Hello everyone, I’m just starting to work with Dorico after some 30 years of Finale.
I suspect that there will be no clear answers to this but I wanted to ask in case my experiences of importing Finale-generated xml files ring any bells. I’ve tried all three Finale file xml options with the same results.
In the attached file#1, two bars have amassed a large number of extra dotted rests which I can’t explain.
In file #2, there is a blank bar filled with a random collection of rests, no doubt making up the correct value but … !
File#3 is the most problematic – for some reason b. 70 appears to have become a 5/8 bar and consequently, all the following bars are offset, as you can see in b.79. Forcing a 4/4 bar at b.70 makes difference to how its rests appear or to the subsequent layout. Strangely there’s a visual red cue in b.71 apparently showing a new tempo of 4/4.
If I import this xml file back into Finale, it looks and plays perfectly.
I’m looking forward learning Dorico and may have to accept that transferring any previous scores is simply not worth the time but I wanted to ask advice on this before giving up.
Thanks for any thoughts.