I have not used FINALE for a few years. i was using (believe it or not) FINALE 98 for 15 years and LOVED it. I was able to do anything I wanted/needed- and do it quickly. Once I got FINALE 2014 (due to getting a new computer...) I got incredibly frustrated at how much I think things were ruined. Even something as simple as changing the title of the piece on the document itself now involved two or three steps instead of simply clicking the handle next to the title box. Other changes included multiple steps that used to be able to be done immediately on the document now involve multiple steps.
But what frustrated me the most is the fact that the user manual is only online. Is there anyway to have the manual downloaded?! I often do work while on the symphony bus to concerts that can be 2-3 hours of travel. Without internet I can not do anything if I need to refer to the manual.
So I quit FINALE. I have tried to return but find the same frustrations. Before I try to have my old, very old, computer refurbished so I can do use the FINALE version that I think actually worked well, is it possible to download the actual manual?