Slow performance in simple entry

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Slow performance in simple entry

Post by maennis1112 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:33 pm

Hey there,

I'm encountering an old problem, Finale getting significantly slower the larger the file gets, e.g. between 1-3 seconds to delete a rest or add an augmentation dot in an almost empty measure. Unfortunately breaking it down to several files is not an option, since it s a one movement orchestra piece and everything will be super confusing if done so.

In Finale 26 I have found that low resolution mode doesn't significantly change the performance speed, but is there another way to do anything about it?

Thanks a lot for any clues,

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by miker » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:06 pm

Restart periodically.
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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by motet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:24 pm

You could try turning off "Automatic Update Layout" while you enter music, but if that helps, be sure to turn it back on afterwards or confusing things will happen.

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by maennis1112 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:53 pm

Hello miker and motet,

thanks a lot for your quick replies, I'll definitely try that out, though the automatic update layout thing hasn't worked at first glance. But I'll give it another try.

Any other ideas?

Thx so much !!
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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by motet » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:56 pm

The automatic update layout is a long shot. Years ago, I found turning it off helped in long pieces, but I haven't had to do it for a while. More likely, it's a Mac issue you're experiencing.

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by zuill » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:57 pm

I use Windows, so I can't say for Mac. Is this in Scroll View or Page View?

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by maennis1112 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:05 am

Hey,

thanks for your responses! I'm in scroll view, but page view doesn't seem to make a difference. If this is a Mac issue, then this is frustrating-as-hell news :x :x :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But I appreciate the delivery ;)

Any other hints?

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by N Grossingink » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:26 pm

You might try turning off Automatic Music Spacing (Preferences > Edit). The only problem is that the notes will bunch up as you enter them. When this happens, you can manually space by highlighting the passage and hitting "4" on the keyboard.

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Re: Slow performance in simple entry

Post by maennis1112 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 pm

Thanks a bunch, N Grossingink, the Automatic Music Spacing hint did the job. Obviously the issue isn't completely gone, but at least I can delete a rest in under 3 seconds :D Scrolling, no matter which tool is activated, is still painfully slow, but I don't think this is something to be remedied or worked around by us users....

Anyhow, thank you everyone for your hivemind!!
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