[linux-audio-user] Still: Finale and octaviation

Joerg Anders j.anders at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Mar 12 12:09:57 EST 2004

On Fri, 12 Mar 2004, Chris Cannam wrote:

> On Friday 12 Mar 2004 3:36 pm, Joerg Anders wrote:
> > BTW: To continue the FINALE2000 <--> Linux discussion: I
> > can't find octaviation (va - lines) in  "Finale NotePad 2003". Does
> > the full version offer va- lines ?
> Yes, of course it does -- as well as all the notation you referred to 
> in your previous email.

Ok, it apparently has to do with "NotePad".

> Why don't you just download the demo?

I haven't found it. But I searched the Help. 

> As to whether Finale plays 8ve sections, dynamics etc: I have no idea.  
> It might, it might not.  My guess is it probably does, but either 
> way, that's not really what it's for.

BTW: Meanwhile I found va/vb. And it is a pure graphic! Ok, perhaps this
is unimportant.

> (Incidentally, it may be true that a lot of Finale or Sibelius users 
> might actually find they could do the same or better with other 
> software on Linux, depending on what they actually need.  But the 
> fact remains that there is no program on Linux similar to either, and 
> neither is there any mature project aiming to produce one.)

I find the missing of OCR (or better: OMR) is a big problem.

J.Anders, Chemnitz, GERMANY (ja at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de)

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