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by peerlessnerd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

I just updated to Catalina 10.15.4.

The install was flawless. All previous plugins including Jari, TG, and Patterson are running as always with no error messages.

The "disappearing plugins" seem dependent on the exact architecture of your computer. No such issues at all with my equipment.
by peerlessnerd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins not working
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: JW Plugins not working

I just updated to Catalina 10.15.4.

The install was flawless. All previous plugins including Jari, TG and Patterson are running as always with no error messages.

The "disappearing plugins" seem dependent on the exact architecture of your computer. No such issues at all with my equipment.
by peerlessnerd
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

I trust Jari or somebody on the forum will let us know when the JW Plugins are running under the newest Catalina. Apple can be relentless in bombarding us with update notices. What about TG Tools and Patterson, etc? Giving Apple permission to update OS automatically is a poor choice for heavy Finale...
by peerlessnerd
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expanding the Finale Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Expanding the Finale Templates

Actually a SPEBSQSA and SAI combined template (or maybe it was HI by that time) would have been nice a couple decades ago when I was writing and engraving for those combined groups in Finale. It's been a long time. Very talented people!
by peerlessnerd
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expanding the Finale Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Expanding the Finale Templates

For what little it is worth, and for the good of the order, I've been building templates in Finale since it was first possible in the monk icon days. If you don't know monk icons, you are a Finale rookie. I simply wish I didn't need to build so many in keeping my clients happy with a consistent look...
by peerlessnerd
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expanding the Finale Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Expanding the Finale Templates

OK, let's try this again, for the third time. I understand everything everybody is saying, and appreciate all your responses. I completed a 10-brass template based on the exact settings of the 8-brass template successfully and to the ultimate satisfaction of my client a couple hours after I sent my ...
by peerlessnerd
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expanding the Finale Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Expanding the Finale Templates

Appreciate the response, but nope, sorry… It is not that simple, at least in Mac. Adding the two new staves is easy enough, as is creating the two new parts. As mentioned, if you add and create them in the wrong place, they won't appear in score order in the parts. They appear at the end. Easy enoug...
by peerlessnerd
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expanding the Finale Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Expanding the Finale Templates

Could whomever created the Finale 26 Templates expand the available selections? As an example, If one expands the excellent existing "Jazz Band (Handwritten - Landscape)" template from 8 brass to 10 brass through the addition of 5th trumpet and 5th trombone, the two new parts do not have the "instru...
by peerlessnerd
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere
Replies: 24
Views: 2288

Re: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere

I use minus plus - +, flat sharp b #, and all the other associated graphic symbols as per the desires of my clients. For my students I use - + exclusively to avoid confusion when half diminished "flat 5" chords contain three double flats, as in Cb half-diminished 7 (Cb Ebb Gbb Bbb) It is similarly c...
by peerlessnerd
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry

Good news! It turns out Roland just released the Catalina driver that supports my particular MIDI interface. I am up and running again with MIDI piano note entry. My thanks to everyone who helped.
by peerlessnerd
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 3474

Re: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry

Good news! It turns out Roland just released the Catalina driver that supports my particular MIDI interface. I am up and running again with MIDI piano note entry. My thanks to everyone who helped.
by peerlessnerd
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 3474

Re: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry

Appreciate the response! My Kurzweil K1000 dates to 1988, but was still working perfectly for note entry, which is all I use it for these days. That is, until Catalina "broke" it. It does have the classic 5-pin MIDI DIN cables and no USB. I guess I can try uninstalling the Roland driver and see if t...
by peerlessnerd
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry
Replies: 4
Views: 3474

Catalina 26.2 MIDI Note Entry

Catalina has broken my ability for Simple and Speedy MIDI piano keyboard entry with Finale 26.2.0.456. I assume this is a 32-bit issue, which is no longer supported by Apple. It may be a driver issue with my Roland UM-ONE MIDI interface. I also have an original Midiman Midisport 2X2, which hasn't ha...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry

Though I'm a dinosaur Finale 1.0 user and should know better, it didn't occur to me my MIDI interface was 32-bit and would no longer be supported in Catalina. I waited dutifully for 26.2 before upgrading, and no longer have MIDI keyboard entry as my interface is obsolete. This is a new interface I p...
by peerlessnerd
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Correct use of a repeat
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: Correct use of a repeat

I recall playing a high-profile full-sized jazz band concert with a famous jazz trombone soloist years ago. His plane landed late, we got the music literally as we walked on stage with no rehearsal, not even a talk through, with no conductor. Things went fine until the last piece, when the soloist t...
by peerlessnerd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I need to print two-up marching band parts
Replies: 20
Views: 2399

Re: I need to print two-up marching band parts

Quickstep size is half a choral octavo page. I've never been successful at printing quickstep two-up. I happened to be standing at the very serious high-end university copier trying to print quickstep PDFs two-up when the head regional company copier expert walked for routine maintenance and watched...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: High Sierra and 25.5 XML
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: High Sierra and 25.5 XML

Issue solved. Be aware apps including current MuseScore and middle aged Sibelius 7.5 do no seem to support the MusicXML format but do support the uncompressed XML format. Be certain to select "XML" from the Format pulldown menu, and not "MusicXML." Filenames ending with .xml will open. Finale 25.5 d...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: High Sierra and 25.5 XML
Replies: 2
Views: 832

High Sierra and 25.5 XML

Finale files exported as XML will not open in MuseScore 2.1 or Sibelius 7.5. Haven't tested Dorico or any Sibelius 8 yet. This includes any and all XML versions back to version 1. Finale 25.5 will open XML files created in 25.5. Is anybody else on High Sierra 10.13.3 reporting this? Perhaps the defa...
by peerlessnerd
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Re: HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra

I don't pretend to understand any of the numbers I entered, what the various settings within the printers and OS do, or how I managed to “spoof my user agent, and reduce my 1000Base T." (If in fact that's really what happened : ) I'm simply glad we have so many here on the forum with knowledge and e...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Re: HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra

Thanks MikeHalloran above! It is unclear if these are different drivers than I had tried before. Perhaps I am a bit better at navigating the menus on the printer. I suspect my error was not with the drivers or my printer, but creating the wrong kind of printer within System Preferences>Printers & Sc...
by peerlessnerd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

HP 5000n Printer and High Sierra

My old 2008 Mac Pro died. That chip set did not support past El Capitan. It took significant and greatly appreciated help from Wiggy and Motet to get my HP LaserJet 5000n to print in the move from Yosemite to El Capitan back in early 2016. Despite following those 2016 instructions for manually confi...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Irrational meters and time signatures
Replies: 18
Views: 6471

Re: Irrational meters and time signatures

It took 17 posts (excluding mine) from some of the brightest Finale minds on the planet for you to arrive at a satisfactory fake workaround. I am glad to know it is at least possible. In the world of Paul Creston your example is a notational and playback non-issue. It is true what your are attemptin...
by peerlessnerd
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Irrational meters and time signatures
Replies: 18
Views: 6471

Re: Irrational meters and time signatures

American composer Paul Creston (1906-1985) would take issue with the term “irrational” relative to meters like 3/6. In 1961he called his 216 page textbook “Principals of Rhythm” an introduction. He quotes Paul Hindemith, “it seems impossible at the present time to include rhythm as an integral part ...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25.3 Update
Replies: 30
Views: 14305

Re: Finale 25.3 Update

My thanks for this info on trashing preferences. Unfortunately, trashing prefs did not solve the problem. However, it did solve the crashing issues everywhere except for this current project. This one file is somehow heavily corrupted. It does play back with no human playback, but crashes with any h...
by peerlessnerd
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25.3 Update
Replies: 30
Views: 14305

Re: Finale 25.3 Update

I’ve upgraded to El Capitan 10.11.6 and Finale 25.3.0.276. My Mac Pro does not support Sierra. Human playback crashes Finale hard and instantly every time, even in new files created from scratch. I’ve booted in safe mode, and 25.3 still crashes with human playback enabled. Trashing preferences is a ...