Finale SmartMusic
  Home | Log In | Register | Search | Help
   
MakeMusic Forum > Public Forums > Plug-In Development - FORUM HAS MOVED! > Plugin request  Forum Quick Jump
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum. You cannot reply to topics in this forum. Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> | Show Newest Post First ]

Jolora
Registered Member



Email Address Not AvailablePersonal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to JoloraAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 684
 
   Posted 12/27/2012 8:02 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jari,

When one buys published music, parts nearly always use the entire last page. Music is layed out, in both the score and the individual parts, to completely fill the last page. For example, a 2-page trumpet part will be printed with no excess space at the end of the second page.

Unless I've missed the boat on something, achieving this in Finale takes a good bit of work, playing with system margins and note spacing settings. This is another idea for a plug-in that I've had in mind for years that I cannot do myself (as I cannot get a PDK from MM). It would truly be a helpful tool, IMHO.

What do you think?


Joe

Finale v1 through 2011. Trying 2012b
Garritan JABB3
Windows Vista 64-bit

Back to Top

Dan Powers
Registered Member



Click to send Dan Powers email.Personal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to Dan PowersAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined May 2000
Total Posts : 1343
 
   Posted 12/29/2012 11:48 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I use the full TG Tools' "Fit Measures" plug-in all the time. Basically it fits a selection of measures into a specified number of systems. Most of the time it works quite well.


Dan Powers
Finale 2012, GPO 4, JABB 3, also CAMB for Kontakt (haven't crossgraded to ARIA yet, sorry)
 

Back to Top

Jolora
Registered Member



Email Address Not AvailablePersonal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to JoloraAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 684
 
   Posted 12/30/2012 6:57 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have been trying to download/install TGTools Pro ever since I moved to Finale 2012, with no success. The install program only lists versions for up to Finale 2010, and Finale 2012 doesn't seem to recognize it. The TGTools I have has no "Fit Measures" plugin.

In Finale 2012, TGTools identifies itself as TGTools Plugin Collection for Finale - Samples ver 3.33. What I can download from their site is V2.61. Where am I going wrong?


Joe

Finale v1 through 2012c
Garritan JABB3
Windows Vista 64-bit

Back to Top

Dan Powers
Registered Member



Click to send Dan Powers email.Personal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to Dan PowersAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined May 2000
Total Posts : 1343
 
   Posted 12/31/2012 3:45 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I've been using TGT Pro in Finale 2012 with no problems, so I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. "Fit Measures" is found in the "Layout" tools.

While his tools are still useful, Tobias seems to have abandoned them, at least for now (no doubt because he's a busy guy!). You could try contacting him, but I can't guarantee he'll answer.

I believe the small subset of TGT that comes bundled with Finale has been licensed to MM. This probably means that MM are responsible for maintaining and updating them, hence the differing version numbers.


Dan Powers
Finale 2012, GPO 4, JABB 3, also CAMB for Kontakt (haven't crossgraded to ARIA yet, sorry)
 

Back to Top

Jolora
Registered Member



Email Address Not AvailablePersonal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to JoloraAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 684
 
   Posted 12/31/2012 7:42 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
OK, I see now what my problem is.

I am visually handicapped, and get used to looking for things on my PC where I expect them. TGTools Pro does not appear under the Plugins menu, but on the main menu bar. I see it now.

Thanks, Dan


Joe

Finale v1 through 2012c
Garritan JABB3
Windows Vista 64-bit

Back to Top

Charles Lawrence
Registered Member



Click to send Charles Lawrence email.Personal Homepage Not AvailableSend a Private Message to Charles LawrenceAIM Not AvailableICQ Not AvailableY! Not AvailableMSN Not Available
Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 3638
 
   Posted 12/31/2012 10:32 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Joe,

I communicated with Tobias via email a while back (03/20/2012) concerning the future of TGTools.  I don't think he would mind my posting the communiques here.
 
********** (question)
 

Tobias,

 

Since the last post to the TG Tools Yahoo  group was in Jan. 2010, announcing the availability of version 2.61 of TG Tools, it would appear that TG Tools is no longer under development nor being updated.  However Make Music is still bundling the 3.33 version of the lite plugin in the latest 2012 version of Finale.  The 2.61 version of the full product appears to be functional in Finale 2012.  It is also the latest version on your website.  My questions are:  What is the future of this product?  It is still being upgraded for the latest versions of Finale, if needed.  Are new and different functions being considered for development and inclusion in any future version of TG Tools?

  

I hope to hear back that you are continuing this project.

 

Sincerely,

Charles Lawrence

 

********** (answer)

 

Hi Charles,

 

the version numbers with Finale's bundled TGToolsLE are independent from the main TGTools Pro. I will make an update this year to make it compatible with Finale 2011 and 2012. I intend to keep up with new Finale versions much faster in the future, but I don't think I will be able to add new features. I will want to fix some bugs though.

 

Kind Regards,

Tobias Giesen

 


Dell XPS 600, GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz [Intel64 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4] (2 processors)
8GB Ram
HT Omega Striker 7.1
MSI N430GT 2GB GPU
1TB x 4 internal HD's

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition, (06.01.7600.00)
Finale 2012c.r13

Back to Top
You cannot post new topics in this forum. You cannot reply to topics in this forum. Printable Version
   
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:50 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 403,820 posts in 58,165 threads.
In the last 3 days there were 0 new threads and 0 reply posts. View Active Threads