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How to delete a bar/measure...

Postby 132will » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:16 pm

It's really simple thing but I can't find anyway to do it...not even on the internet.

I've tried using the cursor in the tool bar and pressing deleting or "clearing all", and they won't budge!!!

thanks in advance,

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Postby Peter Thomsen » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 pm

Which version of Finale are you using?

In Finale 2009 you can delete a measure this way:

Selection Tool.

Double-click the measure.
The measure becomes highlighted, and the highlighting goes about 1/2 "staff height" above and below the measure.

Hit the Delete key.

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Postby 132will » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:54 am

I have finale 2008a.

The 2009 method doesn't seem to work, but It looks really ugly having three random empty bars at the end of the page :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby Peter S. » Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Just highlight the measures and press "Del"

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Deleting measures

Postby ancontreras » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:00 pm

It's not so simple... simply it doesn't works at least as you have something already edited on the measures you want to delete. So you need first of all to edit something (just one note) and then you can delete using the mentioned key.... but until you discover this you can damn Finale for hours!! Good luck.
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Postby miker » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:35 pm

You can delete measures without having to edit them.

Please give us more details: what product are you using, and specifically what is your situation, and what do you want to do. An illustration or sample file is also useful.
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Re: How to delete a bar/measure...

Postby jesstoferson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:47 pm

I figured this out for anyone who needs to perform this deletion in the future. I run 2011 mac. use the selection tool and double click the unwanted measure until the entire column of measures is selected. Then hit delete or go to edit > delete measure stack.
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Re: How to delete a bar/measure...

Postby Jim1960 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:12 pm

Just to add to jesstoferson's reply. Perhaps this will help explain why the simple method doesn't always work. I noticed that when I tried to select measures I wanted to delete, that the "delete measure stack" option was greyed out - not available. At other times it was available. I'm not sure of the reason for that, but it appeared that I had accidentally selected portions of measures, rather than whole measures only. By selecting them until the "delete measure stack" was available, I was able to delete the measures I wanted. It was frustratingly common to select a range of measures which could not be deleted.
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Re: How to delete a bar/measure...

Postby miker » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:13 pm

Delete Measure Stack is just that. It only works on complete STACKS of complete MEASURES. Not parts of measures, not parts of stacks. Barline to barline, top to bottom. Select the correct range, and it will always be there.
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