Den wrote: ↑
29 Feb 2020, 17:00
OCTO wrote: ↑
29 Feb 2020, 11:06
Finale is very customisable, but there are to many obstacles...
So ... there are no boundaries in the Finale in the sense that everything you want can be done but there are some obstacles that make it difficult to finalize some kind of notation? Can you show some simple problems in the Finale and how they are solved?
The problems with Finale are not what it can't
do, but what it doesn't
do. Finale lets you do anything, because it makes you do everything. Conversely, there are things that are not possible to achieve in Dorico, but for most uses, it produces better notation, faster, easier than Finale.
Here's a basic example. Finale does not offset the spacing of notes in different voices. The "problem is solved" by spending time moving each one by hand. There are many long-standing bugs in Finale's spacing engine and limitations in Finale's positioning of grace notes, ties, staves and systems, lyric baselines, accidentals in chords, etc, etc, etc.... All of which have to be done by hand.
Dorico, on the other hand, will space all the notes instantly and automatically, to preset values of your choice. I've imported many of my existing Finale scores into Dorico projects, and there's not one where the spacing and layout isn't instantly better than I managed to achieve with hours of fiddling around. Yes, you can perform any number of manual adjustments in Dorico: you just don't have to.