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by Peter Thomsen
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finicky Triplet Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Finicky Triplet Tool

… I have been using simple note entry … Sometimes when adding an extra stacked note to a triplet note, it switches off the triplet mode … In the Simple Entry Tool, when adding an extra stacked note, what input method are you using? - Keyboard? - Mouse? By The Way: In the Speedy Entry Tool you can a...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplets over bar lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

Re: Tuplets over bar lines

Peter, It looks as if you are admitting that actual tuplets over barlines (without using fake barlines) are impossible in Finale? Is that still correct in the newest version? Thanks! I am not sure I understand your words “actual tuplets over barlines (without using fake barlines) are impossible in ...
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Playback

Or do you mean a display of the count-off? (I mean shown in the layout)

The count-off is created “on the fly” - it is not saved in the Finale document.

You can enter the count-off in the layout - so that the count-off shown (displayed), and saved in the document.
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: A notation question
Replies: 21
Views: 337

Re: A notation question

… In my opinion Dorian is closely related to the natural minor scale (Aeolian.) So I would write it in E minor and use an accidental to make all of the C to C#. Notating a key signature of 1 sharp (= e minor), and then using an accidental “to make all of the C to C#” could definitely be the solutio...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Decreasing note values globally?
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Decreasing note values globally?

thankfuldawg,

You are talking about “decreasing”.

Do you mean layout (= space on the page) or playback (= duration)?
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notation Help
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Notation Help

djdillyc,

Take a look at the attached Finale document.
Is this what you mean?
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transpotion errors
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Transpotion errors

ZimMus60, 1) Welcome to the forum! 2) Some parts of your description do not make sense. We may need you to attach the actual Finale document, to find out what is going on. … I am transcribing an orchestral score with both Clarinet in A and Horn in E. Through the forum answers I successfully set up t...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: help entering score (time/space issues)
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: help entering score (time/space issues)

… each block of time to be the exact same size no matter the content within the block … If I understand you correctly, this means that 1) the spacing (to the right) of a rhythmical value is proportional to the rhythmical value (= a Half gets the double spacing of a Quarter, &c.), 2) all the “measur...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tablature copy/paste problems
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Tablature copy/paste problems

Two things to examine: 1) Preferences - Edit Is the option {Respect Instrument Ranges when Copying or Changing Instruments} selected or de-selected? (It should be de-selected, to avoid your issue) 2) Check that both the Treble Clef staff and the TAB staff are set up correctly (= playing back in the ...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Share Your Music
Topic: Name that Song
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Name that Song

If I recall correctly, the waltz’ original key signature is D Major.
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing Notes on new PDF files
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Missing Notes on new PDF files

… Printer defaults to Acrobat, but I closed Acrobat, opened file with "Preview" and printed off a copy with all noteheads showing perfectly … It is well known that Preview is more “PDF tolerant” than Adobe Reader. However, you can try this: Open the “pesky” PDF file in Preview. Use Preview to creat...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Stem Length
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Change Stem Length

… If I were to use that for these indications, is there a way to isolate other expressions, say, dynamics in a different group for moving around in the layout? … Use your own, custom expression categories. That is exactly the purpose of expression categories. There are two types of expression categ...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Stem Length
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Change Stem Length

geleybou wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:11 pm
… The slur question applies to the note on one string as in this example. https://imgur.com/a/XBBfclb
But why do you need that layout?
Why can you not use the standard practice (which is what Finale does by default)?
What is the problem with the standard practice?
Please explain.
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Stem Length
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Change Stem Length

… Is there a way to make the default slur direction above the note instead of below? … No that I know of. But you can just hit the letter F key to flip a selected slur. Takes only a fraction of a second. … Is there a way to make this slur favor the same string instead of hopping up to a higher note...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Stem Length
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Change Stem Length

geleybou wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:32 pm
… is there a way to make the default settings for the stems to reach to the 'notehead' on a tab? …
Staff Tool.
Double-click the TAB staff.
In the Staff Attributes, in the pane Items to Display, click the button {Stem Settings…}.
by Peter Thomsen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing Notes on new PDF files
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Missing Notes on new PDF files

… I have purchased a set of music which I was to download and read, and see correctly in Preview prior to printing … If I understand you correctly, you are talking about PDF files - right? … However, when I actually print anything out, the noteheads (not the the stems) are all missing … When printi...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Indicating Capo at 2nd Fret
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Indicating Capo at 2nd Fret

"I would create a custom Fretboard Instrument" I went to Utilities to Change Instrument but there are only the default instruments available. I guess I don't know to create a custom Fretboard Instrument. 1) This is a matter of understanding “Finale-speak”. There is “Fretboard Instrument”, and there...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Indicating Capo at 2nd Fret
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Indicating Capo at 2nd Fret

Having a Capo on the 2nd fret works as if the Fretboard Instrument were tuned 2 half-steps higher. I would create a custom Fretboard Instrument, with the new tuning (= 2 half-steps higher on all strings), and use the Utility to change instrument to the new instrument. I hope that this is clear? If y...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trouble with Cross-Staff/Reverse Stem
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Trouble with Cross-Staff/Reverse Stem

npatton, 1) Yes, it is probably a bug, but you can avoid it - by flipping the stem of the entire beam group. But: 2) Work smarter, not harder! Instead of using the Note Mover Tool, use the Cross Staff plug-in. Much faster, and the plug-in automatically makes the stem/beam location right: If Layer 1 ...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Problem with rest playback
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Problem with rest playback

Welcome to the forum!

Attach your .mus document here, and let the gurus take a look at it.
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is it possible to "attach" chords so they stay put?
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Is it possible to "attach" chords so they stay put?

bj nick wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:21 pm
… re: lock systems-- the option is grayed out on all documents.....how can I make this option available?
Selection Tool.
Select at least one measure (if you need to lock all system, Select All).
Now the command Lock Systems is available, but try the keyboard shortcut:
- the letter L key.
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Rubato for playback
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Creating Rubato for playback

There are two types of rubato:

1) The tempo is constant, and the solo part is a little ahead of or a little behind the accompaniment.

2) The tempo going up and down, being sometimes a little faster, sometimes a little slower than the “general” tempo.

Which one do you need?
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fill measures with real half rests
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Fill measures with real half rests

It is not clear what you are asking for: A. Time signature 2/4, fill each measure with one real half rest. B, Time signature 4/4, fill each measure with two half rests. A or B? The better we understand, the better we can help. Please explain 1) what you need, and 2) why. What is the best solution, d...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: musix MXL??
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: musix MXL??

Actually there are 3 different “variations” of the MusicXML file format: .xml = XML file This is the original - “legacy” - file format. It is just an XML file, just like any other XML file from any other program; just a code written in letters. .musicxml = Music XML file This is the current MusicXML...
by Peter Thomsen
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text tool in new merged score
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Text tool in new merged score

debo452, If I understand you correctly, you paste text into a text block - right? And the text appears all right in the text block - right? And then suddenly the text has disappeared - right? Unfortunately I am unable to reproduce your problem. For me, the text does not disappear. See the attached F...