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Posted By : Benjamin Tubb - 12/2/2004 6:43 AM
I have about 300 Finale MUS files which I need to batch process to do the following: (1) open each specified file name from a list [included either in the script directly (if necessary) or in an external text filename data file]; (2) create a text file with the same name with a ".TXT" extension; insert into the beginning of the file, the contents of the "File/Info" comments' text; (3) append to the TXT file, the contents of ALL lyrics (without labels); (4) close the TXT file and the current MUS file; (5) repeat the proceedure for each listed MUS file. I believe such a FinaleScript might also be useful to others cool . The Plug-in for "Lyrics/Extract" Lyrics does partly what I want.

Benjamin Tubb, Finale Engraver
Webmaster of Public Domain Music (
Editor and Compiler of
"Henry Clay Work: Complete Songs and Choruses"
(Kallisti Music Press, 2002)

Posted By : Robert P. - 12/3/2004 10:32 AM
Hmmm.. sounds out of current FinaleScript's abilities...
That's an interesting case, though, so I'll keep this kind of need in mind...


Posted By : David Ball - 9/19/2011 10:29 AM

I want to batch process lyric extraction on 1500 files!
Is this doable yet? (Windows)



Posted By : Mircea - 9/24/2011 2:25 PM
It should work, since all the work is done in Finale (as opposed to file naming which goes out to Windows Explorer save window)

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