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Date Joined Aug 2004
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| Posted 12/20/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -5) |
I work with a large number of Finale files of hymns, many containing single & double curly quotes. Your plug-in is intriguing because I had to devise my own workarounds to accommodate them: inserting special characters (alt+0145, alt+0146, alt+0147 & alt+0148) & then changing the font to Arial Italic. (The lyrics are all standardized in Palatino Linotype font.) This created occasional space problems when a curly quote is before or after a tall letter like "I". To get around this I also had to insert hard spaces & change the font to only 4 or 5 point. All in all, it was very cumbersome process & I could not figure out a way to totally automate it through Finalescript.
The files I work with sometimes also have quotes around text in various text boxes. It was decided that trying to get these all correct during the hymnal project was not worth the effort & consequently was skipped. I am still working with the files, however, creating instrumental versions of all of them. With 190 hymns & 14 designated instrumental versions, there are still almost 2700 files that I could incorporate curly quote corrections, as long as it is effective, foolproof & fully automatable using Finalescript to call the plug-in.
Please provide your thoughts on this.
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