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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000085.txt from 2004/08

From: Andy Raibeck <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Notation Software
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 02:07:34 -0400

You're right, it is expensive! I use Finale, which you can get from
for about $400. It is very powerful, but isn't without its pains as well. For
example, when extracting parts, I find I often have to manually adjust the
heights of some slurs, positions of dynamic and other textual markings, etc.,
after extracting parts. I don't have much experience with other notation
software, so I can't say whether you'd be trading one set of issues for



--- Gary Truesdail <> wrote:

> Good notation software is expensive. I use Encore. I like it except
> for one feature. I am becoming fed up with its inability to deal with
> slurs when ever I adjust measure widths or measures per system (line).
> The slurs end up on the wrong notes. Any advice out there regarding
> satisfactory notation software and its cost? I have quite a few (60)
> clarinet quartets arrangements that some publishers are interested in
> but it is a pain in the patootie to extract the parts from the score
> then have to realign all the slurs again so I can send the quartets to them.
> GaryT
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