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Music Making in MS Word 1.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Music Making in MS Word 1.5

Use Music Notation in Microsoft Word Documents
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 320 (54%) 278 (46%) 44 comments

Music Making in MS Word 1.5 was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
free today
All-in-one Video/Audio Converter and Editor.

Embed sheet music into Microsoft Word documents quickly and easily! Music Making in MS Word combines all the powerful features of one of the most popular music notation products, MagicScore School 6, with advanced document editing and publishing features of Microsoft Word, allowing to create stunning publications, brochures, books and handouts that look great on-line and on paper.

Use Music Making in MS Word to do the following:

  • Compose and transpose music.
  • Produce on-line publications and printed matter.
  • Print sheet music or publish sheet music in the Internet.
  • Send Word documents with sheet music to anyone with or without Music Making in MS Word , even if they don’t have any music notation programs installed.
  • Be creative with advanced music notation editing features in the familiar Microsoft Word environment.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7; Microsoft Word

Publisher:

Maestro Music Software

Homepage:

http://www.musicnotationformsword.com/music-making-in-ms-word.html

File Size:

5.49 MB

Price:

$49.95

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#44

Program will not register on Windows XP SP3. Tried 10 times and every time I try to run it using add-ons in the ribbon it sets one measure and when I double-click on it it opens the buy now window. Will not register.

Very frustrating, especially after just trying to use another program I installed in march - SoThink Logomaker that was registered and I even created a logo then now says it is unregistered. getting frustrated with software from GOTD :(

Reply   |   Comment by IT3  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Installed on Xp pro-SP3, Using Word 2007.
After activated . .run 2 times word and close it
it will insert an add-on on Word.

To used it just go to add ins toolbar and doble click on the icon
MagicScore object. it will add an icon on top of the document.

To start editing your music just doble click on the icon and presto.

Nice add in specially for those who did not grap the previous Giveaway, that I enjoy a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

Works fine on Windows 7 and Word 2007 here. Thanks GOTD! Great Music Writing Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Dale  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

Disappointing that this software is only useful if you compose music which I'm sure the vast majority of us DON'T and it doesn't seem to work in windows 7 64 bit, all in all this software is only for the limited few!

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Thank you, i really need this program, but when I click "help" and "registration", it says "giveawayoftheday" but no registration code, now is it registered or not?
Thank you and sorry for being a noob :-)

Reply   |   Comment by frufru  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

I tried it on Win 7 32-bit and MS Office 2010 and it is the same thing. For those that doesn't work with MS Office 2010, you might be using the beta.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

installs, registers and runs fine in word 2000 and textmaker 2008.
not being a music type myself this is not for me but it seems to work ok on my win7 x32. maybe I'll change my daytime job to something to do with music. lol!

thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

Does this work with Vista/64 bit?

Reply   |   Comment by Dan Bromberg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#36

It doesn't seem to be working for Windows 7 64 bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Cal Jennings  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#35

Installed and works fine in both Word and Open Office. It is a bit tricky first time to find out how to start the program. As described by others above, after installation and registration, you open the program from within Word by "insert object" "MagicScore Object" Now you have a G-cleff in a Word document. double-click on the music symbol and the program is running.
In Open office navigate menu/insert/object/ole object/more objects/OK/Create new/Magic score/OK After that you double-click on the symbol in the text document. You will get an error message but the program seems to work OK. Now play around with the program, if you open a midi-file and the click at the piano symbol you will get a self playing piano...
If you don't get any sound check your midi settings in the Control panel. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Urban  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#34

Well, it does show Magicscore Server Com Add-in in options, but no add-in tab appears and there doesn't seem to be any way to activate it within Word. Am I missing something, or did it just not install something?

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#33

I still see no add-ins on my Win7(x64)/Office 2010 install.

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#32

Contrary to the first comment by the GAOTD team, the package has NOT been replaced, and there is no readme file in the Zip file. If someone has this readme file could you post it here? Please? before the trial runs out....(the only readme is available in the install directory of the program, and we all know this is not the one we need".
Thx

Reply   |   Comment by KDAWG_IN_SJ_CA  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

First there was no spoon, now there is a spoon...

Response to comment 26: sure enough, my copy is licensed now.

