I use Finale periodically to layout sheet music that goes with a curriculum that comes out annually. Each year, we have a different set of themed fonts for the curriculum in addition to a set of company branded fonts that we use for layout. I cannot get any of these fonts to work in Finale. I can select them from the font menu for lyrics and expressions, but they don't actually display or print (Finale substitutes something generic). I have done all the upgrades and am on the current version (on an up-to-date Windows 10 computer). I've been forced to use generic system fonts for everything that must be done in Finale, print to PDF and then redo titling, footers, headers, etc. in another program superimposed over the PDF and then export again to get the final product. This is extremely time consuming and still doesn't get the lyrics in the correct fonts as that would be impossible to redo in another program. The Help documentation says that Finale supports true type and open type fonts, so why won't it correctly display any of the fonts on my computer except the handful of generic Windows fonts like Arial and Times New Roman? This has been a major frustration for me for several years, and I just updated to the new version of Finale in hopes that it would be fixed, but I'm still stuck with the awful generic fonts substituted over my branded fonts that I can use everywhere else except Finale. HELP!!!
I will add that I've never been able to export to PDF from Finale. The resulting PDFs are a complete mess (fonts unreadable, music notation completely screwed up). I have to print to PDF as a printer to get usable PDFs. Does this export work for anyone else?
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