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Title: Finale Glitch? Fixed!
Post by: PianoMan on May 05, 2008, 12:26:23 PM
Today my Finale Notepad 2008 doesn't make a sound when I put in notes, and it won't playback properly. Help!

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IT'S FIXED!!!!! I dunno what I did, but somehow it's fixed.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: G-Han on May 05, 2008, 12:43:12 PM
Restart the program. Mine does that often, too.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 05, 2008, 09:02:59 PM
Restart the program. Mine does that often, too.
How?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: G-Han on May 05, 2008, 09:13:06 PM
How about Alt+F4 and then open the program again?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 05, 2008, 10:00:01 PM
Ya mean alt+F4 while the program's up? or just press alt+F4?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: vgmfreak on May 05, 2008, 11:04:10 PM
Ya mean alt+F4 while the program's up? or just press alt+F4?

How old are you? Alt+F4 is the close command, it's an alternative way to close an application. If that's too hard to understand, press the X button in the upper-right corner. Once you close the application (Finale Notepad 2008) start it up again like you did before when you wanted to open it up. That is what G-han is telling you when he means restart it.

If that doesn't work, go to Midi in the menu bar. Where is it? At the top you should see something like File    Edit   View   Document   Midi. Click Midi and a drop down menu appears. Click Midi Setup. It's the first one. On the right side it says Midi out. Set Device: to SmartMusic SoftSynth 1.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: Akiro on May 05, 2008, 11:06:21 PM
it's not that hard...

If anything just reinstall it, if you didn't keep the setup then that's your fault.

Explore the program!!!
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 06, 2008, 01:35:12 AM
Don't you think I would have tried that by now, closing and reopening? I'm not five. And it is on SoftSynth 1. I guess I'll try to reinstall it...
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 07, 2008, 10:06:26 PM
My parents are divorced and at my mom's house (I alternate frequently) I have allegro demo, printmusic demo, and notepad 08. All of which do not make any sounds. When I play the music the first note will occasionally play, but thats it. No blue line or anything. I messed around with the settings for a while after closing and reopening. Didn't get anything. I uninstalled all three and reinstalled notepad. It still doesn't play. Also now here at my dad's I have allegro demo and notepad, and notepad will never open anything. It always opens in allegro.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: razer84 on May 07, 2008, 10:54:21 PM
if it's like that even after reinstalling, then it's probably a problem with your computer.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 07, 2008, 10:58:27 PM
Yeah, any ideas what is wrong?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: Beethoven II on May 08, 2008, 01:17:44 AM
Sound drives may be old. Check your computer brand's site for an update on your sound. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 08, 2008, 03:32:01 AM
Yeah, umm, that is a problem. I got this computer hand-built. That was last year, $1000 computer last year. I probably don't think that the sound drives are broken, because other sounds work fine.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 08, 2008, 12:11:27 PM
It's not the sound. The little green/blue bar doesn't go. However, the measure... thingy changes so it looks like it has.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: Akiro on May 08, 2008, 02:26:05 PM
It's not the sound. The little green/blue bar doesn't go. However, the measure... thingy changes so it looks like it has.
Can you show us a screenshot of when that happenes?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 08, 2008, 10:25:20 PM
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FC%3A%5CDocuments+and+Settings%5COwner%5CMy+Documents%5CAA+Brad+Documents%5CMusic%5CFinaleProb2&hash=c158e0f360ae9cb2ac83cd99345c23af)
Um... How do I do that? I tried to put it on... but there's nothing there.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 08, 2008, 11:47:29 PM
Well, it seems I have the exact same problem, or atleast something close. The blue bar that shows where you are in the music doesn't play, and the measure counter doesn't change, but when you stop, the measure counter will change to the measure that you stopped on, well, should have stopped on.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: Palagerini on May 09, 2008, 02:21:20 AM
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FC%3A%5CDocuments+and+Settings%5COwner%5CMy+Documents%5CAA+Brad+Documents%5CMusic%5CFinaleProb2&hash=c158e0f360ae9cb2ac83cd99345c23af)
Um... How do I do that? I tried to put it on... but there's nothing there.

well if the picture doesn't work then can't u use mediafire? (i don't know.. i've never used mediafire for pictures).. hm.. can't think of anything else if all the things u did already didn't work.. except downloading the program completly over again... (that is if they have an updated version...)
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 09, 2008, 12:09:13 PM
Well, it seems I have the exact same problem, or atleast something close. The blue bar that shows where you are in the music doesn't play, and the measure counter doesn't change, but when you stop, the measure counter will change to the measure that you stopped on, well, should have stopped on.
EXACTLY MY PROBLEM!!!

I guess I'll try MediaFire...
http://www.mediafire.com/?ub1imdjwfdx
That's what it looks like playing back...
http://www.mediafire.com/?2knmmzw1mgz
That's what it looks like when it's done.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 09, 2008, 10:45:06 PM
Any more ideas?
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 10, 2008, 01:46:29 AM
This is beginning to tick me off; I can't arrange like this!!!

Edit: Well, I found customer supports phone # on the site. I'll try it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 14, 2008, 10:29:44 PM
Ugh! the phone number was disconnected!!!
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: Akiro on May 15, 2008, 03:32:25 AM
It's called you email them.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 15, 2008, 12:19:08 PM
It's called you email them.
The only E-mails I can find are for "Investor Relations" and "Interested in becoming a Finale dealer?".
Title: Re: Finale Glitch?
Post by: PianoMan on May 18, 2008, 10:36:11 PM
IT'S FIXED!!!!! I dunno what I did, but somehow it's fixed.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch? Fixed!
Post by: master_gamer38 on May 21, 2008, 03:21:10 AM
Mine is working again too... I didn't do anything... I uninstalled them for a while and then I just reinstalled them... They work again... Weird... ???
Title: Re: Finale Glitch? Fixed!
Post by: Nintendude73 on May 24, 2008, 09:57:53 PM
I've noticed that sometimes other programs will mute your SW Synth volume, which I'm guessing Finale uses, because I've had this problem too.  If it happens again, go into your volume control, make sure SW Synth is all the way up, and then it should work.

At least, that was my problem.
Title: Re: Finale Glitch? Fixed!
Post by: Davey on May 31, 2008, 05:06:02 PM
Meh...

Well you are lucky you can compose by sound... when I arrange or compose I have to do it by thinking in my head or having to play the chord on my piano when I do because I don't have sound.

But when I did use Finale Notepad 2008 on other computers, I never had that problem.