I'm *guessing* I had Word open when I first ran the registration, and it needed to be closed/reopened, or some such mysterious behavior. All's good now.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

After activating I checked the help->Registration The dialog shows Registration name Giveawayoftheday the serial key is empty. I get a choice to "Buy Now" or "Cancel", "OK" is grayed out on cancel the program (Music Making in MS Word(1.5)) bails back to ms word. "Buy Now" takes you to the Web Page to buy the program. Help->About shows Licensed to Giveawayoftheday (Same as in the Name field of the registration screen.The program will enter (for now) into MS Word and as such is really helpful and upon further evaluation may very well prove to be a useful program.

Please advise if this program will revert to the Demo Version after today. Programs in the past without a serial number have been reverting to the demo version after a time or stopped functioning at all.

System
Dell Precision 490, Duel Intel Xeon CPU 5110 @ 1.60GHz, 3GB RAM

NBP
Ray

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#29

I download, then I keep getting "Access Violation at address 77d6962D" message.

Reply   |   Comment by sul  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Hi,
I successfully downloaded the program and it seems to work OK in WindowsXP.
I also read the Examples.doc but every time I try to add an extra note, it adds it on top of the first one.
Could anyone please just help to get me going, before the time runs out.
Thanks
Jack

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Rogerson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

Surprisingly, despite the publisher billing it as a Word add-in, this is apparently just an OLE-embeddable version of the "MagicScore" program. It's not clear whether there's any functionality missing relative to the normal version other than the ability to run it as a standalone app.

Note that this means it should work with any application that supports OLE/ActiveX objects, not just Microsoft Word. I was able to insert the "MagicScore Object" into WordPad, Excel, and, contrary to comment #19, OpenOffice. (Actually, I did get a popup complaining about a "General Error" when I inserted it into OpenOffice, although it appeared to be okay after that. I admit I didn't do any extensive testing, however.)

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#26

1. To open it up (I am using Office '07) Go to add-ins at the top and click the icon. After that double-click the bar in the document and it will open into the editor.
2. To see the registration, do the above and go to the tab "help" and go to about and you will see it is registered to giveawayoftheday.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#25

My copy of this software says it is starting a 30 day countdown.... (Same as comments #4, 11, and 12)

Is this a Giveaway, or is this really just "trialware"???

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

HOW TO GET STARTED, EVERYBODY:

1. From the software publisher's FAQ page, download this Word document:

http://www.musicnotationformsword.com/music-docs/examples.doc

2. Read it carefully. It tells you how to get started.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#23

I too have installed program and activiated it. How do I open it up and use the program? Do you use in combination with MAgic Score 6?


Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by ric koprowski  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#22

Installed and activated fine on Windows 7 (32) with Office 2010...

A bit complicated to use, and will take some getting used to, but all in all a GREAT giveaway! THANKS!

Reply   |   Comment by buzz123  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

I have downloaded but can't see any obvious way of firing it up.....I only have 'magic score 5', so now realise it's not going to work anyway.
but when i try to uninstall it from the vista prog menu via the uninstall icon it rather worryingly threatens to uninstall magic score.

Reply   |   Comment by captaindrewi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#20

In Word it is used by inserting it as an Object, in OpenOffice it does not appear in the Object list, so sadly it does not appear to be compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#19

I have tried installing this with Open Office and so far no luck. It does not look like they are compatible.

Reply   |   Comment by sparky  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#18

Don't have MS Word but tried to install anyway and got stuck at the end of installation, green bar just wouldn't advance to the end. Had to use task manager to shut it down...

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

It seems to have installed fine on my laptop, which runs XP, but I don't see any add-in menu on my Win7 machine. Both are running Office 2010. How do you access it if there is no add-in menu? It's like it didn't install, but it did. The folders are all there anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#16

How do I open up the program after I install and activate it? Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisP  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#15

Have installed program and activiated it. How do I open it up and use the program? Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisP  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#14

Since I don't use ms word, I wonder if this would be compatible with open office.

Reply   |   Comment by Bret  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

Activated the Music Making in MS Word 1.5 software. On the registration page the name is giveawayoftheday but there is no serial number

Reply   |   Comment by jonG  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#12

I've done everything it says in the readme file to activate the program, but when checking in the registration dialogue box, only the name GiveawayoftheDay is there. No key or serial has been entered into the box. The program thinks it's not registered and says I won't have access to all the features of a registered program.

