Re: [Finale] Importance of 3rd Party Plugins to Finale

2019-03-27 Thread Steve Parker
Hahaha! I agree.. > On 27 Mar 2019, at 17:56, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > > >> I find both yours and Jari¹s plugs are indispensable. I¹m happy to advertise >> them. Any user who doesn¹t have them is walking with their shoelaces tied >> together. > > behind their ankles. > > in knee-deep

Re: [Finale] Importance of 3rd Party Plugins to Finale

2019-03-27 Thread Steve Parker
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 > wrote: > > The Tantacrul Youtube channel recently published a good

[Finale] Music reading choir survey

2019-03-09 Thread Steve Parker
Dear All, Would you mind sharing my survey with any singers or choir members? https://surveyhero.com/c/ae91e2d5 Thank you, Steve Parker ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale

Re: [Finale] Sale: Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2

2019-01-31 Thread Steve Parker
Here are my most used plugins (JW and Patterson): Copy Part Layout - native in Dorico Instrument Change - native in Dorico Kitchen Department - native in Dorico Start New Piece - native in Dorico Yada Yada Tremelo - easily achieved and customised in Dorico Settings Scrapbook - I only used this to

Re: [Finale] Sale: Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2

2019-01-28 Thread Steve Parker
ments per > score staff, but with individual parts separated, including cues and solos, > very well? (I find this is a weakness in Finale). > > Christopher > > >> On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:31 AM, Steve Parker wrote: >> >> I’m now using Dorico for all new project

Re: [Finale] Sale: Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2

2019-01-28 Thread Steve Parker
in Dorico. However, Dorico’s first guess at system layout is far better than Finale’s. On the whole, Dorico’s downsides lose me minutes, but its upsides gain me days. Steve Parker ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman

Re: [Finale] Fin26 Observations

2018-10-11 Thread Steve Parker
Can you stack articulations as Ligeti does? > On 11 Oct 2018, at 23:14, Robert Patterson > wrote: > > David Bailey said: "it stacks the articulations as it feels they ought to > be." > > Actually, it stacks the articulations based on their order in the > Articulation Selection dialog box. If

Re: [Finale] Finale 26 -- Opinions?

2018-10-10 Thread Steve Parker
Thanks for the commentary, David. > On 10 Oct 2018, at 21:29, David H. Bailey wrote: > >> On 10/10/2018 3:54 PM, Craig Parmerlee wrote: >> It officially launched today at an upgrade price of $150. >> It seems that the upgrade mainly consists of a few improvements to collision >> avoidance.

Re: [Finale] Finale 26 -- Opinions?

2018-10-10 Thread Steve Parker
Also interested in this. I’m still on 14.5, but also doing most work in Dorico. Steve P. > On 10 Oct 2018, at 20:54, Craig Parmerlee wrote: > > It officially launched today at an upgrade price of $150. > > It seems that the upgrade mainly consists of a few improvements to collision >

Re: [Finale] Finale version 26

2018-08-09 Thread Steve Parker
Noteheads spent about ten years sending similar press out about Igor.. Steve P. > On 9 Aug 2018, at 11:29, David H. Bailey wrote: > >> On 8/8/2018 9:42 PM, Jon Delfin wrote: >> What's to discuss? So far, all we have is a version number and press >> release puffery. > [snip] > > My thoughts

Re: [Finale] OT: score order for a chamber group

2018-06-11 Thread Steve Parker
Sop, clar, bass clar, violin, cello for me too, no question. Steve P. > On 11 Jun 2018, at 20:32, j...@thomastudios.com wrote: > > Forgot bass clarinet, I’d put it under the clarinet. > > *** > J D Thomas > ThomaStudios > > > >> On Jun 11, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Michael

Re: [Finale] What is the Finale strategy?

2018-04-23 Thread Steve Parker
There will only be one upgrade price. Anyone who upgrades will automatically get the full version. FWIW I’ve seen non-commercial clauses in edu software plenty of times. Steve P. > On 23 Apr 2018, at 00:21, David H. Bailey wrote: > >> On 4/22/2018 8:50 AM, Aaron

Re: [Finale] What is the Finale strategy?

