The popular PDF Batch Utilities, available from Notation Central on a pay-what-you-wish basis, have been updated recently to fix several issues that appeared on macOS Big Sur (macOS 11).
PDF-MusicBinder takes the tedium of setting up PDF files for accordion-style and booklet printing and turns it into a one-click process. PDF-BatchStitch combines multiple PDFs into one file with the option to set the number of copies per file.
PDF-Batch Booklet quickly imposes many booklets or 2-ups from single-page PDFs at once. Available for Mac & PC.
PDF-BatchScale quickly scales many PDF files to any size PDF. Originally intended to scale sheet music of different sizes, PDF-BatchScale can be used for any purpose.
Avid today released Sibelius 2018.5 to fix an issue in Sibelius where running some plug-ins would cause a memory leak that slowed Sibelius down until you restarted it. This most notably affected the Dolet MusicXML export plug-in, and only on Windows, not on Mac.
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The latest StaffPad update brings support for the new Surface Dial along with useful improvements to writing recognition, working with selections and symbols, tuplet processing, and more.
The latest StaffPad update brings support for pickup bars, D.C./D.S./Coda repeats, bar repeats, automatic drum kit notation, plus a host of miscellaneous improvements and performance upgrades that add up to a very solid update.
The Avid Application Manager was introduced with Sibelius 8 and provides information on product licensing and other functions, but it’s not necessary for it to be running in order to use Sibelius. Here’s how to prevent AAM from automatically launching on startup.
If you’ve never tried opening a new window in the same document before, you’ll be whistling a new song once you learn how and why to do it, in Sibelius, Finale and MuseScore.