Switching from Finale to Sibelius -- advice?
Date: December 14, 2012
I'm seriously contemplating moving from Finale to Sibelius.
A little background: I made my living working in software development for 32 years, so I'm usually not intimidated by new software. I've been using Finale since 2003, have kept up with the nearly annual upgrades except for the last one (I'm still on the 2010 version). I keep hoping Finale will fix some of the odd idiosyncracies dealing with layout/etc., but so far, they haven't. I can usually get things the way I want them, but it takes a LOT of "fiddling." So, I'm exploring switching over to Sibelius, which, I understand, is far more cooperative.
So --- Has anyone here made this switch? How difficult is it? How good is the user guide (I assume it's online somewhere)? How often are new "upgrades" released, and how much do they cost (on average)? I have hundreds of Finale files that will need to be converted; how difficult is this process?
Thanks for any advice you can offer ...
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