Re: [Finale] 2012 vs 2010

2012-04-18 Thread Girard Bowe
Hi, Jef - I made the same upgrade from 2010 to 2012 without any problems. I was on WinXP at the time, then migrated to a new box with Win7. The updater caused no problems. I mostly do horn charts transcriptions - no lyrics. Giz |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] Finale 2013

2012-05-30 Thread Girard Bowe
Might not be a bad idea to reiterate (on Justin's blog comments) some of the bug fixes and features we've been requesting. Here's a few off the top of my head: In JazzFont, the dot in the dotted eighth rest is too far separated from the rest. Changing the spacing in Document Options then

Re: [Finale] Finale Windows 2011 - problems in part extraction

2012-06-05 Thread Girard Bowe
I use linked parts, and this sometimes happens. I just select everything, then Break Multimeasure Rests, then Create Multimeasure Rests. This has always fixed missing measures. I don't know if this will work in extracted parts. BTW, linked parts is probably my favorite upgrade improvement. I

Re: [Finale] Finale Windows 2011 - problems in part extraction

2012-06-07 Thread Girard Bowe
You'll have to create 3 text inserts in the score: page number, part/score name, and title. For each insert, from the Text menu, select Frame Attributes. You'll probably want to set up different inserts for the first page and subsequent pages. If you set this up in your template, you'll save

Re: [Finale] chord chart slash spacing

2012-10-04 Thread Girard Bowe
The reason I don't usually include chords in the music spacing is the very ugly way it affects notation. This is the way Don describes it: My recollection of chord spacing is that a chord taking up a lot of horizontal space wouldn't 'ride' over the next item in the measure w/out a chord, but

Re: [Finale] Bill Duncan chord suffix woes

2012-12-17 Thread Girard Bowe
I print-screened the chord suffix selection pages and keep them at hand. I have the most common ones memorized. If you load different chord libraries, or delete chords, that will affect the numbering. Giz Richmond VA |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] [JWplugins] New accidental setting

2013-03-21 Thread Girard Bowe
Hi, Jari - this might be the place to renew a suggestion: how about a plug-in that will apply document settings from one file to another? As I've tweaked my personal templates over the years, I find myself re-doing older files with my most recent file settings, a pains-taking project. These would

Re: [Finale] [JWplugins] New accidental setting

2013-03-21 Thread Girard Bowe
| |On Mar 21, 2013, at 4:45 PM, Girard Bowe girard.b...@verizon.net wrote: | | Hi, Jari - this might be the place to renew a suggestion: how about a | plug-in that will apply document settings from one file to another? As | I've tweaked my personal templates over the years, I find myself | re-doing older

Re: [Finale] [JWplugins] New accidental setting

2013-03-21 Thread Girard Bowe
for page text. | |In Patterson use either Scrapbook or TGTools Transfer for your layout settings |depending on how you have your files setup. | |Good luck. |Steve | |On Mar 21, 2013, at 5:40 PM, Girard Bowe girard.b...@verizon.net wrote: | | Hi, Steve -yes, I've looked at them, but neither seems

Re: [Finale] Hummingbird

2013-04-27 Thread Girard Bowe
Maybe it's my age, but it hardly seems simple or intuitive. And pity the poor child who has to go into any musical situation knowing only Hummingbird. If it takes months or longer to read conventional notation, something is wrong somewhere. Giz |-Original Message- |From:

Re: [Finale] F2012 HP doesn't apply swing timing to chord playback AND Garritan question

2013-05-02 Thread Girard Bowe
What I do is type the chord name followed by a colon, then the number of the chord from Chord Suffix Selection. I've got a print-screen of these which I keep at hand, although by now I have my most-used suffix numbers memorized. It's a pretty quick process (chord entry), except that it's a pain

Re: [Finale] missing measures in linked parts

2013-05-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Try breaking multimeasure rests, then recreate them. I've noticed odd things with this sometimes, but it's always been an easy fix. Hope this works for you! Giz Richmond |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of |Haroldo Mauro |Sent:

Re: [Finale] missing measures in linked parts

2013-05-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Another shortcut - thanks! And I think you can go straight to the Edit menu to do parts score without selecting all. You would only need select all to break multi-measure rests. I do miss having a hardcopy of the manual. How many little things do we do that others would love to know? I just

Re: [Finale] I notice that there is still no Finale update

2013-09-05 Thread Girard Bowe
Is the Finale team aware that we desperately want a bug-fix release? At this point, I'd gladly pay for it, even without new features. Glad to hear that Finale is alive well - thanks for the update! Giz |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu]

