Not All Music Symbols Are Showing!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ..::Nicole::.., Sep 28, 2008.

  1. ..::Nicole::.. macrumors newbie

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    I've figured out finally how to show the music notes in the Characters Palette. But when I do open it to Music Symbols only 20 notes show up. The rest look like this: # only rectangular. Is there any way to fix this? :confused:
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    I have no answer to your question, but I'd be very interested to see which 20 notes you've managed to locate. Which OS are you using, and could you post a screen shot? I have Tiger.

    With Character Palette > All Characters > Miscellaneous Symbols I can get 7 note/accidental symbols; with CP > AC > Musical Symbols, there are 6 more, 3 of them duplicates. there's no manuscript or ledger lines on which to place them though.
     
  3. ..::Nicole::.. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay :)


    I have 10.5 MacBook. If th pics don't work I've given their links at the bottom of this message...

    1)I can get these notes (CP > AC > Misc Symbols). This is the last two rows.
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    2)I can only get these notes ( CP > AC > Music Symbols). When you scroll down it's a bunch of those empty rectangle symbols.
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    Hope this helps.

    Pic for #1: http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk102/mystic1617/Picture1.png

    Pic for #2: http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk102/mystic1617/Picture2.png
     
  4. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Hi Nicole - thanks for the pics. That's pretty much what I get with Tiger so that answers my question about what difference there might be in the CP of the two different OS. I think the CP music symbols are a token gesture more than a serious notation resource.

    Are you doing composition? If so, I'd be interested to see what you do. Do you use Encore? Have you tried Finale Notepad? http://www.finalemusic.com/ I believe it's free, or at least you get a trial with it. No shortage of music symbols there. I've certainly used it, also AppleWorks, which does a good job.
     
  5. ..::Nicole::.. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No...

    No I don't compose. I just wanted the notes for my channel on YouTube and also wanted to know if anyone else was having the same problem.
     

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