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by wessmusic
Sun May 31, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creative use of Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Creative use of Finale

Hi, as our colleague N Grossingink suggests, you need to export your file in vector format. PDF is OK. BTW, there is no "One button" option, believe me, if you work meticulously. For more than 26 years I haven't found proper plugin, that solves my creative ideas in an instant. Of course, there are m...
by wessmusic
Wed May 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First time using graphics tool...wasn't as easy as I'd hoped
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: First time using graphics tool...wasn't as easy as I'd hoped

Dear zuill, you have right, but only if the graphics are really simple like these've being posted. However, when you need to mach the composer's style, I believe, it would be more appropriate and less time consuming to use another program (Incscape, iDraw, Illustrator). I attempted a test and it tur...
by wessmusic
Thu May 21, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First time using graphics tool...wasn't as easy as I'd hoped
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: First time using graphics tool...wasn't as easy as I'd hoped

Hi bopeuph, I am not a Win. user, however I could suggest a method, that works on Mac. Finale, since its version 2006, began to neglect the Graphics import/export capability. However there is a solution, that many users apply, keeping in mind several provisos: 1. Use only vectorised shapes – namely ...
by wessmusic
Tue May 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Peculiarity" in Smart Shape tool
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: "Peculiarity" in Smart Shape tool

I would suggest something simple in 4 steps: 1. go to Expression tool –> Expression selection –> clic "Create Misc. Expression –> Expression designer –> Shape The editor is at your disposal. Use "Polygon tool" and create a squire shape. (Last double click closes the shape) set "Fill" to "white", set...
by wessmusic
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics text size
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Lyrics text size

I would suggest something simple. This action requires very basic knowledge of font creation. If you do not have at you disposal FontLab Studio, there are many free options. All you need is to scale the so called UPM – Unit Per eM – the size of the grid on which all glyph coordinates are defined. TT...
by wessmusic
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hiding brackets and clefs
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Hiding brackets and clefs

Three months ago I had to work on similar project and I decided to manage all groups and instrument names as text expressions. On the linked PDF all green elements appear as expressions and all in red are smart shapes. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4ees31bi3yxmyi/62.pdf?dl=0 As for the "hidden staff" s...
by wessmusic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slow on Mojave?
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Slow on Mojave?

You are right.
Finale 25 is very problematic.
However, the last version 26.1 works much faster except the slow "save" operation if you work on heavy projects.
by wessmusic
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: High CPU load
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: High CPU load

This is pretty good configuration, however Finale does care how many CPU cores stay at disposal, since it uses only ONE and this is the main reasons for number of issues inc. slow graphical performance.
by wessmusic
Sun May 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text cursor blinking behavior different on Finale for Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Text cursor blinking behavior different on Finale for Ma

Mac, Mojave, 10.14.4, Finale 26.1 EXPRESSION tool - typing/editing in Text window I found that the cursor is not visible when selecting an expression by pressing [Alt+Shift+Enter] for direct editing (for example missing letter, comma etc.). The same issue remains if the whole sequence is done: doubl...
by wessmusic
Fri May 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: advanced notation question
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: advanced notation question

I would suggest this simplest way.
by wessmusic
Wed May 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Should I upgrade to 26?
Replies: 73
Views: 7139

Re: Should I upgrade to 26?

26.1 is a considerable improvement specially for Mac users. The lags and some slow down issues seen before now appear to be fixed. Nudging with arrow keys is almost as fast as in version 2008 (one of the most reliable old versions). Copy-paste 100 bars/32 staves fully loaded with articulation, smart...
by wessmusic
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 12.5 font for lyrics
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: 12.5 font for lyrics

Hi, it's not possible, however you could get closer size working with non-fixed fonts. I use one simple method: imagine you need to input the music on 7 mm staff. This corresponds to 83% scaling (either staff or system) making an assumption, that 96 EVPUs is the original staff high 8.4667 mm. If you...
by wessmusic
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Getting ready to print 11/17
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Getting ready to print 11/17

Working with 32 staves per page on A3 or similar page size is real challenge, indeed and this circumstance requires to be very frugal using the vertical space. IMO, 4 mm staff high would solve your problem, well, as a last resort. The "picture" will look slightly minimalistic, however the score will...
by wessmusic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: PDF and PS problem

There is another trick and IMHO it works much easier: Prepare a PDF file from your score without embedding the EPS object(s). Open the file in Illustrator, iDraw, Inkscape etc. Add new layer and place the graphic object and adjust it properly. LOCK the added layer. Many Sibelius and Dorico users app...
by wessmusic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: PDF and PS problem

Hi OCTO, it's known issue, but here is the method I use for many years: first I know, that you are MAC user. So: 1. Download printer driver for large PS printer i.e. HP 5000 series or even better HP Large printer in order to print on A2. I use HP Design jet T1100ps 44in, install it and select it as ...