Solution to the Finale-Sibelius file conflict?

Any of you Sibelius users ever use the ";Dolet for Sibelius"; program to make MusicXML files? I'm tired of dealing with the whole Sibelius-Finale conflict. This program sounds like a great alternative to making a MIDI.

Thanks for any help!

The Plugin, I believe, is a DEMO and you could try it for 30-days to see for yourself if that will work ok for you.


The Finale Dolet's are DEMO that I have used for 30-days before when I had to make some XML file to back to 2004,2005 Macintosh Finale files.


As Bill mentioned, Music XML isn't perfect (especially with non-pitched percussion tracks), but it's a heck of a lot beter than the older-fashioned method of sharing midi files. I occasionally use the Dolet plug-in within Sibelius and it works as well (from what I can tell) as the built-in Music XML export from Finale. So this is a good option if you're looking to export your Sibelius scores to import them into Finale. If I remember correctly, the Dolet people are responsible for the Music XML development, so it's too bad that Sibelius doesn't have this feature built-in like Finale does. Importing Music XML is no problem, but as you've already discovered, if you want to export to Music XML in Sibelius, you have to purchase the Dolet/Sibelius plug.
Have you ever made an XML file from Sibelius to open in Finale though? Dolet Lite comes with Finale but not with Sibelius. This website has the Sibelius version for $129. I just wanted to know if anyone has actually bought it and used it before I take the plunge. A few of the schools I write for have Finale, and year after year they request a Finale file.
I save files all the time using xml to open in Sibelius.  Problem is that anything that is not melodic ends up WAY below the staff.  Saves time, but still clunky a bit.
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