40. The Notation Window doesn't display properly. How do I install the PG Music fonts?

The "PG Music Font Suitcase" should be installed automatically when you install Band-in-a-Box®. If not, the notation window will appear garbled. It is normally installed to Macintosh HD/Library/Fonts.

To fix the problem, if you are using Band-in-a-Box® from a pre-installed USB hard drive version, run the 'Band-in-a-Box® Setup' package located on the root level of the USB drive. Or, reinstall Band-in-a-Box® using the full package installer (not update patch) making sure that the PG Music Font choice in the Custom Install dialog is checked.

If you are still having trouble, perhaps try a search on your hard drive for "PG Music Font Suitcase" (without the quotes), and move it into one of the font folders listed below:

  • 'Macintosh HD/System Folder/Fonts': The Classic font folder. Fonts in this folder can be scanned/used by either OSX or Classic OS 9. Does not exist on most newer Macs.
  • 'Macintosh HD/Library/Fonts': The Local font folder. Fonts here can be accessed by any OSX user, but they are not recognized by Classic programs.
  • 'Macintosh HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Fonts': The User font folder, in the User's Home folder. Only that user can access fonts in this folder.
  • 'Macintosh HD/System/Library/Fonts': The System font folder. Apple recommends that you don't mess with the contents of this folder.

Note: After dragging 'PG Music Font Suitcase' to a Font folder, you may need to Restart the Mac before Band-in-a-Box® can display the font.

Note: Unless you are logged in as an Administrator user, your Mac may not let you move the font anywhere except the User font folder.

Alyssa - PG Music