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by benwiggy
30 Jun 2019, 13:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

benwiggy, I use 10.11 and I am not sure if your script would work. But I don't know for the command to outline all fonts in a PDF. That would be very helpful to have. See my posts in this Dorico forum thread. https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=162789 I provide instructions for m...
by benwiggy
26 Jun 2019, 08:49
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

UPDATE! If you want to edit output from Dorico in Affinity Designer/Publisher, export as SVG files. Affinity imports these files perfectly as outlined vector graphics. EPS files also work perfectly, though there's no direct path for creating EPS from Dorico. PostScript files of individual pages may ...
by benwiggy
25 Jun 2019, 14:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

If you have Acrobat DC, there's a Preflight profile to outline all fonts. Earlier versions don't have it. (Though I'll swear that much earlier versions did.) However, because I don't subscribe to Creative Cloud, I use GhostScript. GS definitively adheres to PDF standards -- more so than Apple's Core...
by benwiggy
21 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

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: 16
Views: 2385

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: 16
Views: 2385

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 1489

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: 1489

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.