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Posted By : acpence - 11/10/2016 3:03 PM
For some reason, I am having trouble editing in 2014.5. When I open a file that I have scanned in and edited, it does not show that I am able to select sections. Then if I switch from Scroll View to Page View, then I can see that the section has been selected. I can perform the action (switching between Scroll and Page) but it will not show up until I switch again. MAN IS THIS TIME CONSUMING. I close the program, restart the computer and it may or may not be fixed.

It used to be that I could clear the temp files and I'd be fine (but now I cannot find any of those files. I am running Yosemite and my iMac is old (2008).

What should I do? I need help. I am up against a deadline.


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Posted By : Dr. Wiggy - 11/10/2016 3:32 PM
You shouldn't normally need to clear temp files, though deleting your preference file might be something to try. (In the hidden User Library > Preferences > Finale 2014.5 Preferences

How much RAM do you have?

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Posted By : Bill Stevens - 11/10/2016 4:05 PM
My son had the same problem this week and I suggested he open the file in 2014, which worked. He was under a time crunch so he decided to finish the project with 2014 and figure out the problem later, so we haven't gotten to the solution stage yet.


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Posted By : Zuill - 11/10/2016 4:25 PM
If it is a scanned file, there could be a number of causes. Can we see the file in question (speaking to the OP here)?


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Posted By : Mike Rosen - 11/10/2016 4:52 PM
As Zuill points out, it could be an artifact from the scan.

Try copying the notes into a new file, and see if it helps.

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Posted By : MikeHalloran - 11/12/2016 10:47 AM
If you do a lot of scanning, consider upgrading from SmartScore Lite to SmartScore X2 Pro.

X2 has a much more accurate engine and handles lyrics and expressions. Far less editing/correcting compared to Lite. Although I hated to part with $199 like most users, the time savings was worth every penny, IMO.

In addition, X2 supports MusicXML 3.0. This means you can use it with Finale 25. 😲 All those complaints people have about scanning being dropped? Not an issue for me. I haven't used Lite in over 15 years.

The documentation is out of date talking about TWAIN drivers (obsolete with the PPC). Use Apple's Image to scan and it works great even on the HP all-in-ones the user guide warns you about.

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Post Edited (MikeHalloran) : 11/12/2016 9:54:27 AM (GMT-6)