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by MikeHalloran
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 89

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: 127

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: 129

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: 328

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: 129

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: 777

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...
by MikeHalloran
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Opportunity

I worked a Windows support desk for years. I’m still fluent in it and help my clients but never again for my needs. Never ever ever ever... A 16GB MBP with 512GB storage is more than enough for Finale — but is it enough for your other needs? Without knowing what they are, no one can answer. As for F...
by MikeHalloran
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hairpins crossing systems - A Lament
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: Hairpins crossing systems - A Lament

Nothing quite like the experience of spending extra rehearsal time trying to figure out the “personal preferences” of a composer Or arranger. Had to do that a few times over the holidays. What a time wasting pain... Ok, I cringe when I look at some of my earliest scores (now over 50 years old—yikes!...
by MikeHalloran
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:46 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?

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: 373

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: 1505

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: 1505

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: 1716

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: 17
Views: 1236

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: 17
Views: 1236

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: 412

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: 252

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: 571

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: 1601

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: 915

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: 915

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: 589

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: 589

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: 448

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: 614

Re: scanscore

They advertise ease of use. Best to ask them.

https://scan-score.com/en/shop/scanscore-professional/