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KennethKen
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   Posted 9/9/2005 12:14 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

I'm trying to change the title of a piece on all the files in a particular folder and am testing the Finalescript on the score first, however I cannot get it to change the point size of the Title text insert. The script I'm using is as follows:

search file info "IT" 36 replace "The Multimedia Construction Kit" 14

The title gets replaced but the point size remains at 36 (it doesn't change to 14). Is this a limitation of FS or am I missing something? Even if I break it into two functions (1st change the title then change the font size) the font size doesn't change.

Ken 

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Post Edited (KennethKen) : 9/9/2005 11:17:20 AM (GMT-5)

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   Posted 9/9/2005 1:08 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Is this a limitation of FS or am I missing something?

No, no, this is delicate part of the Search and Replace.

search file info [...] means to search in the file info area in File/Info dialog box. Since it's a plain text box, any style (size, font, ...) will be ignored.
BUT, you can get what you want like this, in 2 steps.

//if you're sure the title is always placed as file info text insert:

search file info "IT" replace "The Multimedia Construction Kit"
search "^T" [Times New Roman] 36 replace "^T" [Times New Roman] 14

//you can add, just to be sure:

search "IT" whole word, 36, replace "The Multimedia Construction Kit" 14


Hope it works
R.

Post Edited (Robert PiƩchaud) : 9/11/2005 6:00:31 PM (GMT-5)

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   Posted 9/9/2005 1:36 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Thanks for the response Robert,

Unfortunately it doesn't work. Using the first two lines change the the text but note the size. Adding the third line changes the text to "The Multimedia Construction Kit,36)The Multimedia Construction Kit".

I've attached one of the files that I'll be processing to this post. Does it matter that this file has been updated to newer versions over the years (currently in Finale 2005b format)? I believe it was originally written on Finale 98.

Ken
Finale 2005b, WinXP

Secondly, is there a way to have Finalescript also delete the text block reight below the title (the subheading)? I don't think Finale had multi-line text blocks with independent formatting back in 1997.


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It - Alto Sax 1.mus   63KB (application/octet-stream)
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   Posted 9/11/2005 7:01 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Just to give an update to other Finalescript users on this thread (we communicated privately on this later on):

Ken's example isolates a problem in Finale 2005 that affects Finalescript' text search and replace. The problem arises only with conversion of old files (I believe pre-Finale 2000 files). It was fixed in Finale 2006.

In normal case, the syntax I gave should work fine.

R.
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