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by Peter Thomsen
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Hide staff in system

boldest06,

Your screen shot shows a staff group.

Take a look at the Group Attributes.
Staff menu > Groups and Brackets > Edit…

What menu item is chosen in the sub-menu When Hiding ?
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentals On Chord Symbols
Replies: 9
Views: 2356

Re: Accidentals On Chord Symbols

… I mentioned that the Jazz, Broadway & Copyists automatically change the size of the b or #. I wonder why Maestro doesn't? Unfortunately I can not find the place where you mentioned that. (Perhaps it has been deleted?) Hence I have not read about the circumstances where “Jazz, Broadway & Copyist a...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: whole note in 7/8 bar
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: whole note in 7/8 bar

zuill wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:09 pm
It would confuse me. Sorry if that seems contradictory. What kind of copywork uses that paradigm? …
I dunno.
But I suppose that it might work in a (busy) keyboard score.

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by Peter Thomsen
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: repetition
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: repetition

Are you saying that A and A1 have different dynamics, and you need them to have the same dynamics?

Or do A and A1 have the same dynamics, and you need them to have different dynamics?
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Trill Notation

To be correct, this is tremolo notation, not trill notation.

To adjust the angle:
Special Tools Tool > Beam Angle Tool

As the Message Bar says:
Drag left handle to stretch all stems; right handle to change beam angle
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Symbol (brackets) on chord
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Symbol (brackets) on chord

You can also create the brackets in the Shape Designer. In that way you can get exactly the Line Thickness needed. Also, you can create brackets in all the heights needed. Since the height of one scale step is 3 Points, the heights should probably be in integer multiples of 3 Points: 6pt, 9pt, 12pt,...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: QuickLook in 26.2
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: QuickLook in 26.2

As you perhaps already know, it is a matter of 64-bit compatibility.

I have no idea, whether nor when MakeMusic will create a 64-bit version of Mac Finale’s QuickLook Generator.
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: select leftmost measure
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: select leftmost measure

jamesadrian wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 am
… Which menu contains "current counter setting?" …
I think that the ‘Current counter setting’ option is {Windows Finale only}.

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by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: page layout
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: page layout

1) To remove the designation “Piano”, switch to the Staff Tool. Staff menu > Groups and Brackets > Edit… In the dialog box Group Attributes you can edit the Full Group Name. NB: On the first page you have 3 text blocks that are Page Attached. Before you proceed to step 2), you should change those 3 ...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Swap Staves
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: Swap Staves

I always swap staves in that way. The instructions by motet are for Windows. Here comes “the Mac version”: 1) Select one of the staves. Press Cmd-C, which will put the selected on the Clipboard. 2) Select the other staff. Copy it to the first one with Option-click, which will leave the Clipboard alo...
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is the Alto Sax and Piano Transposed Correctly
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Is the Alto Sax and Piano Transposed Correctly

To check whether a transposition is correct:

1) Click the Playback button, and listen!

or

2) Document menu > Display in Concert Pitch (select)
When {Display in Concert Pitch} is selected, you can see, what pitches are being played.
You can de-select {Display in Concert Pitch} when you are done.
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: notation problem
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: notation problem

A very good result. I have tried to duplicate your method. I pressed Opt.3 and then inputted A#-B as 8th followed by dotted quarter three times but I still get a rest at the end. How did you do it? … You are using the Speedy Entry Tool, right? The tuplet in the upper staff is defined as {3 Halves i...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Strings with solos
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Strings with solos

We need more info.

1) What version of Finale? - Does it have ScoreManager?

2) How are you creating new documents? - What are your steps?
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Grace note in bass clef
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Grace note in bass clef

You can not do it with “real” (Finale-) grace notes.

Instead, use ordinary notes (hidden tuplets), and resize the (tuplet) 8ths to grace note size.

See the attached Finale document.
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by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Transposing Notes to Show Correctly on Percussion Clef
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Transposing Notes to Show Correctly on Percussion Clef

I would edit the Percussion Layout.
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: notation problem
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: notation problem

Another way to “skin the cat”:

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by Peter Thomsen
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation/Playback Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Notation/Playback Problem

From your description it sounds like you are not sure, whether the swing playback should be swing 8ths or swing 16ths.

Try the attached Finale document.
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by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Colored Text
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: Colored Text

If you have windows and want to do colored text as headings or other than lyrics I can tell you how I did it. 1. Open Word and put in the text 2. Save the Doc as a pdf 3. Open the pdf in adobe and save it as a jpg 4. Open the jpg in Paint and select and crop the text 5. Save it as a jpg 6. Open Fin...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Harp gliss. bug
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Harp gliss. bug

One more thing to suggest:

Delete the glissando.
Move the second measure up into the previous system, so that the barline during the glissando is no longer at a system break.
Add the glissando.
Move the second measure down again.

No promises, but it could not hurt to try it.
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: easy way to convert two triplets into a sextuplet??
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: easy way to convert two triplets into a sextuplet??

… If it's possible with JW's plugins, how would I do it? … This thread is called easy way to convert two triplets into a sextuplet . You are asking about, how to (with Jari Williamson’s plug-ins)convert two triplets into one sextuplet, right? JW Meter and Rhythm > Tuplets > Merge Could it be any si...
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

… I've never heard of Pixelstick, no. Would this be a solution? PixelStick can give you a grid line in any program. It can give you vertical and horizontal lines, but also slanted lines at any angle. Similar to Finale’s Message Bar it displays the actual angle. If you e. g. need a line at precisely...
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

I'm drawing my own graphic shapes and then importing them. That's really unfortunate Finale only allows them to be stretched but not angled. Rather short sighted by them as in my case I can't know for sure what the exact angle is, until I'm on the staff … In music notation all staff-lines are stric...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia measures + bar numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Ostia measures + bar numbers

Have you tried setting the {measure number region}’s font size to Fixed Size?
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Don't beam when tied
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Don't beam when tied

I do not know of a Finale option for that.

Anyway, it does not take long to break the beam where needed.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Edit Staff Name
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Edit Staff Name

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