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Date Joined Aug 2009
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| Posted 9/19/2011 12:16 PM (GMT -5) |
|If there are not too many staves, B4 is a good size for most orchestral scores. I've recently finished a large score which, in a couple of places, goes onto 45 staves. This is perfectly legible on B4, but the conductor should be offered the option of an A3 score instead. For my 2nd cello concerto (2003), which uses a fairly modest orchestra, the conductor has been perfectly happy with a full score printed on A4. In other words, it depends very much on the number of staves.|
If you live in North America, you may wish to work with the roughly equivalent US sizes to those mentioned above. However, the international A and B sizes have one very great advantage. They are all of the same proportions, so you can supply different sized scores according to requirements from one unaltered Finale file. All you need to do is to change the percentage in the PDF print dialogue (on a Mac anyway, but I'm sure there's something similar for Windows).
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Date Joined Jan 2000
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| Posted 9/19/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -5) |
|I've bought and helped edit several conductor "sized" orchestral scores. They all use either tabloid (11" x 17") or legal (8.5" x 14") sizes. Indeed I have two (tabloid sized) scores being prepared now for my publisher. However, if you need to reduce them after the fact, simply print them, from within Finale, to a virtual PDF printer driver, then print them "scaled to fit", within your actual printing application driver (I use "FinePrint", "Foxit", and/or "Adobe Reader X") to fit whatever size your printer supports, which is my case is "just" letter (8.5" x 11") sized. That method avoids the need to directly re-size the page size(s) used within the document.|
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