2018-04-21 Thread Steve Parker
> On 21 Apr 2018, at 13:33, Robert Patterson > wrote: > > Wait. Is Dorico at the truly professional level? All I've heard is that it > has the potential to be but isn't there yet. I mean, one of the Dorico > users in this thread

Re: [Finale] What is the Finale strategy?

2018-04-20 Thread Steve Parker
gt; > I have only begun to scratch the surface of what Dorico can do, but I'll > take a stab at answering this. Then Steve Parker can leap in and tell > me I'm crazy and fix up my explanation. > > Musical theater has all those many different songs and dances and vamps > a

Re: [Finale] What is the Finale strategy?

2018-04-20 Thread Steve Parker
wanted and could actually be done by a plugin. > >> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: >> >> Dorico’s workflow is interesting. >> I can do an MT score for a production in one file, rather than thirty >> which need stitching to

Re: [Finale] What is the Finale strategy?

2018-04-19 Thread Steve Parker
Dorico’s workflow is interesting. I can do an MT score for a production in one file, rather than thirty which need stitching together in Finale. Different cues can be assigned to different layouts. It’s simple to have alternatives in the same file and to pick and replace. > On 19 Apr 2018,

Re: [Finale] Things to be done in the middle of a bar.

2017-08-20 Thread Steve Parker
The method David describes is a good one. The gotcha is to watch for bar numbering..! Steve P. > On 17 Aug 2017, at 13:21, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > > > not really "mid-bar" change, more like butt-splicing different pieces > together, each with anacrusis

Re: [Finale] Mac Modeless Plugin Windows

2017-01-16 Thread Steve Parker
ce, but since you've double checked I'm stumped. I > wish the plugin had a way to confirm the version while running. > > > On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:50 AM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: > >> Yes, I restarted a few times after 1.04 quit it. >> 2014.5 w

Re: [Finale] Mac Modeless Plugin Windows

2017-01-16 Thread Steve Parker
ut 1.04 works fine there for me (with 14.5). Are you > certain you restarted Finale after updating? It could also be a Sierra > problem. I believe Fin14d is incompatible with Sierra but I don't recall > the status of 14.5. > >> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:14 AM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.

Re: [Finale] Mac Modeless Plugin Windows

2017-01-16 Thread Steve Parker
opy Part Layout’ once without restarting Finale. > > That sounds like you need to update it to the latest version. I had this > problem until I updated. > > On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:52 AM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: > >> Not sure if it’s related, bu

Re: [Finale] WinFin 2014.5: playback restriction

2017-01-16 Thread Steve Parker
Do you have an expression where playback is accidentally set to ‘tempo’ with value 0 or 1 or something? Steve P. > On 16 Jan 2017, at 13:37, Houghton, Mark [wmh] wrote: > > Dear all, > Apologies for what will seem a simple question to most of you. I'm playing > back a

Re: [Finale] Mac Modeless Plugin Windows

2017-01-16 Thread Steve Parker
Not sure if it’s related, but I can only use ‘Copy Part Layout’ once without restarting Finale. It disappears and won’t come back. Finale 2014.5, Sierra. Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale

Re: [Finale] Filling a 5/4 bar with one note

2016-12-20 Thread Steve Parker
> On 20 Dec 2016, at 15:35, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz > wrote: > > On Tue, December 20, 2016 10:33 am, SN jef chippewa wrote: >> >>> I¹m attracted by the idea of a symbol that would fill *any* bar. >> >> like a whole rest? :P > > A whole note with a short right-pointing

Re: [Finale] Filling a 5/4 bar with one note

2016-12-20 Thread Steve Parker
> On 20 Dec 2016, at 15:33, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > >> >> I¹m attracted by the idea of a symbol that would fill *any* bar. > > like a whole rest? :P Ho hum.. that’d do for half the cases. :-) ___ Finale mailing

Re: [Finale] Filling a 5/4 bar with one note

2016-12-20 Thread Steve Parker
> The general assumption, I believe, is that Crumb invented it. One > interesting aspect of it is that it shows up in his scores without > explanation, leaving the musicians to figure it out. Along with a lot of other things.. I’ve seen theses explaining some of them! I’ve never seen it anywhere