Re: [Finale] volume adjustment

2013-10-08 Thread Girard Bowe
This doesn't solve the problem, as the Finale volume can't be easily heard over the MIDI device. Raising the system volume raises everything. I run into the same thing using Transcribe! Luckily, I can turn T! down. Giz |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu

[Finale] Finale 2014 pricing

2013-11-04 Thread Girard Bowe
Why does it cost more to upgrade from Finale than to crossover from Sibelius? Doesn't seem fair to loyal Finale users. . . . Giz ___ Finale mailing list Finale@shsu.edu http://lists.shsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/finale

[Finale] Garritan Sale

2013-12-02 Thread Girard Bowe
Just got in and saw that Garritan is offering 50% off their JABB set for CyberMonday. I'm wondering if those sounds are any better than the Finale/Garritan sounds. The trumpet, sax trombone sound synthesized - they're just terrible. However, the samples on the website are killer. If they're the

Re: [Finale] Garritan Sale

2013-12-03 Thread Girard Bowe
Thanks for all the replies. Chuck weighed in first last night before the sale ran out, so Garritan JABB3 is on my desktop waiting to be opened. Check out the samples on the Garritan site: http://www.garritan.com/products/jazz-big-band-3/ How much tweaking had to be done here? Can anyone point

Re: [Finale] Garritan libraries

2013-12-26 Thread Girard Bowe
I asked this question early this month, and the consensus seemed to be that at $75 (the sale price then), it was worth it, although few seemed to be able to replicate the quality of the samples on the Garritan site, or the samples used by Chuck Israels for his Exploring Jazz Arranging book. I'm

Re: [Finale] F2014 bug: articulations sometimes don't work at some zoom levels

2014-01-18 Thread Girard Bowe
I have experienced this problem, also. The hot key won't work, selecting single or multiple notes won't work. It's definitely NOT a layer problem for me. Exiting restarting Finale sometimes works. Working with different tools and coming back to articulations has sometimes worked. I work almost

[Finale] Ossias, I think

2014-04-16 Thread Girard Bowe
I'm trying to create a leadsheet for Benny Golson's Blues on My Mind, and there are rhythm kicks integral to the song. I wanted to notate them above the melody line as an ossia, but it seems as if I have to create a separate ossia for each measure - very clunky. And when I tried to use the rhythm

Re: [Finale] Ossias, I think

2014-04-17 Thread Girard Bowe
Thanks to all for the suggestions, and thank goodness for Jari's plug-ins! I did experience a bug - when entering notes rests into layer 4, the rests moved down, and the rests in layer 1 moved up. At least I think it's a bug. Would anyone care to look at this and critique it? I'd be glad to pdf

Re: [Finale] Ossias, I think

2014-04-21 Thread Girard Bowe
I used Darcy's Steve's suggestions for the Blues on My Mind leadsheet, and here is the result: http://freejazzinstitute.com/showposts.php?dept=transcriptions Thanks again - I'm open to comments regarding the look - would you have laid it out this way? Giz Richmond VA |-Original

Re: [Finale] Ossias, I think

2014-04-22 Thread Girard Bowe
I thank all who took the time to look at my leadsheet and make suggestions - this is the type of feedback I was hoping for! I've printed them all, and will be revising my leadsheet accordingly. For Darcy, regarding the font - I'm using Dom Casual. I was tired of some of the cartoonish Jazz text

Re: [Finale] Finale 2014B

2014-06-03 Thread Girard Bowe
Despite proclaiming Numerous crashing situations have been fixed, Finale 2014b is still crashing when I use Transcribe! This happens reliably several times a sesssion. If it doesn't crash, playback doesn't work when I press the spacebar and click the score. Restarting Finale fixes this

[Finale] Creating key sig for ascending melodic minor

2014-07-20 Thread Girard Bowe
I've tried doing this, but with no success. The notes I play with my keyboard aren't what appear on the staff. Obviously, I've not set this up properly. I was hoping someone had an easy-to-use quick-guide for this. I was also hoping that once I had created the key sig I would be able to

Re: [Finale] Won't hide empty staves

2014-08-04 Thread Girard Bowe
Try bringing up the group attributes and make sure that When hiding empty staves is set to Hide normally. I had this same problem, and somehow Never hide was the selection. Sorry to come to this so late, I hope this helps. Giz Richmond VA |-Original Message- |From:

Re: [Finale] Clef Won't Change

2014-09-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Try going to the Instrument List in Score Manager. In the lower right is a clef option. Fiddling with this may help. Sometimes there's more than one approach in Finale, and it's not always clear which one dominates. Giz Richmond VA |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu

Re: [Finale] Michael (is) Good

2014-09-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Hi, Michael - I'm glad to hear that Finale will continue to be improved tweaked. I'll reiterate what has been expressed by many in this forum often over the years: we would love a release that just fixes bugs. The last several releases have seen a number of users who feel forced to move to a

Re: [Finale] OT: Baroque Articulation

2014-09-25 Thread Girard Bowe
I've seen daggers over 8th notes in big band swing scores to indicate even eighths, but this is probably not exactly what you're looking for! :-) |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of |Lawrence Yates |Sent: Thursday, September

Re: [Finale] Anybody think we will ever see any more fixes for F2014?

