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July 9, 2023 at 10:31 am in reply to: Feature Request: To be able to select default font #1900
The gatekeeper said: “Then change it”.
Incidentally, the forum heading is ‘Feature Request’.
If you read the this post which you also commented on along the way you will see the very context.
You may not believe this…but not everybody uses your particular set up.May 9, 2023 at 12:16 am in reply to: Please Read: We’re are not answering posts at this time. #1843
Yes, I know who DW is; I was being subtle – or so I thought.
That nobody has been charged is not the point I was making.May 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm in reply to: Please Read: We’re are not answering posts at this time. #1828
I’m not even particularly impatient about Encore 6 knowing it’ll happen when it happens especially as I am functional for my needs with Encore 5 so what I’m writing is not out of any particular petulance. I understand people are generally impatient however when Encore 6 finally does get released, why should people believe the lack of communication will change? To be honest, I’m not sure that is something I would invest in.
Last year *somebody* at Passport made the decision to twice engage the public with general release dates that didn’t transpire and now that it is closer to a YEAR overdue Passport’s response is “leave us alone”?! This is not terribly effective outreach/communication. It’s abyssmal actually. The tragedy here is not having delay(s) but the manner in which you don’t account for them to a distinctly interested and loyal customer base, with not even as much of a formal statement to help people understand what’s happening and/or removing “Late Fall” from the home page…at this point? Not good.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 4 weeks ago by jkds.
If they are taking on beta testers – a euphemism for free labor, I wouldn’t count on a product worth investing. Case and point: GVOX.February 27, 2023 at 7:44 pm in reply to: Feature Request: To be able to select default font #1739
Times New Roman is typically a default font for many Windows programs. It was exciting in 1995… 😛February 27, 2023 at 1:32 pm in reply to: Feature Request: To be able to select default font #1734
It sets defaults for templates just fine for headers & footers (Score / Text Elements pop-up) but just not for using the Text tool which as where it always reverts to Times New Roman.February 27, 2023 at 1:28 pm in reply to: Feature Request: Allow adding/editing text in all layers #1733
I believe saxandkeys is referring to Encore crashing if you hold down a mouse button down too long; which is tricky when you are also doing keyboard shortcuts wth the other hand. I am not sure if this occurs on Mac but it has been an issue on PC and with every version I’ve had of Encore (not sure the exact version I had when starting but it was early 2011). So the workaround is never hold the mouse buttons down longer than 3 seconds!! It behooves a quirky but practical habit of saving as soon as your create a new file and save (ctrl + s) very frequently just in case one forgets (and it does happen).
It’s just a horrible, horrible bug (it had been brought up on the GVOX beta testing forums, but…) but knowing the cause (not randon) and having an easy workaround helps tremendously.
I would be very surprised if this wasn’t fixed in v6.
** Addendum: Holding down keyboard keys does not seem to cause a crash but of course when doing things that involved keys simultaneous with the mouse is where I get tripped up not holding the mouse key too long. Talk about coordination…!February 4, 2023 at 3:24 pm in reply to: Feature Request: Be able to select a default direction of note inputs (down/up) #1676
It seems this works per session but not a setting I can make without having to reset the next time I open Encore…? Not the worst thing in the world.
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by jkds.
I understand the anxiousness to see a good program come back to life and better than before. Just a does of reality: communication is not likely to improve *after* E6 release. Also if they need a cadre of free beta-testers it will likely re-create the problems with GVOX management – meaning if they can’t afford “alpha-testing” to be thoroughly done beforehand – it’s release will be likely more frustrating. If quality is the cause for delay it is worth the wait. And it’s not that bad a delay really, especially in the scheme of software production, but if you’re checking the forum everyday and getting lit up, I suggest a couple ideas I hope can help some of you:
– Perhaps check out – and I bite my lip – MuseScore. I vehemently dislike that program with a passion for my purposes BUT it’s free (save for the time spent in a learning curve) and it’s really a smart move to at least know how to ride that beast so you always have a back-up avenue for production.
– For those with the a newer OS incompatible with your copy of Encore, maybe look in to picking up a cheap refurbished Win7-Win10 desktop for the cause? (microcenter.com, newegg.com) – for $150 you’ll keep busy in the interim. For Mac, I have read people using the software called PlayOnMac (https://playonmac.en.softonic.com/mac)
– Some have mentioned they need to have their old enc files converted as their version is gone or not working…it seems that there are quite a few people (myself included) who are willing to help others in that regard – so maybe a forum topic specifically for people needing that could help.
To be fair, trying to clean up what GVOX left behind cannot be easy whatsoever – even for Don Williams. However, they *did* engage the public with the “Summer” then “Fall 2022” release. Nonetheless, I doubt the delay is done to be indifferent or antagonizing.January 3, 2023 at 11:55 pm in reply to: MuseScore just upped the ante with version 4.0 release this month #1605
I realize that for many, MuseScore gets the job done – however for percussion/drum set functionality and features, I sincerely pray that Encore 6 is *nothing* like MuseScore!…
AMEN to auto-save!