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Encore 5.0.

4 Release Notes
First Passport Music Software, LLC release
Multilingual - now includes English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and
invalid values crash
File association - Launch by double-clicking on file - crash
Show/Hide dialog: fixed Key Signature switch
Show/Hide dialog: fixed Time Signature switch
Behavior of chord slurs
Page set up defaults to US Letter size when invalid page setup is encountered
Playback of repeats and coda phrases
Behavior of 3s in tuples with dotted rhythm
Digitally signed code through 3rd party verification
Fixed site license registration
Under the hood improvements recommended by Windows
Fixed version control
Fixed MIDI Export type
Encore 5.0.3 Release Notes
Opti-Fingering add-on software opportunity included
Crash while step-time MIDI input on Windows 7


Updated Xerces for MusicXML parser
MusicXML unicode improvements
MIDI device output port default setting to prevent error when MIDI device is not

MIDI dialog now shows MIDI devises on 64bit systems
Increased copy/paste buffer
TAB numbering/string adjustments
Improved copy/paste of tied notes
Improved guess of tied notes
Lyrics cursor now appears for first note

Encore 5.0.2 Release notes

Added a "safe save" feature to prevent corruption if crash during saving, etc. -- it also
allows You can now access the last 20 saved versions in
Made expressions, graphics, text, dynamics, slurs and symbols assignable to any voice.
Small change in default slur location at noteheads.
Palette now keeps dot and tuplet when hotkey switches note/rest value.
Lyrics are now not centered when note has a right tie (Win was changed to match Mac).
Now any note in a chord can be clicked on for lyric insert.
Dynamics now playback on any other voice that is not using dynamic marks (this gives
users the flexibility to use different MIDI channels on separate voices, but keep
dynamics in one voice for entire staff)
Notes are automatically re-beamed when option/ctrl-drag a note.
Added arrows palette header to match mac.
Selection now does not change which switching voice view.
Auto-adjusting of slurs when dragging notes, et al now handles more than one slur at a
Enabled negative numbers for measure number offset.
Added tempo object as part of top-text extraction of part.
Added a message asking the user to save file first when opening legacy files .
Made ellipse and circled string numbers to draw using GDI+ anti-aliasing .
Removed hard-coding of voices 2-4 & 6-8 to always beam down.
Encore now looks in all voices when calculating tie direction.
Added ability to create a non-score file as Default New Score.enc in the template

directory - which will then bypass opening a template at launch.

Made follow playback always ON when recording.
Made QWERTY mode always turn off when keyboard closes.
Added the right-click popup menu in palette header to MTD Windows.
Fixed bug causing files to be corrupted when saving while in text edit mode.
Fixed bug causing crash opening a file saved with large printer info (some HP printers,
for example).
Fixed various bugs/crashes related to converting to/from unicode text.
Fixed crashing bug when justify slurs at end of page.
Fixed a crash when hitting '[' or ']' at end of a line.
Fixed bug that caused program to hang (sometimes appears when editing chord in last
Fixed bug where program would hang when transposing certain tied notes.
Fixed bug when creating ties were in wrong direction with chords.
Fixed bugs related to using/adjusting lyric/chord position arrow.
Fixed bug where tab-selecting a note would insert an unwanted chord.
Fixed bug where normalize stems didn't normalize chords.
Fixed bug where tab-selecting note would insert chord.
Fixed bug when one voice in foreground and drag staff or barline didn't auto-justify other
Fixed various redraw problems after dragging and editing.
Fixed bug where dragging top staff on page drag could not be dragged very high on
some pages.
Fixed bug where opt-drag staff left didn't recalculate barlines on staff ends properly on
subsequent pages.
Fixed bug where dragging margin of a staff margin didn't auto-justifies entire line.
Fixed many bugs drawing and dragging slurs/ties that wrap-around a system or page.
Fixed bug where objects in a background voice sometimes drew over foreground voice.
Fixed bug where marks were not the right size when attached to grace notes.
Fixed bug where stems sometimes went through the back end of beam.
Fixed bug where key signatures with cancellation accidentals would not be given
enough space on justify.
Fixed bug which miscalculated the right # of staves in new staff dialog

Fixed bug not erasing all of tie when deleting a tie that overlaps barline.
Fixed various initial MIDI data problems when starting playback.
Removed Humanize from playing back hairpins (was creating strange results)
Fixed bug where alto and tenor clef helptips were swapped
Fixed bug where double-clicking on dynamics palette would not launch playback
Fixed bugs in updating/enabling menu items depending on current context.
Fixed bug where slur would jump to other staves too easily when dragging.
Fixed bug extracting parts when some staves in score were hidden.
Fixed bug with print midi option not working .
Fixed bug on XP where # of copies printed squared.
Fixed bug with bad default file pathname when printing to file.
Fixed bug saving over network.
Fixed bug where dragging middle of a short beam acted as dragging left side of beam.
Fixed firewall preventing note collision on note and barline drags.
Fixed bug where moving a note vertically would still normalize stems, etc.
Fixed bug not able to undo barline drag.
Fixed bug where stemless notes would be not be stemless after an auto-justify.
Fixed bugs where lyrics were sometimes not be auto-justified (after barline drag, etc)
Fixed bugs where slurs would sometimes "wander" from the note after auto-justifying.
Fixed bug where auto-adjust would sometimes end up with middle of slur at right side of
Fixed stem length slider in mac Note Attributes to set stem to zero.
Fixed bug where score would scroll to beginning after some operations.
Fixed bugs with print selection option in Windows print dialog.
Fixed bug where text and other objects outside selection still printed on when printing
Fixed bug in calculating tied notes' play duration .
Fixed bug where note velocity popup menu would change default setting for change
velocity dialog.
Fixed various intel-mac related bugs reading old scores.
Fixed bug with tied notes over barline would become "detached" and mute after any
function requiring a measure resize without align spacing (entering/transposing new
key/time signature on same line, etc).
Fixed bug where tied note over barline would not play if starting playback in the tied-to
Fixed bug where adding new staves would assign MIDI channels in reverse order.

