Logic Pro 9 Text in Score Problem


I don't use score much but a friend of mine has a problem when he writes ie lyrics under the notes. While the lyrics may fit perfectly in one scale, it may look terrible in another. This is also the case with many of the symbols.
He works on really huge scores (symphonic work for a real orchestra) so it's very important that he is able to make one size for the entire score (for the conductor) and another one for the individual instruments.
Is Logic really buggy in this department or is he doing something wrong. The latter is very likely since he insists on doing everything on intuition.
I am simply not good enough at reading music to help him. He has been given Finale but hates having to figure out another program.

This is both while working inside Logic and when printing. He is aware that Finale looks better in print but he finds Logic good enough if it wasn't for the problem described.

Also, it's not an option to work in two different songs since his load time is considerable because he writes so huge setups (think loading 50 instances of Hollywood Strings)

All the Best

Doug Zangar

I'm not sure if I get the whole drift on this.... but I'll throw out some ideas.

On the the issue is text, if he sets up a text style for lyrics, he can change that font size globally at any time.

On printing different size scores for conductor vs. parts, that's common.

General tips: Use a unique staff style to each part. Use score sets. I create one for the score, one for each part. That will give some measure of control.

I still think he'll get the best results creating a project for score and another for parts. This can be done at the end of the process. He can disable core audio if he doesn't want to go through the sample load process - but he won't be able to hear notes played back.


Thank you for the reply. I have passed it on to him and he found the "disable core audio" very useful.