[Finale] Strange Yellow Box

2005-04-25 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I have a interesting thing happening with a Finale Score. On page 11, I have a strange yellow box with a white little tab on it. I cannot select it. I cannot delete it. It seems to be messing up parts extractions as well. Anyone have an idea what this is and how to get rid of it? I did a check

Re: [Finale] The BIG Switch: FinMAC to SIBELIUS 3.1 OS X?

2005-04-26 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Speed isn't everything. If you are getting a new system, things will run fast regardless of a program running on Windows or Mac. I use Finale on both. I'd say the Mac setup gives me less headaches. And OS X's interface somehow makes Finale more enjoyable to use. I guess it comes down to how

Re: [Finale] font annotation: where are they!?!?!

2005-05-04 Thread Eric Dannewitz
There is a folder in your Finale folder call Font Annotations And go to Program Options, Folders to make sure Finale is looking for them in the right spot. I'm assuming you transfered everything (Annotations as well) to your Barbie Oven shirling neueweise wrote: every time i try to

Re: [Finale] OT - Apple move to Intel

2005-06-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Of course since Steve Jobs ran his whole presentation on an OS X Intel box, and ran iPhoto, Safari, etc, etc, plus Adobe and other apps. They are going to do the Fat binary thing again. I don't think it will be a problem as long as developers have been using the right tools. Hello

Re: [Finale] OT - Apple move to Intel

2005-06-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Its good. As long as Apple uses its own board designs. That is the good part of Apple, the tight fit of hardware and software. Apple designed boards, and Intel chips. It will be a good thing. Johannes Gebauer wrote: Doubt it or not, apparently it already is, on a Pentium 4, while Jobs was

Re: [Finale] OT - Apple move to Intel

2005-06-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, hopefully, MakeMusic has learned from their previous blunders, and has written Finale in something that would be easily ported A-NO-NE Music wrote: Darwin runs on x86 from day one. Cocoa apps might be easily recompiled. The fact even MS game box as well as major game industry

Re: [Finale] OT: Apple eyes the Pentium M

2005-06-09 Thread Eric Dannewitz
You have been misinformed. http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5534/ http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5393/ http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/5371/ Ken Durling wrote: I've always been told that the reason Macs don't get viruses is that the

Re: [Finale] OT - Word processors for OS X

2005-06-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Pages, part of iWork. Great word processing program. ThomaStudios wrote: Once again I'd like to tap the collective wisdom here on the board. What is everyone's recommended choice for word processing under OS X. I would like to rid myself of Microsh*t Word 2004, which steadfastly refuses to

Re: [Finale] OT - Word processors for OS X

2005-06-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Cause it doesn't run under OS X, it runs under OS 9. David W. Fenton wrote: If it runs on OS X, why would that be a problem? I use Word97, myself, even though I could be running Word2K or Word2K2, of which I have legal copies. Word97 is sufficient for my needs. If the 3-year-old

Re: [Finale] OT - Word processors for OS X

2005-06-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, that too. Darcy James Argue wrote: Also because it's a dead end -- no longer supported or updated. - Darcy ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu http://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale

Re: [Finale] OT - Word processors for OS X

2005-06-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I wasn't the one looking, but it does run under OS 9 Classic, but it's really not worth the effort. One could get Pages, or even a copy of Office for OS X, or even Appleworks I don't think Wordperfect for the Mac has been updated in 5 or more years. The last release was 3.5 I believe, and it

Re: [Finale] OT - Word processors for OS X

2005-06-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Have you done the usual things, such as Repair Disk Permissions, and seen if there are any updates to Word that you should install? John Howell wrote: Our computers came with MS Office preloaded, so most of us use MS Word. (The university upgrades us about every 4 years.) The version I now

Re: [Finale] Where is GPO Studio?

