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“The winter of ’23 was last winter.”
No idea. Date formats look fine over Chrome on my Mac.
I don’t know if I have the last build for PC but Andre does. See this thread.
I received my new Mac a few days ago and am in the middle of setting it up. Certain drives are not back online yet.
Frankly, I hope not. The use of dashed slurs is one of the scourges of modern vocal music. They make it harder to read and add nothing. Look at old hymnals to see how this was done for centuries.
Dashed slurs should be used for critical editions to suggest edits not found in a manuscript or urtext. There are bowing articulations that require them, too. Otherwise, make it easy on singers and don’t use dashed slurs.
People are going nuts over this issue. It shouldn’t be a problem on the Mac. Windows…
We’ll know soon enough.
Running 5.0.7 from a Mojave boot drive works well. Andre has the full installer plus some support docs that I forwarded to him.
For best results, it’s important that all older versions be removed, especially fonts from the Users/(user)/Library/Fonts. The 5.0.7 installer does not remove fonts from that directory. Encore fonts should only reside in HD/Library/Fonts.
Did it work in 4.5.5? Mac or Windows?
Nevermind, you answered that in a different thread. Encore 4 and Windows.
Chord naming is one of my priority items. That Finale does not include the minus symbol as a default for a minor chord, for example, is insane and one of the many issues I intend to address during the next beta round.
Such flexibility has never been possible in Encore and it would be a wholly new feature so I’m not expecting it in the first release of 6. I’d like to see it added, though. For those of us who do lead sheets and small band projects, custom chord symbols that could be saved would be a timesaver.
Unbelievable, perhaps, but it wasn’t a typo when written.August 24, 2023 at 10:22 pm in reply to: Just installed Encore 4.5.5 to Windows 11 no problem #2001
“I can’t get along with Finale, MuseScore and Dorico from Steinberg at all. I have to look in the manual all the time. Very time consuming…”
Indeed. I have all three. Dorico is too rigid and MuseScore is still a hot mess.
However, I’ve always used Finale for my heavy lifting where Encore isn’t up to the task so, while I want Encore 6, I can get by in Finale 27. I use three monitors as I work: one for the score, one for all the tool palettes and the third has the User Guide — can’t work Finale without that open.August 24, 2023 at 10:12 pm in reply to: opening old .mus musictime deluxe files in encore – where to buy a copy? #2000
“I do have a version 4.5.6 of Encore running in a High Sierra virtual machine.”
and it works?!?!?
4.5.6 was a free beta best described as horrible and caused a lot of problems with 5. Encore 5.0.7 works over High Sierra but much better over Mojave (after every trace of 4.5.6 is gone from the system).August 21, 2023 at 5:12 pm in reply to: opening old .mus musictime deluxe files in encore – where to buy a copy? #1992
As many times as people have banged the drum for Harmony Assistant, I have yet to open a MTD or Encore file in it where the result was useable. Not once, not ever and I’ve revisited this a few times over the last 15 years or so.
Encore 5 will open MTD 4 files. Since I no longer own a Mac that can run Encore 4.5.5 or earlier, I don’t know what is required to open those old files. I converted my MTD 1 & 2 files to Encore nearly 20 years ago, then to Encore 5 about a decade ago.
“I’ll keep my eyes open for anyone selling a registered version of encore.”
The company that sold Encore 5 is gone. No one should be selling it. There are some demo copies online but you can’t Print or Save with those.
We have been told that the new company developing Encore 6 may have a release by November this year. It will open Encore 5 and MTD 4 files. Whether it opens earlier files remains to be seen. There will be a demo available so that you can try before you buy.
The full installer is 73.7MB, too big for email. I have emailed a download link to you. As I have posted, this works best over MacOS 10.14 Mojave and should show version 5.0.6 1303m in the “About Encore” window.
There are a number of download links online but those are for the demo or older versions.August 14, 2023 at 10:10 pm in reply to: Cannot use Encore 5.0.4 reinstalled under Windows 11 #1957
“ Wasn’t there something about different updaters for the Windows versions?
Depending on whether you got your software from GVOX or Passport LCC.”
Something like that. We were supposed to be able to update from within Encore 5, too. I think that may have worked once for me — of course, that server no longer exists.
Good luck with that.
Since Encore 5 was notorious for being unable to older versions, depending on the build, it may be presumptuous to expect that Encore 6 will be able to open anything older than E5.
On the Mac, 5.0.7 can’t open older than 5.0.5 unless booted into a much older MacOS on a PPC. To convert my files, I had to use 3 Macs running 4 versions of the OS, 2 builds of E4 and 2 of E5.
So, while it will be nice to have a version that opens everything ever created… again, good with that.