Re: [Finale] Reliable way to combine multiple files

2016-12-12 Thread Steve Parker
Hi Robert, > On 12 Dec 2016, at 20:24, Robert Patterson > wrote: > > I refuse to do post processing with a pdf editor. I would be willing to > simply combine pdf's output by Finale, but any further post-processing than > that is unacceptable to me. Not to start

Re: [Finale] Reliable way to combine multiple files

2016-12-12 Thread Steve Parker
100% don't do this in Finale. Sort page numbers in Finale. Easiest to make L and R pages the same. Print to PDF. On mac you can open all the pdfs together, order them, then print to PDF with them all selected. Steve P. > On 12 Dec 2016, at 09:32, Jón Kristinn Cortez

Re: [Finale] 3/2 vs. 6/4

2016-12-09 Thread Steve Parker
I actually 100% agree. If the stresses are not important then i would go 4/4 to 6/4 and I would conduct it as a bar of six. If the music is complex then even a minim pulse can be hemiola. If I wanted to conduct the crotchets here, I would conduct a 6/4 pattern with minim icthus points. The

Re: [Finale] Finale 25 System Requirements

2016-12-09 Thread Steve Parker
Runs fine on my 2010 white MacBook with Sierra. Steve P. > On 9 Dec 2016, at 13:38, Jazz-sax wrote: > > It will run fine. The biggest thing is that you need to have 10.10 as a > starting point. > > Sent from my iSomething > -- > Eric Dannewitz > Musician/Polymath/Evil

Re: [Finale] finale development team - time spent...

2016-12-09 Thread Steve Parker
> On 9 Dec 2016, at 12:17, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > > if the musicians you are working with are > inexperienced (for whatever reason) provide them > with a glossary of terms as a separate sheet, but > prepare a professional score, with only the > ESSENTIAL

Re: [Finale] finale development team - time spent...

2016-12-09 Thread Steve Parker
If this is to me I'm militant about not overnotating. But, I also try to head off questions if possible. :-) Steve P. > On 9 Dec 2016, at 12:17, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > > > this issue of apologetic notation is one i come > across often, more commonly in

Re: [Finale] finale development team - time spent...

2016-12-08 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve actually written ‘this is not a typo’ on parts… Steve P. > On 9 Dec 2016, at 00:42, SN jef chippewa > wrote: > > > RESPECT! finale knows its priorities. so development $ was spent on > this -- and on writing a blog entry to explain the (ahem) 5 difficult

Re: [Finale] 3/2 vs. 6/4

2016-12-08 Thread Steve Parker
tty okay with that. > > Christopher > > > >> On Dec 8, 2016, at 4:42 AM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: >> >> My tuppence: >> >> I see both and if you have time to explain you could use either. >> But.. if I was writing for a si

Re: [Finale] 3/2 vs. 6/4

2016-12-08 Thread Steve Parker
Agree with David entirely. The distinction is a useful and longstanding one. I don't see what is gained by blurring it. Steve P. > On 8 Dec 2016, at 11:00, David H. Bailey wrote: > >> On 12/8/2016 12:36 AM, Giovanni Andreani wrote: >> I agree with Patrick, the

Re: [Finale] 3/2 vs. 6/4

2016-12-08 Thread Steve Parker
My tuppence: I see both and if you have time to explain you could use either. But.. if I was writing for a sight read or studio session (or any classical players) I would write it the way it would be conducted. If I wrote 6/4 and then conducted three accents in the bar, it would lead to

Re: [Finale] 2014.5 Playback - again!

2016-12-03 Thread Steve Parker
Yes, I've encountered it, but not fixed it. A bug. Steve P. > On 3 Dec 2016, at 14:44, Michael Lawlor wrote: > > This is a problem I encountered with earlier versions of Finale. > Suddenly, one instrument's volume drops so it cannot be heard (very > faint if

[Finale] (Off Topic) Dorico

2016-12-01 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve spent a few hours playing with the Dorico trial. The workflow seems terrible.. Can anyone answer some basic things? (I’ve rtfm…) How can I add bars? Can I use the arrow keys to input notes rather than a, b, c etc? I was really hoping that Dorico would be open and modeless, in the sense that

Re: [Finale] Finale 25

2016-11-28 Thread Steve Parker
> The time signature dialogue can finally be clicked again, rather than dragged > (as in versions up to 2014), but the key signature dialogue (which was fine) > can now not be clicked and has to be dragged. Further to this, the key sig box does have clickable arrows, but not when setting up