Added disable of "print midi" in show/hide dlog if midi isn't also enabled.
Fixed problems with ties flipping, normalizing stems, marks, etc when
transposing/nudging tied notes.
Fixed wrong undo message after simplify accidentals.
Fixed bug in lyric entry where backspacing in 2nd measure of score over barline into 1st
measure caused errors or a crash.
Fixed bugs with MIDI bank, pan, and reverb not properly sent on playback.
Fixed bug in calculating tied notes' play duration.
Fixed bugs in VST player (windows prefs saving & dropped notes during high CPU
Fixed bug on Win where lyric melisma on more than two notes only displayed under the
last one.
Fixed various bugs where dragging items would mute notes.
Fixed bug where a new staff did not initialize Synth Device to general MIDI for voices 28.
Fixed bug where a right repeat following another right repeat (with no left repeat in
between them) would cause an infinte loop in playback and program freeze in MIDI
export. (now in such cases the right repeat is ignored)
Fixed bugs with sending MIDI legato on slur playback in Windows.
Fixed bug where files double-clicked from windows explorer didn't open.
Fixed bug in Windows Click Setup not being able to enter flat/sharp notes.
Added missing alt-key menu shortcuts .
Fixed Windows templates to use Send Volume and Humanize but NOT Velocity
Fixed bugs writing track banks, pan, and reverb on MIDI file export.
Fixed bug that was allowing opening same file twice.
Fixed bug where chord parsing did not insert on the proper chord line.
Fixed bug where Default Template would not open to size/location/maximize exactly as
Fixed bug not restoring saved window location on score open.
Fixed bug creating invalid unicode character for line return on XML export .
Fixed bug where a lyric/chord line drag into staff above would cause it to be "stuck".
Fixed bug where notes would be mute when assigned to a new voice.
Various memory allocation/leak fixes.
Various minor updates of dialog names, tooltips, typos, and layout.

Encore 5.0.1 Release notes

New Installer (allows installation in any location, and fixes many install/uninstall
Fixed various bugs muting playback -- occurred sometimes when dragging an object,
with slurs or beams, etc.
Fixed various bugs importing older files, causing wrong error messages, strange page
setup settings, corrupted scores, and crashes.
Fixed freezing bug when dragging some objects.
Fixed some memory problems/leaks related to various crashes. (was especially
problematic with rulers)
Fixed crash in Open window related to popup help tips on older systems.
Fixed bugs/crash when extracting parts with automatic file name generation with illegal
characters (like line return) in file name.
Fixed bug where extracting parts with staff names on every page created misaligned
staves in part.
Fixed problems loading printer info in some files saved with certain printers, relating to
many page alignment problems.
Fixed bug printing too many multiple copies with some printers.
Fixed bug in delete meas/page dlogs where typing in page/meas number typed
Fixed bug where control key + arrow selection of notes did not work.
Fixed bug where center staves left too much space at the bottom of page.
Fixed bug where a change to bass clef appreared below staff.
Fixed display bug with parenthesis object.
Fixed bug where some lyric lines were not greyed out when editing.
Fixed bugs with preferences ( print color not read properly, removed conflicting prefs
that affected some new documents and not others)
Fixed "sticky" handfont button bug in New Score Window.
Fixed bug where new "none" button in choose MIDI instrument didn't actually clear the
Fixed unevenly spaced staff lines when drawing at < 100% zoom.
Fixed orientation bugs when creating a hairpin when dragging vertically and/or pressing
shift key.
Fixed "perfect 6th" typo in transposition key staff sheet popup menu.
Fixed bug where turning click on/off while playing was not permanently set.
Fixed bug where legacy files had strange MIDI Device settings on import.

Fixed bug where nudging a note with specific voice in view re-beamed notes in all
Fixed bug where barlines drew too high when top system was smaller size than lower
Fixed bug where transposing notes and key signature in first bar created unwanted
"courtesy" accidentals.
Fixed problem preventing running 4.5 and 5.0 at the same time
Fixed bug where a zoomed-in score showed pitchtip in wrong position.
Fixed various problems in Drum Map Edit Window.
Changed the bass setting default to none in Insert Chord Window.
Fixed bug where a new percussion staff did not default to MIDI channel 10.
Fixed bug where turning note staff into perc/tab staff did not remove key signatures.
Added automatic selection of next note after chord parsing entry.
Changed program default for MIDI Follow Staff to ON (now matches mac).
Disabled pageup/down/space/home/end/arrow keys when recording.
Added some protection to prevent squashing measure too small to where notes notes
can collide.
Changed drum map pitch tips to show drum name instead of MIDI #.
Added automatic justification when changing page margins (l/r) and auto-space is
Various minor cosmetic changes and fixes.