Every time I open up one of the VDL templates for 2012, it immediately asks for file information, such as title, composer, arranger, and so on -- and when I fill it out and hit okay, nothing shows up on the first page of the score. I'm not sure why?
As far as the second issue, I have made sure to delete all previous Midi maps from my 2010 template, and still have the same issue.
Random after thought: I noticed when I was following the instructions to install the new 2012a template that my Finale Library icon didn't look the same as the one in the picture. (The manual shows a finale-looking file?) I just checked my old templates and they looked correct. This may be too trivial, but worth mentioning I guess if the problem is resolved. Could it be just a bad download??