[Finale] Finale 25

2016-11-28 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve been playing with the trial. I can’t see any difference between that and 2014.5 other than telling me that Ambience is not supported. Still no option to ‘reassign playback sounds' to Garritan. Still tells me it has unexpectedly quit when I quit it. Still takes ages the first time I hit

Re: [Finale] Hairpins: cresc. dal niente; dim. al niente

2016-11-15 Thread Steve Parker
Nice! Steve P. > On 15 Nov 2016, at 16:34, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz > wrote: > > This. This. This! Thanks so much ... can't wait to put it to work! > > Dennis > > > On Tue, November 15, 2016 11:08 am, Jan Angermüller wrote: >> Here is a demo video of what my Perfect

Re: [Finale] Hairpins: cresc. dal niente; dim. al niente

2016-11-13 Thread Steve Parker
I don't know why. It's a kludge for sure. I've never had it change from page to print. I do tend to do things like this last after layout. Steve P. > On 13 Nov 2016, at 13:49, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz <bath...@maltedmedia.com> > wrote: > >> On Sun, November 13, 2016 8:35 a

Re: [Finale] Hairpins: cresc. dal niente; dim. al niente

2016-11-13 Thread Steve Parker
My dodgy method is to use a diminished chord symbol sign on the end of a smart hairpin. Slightly better tendency to stay put once dragged.. Steve P. > On 13 Nov 2016, at 13:06, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz > wrote: > >> On Sun, November 13, 2016 7:26 am, Michael Lawlor

Re: [Finale] Percussion setup

2016-10-23 Thread Steve Parker
Not a helpful reply.. but.. I'm touring and don't have the files, but I did beat this into submission after far too many hours. Kludge kludge kludge Steve P. > On 23 Oct 2016, at 15:00, Robert Patterson > wrote: > > Does anyone have a handle of Percussion

Re: [Finale] Lock-Freeze System

2016-10-03 Thread Steve Parker
I was hoping for an inspired response... but.. AFAIK there really is no solution. The workaround for me involves a strict order of editing. It would be great to invoke music or time sig. spacing without it destroying what you've already set. The very last thing for me is altering bar length

Re: [Finale] Apparent [MORAL] bug in new Finale

2016-08-22 Thread Steve Parker
> fixing MAJOR flaws in > linked parts that made an otherwise revolutionary > tool in finale UTTERLY UNUSABLE for MANY users. It’s functionality here copied Igor Engraver which had linked parts from the start, way before Finale. Finale’s still do not work as well. Steve P.

Re: [Finale] Tempo tool in Fin 25

2016-08-18 Thread Steve Parker
Does anyone know if word extensions have stopped randomly disappearing? Or if playback actually stops when you stop it? 2014.5 still unexpectedly quits every time I actually quit and sometimes shuts down with no error message at all - just disappears. I’ve only just discovered that space-bar

Re: [Finale] chord question

2016-07-30 Thread Steve Parker
From a piano player: G2#11/B Very clear and aurally (without context..) coherent. Steve P. > On 30 Jul 2016, at 21:54, Lon Price wrote: > > The intent here is to raise the 5th a half step. If you were a piano player > reading a chord chart, would you rather see B-9#5, or

Re: [Finale] Portable midi keyboard suggestions

2016-07-16 Thread Steve Parker
Aka MPK Mini is fantastic. Steve P. > On 15 Jul 2016, at 22:33, Lee Dengler wrote: > > Hi All, > > I am in need of a small, portable midi keyboard that I can use for speedy > entry when I traveling. I'd welcome any recommendations any of you may have > to offer. > >

Re: [Finale] Why Is It So Hard to Add Instruments to an Orchestration?

2016-06-04 Thread Steve Parker
I'm on the latest and I see what you've described a lot. I've never got to the bottom of it. Sometimes reload all instruments from the MIDI menu sorts it, but often that changes half the instruments to piano. Steve P. > On 4 Jun 2016, at 08:04, Michael wrote: > >

Re: [Finale] Missing instrument?

