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by SamGroude
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T-ish: harp pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: O/T-ish: harp pedals

This looks like it might be even better:

http://chris-lane.com/software/Projects ... acker.html
by SamGroude
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T-ish: harp pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: O/T-ish: harp pedals

Yes, I think he suggests making it out of cardboard.
by SamGroude
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T-ish: harp pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: O/T-ish: harp pedals

Stanley Chaloupka’s excellent book, “Harp Scoring,” has an appendix on “Making the Pedal Tracker.” Might be exactly what you need.
by SamGroude
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Script Error while running JW Lua
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Script Error while running JW Lua

I am trying to run the JW Lua Harp Glissando plug-in for the first time.

I get the following error:

Script Error while running JW Lua script:
...upport/MakeMusic/Finale 26/Plug-ins/JW Lua/harpgliss.lua:183: syntax error near '/'

Does any know how to fix this? Thanks!!
by SamGroude
Sun May 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Moving dynamics and hairpins simultaneously
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Moving dynamics and hairpins simultaneously

Thanks Zuill. I really appreciate your help!
by SamGroude
Sat May 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Moving dynamics and hairpins simultaneously
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Moving dynamics and hairpins simultaneously

I'm familiar with the TG "Align Move Dynamics" but wondering if there is also a way to select both dynamics and hairpins together and nudge them up or down simultaneously with the arrow keys. Thanks!
by SamGroude
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate crashes my Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: JW Validate crashes my Finale

I have checked, and I'm using a 64-bit version of the plugin (version 1.01). I have a couple of error reports that may be useful. They are in PDF format, but I can't seem to attach them to this message. Here are a couple of relevant sections of the error text: 1) Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: co...
by SamGroude
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate crashes my Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: JW Validate crashes my Finale

Thanks Bill and Miker. I check all this out and report back.
by SamGroude
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate crashes my Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 552

JW Validate crashes my Finale

My Finale 26 for Mac crashes every time I hit scan on JW Validate. Any suggestions to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
by SamGroude
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells

Thanks again Zuill. Couldn’t make the original percussion staff play the jingle bells but was able to notate the part silently on that staff and then created a new staff that played the bells and hid it.
by SamGroude
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells

Thanks Zuill, I really appreciate it. The demo file is basically what I want the staff to look like, but when I play it, it is silent for the first and third systems, and the second system, marked "jingle plays" plays on a piano sound. On my computer this demo file opens with "Garritan Instruments f...
by SamGroude
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells

I am trying to change instruments mid-staff on a percussion staff playing "basic orchestral percussion" sounds on GPO5. I want to change to "jingle bells." When I use "change instrument" in the "utilities" drop down and click on "jingle bells" the selected measures change to a single line staff and ...
by SamGroude
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Latency Frustrations

Update
From Make Music:
Latency issues using two different instrument libraries in the same document is a known bug.
Make Music’s recommendation:
To avoid latency issues at this time, don’t use two different instrument libraries in the same document.
by SamGroude
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Latency Frustrations

An update . . I didn't have any success solving the latency issues by changing the Display Color Profile or by changing the buffering . . . but I did figure out what causes the latency to happen. If my score has only GPO5 instruments, there is NO latency. If I have only NotePerformer instruments, th...
by SamGroude
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Latency Frustrations

Thanks for your help Mike. I really appreciate it. I’ll check it out, and let you know what happens.
by SamGroude
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latency Frustrations
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Latency Frustrations

I am using Finale 26 with GPO5 on Mac Mohave.If I create a document with, for example, a harp part, I can play the harp sounds with my midi controller without any noticeable latency. I can also enter pitches and play them back with the scroll bar perfectly lined up with the notes as they sound. Howe...
by SamGroude
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Re: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts

Thanks for the replies. All your suggestions worked great!
by SamGroude
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing staff names mid-score
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Changing staff names mid-score

As an update . . . I haven't been able to solve this issue, but my work around was to go to utilities/change instrument, and change the instrument for the staves needing a different staff name. Then I simply changed the abbreviated name of the new instrument to the name I needed. Still puzzled as to...
by SamGroude
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing staff names mid-score
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Changing staff names mid-score

Thanks for your reply Peter. I applied different staff styles to each staff (with one named S1 and the other S2), but when I apply the S2 staff style to only the S2 staff, both staves change to S2. I think it has something to do with the fact that since they are both soprano parts, when I created th...
by SamGroude
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing staff names mid-score
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Changing staff names mid-score

I am working on an SSATB score. Wherever the soprano parts are in unison, I have hidden the second soprano staff. When the parts are not in unison, I show both staves and am trying to rename the top one S1 and the bottom one S2, using "Define" and "Apply" staff styles. I have no trouble renaming the...
by SamGroude
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Disappearing Cursor
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Disappearing Cursor

Thanks Peter. Checked for stuck keys and rebooted but the issue persists. I have been viewing at 100% so I don't think that is the cause.

I am wondering if something is going on in the background of my computer that causes me to have to wait for the cursor.
by SamGroude
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Disappearing Cursor
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Disappearing Cursor

I am working in the latest version of Finale 25 on a Mac. When using Speedy Note Entry, when I try to place the cursor where I want it (so I can type the note's duration number), the cursor often just disappears off the screen. This also happens sometimes when I use the up/down arrows to move the cu...
by SamGroude
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't create 11x17 PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Re: Can't create 11x17 PDF

Thanks Michelp. That worked perfectly.
by SamGroude
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't create 11x17 PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Can't create 11x17 PDF

I have a full orchestra score that I created on 11x17 paper size. I am trying to create a PDF of this score, using print/PDF/Save as PDF. The only actual printer I have connected to my computer does not accommodate 11x17 paper, so in the paper selection drop-down, the 11x17 paper size is grayed out ...
by SamGroude
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Manually re-spacing staves within a system by dragging
Replies: 8
Views: 2113

Re: Manually re-spacing staves within a system by dragging

Thanks Michel. This is exactly what I was looking for and I really appreciate your reply. I didn't realize that the top staff needed to remain "unselected" for this to work.

This is really helpful. Thanks again!