2005-06-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
What? Installer worked fine, and the thing runs great under Tiger. What do you mean the GPO Studio is nowhere on the 3 CDs? If you run the installer, and it goes through all 3 CDs, it puts a standalone in Applications, and the virtual instruments appear in Digital Performer to be used. I

Re: [Finale] 2006

2005-06-22 Thread Eric Dannewitz
No. I have not seen nor heard anything. Where did you get this info?? Chuck Israels wrote: Hi folks, Am I the only one who has seen the announcement of Finale 2006? There's usually a lot of discussion when these things are announced, and there seem to be some significant improvements

Re: [Finale] 2006

2005-06-22 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah, seriously. Auto Insert Copyright Symbol. Wow, that has to be the reason to upgrade. Advanced Measure numbering is a welcome addition. Finally. Handbells? Um, ok. Coda Systems. Good idea. Textured paper? Whatever.. Mixer. Yeah, good idea. More midi channels. Yeah, good idea. What

Re: [Finale] GPO Jazz + B. Clarinet

2005-06-22 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Darcy James Argue wrote: Hi Chuck, Chris, et al, I think Chris's point (with which I emphatically agree) is that it's a little perplexing as to why Gary felt the need to include so many exotic saxophones -- sopranino; both curved and straight soprano (neither is exotic, obviously, but the

Re: [Finale] GPO Jazz + B. Clarinet

2005-06-23 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Darcy James Argue wrote: I'd say Tuba, French Horn, Fender Rhodes, GPO Jazz/Big Band already has Rhodes piano. It does not say Rhodes piano, it says, according to the site, http://garritan.com/jazz.html, Vintage Electric Piano. That could be anything. Could be a Yamaha DX7 for all I know.

Re: [Finale] A question from a Mac-newbie

2005-07-04 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Get either an iMac G5 20, or a PowerMac G5 with a 19 or larger monitor. The Apple Store sometimes runs specials on refurbished iMacs and PowerMacs. It's a great way to pick up a good machine CHEAP. Owain Sutton wrote: I'd temped by the idea of getting a Mac, because I end up supplying stuff

Re: [Finale] Sibelius version 4 has dynamic score/parts linking!

2005-07-05 Thread Eric Dannewitz
dhbailey wrote: Sibelius 4 has been announced, and one aspect which we have clamored for on this list for years is in their list of added features: Dynamic linking of parts to the score. Apparently you only have to change things in the score, and the changes are reflected in the parts. I

Re: [Finale] GPO?

2005-07-05 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Human Playback isn't worth it. I'd disable it if I were you. GPO is a software Orchestral Sample player. Garritan Personal Orchestra. It sucks a LOT of CPU power, so, you'll need a fairly beefy CPU to use it effectly. (IE: 2.6+ AMD/P4 or a 1.2+ G4 or a G5) keith helgesen wrote: Hi all.

Re: [Finale] Sibelius - Dynamic Parts

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, I think the GPO thing is a good idea, however, it assumes that you have a computer that is capable of running it. So, for me, it's useless on my 933Mhz G4, which runs Finale just fine if it is to a Midi device. I like the sounds with GPO, it is just unrealistic to bill it as a feature when

Re: [Finale] Dynamic Parts in Finale

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Darcy James Argue wrote: Okay, that's a good idea. Let's see if we can flesh something out on-list before submitting. ***CLIPPED* Wow, totally AGREE on all this!! ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] Sibelius version 4 has dynamic score/parts linking!

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Indeed. I think Dynamic parts is something that needs to be added to Finale ASAP. But it needs to go BOTH WAYS, as other readers of pointed out. When I do changes, it's usually after someone PROOFED it on a part. Makemusic hasn't announced any major updates (yet) to Smartmusic. I'd think they

Re: [Finale] Dynamic Parts in Finale

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah. I agree. Thinking about it, if I do changes, it is AFTER parts are extracted, after they have been proof played. That is when someone goes You know, this would be better. Or that looks funny. If Finale does part linking/dynamic parts, or whatever you want to call it, it needs to be TWO

Re: [Finale] Dynamic Parts in Finale

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
David W. Fenton wrote: On 6 Jul 2005 at 9:30, Eric Dannewitz wrote: Given that the pre-Sibelius 4 discussions of linked parts here in this forum revolved around the idea of implementing them by extending Special Part Extraction, where does the idea that it *wouldn't* be two-way by default

Re: [Finale] Sibelius version 4 has dynamic score/parts linking!

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
David W. Fenton wrote: Other than Andrew, who has suggested anything else? Didn't we start from the Sibelius demo, which gives examples of editing in both the score and the part, and how in each case, the changes appear in the other? And how layout issues are independent for the two views?

