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Thanks so much for the help Th3Gavst3r. I have no idea how I managed to turn "exotic" into "enchanted." I guess the song just seemed magical to me. :P

As for tuplets, in this case I'd say that the runs are clearly separated at the point of beat 4 so sextuplets group them better. But if it were one consistent run all the way through, grouping them into one tuplet would probably be more clear.

Oh, I see. I thought that's how it might be. I will be sure to keep that in mind.

Also just gonna say, the second voice is highly unplayable. Not sure if you were planning on changing it but yeah.

Yeah, I know. This is sort of similar with "Bomberman 64 -Green Garden,"(m5-12) The extra voice is integral to the overall feel of the song, but as for how playable it is with the two main parts I can not say that it is exactly favorable. I tried to pick one or the other, but it just didn't feel right, so I leave it to the discretion of the player to decide.

Although if I had to choose between the second voice and the left hand, I would definitely pick the left hand for intro, and the second treble for it's entire duration.

Again, thanks for the help!
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Just some minor perfectionism formatting tweaks to something I would like to see submitted -
 - more space between systems containing m11, 20, 24-25 to prevent beam collisions
 - removal of double accidentals in different layers in m16, 18, 21, 27
 - more space to account for accidentals in m22, 30
 - more space to account for dot in m26
 - removal of rests in m22, 30

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80%, aside from some formatting errors it's basically done.mid.pdf
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Could I please have some help with a couple of XML files? I would like the MUS outputs to match the finished PDFs in the folder. I don't know the extent of what Finale Notepad can do, so please feel free to tell me what I can do myself.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5Z5sNHASirHampLdlNpTXZoT1U
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Can somebody help me with measure spacing? Notepad can't change the spacing of measures, which is messing up my sheet.
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I don't quite get what you mean, but see if this is fine.

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I don't quite get what you mean, but see if this is fine.
I don't know if that's acceptable for the site because of the measures spreading across the whole page, but it's definitely better than what I had. Thanks!
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Hey everyone, I recently finished a duet arrangement for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 1's Frosty Grotto, and I am interested in submitting it. The only problem I have encountered is that I have a very poorly formatted Finale file. Since I use Musescore as my primary arranging program, I had no difficulty creating the PDF and MIDI file. However, I did what I read to do - export the Musescore file as a .xml and import it with Finale NotePad 2012 - but the formatting is very messed up.

While is has proper formatting on the Musescore-Exported-PDF (Screenshots: https://gyazo.com/7a50e1231fb660c9437ae041eb487121 and https://gyazo.com/da111bc894142a7011b014c9c54012ef), the imported Finale file is very messed up (https://gyazo.com/153c1926aeb15fe49d8bd011f852b1f7 and https://gyazo.com/12951de31aacf092e2dbe282b501d857). I was wondering if there is any way to fix this formatting; I have very limited experience with Finale and find it not very user-friendly.

Can anyone offer some help?

Here is the .pdf Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/5tppsk1snd9rr10/Frosty_Grotto.pdf
Here is the .xml Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/znirojul17in1bp/Frosty_Grotto.xml
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Sean081799, I sympathize--the process of importing a Musescore file into Finale Notepad through MusicXML typically messes it up (removes measure numbers, mangles alignment, harder to put the website URL on the file to begin with).

With that being said, do you know enough XML to edit the MusicXML file (in a text editor) just before importing it into Finale Notepad (e.g. insert "<measure-numbering>system</measure-numbering>" within <print> tags but after </system-layout> tags to restore measure numbers for the first measure of each line), or would you rather have someone with paid Finale adjust your .mus? I'm in a similar situation to you, where all we have is Musescore and Finale Notepad. It's possible you might need multiple people's help, as I haven't been able to figure out how to reliably edit things like numbers of measures per line with MusicXML alone.

You can adjust things like the positioning of dynamic markings with Finale Notepad alone, though.

With that being said, if your screenshots are any indication, we'll likely be adjusting your .mus so it looks even better than your PDF--some of your articulation markings in the second PDF screenshot jam into the beams of the piano part above, for example, and this makes your PDF less readable.

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[X-Post from my other thread]

Hey everyone, I recently finished a duet arrangement for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 1's Frosty Grotto, and I am interested in submitting it. The only problem I have encountered is that I have a very poorly formatted Finale file. Since I use Musescore as my primary arranging program, I had no difficulty creating the PDF and MIDI file. However, I did what I read to do - export the Musescore file as a .xml and import it with Finale NotePad 2012 - but the formatting is very messed up.

While is has proper formatting on the Musescore-Exported-PDF (Screenshots: https://gyazo.com/7a50e1231fb660c9437ae041eb487121 and https://gyazo.com/da111bc894142a7011b014c9c54012ef), the imported Finale file is very messed up (https://gyazo.com/153c1926aeb15fe49d8bd011f852b1f7 and https://gyazo.com/12951de31aacf092e2dbe282b501d857). I was wondering if there is any way to fix this formatting; I have very limited experience with Finale and find it not very user-friendly.

Can anyone offer some help?

Here is the .pdf Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/5tppsk1snd9rr10/Frosty_Grotto.pdf
Here is the .xml Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/znirojul17in1bp/Frosty_Grotto.xml

The xml download doesn't work, like, at all. It just gives me a bunch of empty staves and the title "Frosty Grotto" at the top. Can you give me a link to the Musescore file download? I can export it into Finale myself and fix the formatting if you do
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Sean081799, I sympathize--the process of importing a Musescore file into Finale Notepad through MusicXML typically messes it up (removes measure numbers, mangles alignment, harder to put the website URL on the file to begin with).

With that being said, do you know enough XML to edit the MusicXML file (in a text editor) just before importing it into Finale Notepad (e.g. insert "<measure-numbering>system</measure-numbering>" within <print> tags but after </system-layout> tags to restore measure numbers for the first measure of each line), or would you rather have someone with paid Finale adjust your .mus? I'm in a similar situation to you, where all we have is Musescore and Finale Notepad. It's possible you might need multiple people's help, as I haven't been able to figure out how to reliably edit things like numbers of measures per line with MusicXML alone.

You can adjust things like the positioning of dynamic markings with Finale Notepad alone, though.

With that being said, if your screenshots are any indication, we'll likely be adjusting your .mus so it looks even better than your PDF--some of your articulation markings in the second PDF screenshot jam into the beams of the piano part above, for example, and this makes your PDF less readable.

Unfortunately I have no knowledge about XML. :(

And I was having some problems with the dynamics locations, they wouldn't allow me to select them and move it (same with the tempo marking).

The xml download doesn't work, like, at all. It just gives me a bunch of empty staves and the title "Frosty Grotto" at the top. Can you give me a link to the Musescore file download? I can export it into Finale myself and fix the formatting if you do

Absolutely, here is the Musescore file (if you do end up making a fixed version, feel free to credit yourself for editing; there is no way I would be able to do it).

http://www.mediafire.com/file/7ihpap0ezud1xza/Frosty_Grotto.zip

Thanks to both of you for the help.
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Sooooo I can't actually do this because Finale crashes anytime I try to do anything with the expressions tool. Someone else will need to take this up.

edit: never mind it's kind of working, gimme a minute to see if i can get everything to work
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Even if it doesn't end up working, I thank you for trying. Formatting stuff is annoying.
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Thank you so much! :D
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