Print as PDF Problem - Half Rests are converted to Double Flats

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Print as PDF Problem - Half Rests are converted to Double Flats

Post by jrrjimenez » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:40 am

Hi! I've been using finale for quite some time now, and I just recently upgraded to Finale 25.

Has anyone experience printing their music sheet as PDF then ALL HALF RESTS are converted into DOUBLE FLAT SIGNS on the PDF (the Finale file is fine, no changes)? I've experienced this with Finale 14 before, and found a fix to use "Compile PostScript Listing" instead. However, this doesn't work with Finale 25 for some reason.

Would really appreciate your help, guys! Thanks!

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Re: Print as PDF Problem - Half Rests are converted to Double Flats

Post by Peter Thomsen » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:36 pm

jrrjimenez,

You are using Mac Finale - right?

Instead of “printing” to a PDF file, have you tried using the Graphics Tool to export as PDF?

Could not hurt to try it.
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Re: Print as PDF Problem - Half Rests are converted to Double Flats

Post by jrrjimenez » Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:22 pm

Thanks so much for your response, Peter! Yup, I am using Finale for Mac.

I tried your suggestion but I ended up with the same result. :(

Attaching a photo of how it looks like here (notice how the half rest in the Solo 2 line turned into a double flat sign).

https://ibb.co/Mnh5pRj

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Re: Print as PDF Problem - Half Rests are converted to Double Flats

Post by Peter Thomsen » Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:15 pm

jrrjimenez,

Better than a photo would be that you attach here an actual Finale .musx document, for the gurus to examine.

If we could try to reproduce your problem, we might find the culprit, or find a solution that works.
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