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by benwiggy
21 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Yes, it's support for OpenType is lovely -- and its live-preview of font styles is marvellous: but importing PDFs as either an image or 'wholesale' is less good.

However: if I outline the font data in the PDF, then all is well.
by benwiggy
20 Jun 2019, 17:43
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Actually, there are some issues with importing PDFs. It can't cope with the complex glyphs in Figurato at all, and some elements like lyric hyphens and staff brackets are moved around a bit. (The same is true in Affinity Designer, as it's the exact same engine.) However, the dev team are responsive ...
by benwiggy
19 Jun 2019, 16:08
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 10
Views: 1698

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

I will wait for the finished product. Affinity Publisher is released today. They are currently offering discounts across the Affinity range, so a good time to buy. I've been running the beta for some time, and it's a fantastic tool for making title pages for scores. It also imports PDFs as a collec...
by benwiggy
14 Jun 2019, 08:09
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

Admittedly, Dorico is still a young program and does have some deficiencies. There's no Guitar TAB, which is a dealbreaker for ... well, guitarists. For me, the staff hiding needs to be drastically improved, and a variety of 'Smart Lines' would be useful. If it doesn't meet your needs now, I would c...
by benwiggy
13 Jun 2019, 08:39
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

I felt as if I were escaping from "Behind Bars" when I returned to Finale. Gould's book has become the de facto standard reference for music notation, even if some points might be debatable or unsuitable for all occasions. It makes complete sense for a modern notation program to follow those rules,...
by benwiggy
11 Jun 2019, 08:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

Finale. It is so simple and direct. If anything, I want more direct control over every element on the page, rather than less. John, I appreciate that your level of artistry and attention to detail is higher than most, but I spent most of my time with Finale not exercising artistic judgment or apply...
by benwiggy
10 Jun 2019, 11:48
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

OCTO wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 08:34
The Hyperscribe that WORKS? :eek: :eek:
Yes! And if you don't like the results, you can re-quantise a selection to different values. Plus all the native note editing tools - shifting, inserting, changing note values, etc.
by benwiggy
07 Jun 2019, 18:01
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

There's quite a few familiar names from the Finale forums on the Dorico board! Dorico is still missing a few things, but I imagine that v3, due out later this year will address them. Currently, staff hiding is basic: you either exclude the player from the flow, or you turn on hiding for ALL empty sy...
by benwiggy
07 Jun 2019, 11:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Key signature and staff size

Dorico just scales down the staff, increasing the 'blank space' between the key sig and the time sig.
by benwiggy
07 Jun 2019, 11:34
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 3.0 released
Replies: 14
Views: 2638

Re: MuseScore 3.0 released

One interesting feature of MuseScore is that they are running a web-server "OMR" (Optical Music Recognition) service. You have to create an account, and upload your PDFs. You get an email back when it's done (or been unsuccessful). I've only tried a couple of things, and the results are 'in line wit...