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Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 23
| Posted 5/28/2015 2:53 PM (GMT -5) |
|Answer & workaround for this problem; plus warning that ScoreMerger was designed and is currently in 2012 and 2014 versions for using at end of composing editing process and not midway. Glitches and even file corruptions can occur when trying to continue editing and continue composing after having used scoremerger. Later editions of finale may be OK on these matters since the Dev team is taking this up and working on solutions for later versions based in part on my difficulties and files i supplied them along with info on these matters.|
Thank you for your patience as we work around this issue.
I wanted to let you know right-away that we will definitely be reporting the measure number error to our Development Team. This will allow us to improve our product in the future. I also wanted to set the right expectation before launching into the workaround steps. Unfortunately, the resultant documents of the ScoreMerger function can be tricky. We do know that the majority of folks who merge large documents and then begin to make edits in that large document will begin to run into issues, including file corruption. This is an unfortunate short coming of how the ScoreMerger function is designed; this is why we recommend merging scores using this function once you are finished editing the scores.
However, I know that this would be an unacceptable change in workflow at this point. You are welcome to try this workflow, but you should be aware that you will most likely run into issues.
Now! To the measure number workaround. Before we get to the steps we will want to get the total measure numbers for each movement. You can do this in the future by opening the individual movement, opening the Score Manager (Window > Score Manager), click the File Info tab, and click File Statistics... However, I have already gone ahead and done this step...
MVT I: 676 measures
MVT II: 367 measures
MVT III: 552 measures
MVT IV: 615 measures
1. open Finale 2012
2. Click File > ScoreMerger...
3. Add all 4 movements using the Add Files button
4. Deselect Keep Each File's Measure Numbering (we will need to readjust these manually)
5. Merge the scores
6. With the merged score open click the Measure Tool
7. Click Measure > Edit Measure Number Regions...
8. In the Edit Measure Number Regions dialog box delete all of the Regions present using the Delete button in the Measure Number dialog box
9. Each new region we create at this point will represent a movement of your score. Click Add to add the first region.
10. In the Includes X Through: X fields type 1 [Through:] 676
11. In the Starting Number field type 1
12. Deselect Hide First Measure Number in Region
13. In the Show on Every: X Measures Beginning with Measure: X type 3 and 1
14. Click Add to add the next measure number region.
15. In the Includes Measure field type 677 in the Through field type 1043
17. Click Add to add the next measure number region
18. In the Includes Measure field type 1044 in the Through field type 1595
19. Click Add to add the next measure number region
20. In the Includes Measure field type 1596 in the Through field type 2210
This should set up the measure numbers properly for your merged score. You will want to make sure that the settings under the Linked Parts tab in the Measure Number dialog box (Measure > Edit Measure Number Regions...) are correct as you would like them to be. Currently they are using the Score Settings.
I wanted to go ahead and include a recommendation if you do start to run into any issues editing your merged document. I would recommend first creating folders on your Desktop to contain all of the files for the movements for each score. As you edit these movements' scores, their linked parts (Document > Edit Part > [Part Name]) will update as well. I would recommend editing these individual movements to completion then printing each movement to PDF, then combing these movements using Preview. This will yield better results if you do begin to run into trouble while editing the merged document. You will also need to offset page number before combining these PDFs so each movement's page numbers pick up where the preceding movement left off. I have included some user manual articles that should be helpful if you need to use this workflow instead.
Creating a PDF from a Finale File: www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2012Mac/Content/Finale/Adobe_PDF_documents1.htm
Page Offset: www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2012Mac/Content/Finale/PGOFFSET.htm
I have also noticed that you are currently running the first maintenance version update of Finale 2012. There is a more current version (Finale 2012c). I would recommend updating to the latest maintenance update for your product (2012c) after following the steps to create these measure numbers. You can access the Finale 2012c Updater for Mac below...
Finale 2012c Updater for Mac: https://store.makemusic.com/Downloads/Default.aspx?id=583
I hope this information helps!
Please feel free to respond to this case if you have any further questions about this issue.
Goofy [The name has been changed to protect the innocent]
MakeMusic Customer Success
Current Finale Version: 2012a.r3 for Macintosh; Previous Versions: Finale 2007 & 2000; No longer have access to my Finale 1996. MAC OS X Version 10.6.8; Macbook Pro HD; 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
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Date Joined Nov 2013
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| Posted 11/16/2015 2:55 PM (GMT -5) |
|I have just used the scoremerge function for the first time and have the same trouble with disappearing measure numbers - since I see this exchange was 6 months ago thought I'd check - has a fix been put in (other than workarounds) for the measure number problem, i.e., losing them in all movements except the first? thanks -|
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