2015-11-26 Thread Steve Parker
ing a backup copy before :) > > -- > > Gippo Mercoli > www.clubgippo.com > www.ga-music.com > > > > > >> On 25 Nov 2015, at 23:28, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: >> >> I’m on 2014.5 and have an instrument that has dis

[Finale] Missing instrument?

2015-11-25 Thread Steve Parker
I’m on 2014.5 and have an instrument that has disappeared from the score. Its part is still there, with its notes. I haven’t hidden empty staves. Any ideas what I might have done? Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] New Bugs 2014.5

2015-11-22 Thread Steve Parker
> The problem must be in the testing cycle. Users, actual users, not novice or > pretend users, seem to only take a few hours or days to turn up problems, > problems that should have been detected in alpha tests and never made it to > beta. This is what I don’t get. I’d assumed that a number

Re: [Finale] New Bugs 2014.5

2015-11-22 Thread Steve Parker
100% agree. > On 22 Nov 2015, at 19:10, Craig Parmerlee <cr...@parmerlee.com> wrote: > > On 11/22/2015 9:09 AM, Steve Parker wrote: >> >> I’ve beta tested notation products before and understand that things need >> prioritising and that pro users are of

Re: [Finale] New Bugs 2014.5

2015-11-21 Thread Steve Parker
Flipped ties keep reverting. Staff styles also keep going back to initial state. Steve P. > On 21 Nov 2015, at 19:23, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: > > I seem to have a few new bugs in 2014.5. > > Some expressions are un-deletable with the delete key, b

[Finale] New Bugs 2014.5

2015-11-21 Thread Steve Parker
I seem to have a few new bugs in 2014.5. Some expressions are un-deletable with the delete key, but delete if selected then deleted from the control-click menu. Sometimes stop and pause (and the spacebar) won’t stop playback which continues for a few bars or to the end. Finale also seems to be

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-18 Thread Steve Parker
> 1) Are there any experts in tuba trills here? I need to know if a trill from > f# (4th line of the bass clef) to the g# above is workable. Yes, absolutely fine. Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-18 Thread Steve Parker
5.01. > Any ideas? > > Thanks, > Steve > >> On Nov 17, 2015, at 8:10 PM, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> >> wrote: >> >> For Fin2014.5 you need to download the version of Patterson Plugins for >> Finale 2014.5. >> >&

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-18 Thread Steve Parker
To confirm.. i had thought I was clicking 2014.5 but repeatedly downloaded the wrong files. Now I’ve downloaded 2014.5 it all works. Steve (Parker not Fiskum) > On 18 Nov 2015, at 14:16, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> > wrote: > > What are the file

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-18 Thread Steve Parker
10.11.2 Beta (15C40a) The lite version is available and working for me. Steve P. > On 18 Nov 2015, at 14:45, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> > wrote: > > Steve (Parker) are you running 10.11? > > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Steve Parker <

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-18 Thread Steve Parker
that are around 1M. > > > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:10 AM, Steve Parker <st...@pinkrat.co.uk> wrote: > >> Exactly the same for me. I’ve downloaded newest, but only empty folders. >> Odd. >> >> Steve P. >> >>> On 18 Nov 2015, at 03:36

Re: [Finale] Superficial comment on Finale 2014.5

2015-11-17 Thread Steve Parker
It confazzled me for 30 seconds too… Steve P. > On 17 Nov 2015, at 22:12, Dean Rosenthal wrote: > > Hi, > > The oddest first thing I found about Finale 2014.5 (before taking it for a > drive) is that after reading the list of fixes and improvements, there is > no

Re: [Finale] 2014.5

2015-11-17 Thread Steve Parker
Patterson Plug-ins not showing for me. The folders show up, but empty. Are they there for you? The other quirk with it is that I can’t seem to resize the main tool palette the way that I could before - in two columns but with lower tools hidden. Steve P. > On 18 Nov 2015, at 00:31, Chuck

Re: [Finale] El Capitan update 10.11.2 beta

2015-11-07 Thread Steve Parker
Articulation working correctly. Expression working correctly for some items. The thing in common with items that still kill Finale seems to be that they are ‘duplicated’. Not 100% on this though.. Steve P. > On 6 Nov 2015, at 00:32, Michael Mathew wrote: > > The

Re: [Finale] El Capitan with Finale 2K11

2015-10-27 Thread Steve Parker
Practically unusable. Expressions tool (and others) immediately shuts finale down - every time. Steve P. > On 27 Oct 2015, at 15:49, Lawrence David Eden wrote: > > I am considering an upgrade to El Capitan from Yosemite but am concerned > about this OS with Finale 2K11.