Re: [Finale] Dynamic Parts in Finale

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah, the demo that Sibelius has, it looks like you can change notes, dynamics and page layouts. But what about all the other stuff? Text blocks? Different fonts? Slurs? articulations? Can you move these around? Darcy James Argue wrote: The proposed features that follow are, to me, essential

Re: [Finale] Dynamic Parts in Finale

2005-07-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Oh, you know, I think I have EXTRACT Parts and Special Part Extraction grouped together. They are different. Aaron Sherber wrote: Erm, in current Speical Part Extraction in Finale, nothing is unlinked. Any changes you make in Special Part Extraction are reflected in the score. I agree that

Re: [Finale] Sibelius - Dynamic Parts

2005-07-07 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Tyler Turner wrote: No, I'm quite sure that a large majority of Finale users use Finale at least in part for their own personal compositions. I can draw this conclusion from my own experience dealing with a sampling of thousands of Finale users as well as other sources. Compositional use of

[Finale] MOTU Updates vs. MakeMusic Updates

2005-07-07 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Looking that MOTU just updated Digital Performer to 4.6 for free to it's 4.5 users, and seeing all the GREAT improvements, it makes me laugh at MakeMusic and Finale. My God, there are a lot of useful, functional features that I can get for FREE updating to 4.6. Congrats MOTU! Honestly, this

Re: [Finale] The ultimate Sibelius question...

2005-07-08 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Indeed. We should start a petition or something. Light a fire under MakeMusic's ass. Or something. Johannes Gebauer wrote: Darcy, I wasn't 100% serious anyway. I have no time nor intention to do a quick switch to Sibelius, but I do want to put some pressure on MakeMusic to move into the

Re: [Finale] The ultimate Sibelius question...

2005-07-08 Thread Eric Dannewitz
The HOW part is up to them. Playing with the Demo of Sibelius 4, I think what they did is very good. So, they could just COPY them Darcy James Argue wrote: By all means, if you want this feature implemented in future versions of Finale, tell Coda. If you have any detailed suggestions

Re: [Finale] Is this a Finale or Sibelius list?

2005-07-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Wow, I think that was a little uncalled for. Isn't the policy though to label OT and TAN in the subject header? Regardless, your comments are totally out of line in what a list is supposed to be. Is there something wrong with people who subscribe to a list, but don't post? I'm on a number of

Re: [Finale] Is this a Finale or Sibelius list?

2005-07-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yes, some of it was. When people start asking HOW to do stuff in Sibelius, then it becomes not related. Phil Daley wrote: At 7/13/2005 12:50 PM, Eric Dannewitz wrote: Wow, I think that was a little uncalled for. Isn't the policy though to label OT and TAN in the subject header? The Sib

Re: [Finale] Eudora column sorting

2005-07-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Wow, perhaps you need to label this OT or TAN? No no, that would be getting a life. And that would be polite to the list... Phil Daley wrote: At 7/13/2005 01:17 PM, Phil Daley wrote: Just clicking on the header works fine in V5. I just did a test. click, CTRL-click, or ALT-click sorts

Re: [Finale] [TAN] Eudora sorting

2005-07-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Thank you! Someone who can respect the list. Woohoo. On the Eudora thing, you could also set up a filter to highlight and flag TAN or other subjects to make them stand out from the rest of the messages. Aaron Sherber wrote: At 01:09 PM 07/13/2005, Phil Daley wrote: Just click the header,

Re: [Finale] Feature Request: Copy Dialog

2005-07-13 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Now that is a good idea. A-NO-NE Music wrote: Another one I have been asking for last 17 years. I am a Shift+Opt(alt)+Click guy since Cmd(Ctrl)+C/V was no available in early Finale ages. I have always wanted to have one more key combi to Shift+Opt(alt)+Click so you get the what items to

Re: [Finale] 2006/GPO

2005-07-15 Thread Eric Dannewitz
*tongue in cheek* Yeah, but when it does come out, it will have all those useful saxes like Contrabass, and C melody. Woohoo! Darcy James Argue wrote: David, no offense, but how many times do you need this explained? Fin2k6 doesn't include any GPO saxes because at the moment, there ARE NO

Re: [Finale] 2006/GPO

2005-07-15 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Totally different sounds. As a saxophone major in college, I suffered through years of classical lessons. The tone and how you play as very different than jazz saxophone. John Howell wrote: Umm, am I the only one to whom it has occurred that at the very least, alto and tenor sax are

Re: [Finale] arriving Friday

2005-07-27 Thread Eric Dannewitz
My experience with GPO is that more processing power is needed rather than RAM. My 933Mhz Quicksilver can run like, um, 3 instruments before things start going south Dean M. Estabrook wrote: Yeah, mine is due in in a couple of days. Can't wait to hear the chatter revolving around this

Re: [Finale] arriving Friday

2005-07-27 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah, it probably will load, but you'd be lucky to get 1 or 2 instruments to run. Honestly, GPO sounds great, but I'd suggest investing in a separate computer for it. Like go out, get a Pentium 4 machine, windows, and a good sound card. And slave it to your Mac Midi setup ;-) Dean M.

