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by benwiggy
04 Jul 2020, 14:22
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: pre-Reviewing Dorico
Replies: 16
Views: 8056

Re: pre-Reviewing Dorico

it seems that the things are implementing faster than I expected. Indeed: only in March I posted that I wanted to see better Staff Hiding controls, and editable Clefs and instruments: it wasn't long before Dorico 3.5 introduced very powerful Staff Hiding controls, more flexibility in defining Clefs...
by benwiggy
04 Jul 2020, 13:18
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?
Replies: 26
Views: 7028

Re: Dorico/Lilypond/SCORE?

The hairpins, beams and slurs in the examples are quite poor, IMO. This review suggests that the user interface leaves room for improvement (if I dare bring up that subject!) https://simplyrobert.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/noteability-pro/ NoteAbility Pro is now a free download, having been a commerci...
by benwiggy
29 Jun 2020, 08:40
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Tantacrul Dorico video
Replies: 30
Views: 2457

Re: Tantacrul Dorico video

Well, I was hoping that the sands of time would have blown over this by now. Anyone who has an open mind about using Dorico would be much better served by spending an hour watching the video tutorials on Dorico's YouTube channel, than by watching Tantacrul's video. I thank my lucky stars every day t...
by benwiggy
27 Jun 2020, 16:00
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Preferred book binders?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Preferred book binders?

If you search for printer/binders that specialise in PhD thesis binding, you'll find firms that can leather bind individual copies at reasonable cost.
by benwiggy
24 Jun 2020, 10:15
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Non-standard verse within a standard form
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Non-standard verse within a standard form

Sometimes, a piece of music takes as many pages as it needs. I have a maximum of 80 pages that I can run through my stapler, and I'll spend ages trying to make the music get under that count. Sometimes, like a holiday suitcase, it just... won't.... fit....! Then I have to bind it wire-o, and I can a...
by benwiggy
22 Jun 2020, 13:40
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 26.3
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Finale 26.3

They've been 'modernizing the codebase' for 10 years!!! It would have been better to draw a line in the sand with Finale, and create a new app from scratch. Think where they could be now if they did that in 2010! MM has two leg-irons, constricting its movement: legacy data and legacy users. It can't...
by benwiggy
20 Jun 2020, 12:17
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 26.3
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Finale 26.3

Apparently, there's also some fatal crashing bug in Chord Suffix Tool. I dare say there'll be a "Hot fix", as there was for 26.2. :roll:
by benwiggy
19 Jun 2020, 16:04
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Non-standard verse within a standard form
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Non-standard verse within a standard form

Verse 1, 3 and 4. (Assuming lyrics will fit the same music.)
Chorus
Verse 2 with extra bit :||
Final Chorus with tag, or just tag.
by benwiggy
18 Jun 2020, 10:12
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 26.3
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Finale 26.3

Someone seriously thought "Yeah, this is fine to ship like this. It doesn't need a moment's more work." Screenshot 11.png . I utterly despair. There remains a litany of bugs in the handling of Graphics Export and import, particularly, but not exclusively, with EPS. Some going back over a decade, des...
by benwiggy
16 Jun 2020, 21:27
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Finale 26.3
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: Finale 26.3

Navigation. Finale's underlying drawing mechanism has been updated to offer better performance and responsiveness while editing and scrolling. Dark Mode. Finale now includes a more comprehensive UI experience when running the application in macOS' Dark Mode. Simple Entry. Stems are now always displ...