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GUEST,Tom Bliss Tech: Sibelius vs Finale (86* d) RE: Tech: Sibelius vs Finale 13 Oct 10


That problem with fonts relates to Snow Leopard - but the font handling has always been clumsy.

This from Make Music "It seems as if your printer does not have the memory to handle the multiple fonts, especially the PostScript fonts."

Fair enough, so - I suggested a number of times - as this is a 'cut down' for people who are not wanting to invest in a lot of expensive kit to print out their scores, why not offer a spooled graphic option, to jpeg or tiff or BMP? If Muscescore and the like can do it, surely a mid range package like PrintMusic should?

Silence.

And this bit of nonsense: "The only other factor that I can think of that can affect this registration is the addition or removal of hardware on a frequent basis (such as external storage devices or a wireless network card). Do you have anything like that on your computer?"

This is like Ford telling you that the reason the car won't start is that you have allowed a number of different people to use the rear seats!

Today I've had this from them: "I wish we had a solution for your version of PrintMusic, but when the Mac-Intel came out, we made sure our website and knowledge base pointed out that the current programs were not compatible*. We released a patch for Finale 2006, but not PrintMusic at the time (version 2007 of PrintMusic was the first compatible with Mac-Intel processors)."

*That is completely untrue. I'd only recently got the Intel and knowing there were issues with some softwares, was checking and double-checking every purchase I made.

The man James L there has obviously not read this from previous correspondence on 2006: ""Is your machine a new 'Intel' Mac? If you are running a new 'Intel'
chipset Mac, it is necessary to download and install PrintMusic
update 2006a from our website in order to run PrintMusic on these new
machines. PrintMusic will not allow you to register without this
update installed. In order to do this, go to FinaleMusic.com. Under
the 'Support Menu', choose 'Downloads', and use the pull-down menus
to choose the appropriate platforms and version. Then, select
'Update' from the pull-down menu that denotes 'Type'. This search
will return the update '2006a' for OS x. Download, and run this
update. You should have no trouble registering and using PrintMusic
after this update is performed."

Obviously I did that and still have the 6a in my dock. It did register and work.

For a short while.

Lenny Bruce


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