Re: [Finale] Notes/rests in hidden layers still affect spacing

2015-08-22 Thread Steve Parker
If you want to keep it all in the same file, you can duplicate the instrument and stave and have one in one score for print and the other in another score for playback. Steve P. On 22 Aug 2015, at 10:57, Peter Taylor pe...@euphonium.plus.com wrote: Hello Darcy, presumably the hidden layer

Re: [Finale] Notes/rests in hidden layers still affect spacing

2015-08-22 Thread Steve Parker
a lot of workflow problems (as does having a separate file for the parts). Cheers, - DJA - WEB: http://www.secretsocietymusic.org On Aug 22, 2015, at 7:25 AM, Steve Parker st...@pinkrat.co.uk wrote: If you want to keep it all in the same file, you can duplicate the instrument

[Finale] Igor to pdf

2015-05-16 Thread Steve Parker
Does anyone have the ability to save a few Igor files as pdfs. I’ve been trying to print an old score for hours… Thanks, Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a

Re: [Finale] Swing only affects a few staves

2015-05-09 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve had similar. Solved by defining a swing marking and spraying hidden versions of it around. Steve P. On 9 May 2015, at 19:49, Ryan ry.squa...@gmail.com wrote: I've defined a tempo with swing playback, but only a few staves (piano and vocals) plays swing. The other instrumental staves

[Finale] Tab stems

2015-04-10 Thread Steve Parker
Is there a way to have Tab stems in only some bars? Never tried to do this before.. Thanks, Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To unsubscribe from finale send a message to:

Re: [Finale] Transferring measure numbering system

2015-04-01 Thread Steve Parker
Does Robert Patterson’s copy plug-in do this? I think it might. Steve P. On 1 Apr 2015, at 22:39, Chuck Israels cisra...@comcast.net wrote: Hi all, Some of my charts are being published by Rob Duboff at JazzLines, and I need to have a measure numbering system on them. He wants a

Re: [Finale] Changing slurred 8ths to 8th-16th

2015-03-23 Thread Steve Parker
and should obviously be specified without risk of misinterpretation. I would feel safe writing p in any situation and expect it to swell to mp and not mf or ff. Steve P. On 23 Mar 2015, at 21:52, David H. Bailey dhbaile...@comcast.net wrote: On 3/23/2015 5:38 PM, Steve Parker wrote: I

Re: [Finale] Changing slurred 8ths to 8th-16th

2015-03-23 Thread Steve Parker
I don’t agree that hairpins and cresc. are always interchangable. In some styles of music a hairpin will take you up or down by one dynamic marking, whereas ‘cresc.’ or ‘dim.’ can be used to move smoothly from any mark to any other. This allows distinctions that get messy if the two are

Re: [Finale] Templates

2015-02-27 Thread Steve Parker
, which I consider a bug, but the MusicXML conversion gives you a clean start. It isn't perfect. You will still have to go back and tweak some things in your template, but I was surprised how close it got. On 2/18/2015 12:31 PM, Steve Parker wrote: I have a small but time consuming

Re: [Finale] key signature

2015-02-21 Thread Steve Parker
'Courtesy Key Signature' Sometimes ‘Cancellation of Outgoing Key Signature’ Steve P. On 21 Feb 2015, at 10:23, dc den...@free.fr wrote: Good morning, Is there a term in English for the key signature that appears at the end of a movement (and at the end of the page) for the following

[Finale] Templates

2015-02-18 Thread Steve Parker
I have a small but time consuming problem with items disappearing. Tech support have told me it is because I’m using a template made in a Finale version before 2014 and that I should create new Templates in 2014. Almost every setting is tweaked as well as a lot of carefully placed items, so this

Re: [Finale] Templates

2015-02-18 Thread Steve Parker
I was dreading that that might be the solution.. I was hoping that Finale might store them in a text file somewhere… Are there any gotchas? I need libraries, document settings, details of any page items.. anything else? Thanks! Steve P. On 18 Feb 2015, at 22:36, SN jef chippewa

