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by BuonTempi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New upgrade to Finale.
Replies: 97
Views: 16355

Re: New upgrade to Finale.

For some of the repertoire that I do -- choral works with keyboard, arias, small instrumental ensembles -- it seems entirely ready. In my first attempt to recreate a piece that I had previous done in Finale, I had to manually adjust about 8 things. (OK, lots of futzing around with settings and fonts...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New upgrade to Finale.
Replies: 97
Views: 16355

Re: New upgrade to Finale.

They are watching Dorico with interest, and told me last week that it's still 'not ready.' Some of us have come to that conclusion on our own. I've come to the conclusion that it's more ready than Finale ever will be. I'm now doing all my new work in Dorico, and even re-setting some existing works....
by BuonTempi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mac: PDFWriter issues
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Mac: PDFWriter issues

I've written my own similar PDF-to-file print queue, and I get a similar result. When you print a Finale file using AppleScript, or dropping a Finale file onto the print queue's window, Finale prints by default to US Letter. You should be able to check the actual dimensions of the PDF in Preview (or...
by BuonTempi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Computer speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Recommendations for Computer speakers

A grand might be a little over-budget. Probably no more than $200.

I just need to listen to recorded music, Finale playback, and the odd bit of Logic, but 'studio monitors' are overkill. Just something with nice sound that's easy to plug in.
by BuonTempi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I've got an strange page
Replies: 13
Views: 4074

Re: I've got an strange page

new pages automatically follow the formatting of the earlier pages. Au contraire: New pages follow the formatting settings in Page Format. They do NOT follow whatever the previous page happened to be. Set the values you want in Page Format, and Redefine All Pages. That will fix everything (assuming...
by BuonTempi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dorico 2 is out
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: Dorico 2 is out

So, Dorico is adding a number of features that Finale & Sibelius had many years ago Even if Finale and Sibelius had these features before, Dorico's implementation of any given feature is, by most metrics, easier, faster, better. Finale has consigned Video syncing to Hell; ossias are crude and have ...
by BuonTempi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Recommendations for Computer speakers
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Recommendations for Computer speakers

I'm guessing that most people here have additional audio equipment plugged into their computers, so that they can hear their Finale playback, iTunes music, and other audio at a 'decent' volume and quality. I used to have an external FireWire audio interface, plugged into a Hi-Fi amp with a pair of s...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?

I don't have a hairpin Expression in the Broadway default document. Is this an Expression you've made yourself?

My first question is: why isn't the Smart Shape suitable for what you want ? Perhaps there's a way to make that do what you want instead.
by BuonTempi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Dorico 2 is out
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Dorico 2 is out

An interesting development: Dorico v2 is out, with an entry-level "Dorico Elements" edition and the full "Pro" app. Some nice new features, as ever, including Divisi split staves -- mark a divisi split point, and Dorico will automatically supply unison before it from the beginning of the system...! ...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Making a quality MIDI piano Mp3 in Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Making a quality MIDI piano Mp3 in Finale

used the Scaling option for dynamics, .... when I want a fermata, I’ve simply added more bars of the desired note(s), and used ties for sustaining. Finale's Human Playback will hold fermatas, observe dynamic markings and hairpins, and follow metronome expressions. You don't need to adjust the notat...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: some thoughts and q
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: some thoughts and q

... But I just wonder what is happening with Finale? A new version coming out? Is the most current version the same as 2 years ago? Finale's new scheme is that instead of each yearly version being a 'separate' installation and application, the application will just be "Finale", and be continually u...
by BuonTempi
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: NotePerformer3 now available
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: NotePerformer3 now available

Bill Reed wrote:The review from Scoring Notes:

https://www.scoringnotes.com/news/notep ... -released/
If nothing else, that's told me that Dorico 2 has been released!
by BuonTempi
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mac 10.13.5?
Replies: 5
Views: 972

Re: Mac 10.13.5?

I think it was the 10.5.8 up-date and Finale 2007 that caused major authorization problems for me and quite a few others, so I remain a little wary of these things. Funny how that one problem, 11 years and 45 system updates ago, still gives you pause for thought! :lol: I've been running Finale 25.5...
by BuonTempi
Thu May 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anchor the page
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Re: Anchor the page

Every time I would get the cursor over the note, the page would suddenly skitter away Is this when the cursor is near the edge of the window? It sounds like moving the mouse pointer near the edge of the window might initiate scrolling. I don't think you've said whether this is Page View or Scroll V...
by BuonTempi
Thu May 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anchor the page
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Re: Anchor the page

Hopefully, I'll get used to Finale 25 and the new computer eventually or else I'll trade computers with my husband! For the record, the behaviour you cite isn't the usual behaviour for Finale 25, so something else must be a factor. In terms of recommendation, I've been using Apple's Magic TrackPad ...
by BuonTempi
Thu May 24, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anchor the page
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Re: Anchor the page

It's only on Finale that it bothers me because it's so exacting, where you put things. I went to accessibility in the preferences and made the spring loaded delay long. Firstly, I'm not sure that the Spring-loaded delay would affect anything in Finale. That relates to Finder windows opening when yo...
by BuonTempi
Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: problem exporting text fonts
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: problem exporting text fonts

Is that Finale's own Graphics Export, or some other PDF creation software?
by BuonTempi
Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anchor the page
Replies: 18
Views: 2067

Re: Anchor the page

Is it a third-party mouse? Is this in Scroll View, or Page View, or both? Do any other apps behave similarly?

Note that Tracking speed and Scrolling speed are two different things. For some reason, Apple keeps the second one in the Accessibility System Preference pane.
by BuonTempi
Tue May 22, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale support
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Finale support

Finale provides no telephone, person-to-person support. I just talked to the folks at Avid-Sibekius and they do, indeed, provide live, person-to-person telephone support. This is a real problem, and I would be quick to point this out to anyone who is considering purchasing a new software program. T...
by BuonTempi
Mon May 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: water mark
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: water mark

Anyway, how do I edit the watermark, so it's a) paler (possibly 25%) and b) varied text? Also how would one apply the watermark to most but not all pages in a file? Perhaps some of these questions may already be covered in the ‘read me.’ Double click on the workflow, and it will open in Automator. ...
by BuonTempi
Sun May 20, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Newzik vs. Forscore
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Newzik vs. Forscore

The trouble with notation readers that render the notation themselves is that you lose control over the layout. Things like page turns at helpful places; particular fonts for text and symbols; etc, etc. ForScore has been the early market leader: any new reader has got to convince people to switch, w...
by BuonTempi
Sun May 20, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: water mark
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: water mark

I've found where I was going wrong. I was putting them in ‘Services,’ but it seems I needed to put them in ‘PDF Services.’ Having done that, they have appeared via the Finder with Option or via right click. That's very odd. "PDF Services" should appear in the print menu's PDF button. Services shoul...
by BuonTempi
Sat May 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: water mark
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: water mark

… …You install it in the user Library/Services folder, then it will be available on a right-click in the Finder… … I must be doing something wrong, but they won't show up as services, whether I put them one by one or as a group into my user library services folder. There do already seem to be some ...
by BuonTempi
Sat May 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: water mark
Replies: 14
Views: 1896

Re: water mark

I'm sure he will respond. Eh, maybe. :lol: To the OP: on the Mac, you're blessed with any number of utilities either built-in or free to download for manipulating PDFs in all sorts of ways. Plus commercial products that are extremely powerful. But my PDFSuite does include a watermark Service, which...
by BuonTempi
Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: where's the new version?
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: where's the new version?

Good things come to those who wait. :wink: