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Coryphodon
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Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by Coryphodon » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:07 am

Hello,
I am trying to print out my file for which I have put in a lot of hard work...
My work includes music and texts.

In a nutshell, the accompanying text appears OK in a Finale Notation file, but I need
to send it to people via the internet in pdf format.
The lyrics (but not the music) allways seem to get screwed up when I try to print the file in a pdf format.

I have been attemting to print it with the Microsoft Virtual Printer application that appears
in the Finale Program

I am a Finale 2010 user and my computer runs on W10.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
TIA

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Re: Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by miker » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:19 pm

The Finale PDF creator has been flawed since it was introduced. Try using the Graphics tool to export as a PDF, or, use one of the free PDF creation programs available online. When I was using Windows, PDF Creator was a good one.
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Re: Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by Coryphodon » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:15 pm

Thanks a lot miker,
I am also attempting to create a file that must
combine a full Orchestra with at least 4 SATB voices
(It's for a large scale Opera).
I do not know how to proceed.
If I choose "full orchestra" in the file creator wizard,
I cannot add any real (ie. SATB) humans voices, only choir ahs...

Thanks in advance

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Re: Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by zuill » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:19 pm

Do you mean voices that sing the words? Finale can't do that.

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Re: Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by miker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 pm

And in my opinion, the oos and ahs are horrible. I always put my singers in as piano.

There is a program called Virtual Singer, at https://www.myriad-online.com/en/produc ... singer.htm

However, as I understand it, it needs a lot of tweaking to really make it sound human, and it’s not an easy process. Like fine-tuning human playback.
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Re: Problem printing files, texts are screwed up

Post by Coryphodon » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:24 am

Hello again,
Yes, zuill, I would like to combine a choir with a full orchestral accompaniment, texts included for an Opera
If Finale cannot do this, do you known of another computer
program capable of doing this ? Perhaps Sibelius?
Thanks in advance.

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