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Posted By : alstevens - 3/30/2004 2:28 PM
I am writing a program that generates MusicXML files for import into Finale and have run into a problem with the Dolet MusicXML import plugin. The following exercise demonstrates the problem.
When exporting to a MusicXML file and the score has chord names, and a chord is a major chord with only the root name notated above the staff, the Dolet plugin properly writes the markup thusly
 
<harmony>
  <root>
    <root-step>F</root-step>
  </root>
  <kind>major</kind>
</harmony>
 
Observe the <kind> tag, which identifies the chord as a major chord. The <kind> tag is required and it must have one of the valid values.
 
When importing from the same MusicXML file, the Dolet plugin notates the chord name as "F Maj" rather than simply "F" as in the original score.
 
This notation clutters the score with lots of unnecessary "Maj" entries. Does anyone know a way to suppress this notation?
 

Posted By : Michael Good - 3/30/2004 8:32 PM
Hi Al,
 
This should work the way you want in version 1.3 of the full Dolet for Finale plug-in. New features and bug fixes in the various versions of Dolet are listed at:
 


Michael Good
Recordare LLC
 


Posted By : alstevens - 3/30/2004 10:51 PM
Thanks, Michael. Is there an upgrade procedure? I do not find one on the website. Or must I purchase the plugin again?

Al Stevens
http://www.alstevens.com

Posted By : alstevens - 3/31/2004 12:43 AM
Hmm. Very strange. I realized that I have been running the Dolet Light version of the MusicXML plugin that comes with Finale 2004. I downloaded and installed the evaluation version of the full product. Now, when I run Finale, it tells me that "Your trial period for Dolet for Finale has expired..." I thought I got 30 days, not 30 seconds.

Al Stevens
http://www.alstevens.com

Posted By : Michael Good - 3/31/2004 12:20 PM
Hi Al,

It sounds like you may have downloaded and used the full version of the plug-in sometime in the past. You only get 30 days per machine, not 30 days per download.

Maintenance updates for Dolet version 1 are free - you just download and install.


Michael Good
Recordare LLC
 


Posted By : alstevens - 3/31/2004 3:25 PM
I don't remember doing that, but it's possible. CRS.

Al Stevens
http://www.alstevens.com