I find both yours and Jari’s plugs are indispensable. I’m happy to advertise them. Any user who doesn’t have them is walking with their shoelaces tied together.
Steve P. > On 27 Mar 2019, at 15:58, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> > wrote: > > The Tantacrul Youtube channel recently published a good critique video of > MuseScore. The channel has already published one on Sibelius and is > promising one for Dorico and Finale as well. In the Fin/Sib wars, the > author is definitely a Sib partisan, though he hates the design layout of > Sib. Therefore I fully expect his Finale video will be a complete pan (with > much of it doubtless justified). > > I have never disputed that Finale's usuability is pretty terrible, *unless > you integrate 3rd party plugins* into your workflow. A great example comes > at this point in the MuseScore > <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hZxo96x48A&t=1653s> video. The author > correctly notes how much slower MuseScore is than Sibelius. And honestly, > they both seem like they may beat out native Finale. However, they both are > repetitive solutions that grow in a linear relation with the number of > staves and number of measures. By contrast, if you incorporate my Mass Copy > plugin into this task, you only make the change once and then copy to as > many staves and measures as you select with a single click. The length of > time required is no longer related to the number of staves/bars and is > *much* faster than either technique in the video. > > This post is not intended to be an advertisement. Finale has many > indispensable 3rd party plugins I didn't write, including free ones. I am > mainly posting this here because I thought the group might be interested in > Tantacrul's quite entertaining videos. And I also wanted to note how > Finale's powerful 3rd party plugin interface keeps it competitive in the > face of mounting serious challengers. > _______________________________________________ > Finale mailing list > Finale@shsu.edu > https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale > > To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: > finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu _______________________________________________ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a message to: finale-unsubscr...@shsu.edu