On proportions and orientation

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Until now we’ve been careful to specify that any files users import into forScore should be 8.5x11in. It was a restriction that we knew would be temporary, and we’re now happy to announce that the upcoming 1.2.1 update, which will be submitted just as soon as the 1.2 update becomes available, will allow for intelligent scaling of all aspect ratios and overall sizes.

This also means that you can now use landscape-oriented files with forScore. In portrait mode they’ll look a little silly, filling up only the top half of the screen, but turn the iPad sideways and you’ll get a full view of the page.

A word of warning, though, is that if you’ve gone ahead and used non-standard file sizes before now, the exact placement of the notes will likely shift somewhat. Annotations will no longer be exact, so any important information should be saved elsewhere before updating. If you’ve been using 8.5x11in files, everything should continue to work just like you’d expect.

Timing is always uncertain with the app store, but we’re expecting 1.2.1 to be available late next week.