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    Music handouts

    I realize this is not really the right forum for this, but this crowd is a little friendlier than some. What software do those of you who produce music handouts for classroom use? I use Sibelius to make scores, but I've never been able to produce handouts with it because of examples being shorter, needing layout placement, perhaps blanks to fill in, etc.

    Any advice?

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    Re: Music handouts

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoDavinci View Post
    I realize this is not really the right forum for this, but this crowd is a little friendlier than some. What software do those of you who produce music handouts for classroom use? I use Sibelius to make scores, but I've never been able to produce handouts with it because of examples being shorter, needing layout placement, perhaps blanks to fill in, etc.

    Any advice?
    Have you used the 'work sheet' creator that is built into sibelius? or am i just repeating what you have said?

    That's my best suggestion.

    It works quite well.

    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: Music handouts

    Actually, I've never heard of it.

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    Re: Music handouts

    I've used Finale to create musical examples, then saved them as TIFF files with the graphic tool, then pasted them into a Word document.
    Dan Powers
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    Re: Music handouts

    Quote Originally Posted by danpowers View Post
    I've used Finale to create musical examples, then saved them as TIFF files with the graphic tool, then pasted them into a Word document.
    That's the way I do it also! Is easy and effective, but has a few steps to master.

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    Re: Music handouts

    When I work with students I use Finale.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Music handouts

    I open the Score editor window.
    2-Then i press the key "PrintScreen". That action copy a screenshot of your desktop to the clipboard.
    3-Ctrl-shift-V inside XNView (free image manipulation program). Now i select the area i want of the score and press shift-x to crop it. Ctrl-C to copy it again to the clipboard, now cropped.
    4-Ctrl-V inside OpenDraw (the drawing module of OpenOffice). There i can place as many copies in any place i want. You can Print or save to PDF much more easy than with the Score editor or any wordprocessor. Here is an screenshot:





    Of course, you can do the same with the exported Tiff files, you will get a better quality image, but most times, the screenshots are enough for the printing.
    Marcelo Colina

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    Re: Music handouts

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I think a combination of Sibelius worksheet creator with some creative screen shots will work great. Thanks!

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    Re: Music handouts

    This is a handy utility that is similar to "Print Screen", but you can select what it will capture and where to send it:

    http://www.webtree.ca/newlife/printkey_info.htm

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