Hi - I'm trying out the Finale 27 (demo) on a new Macbook running Ventura 13.2. (My current Finale version is 26 and I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade or not).
I've used Finale for 25 years as a music theory teacher. What I'd like to do export some of my Finale homework files so my students can use Musescore (because it's free) to do the homework problems. I'm exporting a file with a chorale that has lyrics added (using a text box). I've done two exports, one compressed file (".mxl") and the other not commpressed (".musicxml"). I've tried both Finale 26 and 27. In all cases, the notes appear fine but the page layout and text in text boxes are broken. See below. (I normally use text boxes to enter lyrics in Finale, rather than the lyrics tool - I just find it easier).
Does anyone have any tips for making this operation smoother and more successful, especially with regard to page layout and textboxes? Are there ways to prep the Finale file before export to get the best result?