Re: [Finale] Did everyone miss this?

2005-07-27 Thread Eric Dannewitz
*Tap tap* MakeMusic, make sure you go through the discussion about Sibelius 4, and do the dynamic parts thing ASAP. And fixings bugs is more important than Handbell charts. Andrew Levin wrote: And we were saying MakeMusic didn't care enough to have someone monitor this list? I don't know

Re: [Finale] Is it just me?

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Exactly. I think the person who originally said it was full of it. Just because they see all the problems, doesn't mean that everything is problematic. Whatever. I've yet to have any issues with CD/DVD drives and Windows XP. dhbailey wrote: Wow -- I never knew that! When I installed

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and GPO

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Um, GPO sounds a lot better overall. I'm a little disappointed that Smart Music doesn't use the GPO yet. I'd love to ditch the lame piano it uses in favor of the Steinway in GPO. Dean M. Estabrook wrote: Ok ... so I'd like to hear someone else confirm that the GPO sounds are no better at

[Finale] FinMac 2k6 Jazz Text Font Problems?

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
So I received my 2006 update. I open a file, and anything that used the Jazz Text font is messed up. If I start a NEW document, I can't get Jazz Text font to work either. Yes, I rebooted, and installed everything. What the heck is going on? The other fonts and music stuff seems to work so

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Its an Audio Unit. Go look it up on Apple.com. It's not the same thing as MIDI. David W. Fenton wrote: This kind of comment confuses me enormously. Isn't GPO being driven by MIDI data? Don't you really mean that you can't drive but the one synthesizer at a time if you're using GPO?

Re: [Finale] Is it just me?

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Look, thats all well and nice, but I still stand by what I said. I don't think Windows XP has any problems at all with a drive that one can buy third party. You can talk the tech talk, but who cares? So what if you do it for a living? How many of us are NOT going to use the default setup?

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
If you look at the subject, it says FinMac. I suppose you were busy dealing with a problematic drive or something. Macintosh OS X has Audio Units. Windows doesn't. Nada. Audio Unit performance is quite a bit better than the standard player. However, on the Mac version, I think things are a

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and GPO

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Totally agree. I really think the GPO thing is fluff. I'd rather see Finale get better at importing Midi files. I hate when a Midi that I've done in Digital Performer does not come across correctly in Finale. It happens all the time. It's frustrating, and wastes time. Craig Parmerlee

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Which is totally stupid. Why MakeMusic? Logic, and Digital Performer totally support Midi and AUs at the same time. I think Garage Band does as well. Only thing I can think of, Midi wise, would be Band in a Box for OS X. It has no AU support. That program has lagged so far behind I've written

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Jazz Text Font Problems?

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
As in anything you type comes out as Boxes. I had to reinstall just the Jazz fonts a second time to get it to work. Seems to be ok. The first install of 2006 on my Mac Mini resulted in the Jazz Text font doing this. I'll see if it happens on my other Mac later. Darcy James Argue wrote:

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
David W. Fenton wrote: Irrelevant. It's still MIDI output from Finale. Which is why I asked the question, as it didn't make sense to say you couldn't use MIDI while using AU, since what you're sending to it *is* MIDI. Go RTFA about Audio Units. It is a different beast than Midi. Why

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, if he would take the TIME to read up on them rather than saying, with his INFINITE knowledge, that it all just Midi Data, then yeah, I'll stop. That and his CD/DVD thing.. Darcy James Argue wrote: Eric, Cool it, please. You're flaming David for not knowing what Audio Units are?

