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by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Music spacing

Interesting thoughts. I suggest that you also post your thoughts in the forum on MakeMusic’s web site. … manually dragging notes around in the vocal line to make the lyrics readable … It might be better to move the syllables horisontally (rather than the notes ). Not a bad idea, assuming they're of...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Finale 2014 Export audio Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Re: Finale 2014 Export audio Problem

They rewrote their audio engine for 2014. This could be a bug. If it doesn't clear up in the next Finale update, drop MakeMusic an email. Be sure to tell them exactly what plug-ins you're using, and if you can attach the file to the email, it would probably help them.
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Music spacing problem??
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Re: Music spacing problem??

Hi All, I've had this issue for many years and I still don't know how to fix it. When I'm editing linked parts, the music spacing gets crazy when I place the Speedy Entry cursor and then remove it. I have attached a file to show what usually happens. The way I fix this is by manually editing the am...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Trombone one sounds different pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Re: Trombone one sounds different pitch

Hi I'm writing a piece for orchestra and the playback has worked all fine until now, when the stupid Trombone 1 sounds a fourth lower than all the other instruments. It starts with C in all instruments. The note in the trombone 1 part is also a C but it sounds like a G! HOW? I'm getting really frus...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Re: Yosemite

Finale uses Java for its MusicXML import and export. It would be nice if they would make that gracefully degrade (and I think I filed a bug with them to that effect a year or two ago), but apparently they didn't get around to it for 2014.
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Im getting an error opening finale 2011 and 2014 on maverick
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: Im getting an error opening finale 2011 and 2014 on mave

I have a general idea of what's going on. There were some bugs in Finale's audio support and/or in OS X (I have no idea which) that caused some fascinating crashes, particularly when quitting the app or when switching from one document to another, but also affecting certain Apple Audio Unit plugins ...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Cant handle more than 4 layers
Replies: 7
Views: 2910

Re: Cant handle more than 4 layers

It would help if we could see the file in question. As Peter said, it's VERY rare to need more than four layers. I have trouble visualizing a piece of music where this might be the case. I would never have more than four layers visible in any given measure , but removing the four-layer limit would ...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Staff Names and Abbreviated Staff Names
Replies: 4
Views: 4607

Re: Staff Names and Abbreviated Staff Names

On the subject of staff names, I'd settle for Finale ensuring that the staff names actually fall within the printer's page margins instead of extending all the way to the edge of the theoretically but not actually printable page. :) I'd also love to see more control over showing the staff names in p...
by dgatwood
Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: Music spacing

I hate to bump such an old post, but I was looking for the answer to the same question, on a very different scale, and although I understand the reasons behind vertically aligning beats, in my opinion, there's a huge gulf between theory and practice here. In theory, aligning the beats makes things m...
by dgatwood
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Autocomplete of measures shouldn't care about voices
Replies: 0
Views: 2250

Autocomplete of measures shouldn't care about voices

I like the automatic filling of a measure with rests when I'm done with it, but it's a real pain to have it happen when I'm switching back and forth between layers as I add notes to the same measure. I'd love to see Finale treat all of the layers of a given measure as equivalent for autofill purposes.
by dgatwood
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: os 10.6 compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Do a "find" in Finder and search for Maestro. Look at the creation dates on each file and drag all but the newest one to the trash but DO NOT empty it. Reboot and relaunch Finale. If things are still broken, get rid of that one and put back one of the other copies, reboot, and relaunch Finale. Repea...
by dgatwood
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Finale 2010 on Mac OSX 10.6
Replies: 5
Views: 5693

When it crashes, post the crash logs. They're in the Library/Logs/CrashReporter folder inside your home directory. The logs often provide a great deal of insight into what's gong wrong.
by dgatwood
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Blasting noise in Aria & Finale 2009 r3
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

I'm about to file a formal bug report against Finale for the same issue---deafening white noise. This happened to me two weeks ago on an airplane (it was loud enough that the passenger across the aisle from me heard it and asked if I was okay) and again today. It is to the point that I'm scared to u...