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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 739
| Posted 1/20/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -5) |
|I would like to have "or" in search function of FS2 (similar to GREP in Indesign CS4).|
to script/search (within a single line) more than one possibility, e.g.:
search "flauto" or "flauti" replace ... (etc.)
In GREP (indesign CS4) is written: "flauto |flauti"
I don't know if this is possible?
PIOTR KOLODZIEJ, musicologist, music editor • www.piotrkolodziej.com
Finale 2008-2010b (PC, Mac) with: Medieval, TGTools (full), Patterson (full), Copyist Helper, JW Freeware plug-ins.
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Date Joined Dec 1999
Total Posts : 1618
| Posted 1/18/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -5) |
|Support and detailed tutorials are essential to making this feature usable.|
Arthur J. Michaels
Finale 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007c.r2 (using 2007c.r2)
P4, 3.00 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, SB Audigy 2, Windows XP SP3, Garritan CoMB
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Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 239
| Posted 1/14/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -5) |
At the top of the list for me is working with text boxes. With your help & suggestions from others I have developed workarounds that manipulate existing text boxes as long as they're selected or always in the same place on the page, but they're not very elegant! Specifically, if I know a text box is in a certain position, I can direct the mouse coordinates there to get it selected & then edit it. But it's all trial & error & doesn't always work because the position isn't exact & it requires the zoom to be consistent & the page to be in "home position" before it works. My scripts do some "hunting & pecking" to get those text boxes selected. Ideally FS would have methods to lasso text boxes and/or select them by their ID number. Additionally, creating text boxes from scratch is possible but cumbersome. I can only enter a new text box by positioning the mouse, double-clicking & then entering the entire text one character at a time (e.g., Press "f", Press "l", Press "u", Press "t", Press "e" to get "flute"). Some functionality along these lines would help.
Second, it would be nice if elements of the Instrument dialog box could be accessed through FS.
Third, you helped me with a script to select a bracket style by using mouse coordinates. This does work but it would be nice if it were a "real function," not a workaround.
Fourth, there may be ways to edit continuous data but I haven't found it. I'd like to select all notes & set their velocity to 85 or something.
Other items on my "wish list" include program controls (branching, subroutines, structured programming, nesting, etc.). "If...Then" statements would be wonderful!
Finally, I use FS to a very high degree & have literally hundreds of scripts, some with well over 100 lines of code. When I move a script to another folder, it resets the entire palette so that ALL scripts are listed, including those in folders & subfolders. As a result, I usually create a new script & copy & paste existing code into it rather than move it. Later I may or may not delete the original one. Occasionally the entire order of scripts gets screwed up when I try to move a script.
I guess that's it for now. Thanks for creating FS. I cannot image the work I'd have to do manually without it!
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Date Joined Oct 2000
Total Posts : 4795
| Posted 1/14/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -5) |
Thanks for asking for our input.
I like to see wildcard characters availabble in text search & replace.
There's been a lot of requests on this forum for more control over text blocks, being able to identify them, create, etc...
A bug that has cropped up in 2010, I use a script to batch print to PDF. Using the full Acrobat and Distiller as my printer. With 2010, whenever I run this script, FS prints each file twice before moving on to the next file in the folder. It's be great if you had time to look at that.
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