michelp wrote:Try this :
Smart Shape Tool
select the 8vb symbol
double click in the staff, hold the mouse down and drag to the right.
That was it. Thanks for the quick reply. I actually had figured it out on what was going to be my last try after breaking down and reading the manual.
It's been a while since I used Finale. Most of the basic stuff I remember, and I seem to remember roughly how to go about doing some of the less basic stuff (although most would call entering dashed lines, 8va/vb, etc. pretty basic.
If you could, clue me in on one more little trick. I want to show a natural sign in the score even though it is technically not necessary. The score is 'finished', so I'm changing the note from a natural without the sign to a natural that shows the sign - one of those areas where, as the music goes by, you might play the note as a flat instead of a natural because of the notation that precedes it.
The manual seems to go on at length about how to 'accidentally' raise and lower pitches with notation that adjust automatically, but I cannot find a way to insert a natural sing where it isn't technically needed.
Again, any help appreciated.