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Date Joined Jan 2016
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| Posted 11/20/2016 8:02 PM (GMT -5) |
|I upgraded to Finale 25 and am regretting I did it. I am having many issues with the new version: |
View and tool palettes: like before, on the Mac you are not able to attach the toolboxes to the open window. This has been hard getting used to. My Mac is small and my screen does not have oceans of open space to hang these. I used to prefer having the tool palettes attached to the top (simple entry, simple entry rests, playback controls) and down along the left side (main tool palette). But when I switched to mac from windows I sort of got used to placing the palettes alongside eachother on top of the sheet. Had to move the middle palette down to write the name of the file when I was saving something as something, this was also a bit inconvenient but I got used to it. The new thing now is that the palette boxes are stuck in one shape. The main tool palette has to stretch vertically with three rows of tools. The simple entry has to be horizontal in two rows. If I try to alter the shape of the box (I want to put the main tool palette on top, horizontally) the tools will disappear. This is VERY strange!! This must be a bug, right?? (See attached image)
Unable to click my way up and down menus: If I want to edit the key signature, and open the tool, I can no longer click on the side where the many goes up or down (see attached photo, difficult to explain this in English), now I have to drag the menu up or down with my finger on the mousepad. ALL menus are like this now. Selecting time signatures, like how many beats per bar...drives me crazy! Going from 3 to 4 beats like this is very, very difficult since the meny will run so fast. This takes a lot of presicion and I cannot believe that it is meant to be like this - it makes working with finale on my great mac book without and external mouse almost impossible! Are there any settings where I can change this? Laptop settings??
Default file name when saving/printing as pdf: somehow now Finale ALWAYS adds the name "score" or "Part" to my pdf files! This drives me up the wall!! I don't want all my sheet music to be filed as "(songname) - score.pdf"! I prefer (songname).pdf! There has to be a way to change this setting!! Please help me!
These things may seem like trifle issues, but it is becoming so annoying now that I am for the first time in 18 years considering if I should throw Finale away for good and just learn to use another notation program.
Thankful for any helpful comments!
Finale 25 on a MacBookPro retina 2,6 GHz Intel Core i5, OS Sierra 10.12.1
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