updated 09:35 am EDT, Fri September 25, 2009
Plug-in also compatible with Sibelius 6
Recordare has released an update to its Finale plug-in, Dolet. Version 5 adds support for Finale 2010, including the Broadway Copyist font family. The update also improves support for Sibelius 6 features including feathered beaming, jazz articulations, and German chord symbols. The plug-in provides advanced MusicXML 2.0 features such as part name accidentals and per-part measure numbering, while importation of cutaway staves and nested tuplets has been improved.
The utility allows users to import a MusicXML file into an empty document with customizable template settings. An entire folder of files can be converted as a batch between both formats, while users have the option to validate against the MusicXML XSD schema definition to catch more errors.
Dolet 5 works with Finale 2007 to 2010 on Intel Macs, or Finale 2004 to 2010 on PowerPC Macs. The plug-in can be purchased for $200, while upgrades from v4 are available for $130.