[Dixielandjazz] Switch from Encore to Finale? An admonition

Larry Walton Entertainment larrys.bands at charter.net
Thu Oct 13 16:12:30 PDT 2005

I have a friend that writes and arranges a lot of music and he says that
Sibelius is the best.  I understand that there are competitive upgrades and
educational upgrades available.  I am eligible for both.  Does anyone know
who will discount it.
Larry Walton
St. Louis
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Hull" <charlie_hull at sbcglobal.net>
To: "David Richoux" <tubaman at tubatoast.com>; "DJML Jazz"
<Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Switch from Encore to Finale? An admonition

> Wanting to save my extensive library of fakesheets created with Encore,
but wanting some additional features, I purchase Finale primarily because
the listed features included ability to import Encore files. What a
disappointment. It sorta imports files created with older versions of
Encore, but not those made with the current XP version. With those it does
import, everything is skewed and improperly located, and only the primary
notes, chord symbols and lyrics are imported, but nothing beyond that, not
even repeats and other parts of the score. Learning that, and facing a very
steep learning curve, I shelved Finale and have continued to use Encore.
> On the downside of Encore, there's little or nothing in the way of
technical support. I've sent e-mails regarding fixes for the lack of
interchangability of files between old and new versions, and also following
up on recommendation I had sent in twice. No response whatsoever. It's my
opionion that G-vox is a very small, maybe even one-person operation which
sells software it didn't invent and is unable to provide real technical
support. If anyone has experience to the contrary I'd like to know about it.
> I've been interested in Sibelius, but it's too pricey for me.
> I have versions of Finale thru 2004 which I'll sell quite cheaply.
> Charlie Hull
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