hi-res is recommended for 25 if you've a Retin...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Printing doesn't work properly
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: Printing doesn't work properly

If 2014.5 like your signature indicates, then normally, Page Setup isn't matching your printer fir some reason. If Page Setup is set for Any Printer, it could be that simple. I know, normally and Finale are often not used in the same sentence but it could happen... What happens when you print to PDF...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an older copy of Finale
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Looking for an older copy of Finale

What is the "upgrade" that unlocks earlier versions like 1998? Where can I find it? If you have the disk, type the word UPGRADE when the serial number is requested. I don't recall when that stopped working. I only tried it on Mac when I was sent a disk with no key code. The only thing on the front ...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: natural sign above staff

Riu Riu Chiu pg 1 The known copy from the 16th C. Riu Riu Chiu from Cancionero de Uppsala pg1.png New Oxford Book of Carols pg1 with ficta Riu Riu Chiu 48 New Oxford Book of Carols.png My edition pg1 Riu Riu Chiu p1.png It's only 2 pages but, because of attachment and pixel sizes, I'm only able to u...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: natural sign above staff

Yes. Everyone here is essentially correct. It is an editorial accidental, that would have been included in a performance of this earlier music as a matter of course, based on the performance practice and theoretical teachings of the time. These types of editorial accidentals in modern editions are ...
by MikeHalloran
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Latency Frustrations

Ok, that one is known. If I understand correctly, it only happens on a Mac. Compared to the constant 1 second latency issue with 25 and NotePerformer, 26 is a vast improvement. This is the last I read about it. https://www.scoringnotes.com/reviews/noteperformer-3-1/ If you’re not subscribed to Scori...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Latency Frustrations

You don’t say what Mac you have. If a 2015 or later with a Retina or 4K display including aftermarket, you may be affected by the 10 bit Color Profile issue. Try this: Go to System Preferences/Display/Color and choose a different display profile. If you don’t see any choices, hold down the Option ke...
by MikeHalloran
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Large time signatures in 2014.5
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Large time signatures in 2014.5

From MakeMusic

https://www.finalemusic.com/blog/finale ... rs-scores/

This the page posted with the release of 2014. I see that it was updated last June but I didn’t look closely to see what was changed.
by MikeHalloran
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: scanscore
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: scanscore

They advertise ease of use. Best to ask them.

https://scan-score.com/en/shop/scanscore-professional/
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Can PrintMusic open all (old) Finale files?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Can PrintMusic open all (old) Finale files?

For years, everyone (including me) had the same complaint, that the one feature that we had to have wasn't there in PrintMusic. If you added up all of those "just one feature" requests, guess what you would have: Finale! Ha! One year at NAMM, a user was talking to Tom after one of his demos trying ...
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Can PrintMusic open all (old) Finale files?
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Can PrintMusic open all (old) Finale files?

Really? That’s your rant? PrintMusic costs $119.95 from MakeMusic or $99 from a reseller. Nearly any large reseller charges $119.00 upgrade from any full version of Finale, no matter how old. Here’s Sweetwater but many others charge the same. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Finale26upF--make...
by MikeHalloran
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Composing in Finale....Is there a more satisfying feeling?
Replies: 83
Views: 4758

Re: Composing in Finale....Is there a more satisfying feelin

bvstudios wrote:Finale is a tool, and that is actually the best thing I can call it.
...
That makes it valuable to me.
Exactly!
by MikeHalloran
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Composing in Finale....Is there a more satisfying feeling?
Replies: 83
Views: 4758

Re: Composing in Finale....Is there a more satisfying feelin

Big pen and ink fan to sketch ideas. Everything else in a notation app, normally Finale. Then I had a massive stroke and lost the use of my left (dominant) arm. 10 years now with no signs of coming back. Notion on an iPad with the Apple Pencil —not quite the same but as close as I am likely to get. ...
by MikeHalloran
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?

Anders Hedelin wrote:This rather detailed discussion has strengthened me in my belief that a contact with a copyright organization is the best way to get proper, digestible info. Maybe I'm just lazy. In that field, at least.
I've heard of this.
by MikeHalloran
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?

All “Webster’s” means is that the Americanized spellings for some words are used as laid out by Noah Webster as opposed by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Merriam-Webster is a publisher of a “Webster’s” dictionary and, though well respected, it is one of many. The Merriam Brothers’ company boug...
by MikeHalloran
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: High CPU load
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: High CPU load

This may look weird but it’s easily undone. Go into your display settings and look at your color profile. Select a different profile — if only the default shows, open with the Option key held and you’ll see others. It doesn’t really matter which profile you select. Reboot and see if it makes a diffe...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?
Replies: 26
Views: 1447

Re: Does dedicating a work in the mss relinquish ownership?

The Eroica! (Or at least de-dedicated.) You beat me to the punch. Back OT, sorta’ kinda’ Will somebody please look up Work for hire ? It is quite possible for a commission to fall into that category. It’s not unusual at all—advertising jingles are a good example and film scores used to be. However,...