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
, Eric Dannewitz wrote: David W. Fenton wrote: Irrelevant. It's still MIDI output from Finale. Which is why I asked the question, as it didn't make sense to say you couldn't use MIDI while using AU, since what you're sending to it *is* MIDI. Go RTFA about Audio Units

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-29 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Sounds good to me David W. Fenton wrote: On 29 Jul 2005 at 18:28, Eric Dannewitz wrote: Go read up on it I'll promise to make no more comments about Mac audio if you promise to shut up on the subject of WinXP's problems with optical drives

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Indeed. They should have included a couple of demos. Everyone who uses GPO says it takes some learning to get the best out of it. And, MakeMusic of course documented how to do itnot! I'd rather have had more improvements than GPO included. I seriously think this update sucks. It seems

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Which is totally an oversight by MakeMusic. I don't know about VST (don't really use it), but I use GPO (full version) with Digital Performer, and I can easily have my cake (Audio Units) and eat it too (and Midi). It doesn't make sense that you can't mix it. You can get a max of 8

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and SmartMusic Accompaniment

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Ha! Welcome to Smartmusic. Please leave your credit card with MakeMusic. I think you can get around actually buying a subscription. Or you used to. You just won't be able to access the library of smart music. Perhaps they changed this dhbailey wrote: I finally saved one of my Finale

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and GPO

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I like the English horn and Oboe in GPO. They soun Darcy James Argue wrote: Everyone's always biased towards their own instrument. Johannes has said that the solo violins sound nothing like solo violins. I'm sure oboe players would say the same of the oboe patch, etc. Again, GPO is a

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and GPO

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Of course you'd like it to work with MusicXML. Isn't that YOUR company? Where is the guess work in MIDI files? Example, I can do something in Digital Performer, load it into Logic, and it looks the same. Triplets come out as triplets. Etc. But I load the same file into Finale, and the triplet

[Finale] Mac Finale 2006 Performance

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Has anyone noticed that Finale 2006 seems slower on a lot of things than 2005 was. For example, if I highlight a bar, then hold shift, then go to another bar, there is a lag. I didn't have that with Finale 2005. I see the lag big time on my 933 G4, and a little on my Mini Mac. I have yet to

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 softsynth OR GPO audiosaving

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Indeed. I seriously think this update blows. I don't see any speed improvements, in fact, I see a lot of things that seem slower, like highlighting stuff using Mass Mover. dhbailey wrote: Timetables, Aaron, timetables. Deadlines doth make compromisers of us all. Better a product which

Re: [Finale] Finale2006 and SmartMusic Accompaniment

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
That really sucks. I have an active subscription to SmartMusic (as the schools around here use it in their music program). Too bad they don't have a standalone player. dhbailey wrote: They've apparently changed this because when I try to play my own music, entered into Finale and saved

Re: [Finale] Mac Finale 2006 Performance

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Sent! I am amazed at the low quality of this release. Seriously. Johannes Gebauer wrote: Yes, I have noticed. Please make sure you send your complaints to Macsupport immediately. Johannes ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] Mac Finale 2006 Performance

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Perhaps it is just a Mac only thing. I seriously get a noticible lag when I highlight one bar, hold down the shift key, and highlight another bar. This didn't happen in 2005. dhbailey wrote: On my PC I don't notice any such lag. ___ Finale

Re: [Finale] Why MIDI import is guesswork for notation programs

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Thank you! David W. Fenton wrote: I think you're missing the point. The problems Eric was having with MIDI import have *nothing* to do with notational elements that cannot be included in MIDI files. They have everything to do with Finale's obtuse transcription of MIDI data into notation.

Re: [Finale] Why MIDI import is guesswork for notation programs

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
No to be rude, but I really don't care about MusicXML. I'm dealing with MIDI files. The way most professional sequencers (Digital Performer/Protools/Logic) can shuttle things back and forth. I don't see studio's MusicXML to get stuff out of Digital Performer into Sibelius or Finale. All

Re: [Finale] Mac Finale 2006 Performance

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
One is a Mac Mini. And the other is a Quicksilver 2002 with a Geforce 3 graphics card. I think the Mac Mini supports core graphics. Simon Troup wrote: I see the lag big time on my 933 G4, and a little on my Mini Mac. I have yet to try the PC version. Both Macs are maxed out with ram, and

Re: [Finale] FinMac 2k6 Good News/Bad News

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
A-NO-NE Music wrote: Well, Finale sends MIDI to Vi (virtual instrument), which format can be AU, VST, MAS, RTAS, etc, etc. You seems to be mixing two different protocols. MIDI is MIDI. Finale HP uses CC1 MIDI message when GPO is selected, while it is not a standard (why can't it be the

Re: [Finale] Mac Finale 2006 Performance

2005-07-30 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Woohoo, no delays on dragging smart shapes. Wow, I do that...rarely. I use mass mover all the time. Highlighting, copying, transposing, add articulations. This lag is a big deal. Fiskum, Steve wrote: Eric, You are not alone. There are some lagging problems in this release. I have