2014-10-13 Thread Girard Bowe
Michael Good poked his head into our mailing list early last month, but there's no clue if he heard the responses, so I have copied him on this email. I would love to have a bug-fix release, and would pay for it. Several people have requests for new features, but a lot of traffic on this list

[Finale] Accidental spacing issue

2014-11-11 Thread Girard Bowe
I'm transcribing Open Sesame, which has a series of dotted eighths-sixteenths, and the 16th is often accidentalized. The right stem of the natural sign touches the 16th beam. Making an adjustment in Document Options results in bad spacing for every other accidental occurrence. Is there an easy way

Re: [Finale] Templates

2015-02-18 Thread Girard Bowe
Recreating a template for a new version is a tortuous and torturous task. Robert Patterson's Scrapbook Setting plugin just doesn't seem to work for me, and I'm not sure it's comprehensive enough to completely recreate a template with all one's refinements. If someone came up with a plug-in that

Re: [Finale] What quoting all of a popular thread does

2015-02-09 Thread Girard Bowe
I actually favor top-posting (can you believe there's even a name for that practice?). But I'm a firm believer in trimming replies so that what remains is pertinent to your response, but not because of size and bandwidth issues, as Aaron points out. It certainly makes it easier for digest-folks

Re: [Finale] Key sig for melodic minor

2015-03-16 Thread Girard Bowe
Exactly. |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of |Ryan Beard |Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 10:29 PM |To: finale@shsu.edu |Subject: Re: [Finale] Key sig for melodic minor | |Just to clarify, for A melodic minor, you just want an F#

[Finale] Key sig for melodic minor

2015-03-16 Thread Girard Bowe
Ascending, of course. I've tried to create this, but without success. If anybody has any easy way to do this, or at least a clear explanation, I'd be grateful. Also, assuming this is possible, will it transpose as expected? That is, if I have a D melodic minor, will it transpose up a major

Re: [Finale] Key sig for melodic minor

2015-03-22 Thread Girard Bowe
Composer, Arranger VISIT US AT |rayhortonmusic.com | |On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 8:28 PM, Girard Bowe girard.b...@verizon.net |wrote: | | Ascending, of course. I've tried to create this, but without success. | If anybody has any easy way to do this, or at least a clear | explanation, I'd be grateful

Re: [Finale] Darcy Argue 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

2015-04-12 Thread Girard Bowe
You're worthy, you're worthy! Congratulations! Giz |-Original Message- |From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of |Darcy James Argue |Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 5:24 PM |To: finale@shsu.edu |Subject: Re: [Finale] Darcy Argue 2015 Guggenheim Fellow |

[Finale] Chuck Israels

2015-07-26 Thread Girard Bowe
Nice article on our friend: http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/articles/2015/7/16/portland-s-best-kept-ja zz-secret linked from the Mosaic Daily Jazz Gazette; http://www.mosaicrecords.com/?utm_source=ExactTarget http://www.mosaicrecords.com/?utm_source=ExactTargetutm_medium=emailutm_c

Re: [Finale] Preferred method for entering notes/etc into finale 2012

2016-02-17 Thread Girard Bowe
That's funny - I use Speedy also, but I select the value on the QWERTY, then press the pitch on the midi. Maybe you're not using a midi keyboard? So for me, it's note value first, then pitch. However, "pitch first" is great for banjos! I've gotten to be pretty adept at using 2 keyboards. I also

[Finale] Spacing issue for dotted rest

2016-07-27 Thread Girard Bowe
Here is the latest response from MakeMusic regarding my complaint about the eighth rest dot spacing in JazzFont: "At the risk of going into semantics, bug fixes are defined as the software not operating as designed. The augmentation dots appear next to notes and rests at a distance that is

[Finale] Augmentation dot bug redux

2016-08-14 Thread Girard Bowe
For those of you who have been following this (2?!), here is the latest communique from MakeMusic. This is possibly the best and most cogent response I've received from MakeMusic in response to bugs & feature requests. For those not following, this regards the misplacement of the augmentation dot

