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by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing an articulation without deleting it
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Changing an articulation without deleting it

The double tap trick also works in Mac Finale. I use it a lot. larscampbell, To use this {double tap} trick metatools must be programmed for the articulations. The articulation metatools are document specific (not program specific). Hopefully all the Finale documents (of Bach's Well-Tempered Klavier...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

A slight “variation on the theme”.

Quintuplet.jpg
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by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

Hi Peter, You've done five 8ths in the space of 4. I'm looking for five quarter notes in the space of four. (I want to change what's there now). And that will be across the border, and I'm not sure how to do that. Sorry, I was not clear. As a beginning I just wanted to make sure I understand, what ...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quintuplet figure across a barline
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Quintuplet figure across a barline

ewindels, In the middle measure the time signature is 5/4 - right? In your attached graphic I can not see the time signature’s “numerator” 5 very well. I am not sure, what rhythm you need. I suppose that the first five triplet quarters should be changed to five quintuplet quarters - right? Perhaps y...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Question on symbol
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Question on symbol

I could be wrong, but I seem to recall that I have seen the symbol in old music notation.
My guess is that the symbol originally was used “for something completely different” - accidental? - time signature? - Coda symbol?

Anyway, the symbol is available in the Fughetta font, in character slot #33.
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: correct grace note slur
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: correct grace note slur

Hector Pascal,

Are you engraving someone else’s composition?
In that case you should follow the composer’s manuscript.

Or are you engraving your own composition?
In that case you should make it as clear as possible what you want to hear.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch

SMS,

Did you perhaps attach the wrong Finale document?
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch

… It's the triplet grace notes that cause the problem for me. If i make them non-triplets, or move them to the beginning of the next measure, all is OK … I am not sure I understand. Are you saying that you are using the Tuplet Tool on the 3 grace notes? Why are you doing that? Why not enter the gra...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Converting from a Sibelius File?
Replies: 30
Views: 420

Re: Converting from a Sibelius File?

… One question: now, the converted Finale files have a little picture of a paper with a corner folded in the upper left corner of each page. What is it there for? I've never seen it before, to the best of my recollections … That symbol means a Page Break . What you see, is a feature that is assigne...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Grace notes causing weird redraw glitch

In the attached, clicking on any measure with the arrow cursor causes measures to disappear. Removing the grace note triplets fixes it, and it's OK if I move the grace notes to the beginning of the next measure. I seem to recall discovering this before? Does it behave that way for any of you? Thank...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeat selection window : no scrolling
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Repeat selection window : no scrolling

michelp,

I, too, notice this.

You should definitely report it to Makemusic Support.
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Extra rests when creating tuplets
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Extra rests when creating tuplets

Welcome to the forum!

There are several ways to create tuplets. What are your steps? - Simple Entry Tool? -Speedy Entry Tool? - or?

I do not get extra rests in your example (using the Speedy Entry Tool).
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeats and brackets and chords (oh, my)
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Repeats and brackets and chords (oh, my)

I do not have a problem with the repeat endings as they are. To me they are perfectly understandable. As another solution you could add the fourth ending after the third ending - it only adds two measures to the document. But I would keep the chord symbols under the repeats. In Other Words: the repe...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multimeasure rest start point edit not sticking
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Multimeasure rest start point edit not sticking

Document menu > Document Options - Multimeasure Rests

De-select ”Update Automatically”
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8

If I insert the correct rests manually and then copy the rests only, they stay put. (I use v26.) Also if I copy the whole measure with correct rests, these are not changed … Let me guess: You are talking about the one-staff test document Gareth Green attached to the first post - right? The copying ...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8

Further investigation reveals that I can't even manually correct one measure and paste to another; the target measure reverts to the incorrect order … Let me guess: 1) Your document is a multi-staff document (like e. g. a string quartet), not a one-staff document (like a flute solo) - right? 2) You...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8

If I Recall Correctly, this issue has been discussed before.

Obviously the dotted quarter rest should be first.

Fortunately we do not get this incorrect rest order in 4/4.
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Glitch?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Measure Number Glitch?

Rick_in_MN wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:24 pm
… if I can only figure out why the option-clicked measure numbers don't want to be deleted. (They just become greyed-out versions of themselves.)
Something to try:

Measure Tool.
Select the measure with the “pesky” measure number.
Measure menu > Restore Measure Number Defaults
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Shortcuts for Scrolling?
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

View menu > Go to Measure… (and pay attention to its keyboard shortcut)

I am not sure, in what version Go to Measure was added to the View menu, but I have had it for a long time.
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Shortcuts for Scrolling?
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Since you are asking about Scroll View, I suppose that you are in the initial ‘music input’ phase, not in the later ‘layout’ phase - right? Are you using Speedy Entry or Simple Entry? Is your operating system set to American computer keyboard layout? Keyboard shortcuts are shown in the (sub-)menus. ...
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space around articulation?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Space around articulation?

In your post you are talking about expressions (shape expression, text expression), but your thread title uses the word articulation . And an articulation can be included in Music Spacing: DocumentOptions-MusicSpacing.jpg An articulation can be a font character articulation or a shape articulation.
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Printing help
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Printing help

… I've been experimenting with the print options for hours and while I have gotten close, I can't quite get it … Too little info. Please specify the steps you've already taken, so that we can rule out things. Have you read in the manual about the Print dialog box ? In the Print the dialog, have you...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chorus lyrics
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Chorus lyrics

Bill Stevens,

Indeed your Forum Signature (shown at the bottom of your posts) says v26.3, but your Forum Profile (shown to the right of your posts) still says v26.2.

If you can find the time to do it, you should update your Profile.
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: clef
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: clef

You can also create the clef as an expression. For a “full size” clef symbol, set the font size to 24 Points. For a ¾ size clef symbol, set the font size to 18 Points. For the F clef symbol (Bass Clef), position the clef symbol at -6pt from the Staff Reference Line. For the G clef symbol (Treble Cle...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opaque Multimeasure numbers - is this Possible in Finale?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Opaque Multimeasure numbers - is this Possible in Finale?

BugleMe, I gave you two solutions: 1) Adding an expression with opaque background rectangle. 2) Adding the opaque background rectangle to the Multimeasure Rest shape. I am not sure which solution you are talking about. In solution 1) the expression should have {Allow Horizontal Stretching} de-select...