I’m writing to see if anyone is having trouble in Finale 25 (Mac) setting up a
score using handwritten font.
Using the setup wizard, my process is to select “handwritten” (using the
default Broadway copyist font), and then pick either a single staff or an
ensemble. No other elements (e.g. key sig) are controlled, so they shouldn’t be
a factor in this.
With (e.g.) a single staff or a brass quintet, Finale creates a score in
portrait mode that for a brief moment (just a fraction of a second) look
normal, and then all the bars get crushed on to one or two systems that appears
to be about 10% of normal size; if there is more than one system, there is a
very large space between them – the second system appears at the bottom of the
page. With other ensembles (e.g. woodwind trio), the sizing is normal and the
score appears as expected.
This behaviour is relatively consistent on one computer, but not on another.
Setting up the page in landscape mode and then using the page layout tool to
switch to portrait mode works to set up a score with normal sizes. I wonder if
anyone has come up with other workarounds if they have seen this problem?
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