[Finale] Augmentation dots redux

2017-01-14 Thread Girard Bowe
https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/216619307-Augmentatio n-dots I received a notice a few weeks ago that there was a response to a months-old post. The exchange has moved past just dots, and I thought Finale listers may be interested. GizB Richmond VA --- This email

Re: [Finale] Third party big band fonts

2017-03-10 Thread Girard Bowe
Pretty sure the Maria Schneider book is in JazzFont. I don't care for B'way Copyist, either. I use JazzFont for notation and Dom Casual for text & chords. There are some problems with JazzFont, and supposedly MakeMusic (or whatever) is looking at an alternative; they can't alter the JF,

Re: [Finale] Finale 2012 Printing parts from a PDF file

2017-12-19 Thread Girard Bowe
Yes. I use CutePDF Writer. You just send your files to it as you would a printer. Unfortunately, Finale appends an "X" to each filename. It's a known issue, but . . . . http://www.cutepdf.com/ You can export to pdf in Finale, but you have to do each file individually, and rename it if you want

Re: [Finale] Finale 2012 Printing parts from a PDF file

2017-12-19 Thread Girard Bowe
CutePDF does just what it says it does, and no more. No spyware, no adware, no nags. Very easy, and free! -Original Message- From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Nickless Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:46 AM To: finale@shsu.edu Subject:

[Finale] Cutepdf & Finale

2018-01-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Well, after creating dozens of pdf's to load to my tablet, Cutepdf has stopped working with Finale. It works in other applications. Any thoughts or advice or recommendations for other free pdf readers? Many thanks! GizB Richmond VA ___ Finale

Re: [Finale] Cutepdf & Finale

2018-01-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Now it appear that Finale isn't printing to hard copy, either. -Original Message- From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of Girard Bowe Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:52 AM To: finale@shsu.edu Subject: [Finale] Cutepdf & Finale Well, after crea

Re: [Finale] Cutepdf & Finale

2018-01-11 Thread Girard Bowe
://ps2pdf.com/> to convert them. > On Jan 11, 2018, at 8:00 AM, Girard Bowe <girard.b...@verizon.net> wrote: > > Now it appear that Finale isn't printing to hard copy, either. > > -Original Message- > From: finale-boun...@shsu.edu [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu

Re: [Finale] Cutepdf & Finale

2018-01-11 Thread Girard Bowe
I just tried Bullzip pdf creator – no luck there, either. Must be a Finale issue. From: Raymond Horton [mailto:horton.raym...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:01 PM To: Girard Bowe <girard.b...@verizon.net> Subject: RE: [Finale] Cutepdf & Finale Yes,

Re: [Finale] MIDI

2018-06-21 Thread Girard Bowe
I've experienced the 1/2 step discrepancy recently, but haven't nailed down the circumstances or the cure. I thought it was just me or my setup. I haven't been using Finale much lately, spending most of my music time practicing instead of transcribing or arranging. I'll pay better attention

Re: [Finale] Finale 26 -- Opinions?

2018-10-11 Thread Girard Bowe
Here is my response to a thread I started on the Finale Forum regarding the spacing of the eighth-rest dot in JazzFont: "Well, here it is, 2 years since my post on this thread, and 11 years since

Re: [Finale] Finale 26 -- Opinions?

2018-10-11 Thread Girard Bowe
I've considered doing just that, but unfortunately, the Bill Duncan fonts are part of an expensive package. All I would really want is the chord library. That doesn't seem to be an option on the NPC site. Giz -Original Message- From: Finale [mailto:finale-boun...@shsu.edu] On Behalf Of

Re: [Finale] Finale 26 -- Opinions?

2018-10-12 Thread Girard Bowe
Thanks, Chuck - you're right. There are some problems with the Jazz articulations, too. The tenuto has a blob on it, the staccato doesn’t space properly, and the fermata is just plain ugly. I should have spent that $150 on the Bill Duncan set instead of Finale 26. Best regards, Giz

Re: [Finale] Cannot create some multi measure rests in parts

2018-11-06 Thread Girard Bowe
[mailto:horton.raym...@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:40 PM To: Girard Bowe Subject: Re: [Finale] Cannot create some multi measure rests in parts Sorry, let me amend that. It worked some of the time, but not in other instances. Thanks! ​Raymond Horton Composer, Arranger Minister of Music

[Finale] Topline notation

2019-03-01 Thread Girard Bowe
When I apply Jari's Topline Notation plugin, the ties & ledger lines are still visible. Is there any easy way around this? Playback isn't critical, so I don't need to go the route of having two layers to get playback and the notation I want. Just something simple, if possible. I'd have thought