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Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby sus4 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:08 pm

I've done this many times in the past and I now cannot remember how to do it. I want to send the parts of a score (not the score) to a friend as a PDF file, but can't remember how to do it.
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby KJ_Palmer » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:01 am

(Instructions for Sib 7.5)
File > Export > PDF > All parts only (separate files).

Or Score and all parts (separate files) if you want to include the score.
Or the same with (one file) if you just want a single file.

Make sure you have a parts wildcard in the filename (something like %f - %p.pdf) for separate files options or they will overwrite each other.

Then check the folder in the Save to folder box
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby sus4 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 am

I did all that and cannot find the file. I'm using v. 8.4.2. Could there be a difference? This is crazy.
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby KJ_Palmer » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 am

Ah maybe so, or some weird Mac-Sibelius things going on. Sorry, someone else with a similar setup (or better knowledge) will have to help.

Maybe posting a screenshot of your Export screen might help.
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby sus4 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:43 pm

I found the answer. It's always something simple. I wasn't exporting the file to where I wanted it to be which is a PDF folder I keep on my desktop. Once I got it there I was able to email it out. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby Donsta » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:36 am

I'm often surprised by how hard it is to figure out a task compared to how easy it is to do once you know how :oops:
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby cwmcclung » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:33 pm

Hello this is my first post to the forum. I just have a general problem, every time I export to a PDF the quality of the exported PDF is terrible. It is blurry and beams are often blurred together making scores in usable electronically. I am using Sib 8 on windows 10. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby bobp » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:11 pm

Within the Export as Graphic setting there is also a PDF option. Try hat and the PNG option.
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Re: Saving Score & Parts as PDF?

Postby andyg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:14 pm

If all else fails, use a third party pdf printer, like Cute PDF. Works perfectly for me every time.
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