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#458447 - 02/20/18 12:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates
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If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.mac.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Band-in-a-Box | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Macintosh
Version 2017 (186)


The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Band-in-a-Box | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.mac.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like the last Mac patch update post Band-in-a-Box 2017 Build 186 Update (Dec 2).
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#458641 - 02/21/18 05:40 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Hi Callie,

User Matt Finley has both BiaB for Windows and for Mac. According to +++ THIS +++ post by Matt, the version location differs between the Windows and Mac software programs. Windows has the information under Help > About as you stated but Mac has the information it's
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in Band in a Box, About (where Band in a Box is highlighted next to the Apple logo in the top left corner). Not the Help menu.
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#458660 - 02/21/18 08:25 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Jim, thanks; this confused me at first. Callie’s instructions are correct. On a Mac, the name of the program appears next to the Apple icon, and the build number is under that program name.
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#458663 - 02/21/18 09:57 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Matt Finley]
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yes, that's an Apple programming tradition/rule for Apple or third party software.
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#459610 - 02/28/18 10:36 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: #TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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well for Mac Users patch updates are as rare as honest politicians grin

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