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I'd stay put with 2004. Though 2005 was a better update than 2006 has been. 2006 is really slow on OS X. GPO is a bomb right now. The auto melisma feature is a plug-in. I've had Finale 2006 crash on me today. 2004 and 2005 never crashed. I'd save your $$$. This update is not worth it right

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Wow, you missed the boat. You could have gotten the FULL version of GPO back in May when they were doing that group buy. That was the best productivity software purchase I made this year. $129 or something. FULL GPO. If Finale 2006 had speed increases, it would have been worth it. If it had

Re: [Finale] FinMac2006 100% Crash!

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Wait, were you not praising Finale 2006 as being all great and stuff earlier? So far, 2006 has crashed a couple of times, doing simple things. And it has bogged down a couple of times, for no reason I can see either. Never had crashes with 2004 or 2005. It's sad. A-NO-NE Music wrote: This

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Have you tried messing around with the Mass Mover tool and selecting measures with it? I and a couple of other people running the Mac version have seen lags with the tool. I have a 1.42 Gigahertz Mac Mini and a 933 G4. Lon Price wrote: 3. I completed a Mozart Minuet and Trio, arranged for

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
And what would your machine be then? Simon Troup wrote: 2006 is really slow on OS X. ... on some machines - it's great on mine. Simon Troup Digital Music Art ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Ok, fine. So you have a Dual G5. The rest of us probably don't have that. There is no reason why Finale 2006 should be slow doing something like selecting a measure using the mass mover tool. There is a delay. No such delay existed in 2005. Simon Troup wrote: If Finale 2006 had speed

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah. I just went through the MakeMusic forum: http://forum.makemusic.com/default.aspx?f=6p=2m=121078 And there are people there experiencing the same issues. Darcy James Argue wrote: Well, the redraw *is* much faster in Fin2006 (when advancing pages, etc). But you're right, this very

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Oh stop. Stop with the bleeding you need more horse power crap. If I, and a lot of other people, including people who are using Dual G5s see a lag or delay in just selecting a damn measure, then there is a problem. I expect simple things, like this, to remain at the same speed, not to get

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/coreimage/ I'm not sure highlighting a measure and then highlighting another measure is something core image handles. Screen redraws, yes. Simple user interface things...I don't think so. Then explain why 2005 can select measures without any lag?

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
http://forum.makemusic.com/default.aspx?f=6m=121078 Check that out. Also, the thing I experience is just using the Mass Mover tool. Select a measure in page view, hold down the shift, and select another measure. There is a lag there. And at least one other Dual G5 user experiences it. Simon

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
No, not at all. It is just that other people are having the same problem as I, and they have machines as fast as yours. Throwing more horsepower at it isn't always the way to fix something. Go read the FinaleMusic forum. There seem to be some rather serious 2006 performance issues. Simon

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Good! However, how did this slip by the beta testers? Are they all on Dual G5s or something? Darcy James Argue wrote: Simon, You have to imagine an exponentially larger delay on slower machines, both in selecting and deselecting measures. This bug is very real, and the people at Coda know

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Simon Troup wrote: Eric, firstly, at the end of email I stated that I was thinking about the GPO thing, and how we are looking basically at the latest sampling technology. Running Logic and all that AU stuff you just need a faster machine, I had to up my RAM by 2GB just to use the BFD drum

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Blanket Statement: If you have a newer, Dual G5 with a lot of ram, then this update is for you. If you have a Mac Mini, or any older Mac, which ran Finale 2005 fine, this update is NOT for you until they fix some problems. Stay on 2005 or earlier. Good enough? Simon Troup wrote:

Re: [Finale] [OT] Mighty Mouse!

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Actually, this is really cool. I love mice with scroll wheels. This gets rid of that and adds so much more. Now only if it was wireless... Simon Troup wrote: Stand by macateers for a jolt bigger than Intel annoucement ... http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSSNewsID=12242 ...

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
So this was a known concern before 2006 shipped? Wow. My jaw has dropped. That is totally irresponsible. On a side note, I have been emailing Brian from tech support. Here is what he says: Regarding the speed, yes, Finale 2006 has added more features than any other version before ever has.

