kiwi wrote:The full screen 'll be functional ? i don't use window mode.
slash8789 wrote:I sure hope full screen will be functional. I teach my kids using a big screen monitor.
When you maximize the new window it will behave remarkably closely to the old full-screen mode (I expect it will continue to cover up the Windows task bar), so you won't be missing out on anything. I'm also experimenting with a custom window frame like you find in programs like Chrome or iTunes, so Synthesia will be drawn right up to the window boundary.
Outside of a few new buttons in the top-right corner (minimize/maximize/close) the experience should be indistinguishable.
slash8789 wrote:I know another teacher who still uses the 8.4 version and has the same setup I do.
Yeah, is there any reason you haven't downloaded the free updates? Sticking with 8.4 means there are quite a few bugs you might run into. For the most part 8.5 and 8.6 were just cleaning up a lot of the rough edges still left on 8.4.
slash8789 wrote:Can someone point me in the right direction towards a simple tutorial regarding MusicXML...
Jim's analogy is close to the one I like to use. That is, MusicXML is like a MIDI file that also contains much
more information about how to properly display the sheet music notation. Virtually all of the major notation editors (Finale, Sibelius, MuseScore, etc.) can load and save MusicXML files. It's the best way to interchange music between programs today because so much more of the musical intent is retained.
MIDI is great for representing how a song should sound
. Anything beyond that and software has to start guessing. MusicXML contains the rest of the missing information so you can display it beautifully, too.