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tear
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
My Finale 2009 for Windowa is not centering the page when I open it. I have to do it manually. Every time I go to a new page, or back to the previous page, I have to re-center the page all over again. For 12 years I have been using Finale, and I don't recall ever having to do it manually. It's a real nuisance. Is anyone else having this problem? Or do I have a bad copy of Finale.
 
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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Ted,
Take a look in the configuration files, for any reference to New window, probably abbreviated. Then look in the config files for one of your older versions. You may find a different setting. Tech support may be able to tell you exactly what to look for.



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   Posted 4/21/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks Mike, I was in touch with the Tech support, about 6 times. Just this morning I was told that it can not be solved, that is, that I have to adjust it every time I open Finale.
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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

I can't belive that I am the only person whose Finale 2009 has a page off-center every time I open it or change a page. If everybody's page is centered, that clearly suggests that I have a faulty copy. Make music refuses to hear this. They are telling me that that's how Finale 2009 is. Does that make sense to all of you Finale 2009 users? I paid for it and it will not do what it's supposed to do. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ted Lebar.

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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Ted, can you clarify for us exactly what you mean that the page is not centered.

What I believe that you are telling me is that Finale creates larger margins on one side of the page than the other. For example, you have 1 inch on the left side and 0.6 inches on the the right side. So you have to go to page format, page margins and correct the page margins (make them both 0.6 inches, for example) on every document that you open.

If this is the case, you could make a template with your intended page margins and open that template for every new piece that you compose.

Or is there a way of correcting the default page margins? I think that there is, but I don't recall how, being away from my Finale computer at the moment.


Or..... is it something else that is the trouble? Can you clarify?

David


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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
tear said...
I can't belive that I am the only person whose Finale 2009 has a page off-center every time I open it or change a page. If everybody's page is centered, that clearly suggests that I have a faulty copy. Make music refuses to hear this. They are telling me that that's how Finale 2009 is. Does that make sense to all of you Finale 2009 users? I paid for it and it will not do what it's supposed to do. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Ted Lebar.


you might not recall it doing this, but it probably has always behaved exactly in this fashion.
I just opened files in finale 2006 through 2009 and page view is always off to one side - if it's not filling the screen.
it's not a defect of any sort.

when your page is not "screen width" it automatically opens off to the left.
(which is why I have always had a quick-key shortcut to automatically make my view be "screen width")


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   Posted 5/4/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
My pages have never been "centered" by default: instead, they've always been scrolled to the extreme top/left.



In the days of old VGA screens, this meant seeing just the top left part of any page unless I played with the scroll bars. These days, it means the whole page is in view, but there is a lot of empty "real estate" to the right, as shown above (1600*1200, Finale 2005b on Windows 98SE).

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