Re: [Finale] Templates

2015-02-18 Thread Steve Parker
and defined expressions, when I load my customized library to scratch documents. One aspect not loaded to library is line thickness of smart shape lines. Klaus Sendt fra min iPad Den 18/02/2015 kl. 22.44 skrev Steve Parker st...@pinkrat.co.uk: I was dreading that that might

Re: [Finale] Templates

2015-02-18 Thread Steve Parker
suppose, but I would want more than the word of a tech support person to believe it. When you say things are disappearing, what does that mean? On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 4:08 PM, Steve Parker st...@pinkrat.co.uk wrote: I’m also worried that whatever is causing the disappearance of items

Re: [Finale] Ideas for drum set notation - multimeasure rests

2015-01-23 Thread Steve Parker
For long periods of the same rhythm I use slashes, 8 bars a line or whatever is structurally relevant, structural clues with thick barlines, big numbers at end of line (in brackets) to indicate how many bars have passed. Steve P. On 23 Jan 2015, at 15:06, Craig Parmerlee cr...@parmerlee.com

Re: [Finale] 2014

2015-01-23 Thread Steve Parker
Try Preferences: Edit: Respect Instrument Ranges ?? Steve P. On 23 Jan 2015, at 19:29, Don Hart donhartmu...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Everyone--Happy New Year, Got to the end of a bigger project and like a few others on this list, decided to break out 2014 (10.9.5 on a MacBook Air). I

Re: [Finale] fin.mac.2014

2015-01-18 Thread Steve Parker
I’d long been used to the blue one. It would be nice to still have the option. Steve P. On 18 Jan 2015, at 11:57, Darcy James Argue djar...@icloud.com wrote: The old palettes were definitely broke — horrid and unprofessional-looking. YMMV but I think the new palette is a huge UI

Re: [Finale] fin.mac.2014

2015-01-18 Thread Steve Parker
And the attached hairpins save a ton of time! Steve P. On 18 Jan 2015, at 16:56, Linda Worsley li...@ganymuse.com wrote: I think what happens is that one gets used to the way a software works (especially when it works well) and when menus change, the look changes, or tools are renamed, it

Re: [Finale] part/score name insert

2015-01-03 Thread Steve Parker
Well, Finale seems to be having a funny New Year for me.. As well as the score and part names always disappearing, I now have space systems evenly that positions systems increasing close as you get to the bottom of the page. I also have some bars where the notes all collide (in single

[Finale] part/score name insert

2014-12-31 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve asked this before and tried the suggestions and put in a support request… but maybe someone has sussed it. Input name for Score in Score Manager. Create text box with Part/Score name insert. Lovely! Close file. Text box and insert gone. Actual name for score in Score Manager also gone.

Re: [Finale] part/score name insert

2014-12-31 Thread Steve Parker
you're using but I find all of those fields in the File info section very quirky unless you *tab* out of the field once you've entered it. On Dec 31, 2014, at 5:12 PM, Steve Parker st...@pinkrat.co.uk wrote: I’ve asked this before and tried the suggestions and put in a support request

Re: [Finale] Locked systems

2014-12-30 Thread Steve Parker
On a side note and if you’d not come across it: Jari’s ‘JW Copy Part Layout’ plugin is tremendous and saves a huge amount of time. Steve P. On 30 Dec 2014, at 20:09, Aaron Sherber aa...@sherber.com wrote: I've done that and *still* had Finale print a page differently than it appears on

Re: [Finale] from Finale's new CEO

2014-12-07 Thread Steve Parker
The first order of business will be to shore up and modernize the systems and processes we use for building Finale, which means we are not racing to release another upgrade. Look for us to deliver several more incremental updates over the coming year to improve stability and speed. We’re going

[Finale] Score/Part name insert

2014-12-07 Thread Steve Parker
Is anyone else having trouble with text boxes in 2014d? ‘Part/Score Name’ insert disappears completely if I close and re-open a file? Driving me nuts! Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale To

Re: [Finale] Score/Part name insert

2014-12-07 Thread Steve Parker
not add a text block to a page. The way I worked around that problem was to use my Page Title Mover plugin to move titles from a scratch doc onto the pages of my real doc. Robert On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM, Steve Parker st...@pinkrat.co.uk wrote: Is anyone else having trouble

