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waterfall
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   Posted 8/27/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
found how to change the color of almost anything on the page except the staff lines and their time/key signatures
is there a way to alter those basic default colors or are they "hard coded" so they can't be changed?
i'd like to print using only the color cartridge in a printer so i don't want any all black colors selected.
 
 


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Post Edited (waterfall) : 8/27/2011 5:38:37 PM (GMT-5)

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   Posted 8/27/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I answered you on the other side. Please don't double-post.



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   Posted 8/27/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
since there are no prohibitions about double posting in the policy (and this is not usenet) there is a greater chance of getting an answer by doing so. there are windows and mac users who give not a care about the other operating system and may not read both forums - on the windows side particularly. if you are personally offended then grab a chisel and bang away at that unfinished sculpture . . . and, since you are not "king" of the forum, please don't double reply to my double posts!


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   Posted 8/27/2011 10:04 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I also believe that everything that helps is OK. This is AFAIK not Wikipedia.
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   Posted 8/28/2011 10:26 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I made a simple, polite, request.

You escalated to a personal attack.

And learn to use the SHIFT key.



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   Posted 8/28/2011 12:34 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Actually, since Wiggy has moved on, Mike and Zuill between the two of them ARE pretty much the kings of the Finale (Mac) forum!

[insert genuflection icon here]


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   Posted 8/28/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks, but I certainly don't deserve to be mentioned as an equal of Zuill. I stand in awe of his knowledge, as well as that of many others!



Mike Rosen
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   Posted 8/28/2011 3:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Christopher Smith said...
Actually, since Wiggy has moved on, Mike and Zuill between the two of them ARE pretty much the kings of the Finale (Mac) forum!

[insert genuflection icon here]


However, I think sometimes it's good to keep in mind the old saying:

"Familiarity is the breed of contempt".


Les


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   Posted 8/28/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm actually out of my element on the Mac forum, as I can't even remember how to translate the keystrokes, and I forget to say Audio Units instead of VST.

Anyway, I am no king. I would be more of a cupbearer. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Now Peter Thomsen, he's a real king.

And, to stay on topic, even though Finale cannot customize every element, what would be even better, for my money, would be a highlighting tool by which you could mark certain spots in the score for various purposes.

As far as double posting, since there are users who don't visit the "side" of the forum that doesn't match their OS, and since the OP uses both OS's, I see no harm in having the question on both sides. That shows tenacity in wanting to find the answer. I say "don't leave any stone unturned" and often find what I need by being the "squeaky wheel". When I had the issue of the non-sticking folder option, I persisted until I got a response from MM that it was a programming error, to be tended to in the future. And I thought I was going cuckoo.

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Post Edited (Zuill) : 8/28/2011 2:32:38 PM (GMT-5)

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   Posted 8/31/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
This is a very basic feature that, to my way of thinking, should have been a part of Finale a long time ago. makemusic customer service confirmed that it was not and agreed to pass the suggestion along for consideration for a future update/upgrade. The necessity for a 3rd party program to do something that Finale should do is a negative. Educators who teach young children could benefit from it as well as old men who want to use less black ink.


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   Posted 8/31/2011 11:13 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
In case you don't have an extensive work to do (a page or two), export as .eps or save as .pdf, and then change colors of the other items in illustrator or other graphics program.
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   Posted 9/1/2011 12:17 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
waterfall said...
This is a very basic feature that, to my way of thinking, should have been a part of Finale a long time ago. makemusic customer service confirmed that it was not and agreed to pass the suggestion along for consideration for a future update/upgrade. The necessity for a 3rd party program to do something that Finale should do is a negative. Educators who teach young children could benefit from it as well as old men who want to use less black ink.


Let's just be clear here: you are MORE than likely the ONLY MakeMusic client who will get any advantage from this "functionality".

Music is meant to be printed in black and white.

And there are countless educators who will counter your statement that this would be useful for teaching children. I started at age 5 or so, and my teachers never used coloured sheet music to teach me. Have children become stupider since my childhood, that they now require colour-coded notes to understand music?

So there's actually nothing all that "basic" about what you are requesting. If it were so basic, it WOULD have been part of Finale's design a long time ago.

Finale is for engraving music. It isn't a colouring book creator.


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   Posted 9/1/2011 5:01 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Mike Rosen said...
I answered you on the other side. Please don't double-post.

To be fair to Waterfall, this is a non-machine-specific request, and his double posting simply illustrates the problem with the current Forum layout. We badly need topics based around the products themselves, not the computers they run on.

After all, SmartMusic has its own topic - with no mention of Mac or Windows in the title - as does Finalescript, and even Plug-ins ... if ever there was a topic likely to contain machine-specific advice, it would be the latter!

I should add, my considered response to the OP is over in Windows, where I currently live ...

Brian


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