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
What do you want to solve? That we all should ditch all our existing systems in favor of Dual G5 2.6s or something? Johannes said it was a concern in the beta testing. He just said as much: No, it didn't slip by us, but our influence on such things aren't as big as you might expect. A lot of

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Not at all. I'm saying that it is a problem. You said you don't see it. Thats fine. Good for you. Enjoy Finale 2006. But then you say you want to fix it. How? I've told MacSupport what has happened. What are YOU going to do to fix it? Or to get to the root of the problem? Look, the original

Re: [Finale] Re: 2006 Mass Edit delay

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
From MacSupport: I am not sure exactly what you are describing with regard to a delay in selecting measures with the Mass Edit tool. I am running on an emac 1.25Ghz processor with 1 GB of RAM and I do not experience this (I click in one measure, hold down shift, click in another measure, and

Re: [Finale] Misc. stuff about Fin06

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Wow, another confirmed sighting of this. For this record, this delay occurs on both my Mac systems Mac Mini 1.42Gigahertz with 1 gig ram running off a 7200RPM firewire drive (disabled the internal drive) Quicksilver 933 with 1.5 gigs of ram, running on a 7200RPM drive. Both with 10.4.2 and

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-02 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Fair enough, but I have a gig of ram on one machine (mini mac) and a gig and a half on the other (933 G4). No other programs are running. I'm doing a full score either. Just a sheet. Matthew Hindson Fastmail Account wrote: From a previous post here or on the Finale forum, someone from

Re: [Finale] Is upgrading worth it?

2005-08-03 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I use page view all the time to prepare songs or exercises for students. Lon Price wrote: On Aug 2, 2005, at 9:02 AM, Eric Dannewitz wrote: Have you tried messing around with the Mass Mover tool and selecting measures with it? I and a couple of other people running the Mac version have

[Finale] Finale Mac 2006 Lag

2005-08-03 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Tech support sent me this: Let's try this: Trashing the Finale Preferences (Desktop): 1. Quit Finale 2006. 2. Locate on your Hard DriveUsersyourusernameLibraryPreferences. 3. Drag the file Finale 2006 Preferences to the trash can and empty it. 4. Restart the computer. Seems to have helped

Re: [Finale] TIGER

2005-08-05 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah. Finale runs fine with Tiger. I was running 2005 with Tiger. No problems. I do get a few random crashes out of Finale 2006 that I haven't been able to pin down the cause of (it involves something with Printing). And then there is the Pageview/Mass Mover issue. Other than that, it works

Re: [Finale] TIGER

2005-08-05 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, all the crashes have been when I go to print something. I can't really predict it or pin it down yet, but the whole program crashes. I'll email support with the info next time it happens. A-NO-NE Music wrote: Will you define crashes? I too experienced spinning beachball on

Re: [Finale] TIGER

2005-08-05 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Well, yeah, but I sent it to Apple. I'll copy the next one and send it to MakeMusic next time it happens. A-NO-NE Music wrote: Eric Dannewitz / 2005/08/05 / 12:47 AM wrote: Well, all the crashes have been when I go to print something. Tiger brings crash log up on the screen when

Re: [Finale] Where is the FinMac pref?

2005-08-06 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Yeah, MacSupport said the same thing. It's in your Users/YOUR USERNAME/Library/Preferences folder Darcy James Argue wrote: Hiro, Have you tried USING the files? I don't know what vi is and I don't care. Look, it's simple: 1) Remove com.makemusicFinale.plist from your

Re: [Finale] Fonts gone suddenly

2005-08-12 Thread Eric Dannewitz
You could try this, though it's a 10.4 fix Go to Macintosh HD/Library/Caches Delete com.apple.ATS User will be prompted for an admin password Restart Empty Trash Another thing to try is to move all the fonts out of the folder, reboot, then move them back in. ThomaStudios wrote: I need

[Finale] Apple Mighty Mouse

2005-08-18 Thread Eric Dannewitz
I bought one of these guys. Great little mouse. Love the track ball. Applications like iPhoto are just really cool with it. I can get Finale 2006 Mac to scroll up and down with it, but not side to side. This would be totally great if it could do it. Any ideas on how to get Finale to use the

Re: [Finale] Music fonts

2005-08-23 Thread Eric Dannewitz
Um, you know, there is ALREADY a Font Annotation for Opus http://www.finaletips.nu/downloads.php Brad Beyenhof wrote: On 23/08/05, dc [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What keeps you from using Opus in Finale? The font's reference lines aren't exactly the same as Finale's defaults, for one

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