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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
When trying to print the parts to this score, whether to a regular printer or PDF, they are coming out reduced to a postage stamp size (see attached PDF). I've double and triple checked everything about page size, etc, and cannot figure out what is going on here. I've also attached the mus file (Finale 2008).

Can anyone tell me what I've done here??

Thanks.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The first page is 8 1/2 x 11, the rest are 9 x 12.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

This does not explain why everything is coming out the size of a postage stamp.

 

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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Does the score look ok in Finale page view, in other words is it properly scaled so you can see the "paper" edges and the score in the right proportions?

In the "Page Format" dialogs from the Options menu there are several different percentage options, which makes it a little complicated, and after setting these you also need to do stuff in the Page Layout tool, it is worth checking the displayed percentages in the dialogs and then doing "Redefine Pages", I can't check your file because my latest version of Finale is 2007.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks, Sophie. Yes, everything looks perfect in Finale itself. I'm away from my desk at the moment but I will try your suggestions when I get home.

Doesn't "Redefine Pages" undo all the layout formatting though?
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I tried making a PDF and it came out OK, but I'm on a Mac. Maybe a setting on your PDF software is amiss.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
really?? Well, it does this even if I print directly to my laser printer, so it has to be some setting in finale that I have screwed up.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yes that would change your page formatting but I was suggesting it just to see whether it showed where your problem was, its interesting that someone else could print it OK, so perhaps its just some setting as you have suggested. Good luck!
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   Posted 5/7/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
jcotton said...
really?? Well, it does this even if I print directly to my laser printer, so it has to be some setting in finale that I have screwed up.

If both PDFs and printer are affected, then it's almost certainly some print setting, and therefore OS, rather than Finale. Paper Setup?


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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Wiggy, yes that occurred to me as well, although I did add a "chamber music" custom size to accomodate my page set up. But perhaps the dimensions are entered incorrectly....
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   Posted 5/7/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Are your units set to points and you are entering inches perhaps ? If mixed units can catch NASA, thy can catch you too!!

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   Posted 5/7/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, I give up. The harp part is printing as it should, but both the viola and flute parts are "corrupted" in this way. I've compared every possible value between the files I can think of, to no avail.

So I start from scratch with the flute and viola. God, I hate technology. If I ever write another piece of music it's going to be by hand, in pencil.
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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
jcotton,
If you got one of the parts printing properly, try copying that document, clearing all the notes, and pasting in the notes from one of the bad ones. If that prints properly, that would point to a confused setting somewhere.


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   Posted 5/8/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Is this a problem with linked parts, what would happen if you cut/pasted everything in the part into a new score document similar to what Mike is saying but a completely separate file?
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   Posted 5/9/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks, everyone for your input and help.
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   Posted 5/9/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi Jeffery,
 
Check my attachment (test-part2)! Zoom in about 800% and you'll see it's my chart, even though at postage stamp size it looks the same.
 
As weird as it seems, the problem seems to be the multi-measure rests. I did two tests (after what happened to mine) on your chart. I deleted everything after the first multi-measure rest (4-bar at top of 2nd page), and the PDF was postage stamp size (jcotton). I also deleted the 4-bars rest, and it prints perfectly (jcotton2). Go figure!
 
Try it for yourself and see if you get the same results - at least if you can reproduce, we are on the way to sorting something out.
 
Cheers,
 
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   Posted 5/15/2008 1:28 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have this problem with any parts created with Fin2008 and Vista. Scores print OK.
The parts print OK with Fin2008 and XP.
(Affected are both PS and HPGL sides of my HP LaserJet, a PDF printer, and Adobe's generic PS driver.)
I have found no solution.

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