Reply   |   Comment by wendy peterson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#11

When comparing this program with the rest of the DG Software product line it’s about as close to being redundant as it gets. The program underwent a price reduction since it was offered here in 2009. At that time it was selling for $99, however, even at this reduced price I think the program is still a bit pricey for being not much more than a character set add-in. Then with Microsoft offering a variety of free music templates available at the Office site, $20 would be about right.

What I find uncomfortable about this program is the fact that it does integrate into Word. Integrating graphics into Word makes for big files, large email attachments, and an interface that takes up more space on an already bloated Word work window.

You Can Remain At GOTD For This Verdict:

There are also many standalone music programs at or under $49 that a musically inclined person might be better off using. For example “NoteWorthy Composer”, “Music Masterworks” & “Play Music” have a broader range of features such as playing your score back using other instruments, and singing (or playing) into a microphone while the program records the notes then transcribes them into notation. So all-in-all for anyone interested in composition and music theory I’d go for a standalone or just save up the extra cash and get DG Software's "MagicScore Maestro." That’s one purchase I can say with confidence you’ll find hard to regret.

(If you’re using Word 2007 I discovered you’ll need to click on the add-in button, then click on the small icon. That will insert the beginning of a staff, then double-click the staff and you’re ready to rock or whatever other genre you’re in to ;)

*For anyone interested in writing an in-depth final verdict, recommendation, and full review of today’s GOTD, this web site has a freely available “Forum” for those purposes.

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#10

can anyone tell me how do i check if its Registered Version: i activated it but their their is no option to see the Help file or the About bar.
can Someone shed some light

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#9

Ok, continuation of the comment, above: I've discovered that in the Add Ins section of Word there is a small note icon (which I somehow missed before) which if you click will make one bar of a muscial stave appear on the page. When you double-click on that bar, Music Making opens and you're away.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy Peterson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#8

I can't find a program file to open the, er, program. The start up menu has only shortcuts to various text files, websites and an uninstall option. The folder containing all the program bits and pieces doesn't contain an exe or com file or anything remotely like a program file. Nor does Word look like it contains anything like a plugin facility for the prgram.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy Peterson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

PROS:
* Smooth download, installation, activation on Vista x32 OS.
* Extensive Help File (including tech-support info.) within program.
* GUI language support for: English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Ukranian, Polish, Spanish.
* Adjustable settings for: General Playback, Devices, Music, RecordPlay.
* Tools settings for: Play, Record, Go to Beginning, Go to End, Repeat, Zoom In, Zoom Out, Actual Scale.
* Format Settings for: Symbols, layouts, breaks.
* Composition Settings for: section, part, voice, measure, increase page count, decrease page count, properties, statistics.
* Edit settings for: Staff symbols, select design, items.
* Additional edit tools at bottom of program main screen for: symbols, design
* $49.95 price is reasonable, considering wealth of available options.

CONS:
* Main Screen may be a bit cluttered/confusing for novices.
* Program use not intuitive, without reading Help File.


Summary: - As a classically-trained pianist, this program will be a wonderful resource for me, as I compose/transpose and create musical documents for friends and family. A definite two-thumbs-up for today's giveaway. Thanks, GOTD and DG Software.

Freeware Option:

Free Clef - CNET User Rating 3/5

Reply   |   Comment by Inas  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+69)
#6

#2: Maybe you can use the Magicscore player version which is free.

Reply   |   Comment by insane  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

Repeating Robin's question in #3:

Will it also work with Open Office???

Please advise. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by oliviab  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#4

I downloaded and activated as told, but the program is still telling me I need to register. Help!

Reply   |   Comment by Gansqa  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#3

Hello Everyone,
It is good for OpenOffice too?:)
Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin des Bois  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#2

Will everyone including those who did not get the magic score school 6 giveaway before still be able to grab this giveaway and use it? I got the previous giveaway but want to know for a friend. I realize they can still get the giveaway but will they still be able to edit music with it?

Reply   |   Comment by chinaguy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#1

Hello everybody!

The package has been replaced. The new one contains readme.txt.

For those who downloaded the archive earlier the procedure is usual: you run Setup.exe to install and then Activate.exe to get the copy registered.

Best regards,
Giveaway of the Day project team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
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