Issac Clarke wrote:...I must add that I am now using Finale PrintMusic 2011. I would zip the file but unfortunately I do not have winzip and even if I did I would not know how to zip the file using the new 7zip.
I clicked on the speedy entry tool and a white box appears on the measure I am trying to add then I tried to click on the rest I wanted form the menu on the the left, and when I clicked to add it to the white box that appeared it just disappeared, so I am unable to enter what I want. I really do not know how to use the speedy entry tool voice one and voice two feature...
When you are using Speedy Entry Tool, don't click on the palette with notes, and don't click on the palette with rests, since both palettes belong to the Simple Entry Tool.
Since you are clicking with the mouse, I presume that you aren't using a MIDI keyboard to enter your notes?
The main difference between Simple and Speedy is the order "rhythmic value"/"scale step":
In the Simple Entry Tool you first specify the rhythmic value, and then the scale step (and the scale step triggers the note entry).
In the Speedy Entry Tool you first specify the scale step, and then the rhythmic value (and the rhythmic value triggers the note entry).
To enter a note with Speedy Entry Tool
, position the crosshair on the desired scale step.
You can move the crosshair up/down with the arrow keys on the computer keyboard.
Next, specify the desired rhythmic value by hitting the correct number key.
To enter a whole note, hit the number 7 key.
To enter a half note, hit the number 6 key.
To enter a quarter note, hit the number 5 key.
To enter an eighth note, hit the number 4 key.
(The numbers are the same in the Simple Entry Tool, By The Way)
You can turn a note into a rest, by hitting the Backspace key.
When using the feature "Voice 1/Voice 2", first enter the bigger note value, e. g. a half note.
By default, you are always in Voice 1, unless you explicitly "launch" Voice 2.
Therefore the half note is in Voice 1.
Speedy Entry Tool shows this with a "V1" in the upper left corner of the entry rectangle.
Go back to the half note, and "launch" Voice 2, by hitting the ' (feet) key.
Speedy now shows a "V2" in the upper left corner of the entry rectangle.
Enter in Voice 2 the notes that should play at the same time as the half note in Voice 1.
NB: Voice 1 and Voice 2 are in the same layer
(probably Layer 1).
This means that you can enter a tie between a V1 note and a V2 note.
There are many goodies in both the Simple Entry Tool, and the Speedy Entry Tool.
What I have mentioned here, is just a little bit.