New Mac Guidance...

Hello all,

Well after waiting for the recent update, I am the proud owner of a new iMac.  I am getting more comfortable with OSX, but have not yet had time to dig in and learn the intracacies.

Here are a few random questions regarding the Mac, and working with Sibelius.  I would love if anyone can give me some feedback on any of this stuff:

1.  One little annoyance is that every now and then, Sibelius will no longer recognize my midi keyboard (M-Audio Radium).  I check my input devices under the preferences menu, and it lists the device, but when I test it, it isn't recognized.  This is easily fixed by quitting out of Sibelius and restarting, but should I really have to do that once every couple of hours?  Except for that, the midi keyboard works just fine.

2.  In Windows, I used Audacity to record my Sibelius stuff as mp3's for my students.   I seem to remember someone saying there is something built into OSX that will do that.  Can I do that through Sibelius?  I know that I could do some research to figure this out fairly quickly, but that tells you how little time I've had lately.  I will check into this, but would also be most grateful if any of you can clue me in :)

3.  Same basic question as number 2, but regarding converting Sibelius chart to pdf files.  I had a free pdf creator to do this in Windows, but I seem to remember that you can do this with a Mac.

4.  Finally, a pretty quirky little annoyance with my Mac.  Every now and then, when I go to move the mouse, the cursor will jump to an edge or corner of the screen.  I don't think I am moving the mouse any differently when this occurs.  Is this a default action that I am triggering, or just one of ";those things";?  Not having worked with such a large (24";) screen, it can be a bit frustrating for this to happen when I am trying to navigate across the sreen, only to have my cursor shoot to shoot to an opposite corner where I have to take a second or to and hunt for it.

Thanks for your help/advice.

The new machine is pretty awesome by the way.

Cool... but living near an Apple store can be dangerou$! 

If you go to you can find their schedule for local events.  They have daily free workshops for most of their programs.  Depending on where you live, they'll bring in some big names to demo products.  I was fortunate to listen to a workshop by Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) when he did a demo in Glendale, CA.  Quite a step up from the Dell Kiosk :)
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