President, The Shawnee Concert Band.
Finale 27.3 using Windows 10, Perfect Layout Silver, NotePerformer 4, Smartscore Pro 64, Roland A-49 midi controller.
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 27, 2023 20:48
Plugins>J W Change>Noteheads>Clear Shape
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 26, 2023 17:55
Plugins>J W Change>Noteheads>AlphaNotes
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 26, 2023 17:51
You want this?
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 26, 2023 16:49
I have never met a clarinet beginner who preferred to read Concert Pitch note names.
Nor have I. It is not the way our Essential Elements method book teaches either. I would think that would ad...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 26, 2023 15:38
... just because something has worked for more than 20 years doesn't mean it will work today.
That is so true but things do change that are simply unnoticed. Like OS upgrades and apps...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 25, 2023 17:03
I don't use Finale's built in Export to PDF and I don't know why because every time I have used it, it worked perfectly.
I have just always used doPDF or CutePDF. I guess because most apps don't p...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 25, 2023 16:46
As a further point make sure in Document>Display in Concert Pitch is not checked.
I imported an XML file of French horn band part.
Typically an XML file imports in the key it is originally writte...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 25, 2023 16:37
You have a font issue. The font needed is probably not installed so the PDF maker doesn't know what to use.
Are you using a PDF printer utility? I use doPDF and CutePDF. I understand Mac's have the...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 23, 2023 16:21
Mike H is right. You most likely have some app that is conflicting with Finale. Make sure Finale is the only app ruining. Not Sib or even YouTube, nothing using the sound card. Now see if Fi...
ERNEST BIGGS commented, November 22, 2023 16:12
When this happens to me, it is usually because another program has grabbed "exclusive control" of the computer sound card.
This almost has to be the problem. Finale does not play well with othe...