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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000086.txt from 2004/08

From: Suzanne Stanton <suzanne@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Notation Software
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 02:45:45 -0400

I use Finale all the time for writing Orchestra scores and such, and
don't usually have any problems when extracting parts. Did run into a
few problems when exploding parts, but it was easy enough to fix.

I have used both Finale and Encore, and I much prefer Finale! I have
been using Finale 2002 since it came out and hope to get 2005 in
September. I think that a lot of the problems will be fixed in the new
upgrade.

I haven't checked out prices, so I can't help you there.

On Aug 4, 2004, at 1:06 AM, Andy Raibeck wrote:

> You're right, it is expensive! I use Finale, which you can get from
> wwbw.com
> 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
> another.
>
> Regards,
>
> Andy
>
> --- Gary Truesdail <gir@-----.net> 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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