Dear Den,Den wrote: ↑09 Jul 2020, 21:06My VirtualMachine doesn't work at all anymore so I have to reinstall it .... In the VM I ran MacOsX Catalina and NoteAbility Pro version 3. So I had to manage and borrow a very very old Mac G5 :-( which is slow, it's a bit say it's slow, ... very slow, and I worked in the old version 2.6 so it doesn't matter, because that computer is not mine.
Thank you for that, and I am sorry to hear that it caused so much trouble to set up the system. I believed that you have already set up the software, otherwise I wouldn't ask you for examples.
When I saw your screen-screenshot "bang!" -- I have recognized it, and I have definitely tried it for a long, long time ago. Perhaps that time it was a demo, and I remember that accidental tool with numerous accidentals. Sometimes in my music I use quarter-tone accidentals and in Finale it was a pain to use it, and thus I was testing NoteAbility. [In Finale I had later discovered that I could use the nonstandard key signatures and to access various symbols, but last 5 years I use a better approach with with JW-Change that swaps an accidental into predefined symbols, with keyboard shortcuts. Yet, there is no playback of it.]
Your example is satisfactory and the output strikingly reminds me of Finale. I don't know how much you have adjusted the output and how much it is a "default" sample.
It is perhaps a satisfactory good notation software, but as many here pointed out, I think that the future is not guaranteed. Learning a new notation software is not the same as changing between MS Word or LibreOffice or OpenOffice etc. Apple and MS updates/upgrades their systems so quickly and a large software development could assure that the software will continue to work in the future.
I have been using Finale since 2000 and occasionally Sibelius and just once MuseScore. Now, I think, in the next 2-3 years I will switch to Dorico, or if something else happens stay on Finale, or move to Sibelius and MuseScore. Who knows!