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Postby charemor » Sat May 23, 2009 1:26 am

Other than working in layers, is there any way to change the direction of the stems? For example, change all stems that point down to point up?
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Postby miker » Sat May 23, 2009 2:47 am

Not all at once. You can flip them individually by selecting the note, and hitting the L key. If you have a beamed group, all of them will flip together.
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Re: Stem direction

Postby michelp » Sat May 23, 2009 9:44 am

After selecting the region (and "select active layer only" if this only concerns a specific layer), try menu Utilities->Stem direction.
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Postby miker » Sat May 23, 2009 1:43 pm

michelp,
Since the poster put his question in the PrintMusic section, I assumed that's the program he has. PM doesn't have the option you suggest.
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Postby tiger10x » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:02 pm

miker wrote:Not all at once. You can flip them individually by selecting the note, and hitting the L key. If you have a beamed group, all of them will flip together.


How do you flip a single stem in a beamed group without flipping the whole beamed group together? I need to flip individual stems in beamed groups.
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Postby miker » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:16 pm

I can't really picture what you want to do. You would have to break the beam, and then reverse the stem.

Unless you want the beam BETWEEN the notes. That's a different case, and PrintMusic can't do it, although the full Finale can.

Can you post a picture of what you want, so I can try to help?
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Re: Stem direction

Postby 29lives » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:43 pm

For quicker stem change entry on PM 2011, hyperscribe or manually input your music, then go back to the start where you want your stems flipped, click on the note, click "L" and use the right arrow on your comp. keyboard to go to the next note you want flipped. You don't have to manually change the value of each note. Oh, left arrow on keyboard will go back one note. Thanks everyone for your help, this forum rocks!
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Re: Stem direction

Postby lofti008 » Thu May 28, 2015 8:21 pm

I have 4 layers in my documents, and I need to make all stems for Layers 1 and 3 go up and all stems for Layers 2 and 4 go down. How can I do this in Print Music 2014? Thanks.
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Re: Stem direction

Postby miker » Thu May 28, 2015 9:38 pm

Welcome to the forum.

Do you have all four layers in the same staff? Or (as we see quite often) do you have 1 & 2 in one staff, and 3 & 4 in another?
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Re: Stem direction

Postby Pmnedus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:48 pm

Managed to flip the stem, but do you know how to add my note with other beat below, as in attached picture...
Many thanks.
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Re: Stem direction

Postby zuill » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Use Layers. Put the upper notes in Layer 1 and the lower note in Layer 2.

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Re: Stem direction

Postby Pmnedus » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:41 pm

Thank you for the answer, saw something in another section.
I have to look more in this layer item, had some red notes...but
Copying from layer 2 to 1, but removed al the other notes in the bar...
But your answer helped me, again thanks
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Re: Stem direction

Postby miker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:15 pm

Yes, you MUST understand layers. They are one of the very basic underpinnings of Finale.

You can look in the quick-start videos, and in the Tutorials.
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