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Posted By : Rich W. - 11/20/2016 10:28 AM
Does anyone know how to have the word "draft" placed over the pages of choral music in a professional way in a diagonal?

Rich

Finale 14.5
windows 10
64 bit
Intel DB75EN motherboard
Intel G2 120 Processor
Roland RD 300GX Keyboard

Posted By : Mike Rosen - 11/20/2016 12:35 PM
I think most people do it post-Finale, applying a watermark with a PDF program.



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Finale 2014.5 on El Capitan
Simple Entry, QWERTY keyboard, numberpad. That's my system, and I'm stickin' to it.

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Posted By : N. Grossingink - 11/20/2016 12:36 PM
As far as I know, you'll have to convert the Finale file to PDF in order to have a transparent watermark. There is a free service that you can use. See example attached below.

www.ilovepdf.com/pdf_add_watermark

N.


OSX El Capitan 10.11.6
Finale 2011c, 2012c for production work

Finale 2014.5, not used by my clients

(Finale v25 - not interested yet)

TgTools, Patterson Plugins, JW Change and Staff Polyphony, QuicKeys 4
Mac Mini 2.4 Ghz Intel, 8GB RAM
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Posted By : Mike Rosen - 11/21/2016 1:06 AM
I found an inexpensive app for the iPad, called DocMark. Text only, and it automatically scales the size, but you input your own text and choose font, horizontal or diagonal, and degree of transparency.

Quite respectable, for $2!



Mike Rosen
www.specialmillwork.com

Bass with Choir of the Sound www.choirofthesound.org
Volunteer copyist (The Gang of Twelve) for the Barbershop Harmony Society
FINALE TIPS at www.specialmillwork.com/finale-tips-and-tricks/index.html

Finale 2014.5 on El Capitan
Simple Entry, QWERTY keyboard, numberpad. That's my system, and I'm stickin' to it.

"As a musician, he's a damn fine woodworker."


Posted By : Michel R. E. - 11/21/2016 2:15 AM
I bought a slightly older version of Adobe Acrobat (it cost around $100), and it does this easily.
I use Acrobat so much that it was worth paying for (even if I didn't pay much).
Just last week I had to take a PDF form letter someone sent me and added check boxes and boxes to fill information directly into the PDF rather than have to print it out, fill it out, then re-scan it and re-send it.


Finale (started with ver. 3.0) using 2012 (2014 has been shelved for its lack of support for older Garritan libraries), putting Finale 25 through its paces.
Windows 8.1
basically ALL Garritan libraries, plus XSample Chamber Ensemble.

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