MakeMusic releases Finale 2011a, music notation software

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MakeMusic Finale 2011

MakeMusic has released Finale 2011a, a maintenance update for the popular music notation software for Windows and Mac.

In addition to addressing maintenance concerns new to Finale 2011, it adds expanded functionality to copy expressions to other staves, updates Macintosh font menus and font dialogs, and improves the quality of exported bitmap graphics on Macintosh computers. Additional enhancements include updated scanning technology – resulting in improved scanning results and expanded support for Canon-brand scanners – and more.

New in Finale 2011a

  • Updated Scanning Technology. Updated scanning recognition technology provides improved scanning results and expanded support for Canon-brand scanners.
  • Additional Expression Menu Commands. Four additional commands now allow convenient copying of expressions to adjacent staves.
  • Updated Broadway Copyist Font. The Broadway Copyist Text Extended font now includes additional characters including Æ, Ø, OE, ¡, ¿, and others.
  • Improved Font menus and dialog boxes. Finale’s updated Font menu and dialog box make selecting and editing fonts easier. (Macintosh only)
  • Improved Quality for Exported Graphics. Exported bitmap graphics are now cleaner and sharper. (Macintosh only)

Finale 2011a is a free maintenance update available to Finale 2011 registered users.

More information: MakeMusic

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Short links for August 21st, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 21st, 2007:

  • Hands-on with Transformers MP3 player – Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP3 player, which really transforms.
  • Mini Arcade Project – This guy built 7 MAME arcade cabinets from scratch, the story of the most recent 5 cabinets is told on his blog.
  • Save Me From Myself – Ex-Korn Guitarist writes about choosing Jesus over sex, drugs, and rock n roll.
  • Why WordPress.com is Blocked in Turkey: Adnan Oktar – By the decision of Fatih 2nd Civil Court of First Instance, number 2007/195, access to WordPress.com has been blocked in Turkey.
  • Han Solo Carbonite mod – How do you secure your nerd-cred for eternity? By acquiring a life-size replica of Han Solo in Carbonite, having Han’s face removed, and replacing it with your own.
  • iphone-sdl-mame – Project to port MAME to the iPhone. Whether MAME will actually be playable from a performance and control perspective remains to be seen.
  • Scanner Parts – Desk Lamp – How to make a desk lamp out of scrounged scanner parts and a few extras from Home Depot.
  • Paper Critters: Online Paper Toy Creator – This Web tool allows you to create colorful little blockheads onscreen you can then print out, cut up, and paste together to make into well colorful little blockheads to stand guard on your desk.
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