Printing doesn't work properly

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Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:47 am

I have a song which perfectly fits in 2 pages. All systems are inside the finale page margins, so no issues with page margins. But when I print it in real printer and/or sevaral PDF printers it always is printed in 3 pages!

Any idea?

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by MikeHalloran » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 am

If 2014.5 like your signature indicates, then normally, Page Setup isn't matching your printer fir some reason. If Page Setup is set for Any Printer, it could be that simple. I know, normally and Finale are often not used in the same sentence but it could happen...

What happens when you print to PDF — 2 or 3 pages?

There are other possible causes such as characters outside the margins. When it prints 3 pages, do you see anything on a page you don't expect?

If you're on 25 or 26, that changes things — let us know.
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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi, nothing is out of margins. PDF and 2 different printers... all print 3 pages. This is not that simple as something out of margins.

Same issue is present in Mac and in Windows.

I had a previous issue with printing (another song). I adjusted the number of elements in the systems and it printed the song with the systems as they were before the adjustment. It printed OK after I save the song, restarted finale and restarted the printer.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:55 pm

We need more information. What is on that third page? Have the music systems moved from page to page? Maybe post before and after screen shots.

Make sure "Automatic update layout" is checked in Preferences/Edit or on the Layout palette.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:02 pm

There are N systems in each page. When I sent to printer, it prints N-1 system in each of two first pages and 2 systems in the 3rd page.

It seems as an object out of margins but it is not.

I attach an image of the margins of this doc.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:12 pm

There are N systems in each page. When I sent to printer, it prints N-1 system in each of two first pages (1-9 and 10-18) and 2 systems in the 3rd page (19-20).

It seems as an object out of margins but it is not.

I attach an image of the margins of this doc.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:20 pm

If you want to attach your file, I'll see if it happens to me.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:37 pm

I attach the file.

Thanks!
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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:46 pm

You're confusing part and score. From the print menu, select the score to print, not the part.

EDIT: Print the score.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:15 pm

You probably don't want it to say "A. Sx." on every staff; in the Score Manager you can delete the abbreviated staff name. Then you might want to change the margins.

Or, edit the part instead.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Hi Motet,
motet wrote:You're confusing part and score. From the print menu, select the score to print, not the part.

EDIT: Print the score.
It printed right printing the score and not the part. Would you mind explain why? what's the difference in the program?

THANK YOU!

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:30 pm

Hi Motet,
motet wrote:You probably don't want it to say "A. Sx." on every staff; in the Score Manager you can delete the abbreviated staff name. Then you might want to change the margins.

Or, edit the part instead.
How do I remove the "A. Sx." from the systems?

THANK YOU!

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:02 pm

The score contains all the instruments. Then there's a part for each one. Since you only have one instrument, the score and the part are essentially the same. But each must be formatted separately, and it looked like you worked on the "score" and not the part (which is OK). Go to the Score Manager to edit the abbreviated part name. Click the edit button, then just delete the text.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by pianowillbebach » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 am

This probably won't help whatsoever, but just in case: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... inting.htm

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by Automan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:08 am

Hi,
motet wrote:The score contains all the instruments. Then there's a part for each one. Since you only have one instrument, the score and the part are essentially the same. But each must be formatted separately, and it looked like you worked on the "score" and not the part (which is OK). Go to the Score Manager to edit the abbreviated part name. Click the edit button, then just delete the text.
I didn't find any "Score Manager" option, but taking the arrow tool and right clicking in the "A. Sax." text it is possible to rename/delete that text.

THANK YOU!
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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by motet » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:48 am

Automan wrote: I didn't find any "Score Manager"
Worth knowing about.

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Re: Printing doesn't work properly

Post by zuill » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:21 am

In the Staff Tool, double click the staff and uncheck the option to show the staff name in the Score. This is an easier way to get this particular file to not show the staff name.

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