I also posted this in the Finale Forum, but thought I would also check with you all to see if anyone else has had this problem.
I recently opened up a file that I have been using quite frequently. I have used this file tons of times with no problems in the past. It is a full band/full percussion score and from the Finale 2008 VDL template. I have the latest updates of Finale 2008 and the Leopard OS. When I go to insert a measure, the program locks up and closes. I have tried this several times, in several different locations in the score. I have tried rebooting my computer. No luck. If I add a measure at the end of the score, it's fine. I just can't insert. This is a new problem that I haven't seen before. Any suggestions?
My specs are below. Thanks for any help with this! Why do these problems always happen during the summer writing season?!?!
24"; iMac - 2.8 GHz 4 GB Ram Leopard OS VDL 2.5.1 Finale 2008b
I have seen the same issue on Finale 2008 but it has not happened since I upgraded to 2008a (on PC). The way I got round it was to copy the current measures and insert into a new score. It sure was a pain but got me going again.
This may be related to the change in the copy function from 2007 to 2008. I recall a post from Makemusic a good while back talking about measure copy having an issue with causing corrupted tempo information. I believe the fix or workaround was to select all measures and completely remove any midi tempo data. I never tried this as I found the post after running into the issue.
It is probably best to start off with a new clean template
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over 14 years ago
Props to Mad Kiltie!��
That link you sent me to on the Finale Forum did the trick.�� I don't know HOW it worked....I don't know WHY it worked....but it saved me tons of time with redoing the file.�� In that forum, the person had the same problem.�� They needed to insert 2 bars and it crashed every time.�� They ended up inserting 20 bars and deleting 18 of the blank ones.�� For some strange reason, it worked and fixed the problem in the file.�� I can now insert measures where ever I need them.�� WEIRD STUFF MAN!�� Anyways, file fixed...hours saved!��