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Author: Robert Puff
Robert Puff is a professional music preparer and editor, arranger, orchestrator, score producer, music librarian and educator, and the owner and principal contributor to this music notation blog OF NOTE.
A few months ago, we started a sign-up on the JetStreamFinale.com website for people who were interested in the JetStream project, and the response had been amazing.
However, over the last few months we have received a handful of emails from people indicating that what JetStream does, how it works, what tools are required to run it are not completely understood by everyone.
So, I thought I would take a stab here at clearing up any mystery of what JetStream Finale Controller is, in advance of our planned July 1st release.
Q: I created a “Custom” category of expressions, and exported the library to disk. When I load the library with an older Finale file, it adds the category.
However, when I load the library to a new Finale file, it adds the expressions to the “Techniques” category, rather than creating my custom category. Is this expected behavior?
A: Great question! Finale Category Designer is powerful, but require some explanation if you are exporting and importing Library files, or pasting content between scores. Here is what is going on under the hood.