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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #750 on: September 07, 2017, 07:18:58 PM »

Hmm, quite a lot of restrictions. Finale-only and now no Mediafire?

Looks like I'll have to give up arranging.
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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #751 on: September 07, 2017, 07:20:56 PM »

Finale-only is something I never understood

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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #752 on: September 07, 2017, 07:29:18 PM »

Mediafire is frowned upon because of ads and stuff. Its setup is just kinda.... yuck.

In regards to Finale only, this comes up from time to time and I want to stress that we don't want to discourage arrangers, but we do have our reasons:
Here's a practical reason without saying "because it's always been this way": Using a Finale file as a master file allows us to keep everything in sync - that is, generate a .mid and a .pdf file off of the .mus so we know they're all up to date by checking against one file. Trying to incorporate files from other notation software would make our retention of multiple file types asynchronous, meaning that any small change in one would have to be made in the exact same change in the other, which is really bad because it's easily prone to error and causes more work for the arrangers and updaters, who would (and should) rather be checking an arrangement for its content and not having to deal with using multiple notation softwares. It's good practice to consistently offer the same file type for every arrangement, and also simplifies site maintenance for the staff (should anything need to be changed, a quick change to the .mus and a couple of exports is all that is needed).

All that said, there are people around here more than willing to help you iron out the kinks with file conversion. MuseScore arrangers still have potential to be successful here - just read some of the above posts. So don't worry too much.
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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #753 on: September 07, 2017, 07:31:04 PM »

Well, it's not that you can't use Mediafire, but there are far superior ways to share your files. I'll point out now that there are quite a few of us that primarily use MuseScore and only have NotePad, and we get things to work out just fine. I don't think asking you to quickly set up a Dropbox account and export an .xml file from whatever program you use is "quite a lot of restrictions."

ninja'd by Latios, and he's exactly on point
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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #754 on: September 07, 2017, 07:43:33 PM »

Well, I just looked up what LilyPond is, and it's different from all the other arranging software than I know, because you write code than you can compile in pdf, mid etc, so there's probably a compiler wich compiles to musicxml out here

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Re: Need a music layout/edit that your Finale product can't handle? Ask here!
« Reply #755 on: September 07, 2017, 09:31:28 PM »

ew Mediafire
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