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by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3

miker wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:46 pm
BT, what are you using instead of Finale, now?
As you asked, I'm using Dorico. It may not let you do Ferneyhough, but you don't need to spend hours moving things manually just to stop standard notation colliding.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012 running in Catalina
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Finale 2012 running in Catalina

No: it won't work. It's not 64-bit.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.3 released
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Finale 26.3 released

motet wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:24 pm
I'm not sure what your picture refers to,
My picture refers to the Category Designer. That's what it looks like in Dark Mode.
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3

I'm getting the same problems in F25. a PDF on page 1 is entirely absent when the page is exported as a PDF. Printing does at least show the image in the right place. A brand new Untitled.musx file, with my PDF logo added to the front page behaves similarly, on two different computers. No PDF logo a...
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.3 released
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Finale 26.3 released

"If Finale encounters a problem saving a document, a warning is displayed with suggestions for further action." That sounds like they've made an attempt to fix (or rather workaround) the old "can't-save because of temp-file" bug. Online help pages haven't been updated yet to list the full details. S...
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3

Furthermore: If you export pages with the Graphics Tool as PDF, any graphic images on those pages will be in the wrong page position. And if they're EPS, you'll get the low-quality display image, rather than the vector data. Saving as PDF from the Mac print menu puts the images in the right place, b...
by BuonTempi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Graphics problems with Finale 26.3

I was interested to see what improvements they've made in Finale 26.3. Here's literally my first 5 minutes: 1. The old 'misplaced selection' bug is still there/returned. Here's my selection: Screenshot 9.png and here's the EPS file: Screenshot 12.png When I import the EPS file back into Finale, I ma...
by BuonTempi
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.3 released
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Finale 26.3 released

zuill wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:07 am
One can go from v26.3 back to v26.2? I never found a way to do that.
You can of course restore the old application from your backup. Updates to all the support files are largely inconsequential.
by BuonTempi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latest Finale blog
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Latest Finale blog

Bill Reed wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 pm
You now have Dark Mode. What could be more exciting?
EXTRA DARK MODE!!!

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by BuonTempi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.3 released
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Finale 26.3 released

Follow the onscreen prompts to install the Finale v26.3 Update for Macintosh and benefit from the following features, fixes, and more. Navigation. Finale's underlying drawing mechanism has been updated to offer better performance and responsiveness while editing and scrolling. Dark Mode. Finale now...
by BuonTempi
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latest Finale blog
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Latest Finale blog

I wonder who took over Finale ownership? Andy Stephens is moving from Chairman to CEO of Peaksware. He is the VC investor responsible for partnering Peaksware and MakeMusic. Mark Adler is still (AFAIK) the 'Director of Production' for MakeMusic. https://www.alfred.com/press-room/andy-stephens-ceo/ ...
by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anything new on the Choral VST side?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Anything new on the Choral VST side?

I've just started using SoundIron's "Requiem Light" library. It works with Kontact Player, and seems to work fine with Finale. https://soundiron.com/collections/choirs It comes with five different vowel sounds, which have a good attack and sustain, and not too machine-gunny on fast runs. For me, it'...
by BuonTempi
Fri May 29, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale

In the past, with earlier versions of Finale, there were some bugs with various keyboards, but I think they're all fixed now.
by BuonTempi
Mon May 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale

I'm not sure that there's any particular keyboard that works "best for Finale" more than any other. Generally, you just want to send MIDI notes when you're using Simple/Speedy Entry, and any keyboard will do that, even a $30 one. I'm not sure to what extent Finale records CC controller data, or to w...
by BuonTempi
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dark Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Dark Mode

Basically, it's white text on a dark background. Well, apart from Mail (and an option in TextEdit), the contents of most document windows still stay black on white: e.g. in Safari, Pages, Word, Preview, etc. You can simply invert the video of the entire display with Command Alt CTRL 8, but it take ...
by BuonTempi
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale tutorial books
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Finale tutorial books

Version 3.0...? That's about 28 years old. The information will be of no help to anyone running contemporary versions of Finale, (even allowing for the many things that have not been updated since then. :lol: ) Someone here might want it, of course, but only as a historical curiosity. You could try ...
by BuonTempi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ARIA version confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: ARIA version confusion

loff56 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:14 pm
As it states on the link you provided, the version for the engine can’t be higher than the version of the player.
Screenshot from my ARIA Player:
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Finale should not crash, even if the document was saved with a higher version originally.
by BuonTempi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ARIA version confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: ARIA version confusion

Note that the ARIA Player and the ARIA Engine are two separate things, with separate version numbers.

http://ariaengine.com/support/aria-engine-update/
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: Little MIDI app for MacOS
Replies: 2
Views: 765

OT: Little MIDI app for MacOS

Any Mac user who has upgraded to Catalina may have noticed that there is now no easy way of playing MIDI files, unless you load them into a Logic or Garageband. (The old QuickTime Player v7 is 32-bit; the new QuickTime Player X opens MIDI files, but won't actually play them! :roll: ) Anyway, if you ...
by BuonTempi
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable

No, there's no number: you'd have to count the array items.
by BuonTempi
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: MacOS: Get number of parts as a System Variable

Finale provides significant metadata to Spotlight, including a list of the Parts in the document. See "Get Info > More Info" in the Finder. You can access this information in AppleScript. Possibly using the shell command mdls in a 'do command' call. mdls /Users/Ben/Documents/Music/Palestrina/Palestr...
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation
Replies: 4
Views: 2595

Re: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation

No. Software is designed to 'call on' the Operating System to create windows, draw graphics, etc. Mac software needs to run on MacOS, which has different commands from iOS for iPad. Your iPad would not understand what Finale was asking it. Also, the iPad can only run apps that come from the App Stor...
by BuonTempi
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MM's March 2020 newsletter
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

Re: MM's March 2020 newsletter

You don't mention that there's a new version out! https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/finale-version-26-2-2-released/ But yes, you're right: little in the way of improvements. MM are always very cautious about making statements of future intentions, claiming that as a public company, such things may a...
by BuonTempi
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplet not allowing correct amount of notes
Replies: 28
Views: 4921

Re: Tuplet not allowing correct amount of notes

The attempts to make distinction between less and fewer , amount and number , and other proscriptions (split infinitives, prepositions at the end of sentences), are themselves novelties; mostly invented by Victorian schoolteachers as a means of introducing some order into a chaotic language. Dryden,...
by BuonTempi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: hyperscribe
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: hyperscribe

I've found that to get decent results from HyperScribe, you must be a completely robotic keyplayer. Also, depending on settings, it either cuts notes short at the barline, so any tied note will have rests on the new bar, or compensates the other way, always tying the last note of each bar onto a cho...