Dorico vs. Finale: XML test

Hi All,

I have an old piece that I had written in Finale 2010.  When I upgraded to Finale v. 25 I imported it, and it produced the same, exactly engraved, result.  I then exported it to XML, and imported it into Dorico.  I changed a few settings over the course of about 20-30 minutes but basically left everything else the same (I changed a few font sizes, and made more systems appear on each page).  Here are the two PDF files for your comparison.



As you can see, I put a lot of work into engraving things in Finale, and things appear really polished right out of the box in Dorico after the XML import.

I can’t wait to explore the Engrave functions in Dorico to explore further polishing.

What are your thoughts?  Have you tried Dorico or Finale?  How do you like them?

Happy Composing,


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