Re: [Finale] Finale Digest, Vol 136, Issue 16

2014-11-29 Thread Steve Parker
I do a lot of sight-reading too, including an increasing amount of stuff printed for audition from the internet in keys like E#.. Cautionarys without parentheses cause my eyes to skip back and check the key or the previous accidental . My preference is: If the note is changed by the

Re: [Finale] Finale Digest, Vol 136, Issue 16

2014-11-29 Thread Steve Parker
Surely this issue has something to do with the context. Highly chromatic music requires more frequent courtesy accidentals, and once you reach a certain point, parentheses simply become needless clutter. Absolutely. Complex or non-tonal or non-ET is a different case. But these things are

Re: [Finale] Music Editor for Macs

2014-11-28 Thread Steve Parker
Twisted Wave is fantastic. Steve P. On 28 Nov 2014, at 08:50, Chris Bell ch...@directionsinmusic.com wrote: Otherwise GarageBand is free. / C On Nov 5, 2014, at 1:59 AM, Graeme Gerrard wrote: ? I am running Yosemite and Audacity 2.0.2.0 still seems to work fine. On 4 Nov 2014, at

Re: [Finale] Music Editor for Macs

2014-11-10 Thread Steve Parker
I use Twisted Wave. Steve P. On 10 Nov 2014, at 18:27, Thurletta Brown-Gavins tmbr...@centurylink.net wrote: Thanks for the tip, John. I'll check that out as well. Thurletta -- On Mon, 10 Nov 2014 John Roberts wrote: I have used Amadeus for quite a

Re: [Finale] Strange slur bug in 2014 Mac

2014-10-24 Thread Steve Parker
get those a lot in many different tools. Christopher On 22-Oct-14, at 22-Oct-14 11:45 AM, Steve Parker wrote: I’m having a curious problem with slurs in layers other than 1 sticking if I flip, so I end up with two. The original one is not selectable. Any one else? Steve P

Re: [Finale] Strange slur bug in 2014 Mac

2014-10-23 Thread Steve Parker
. It's because it's actually made up of one tilde-like glyph that repeats like a dashed line. Christopher On Wed Oct 22, at WednesdayOct 22 1:56 PM, Steve Parker wrote: Found another oddity.. The wavy line for a piano spread chord seems to split up. Steve P. On 22 Oct 2014, at 18:35

[Finale] Strange slur bug in 2014 Mac

2014-10-22 Thread Steve Parker
I’m having a curious problem with slurs in layers other than 1 sticking if I flip, so I end up with two. The original one is not selectable. Any one else? Steve P. ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu https://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale

Re: [Finale] Strange slur bug in 2014 Mac

2014-10-22 Thread Steve Parker
Hi John, No! Steve On 22 Oct 2014, at 18:35, John Roberts an...@nycap.rr.com wrote: Doesn't it disappear with a redraw? JR On 10/22/14 11:45 AM, Steve Parker wrote: I’m having a curious problem with slurs in layers other than 1 sticking if I flip, so I end up with two. The original

Re: [Finale] Strange slur bug in 2014 Mac

2014-10-22 Thread Steve Parker
Found another oddity.. The wavy line for a piano spread chord seems to split up. Steve P. On 22 Oct 2014, at 18:35, John Roberts an...@nycap.rr.com wrote: Doesn't it disappear with a redraw? JR On 10/22/14 11:45 AM, Steve Parker wrote: I’m having a curious problem with slurs in layers

Re: [Finale] News update on MakeMusic move to Boulder

2014-10-14 Thread Steve Parker
talking more about partially thought-out implementations in this case. I still think that Finale (and Sibelius) are still screwing up implementations of things like linked parts and magnetic layout that Igor Engraver had right decades ago. Igor had (severe) problems but was designed from

Re: [Finale] Divided 7/4

2014-10-08 Thread Steve Parker
I’ve done this before by saving as many files as needed (for each variance of multi-measure rest) after completing everything else. Then just delete bars. It can be a smaller kludge than having to deal with bar numbers etc. Steve P. On 8 Oct 2014, at 06:00, Robert Patterson

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