How to change title?

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How to change title?

Postby LISA » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:11 am

How to I edit/change the title of a song I've written? I'm using Finale 2003.
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Postby Ian Stewart » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:12 am

Select the Text Tool, the large capital A below the Selection tool.

A small square will appear on top of the title; double click in this square.

The title is then enclosed in two rectangles of dotted lines.

You can then edit the title as you would in any text editor.

When complete click outside of the rectangles so that the hollow square reappears, you can then drag the square to re-position the title.

Or, click in the square once so there is a dot in it and use the "alignment" in the Text menu to reposition the title.

I now use Finale 2005 but I remember this being the method in all recent versions of Finale.
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How to change title

Postby Peter Thomsen » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:57 pm

There is a Text Insert item for the Title:
Text menu > Inserts > Title

You can insert it in various locations, using various fonts, sizes and styles - all in the same document.

You can edit the insert item (e. g. correct a typo), and all its occurences will be changed in one go:
File menu > File Info...

When you create a new document with the Document Setup Wizard, the Wizard automatically writes the Title to the File Info box.

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Postby LISA » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:37 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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