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by Al Fine
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF

Not sure if this will get anyone's attention, but wanted to say that I finally solved this problem by choosing US Letter Borderless paper on the print option pop-up, after which, I chose Open in PDF Preview, then exported as a PDF. I'll add that you must choose US Letter Borderless paper each time y...
by Al Fine
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Hi Motet, I'm not sure how to go about doing that, will probably just live with this little glitch for now. As always, I appreciate your input, will seek you out if I decide to recreate the preferences file. :-)
by Al Fine
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Yes, directly on the staff, usually on the note/rest on which I'm working (unless it's off the staff, then I hit the measure dead center). Don't know if it helps to know this, put if I single click and hold on the bar, it highlights (so if I double-click and aim well, I can input one thing). But as ...
by Al Fine
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Hi N. Good reminder (although not the problem in this case) :-)
by Al Fine
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Hi Motet, no, the jump-to-next-measure option is not on in these cases. The cursor doesn't go to the next bar, it just appears over the bar I'm trying to click on, but since it doesn't highlight the bar, I can't make my entries.
by Al Fine
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Thanks for you input, HP.
by Al Fine
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Cursor won't stay in Speedy Entry Tool

Admittedly, this is a minor annoyance, but an annoyance all the same. Often (but not always), if I've made an entry in a bar using the Speedy Entry Tool, then leave the bar, but immediately click in it again, the cursor won't stay in the bar, and the bar won't stay highlighted. Sometimes I have to c...
by Al Fine
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: No sound during playback for one specific piece
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: No sound during playback for one specific piece

I think I outsmarted the problem. I copy and pasted the score into another Finale document, and now it plays. Thanks for testing it out for me!
by Al Fine
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: No sound during playback for one specific piece
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: No sound during playback for one specific piece

Would that be the S & M headers? Nothing is showing there.
by Al Fine
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: No sound during playback for one specific piece
Replies: 3
Views: 443

No sound during playback for one specific piece

Hello all, this is a segment from a piece which has no sound during playback. Other Finale files work, as do other non Finale playback from the internet. I've closed the piece, Finale, and rebooted the computer. Just wondering if you can hear this right away, or if not, can figure out what's wrong. ...
by Al Fine
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately

Hi Motet, just wanted to let you know that I'm using your method, and that it's working great! Thanks again--you're saving me so much work I could cry. :wink:
by Al Fine
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately

Thanks to both of you for your responses. I will go into action and see if I can make it all work. If not, I'll be back... :lol:
by Al Fine
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately

Hi Motet, thanks for your response. DId you mean Document>Page format? I don't see anything there that does specifically what I want to do. If you could give a little more data that would walk me through what you mean, I'd appreciate it. Here are 3 screenshots which show the steps I'm trying to comb...
by Al Fine
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Increasing note size and staff lines proportionately

Greetings all, hope life is good. I'm wanting to increase all the noteheads' size in a piece (piano grandstaff), and also have the space between staff lines increase proportionately. I have found out how to do both of these things separately, using the Utility>Change>Noteheads, and the ScoreManger C...
by Al Fine
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF

Son of a gun of I can't duplicate the problem. Finale froze on me just after I made my first post, and I had to force my Mac's Finder to quit, so maybe that did it. But never fear, if it happens again, I'll be back with a small example file. :-) Thanks!
by Al Fine
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem

What's odd, is that it isn't every single time. I wonder if I'm causing some sort of trigger each time it does happen. Hard to figure out the cause and effect, if there is one.
by Al Fine
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem

Not after a specific occurrence of this problem, but my computer has been rebooted several times since this problem has been happening (over 2 years now, I think).
by Al Fine
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Speedy entry tool - consecutive entries problem

Greetings all. Often, after I make an entry in a measure while using the Speedy Entry Tool, if I then exit the measure, then immediately try to re-enter the same bar, it takes me several mouse clicks (7-10?) before the measure stays highlighted. This only started when I updated to my current version...
by Al Fine
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF

All Finale scores. And both times it has happened, I'd made no change in settings (that I was aware of, anyway). I should mention that I've tried adjusting some of the printing options, like "Fit to page", and "Ignore printer margins for n-up printing".
by Al Fine
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Finale file's margins change when saved as PDF

Hello all, a while back I posted about a problem I was having where my file margins were being changed when I saved a file as a PDF using the Print pulldown menu's "PDF" option. This problem was cutting of the tops of my pages (see attachment). It was suggested here that I use Finale's Export Pages ...
by Al Fine
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No scroll bar in playback
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: No scroll bar in playback

Hi Miker, you know, that is the first place I looked, and didn't see anything. However, rather than simply posting that back to you, based on your reply, I figured I must have missed something (pilot error is always my first suspicion, heh), and in double checking, I saw that I'd missed the little e...
by Al Fine
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No scroll bar in playback
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: No scroll bar in playback

Thanks for your reply. Sorry, I was remiss in stating that I've tried closing the file, Finale, and restarting my computer. :-) I'm hoping to find a bona fide option for viewing and hiding the scroll bar, if there is one.
by Al Fine
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No scroll bar in playback
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

No scroll bar in playback

Greetings all, every once and a while, during playback, the scroll bar doesn't appear (see screenshot, taken during playback). Does anyone know how to re-activate it? It still shows on other pieces, so it isn't a universal problem. Just started happening, so haven't been able to track any patterns. ...
by Al Fine
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: AIFF files still corrupted
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: AIFF files still corrupted

Happily, I am still having great success with the larger buffering rate.
by Al Fine
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: AIFF files still corrupted
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: AIFF files still corrupted

Hi David, I was unaware of the Buffer Size/Sample Rate options. My Sample Rate was on the lowest setting, but my Buffer Size was two levels under the max, so I increased it, and have tested it on a couple of different pieces. So far so good! Thank you so much for the suggestion!