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Posted By : Kevin Jeremiah Gaona - 8/8/2013 5:03 PM
I never had this problem on my PC, but ever since I installed Finale on my MacBook, the plug-ins menu doesn't show up at the top. I can see the plug-ins folder in the Finder, but the menu isn't there in the program. I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it multiple times, however it doesn't change anything. The only thing that happened is that on one occasion, the fonts started messing up after I reinstalled it. I've found several solutions posted in the Knowledge Base, and was able to fix the fonts problem. However, the plug-ins still aren't showing. One post in the Knowledge Base recommended that I copy and paste some text into the terminal application and run it, but after going through each and every step on two separate occasions, it did not work. I hadn't even used the third party apps that were supposed to have caused these problems either, so I guess my problem is different. Nothing else seems to be wrong with the program, so it isn't a huge deal. Nevertheless, plug-ins are really cool. They're my friends and life is dismal without them. If anyone knows what to do, I would appreciate the help.


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Posted By : Dr. Wiggy - 8/8/2013 5:17 PM
What version of Finale; what version of OS X?

Have you checked that the location in Finale's Preferences (Program Options) > Folders for Plug-ins is where the plug-in files are actually stored?

I would recommend that you DO try to download some third-party plug-ins, like Jari Williamsson's excellent free selection, and put them in the plug-ins folder. If they show and the MakeMusic ones don't, then that would indeed suggest that the MM ones are at fault, rather than some other issue.

There was a problem with some versions of Finale, where the installer would incorrectly create the plug-in files. If that is the case, the plug-ins will appear in the Finder as folders with contents, rather than plug-in "files".


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Posted By : Kevin Jeremiah Gaona - 8/8/2013 6:13 PM
You were right, I guess the program wasn't looking for them in the right place. Now that it's corrected in the program options, I've got the plug-ins menu displaying again. Thank you very much for your help.


"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts; such is the duty of the artist"
Robert Schumann