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by Peter Thomsen
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: how to write a bariolage?
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: how to write a bariolage?

This question (= how to create alternating stems) comes up from time to time.

Here is a tutorial I created four years ago - including some examples of variations on the layout.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MakeMusic Forum Blocked by my Anti-Virus Program
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: MakeMusic Forum Blocked by my Anti-Virus Program

For What It Is Worth,
I am not having any problems with the MakeMusic web site.

Just checked, and it works for me.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: F 27 overwrote F 26 on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: F 27 overwrote F 26 on Mac

Open the Applications folder. Create a new sub-folder inside the Applications folder. Give the sub-folder a name - e. g. Older Finale. Move Finale v26 into the sub-folder. When you install Finale v27, it will not replace Finale v26 because v26 is not in the Applications folder (but rather in a sub-f...
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't login and posts erased
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Can't login and posts erased

Ian Stewart, Weird things have happened in this forum before. The fact that you were “not able to login” is an important clue. I suspect that only the Administrator has the permissions to remove a user’s ability to login. Do you remember - on what date and year you registered (approximately)? - on w...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wrong playback on articulation
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Wrong playback on articulation

… am having a problem with human playback on one particular articulation. Using a guitar string marking (circled number 4), when using human playback, a trill is played, even though I have "none" selected on the playback effect of the articulation designer. The other numbers of guitar string markin...
by Peter Thomsen
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature

… at the end of one staff, Finale will not let me hide the signature. … if the staff system is on page 1, the problem disappears; but if on page 6, the issue remains … If I understand you correctly, your document is a 1-staff document - right? On page 1 you can hide a cautionary key signature at th...
by Peter Thomsen
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Extracting partial score
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Extracting partial score

Welcome to the forum! 1) What version of Finale are you using? Generally it is seldom necessary to extract parts - since you can use the linked parts instead. Finale has had linked parts sine Finale 2007. 2) Go to Document menu > Manage Parts… and create a new (linked) part. Add to the new part all ...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ability to nudge line length stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Ability to nudge line length stops working

… Apart from closing the document, exiting Finale then relaunching the document, is there simpler way to restore this function when zoomed in? If I understand you correctly, you are talking about the Smart Shape Tool - right? You did not try simply switching to another Finale tool, and then back to...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Is this common accidental placement?
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Is this common accidental placement?

… or you could “flip the stem”.
Even if a whole note does not have a stem, you can still flip the stem.
by Peter Thomsen
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Insert New Line at Beginning
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Insert New Line at Beginning

Welcome to the forum!

Do not use the command Insert Measure Stack.
As you have found out, this will push the system layout by one system.

Instead, use the Page Layout Tool to Insert a Staff System before the first system.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: emphasize compound melody with custom beaming
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: emphasize compound melody with custom beaming

Welcome to the forum! I am not sure I understand the meaning of this notation. Are the beamed 8ths supposed to performed as 16ths (played accentuated), or are they supposed to be sustained (as 8ths or perhaps as 4trs)? However, the layout is possible. It can be done with layers, hidden rests and (no...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun May 30, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to Create/Extend Beams on Single Notes
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: How to Create/Extend Beams on Single Notes

Instead of hiding the 8th rest, move the rest waaay down below the bottom of the page.
In that way the rest will not print, even if is not hidden.

To move the rest, use the plug-in:
Plug-ins menu > Note, Beam, and Rest Editing > Move Rests…
by Peter Thomsen
Sat May 29, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Arranging Glazunov in russian (cyrillian) how to?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Arranging Glazunov in russian (cyrillian) how to?

If you use a Unicode font (like e. g. Palatino), you will have thousands of characters available in the font - including all Cyrillian characters. The tricky part is, how to enter the font characters in a fast (not time consuming) way. I would switch the keyboard layout to a Cyrillian keyboard layou...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri May 28, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rebar Music making mincemeat of music when Doubling Durations - a workaround
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Rebar Music making mincemeat of music when Doubling Durations - a workaround

This issue is well known. Another solution (doubling the note values in a section of music in 4/4): 1. Select all the measures. 2. Plug-ins menu > Note, Beam, and Rest Editing > Change to Real Whole Rests. 3. Apply "Utilities/Change/Note Durations" and select 200%, with Rebar Music selected. 4. Plug...
by Peter Thomsen
Fri May 28, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Buzz roll symbol
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Buzz roll symbol

1) I suspect that SMuFL-compliant fonts (like e. g. Bravura) generally have buzz roll characters in font slots in the region from #720 to #760

2) The buzz roll symbol can be found in the November 2 font, in font slot #479.

3) In the Shape Designer you can create your own buzz roll symbol.
by Peter Thomsen
Thu May 27, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: newbie for music theory , help!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: newbie for music theory , help!

Depending on the context (= the previous measures that we do not know) the first measure could also be notated in sharps - so that both measures begin the upper staff with a B♮:
by Peter Thomsen
Wed May 26, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: newbie for music theory , help!
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: newbie for music theory , help!

And what is your problem?

Do you need chord symbols - as an analysis of the harmony?

Or is your music theory problem something else?
by Peter Thomsen
Sun May 23, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding thumb notes to Finale Tab notation
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Adding thumb notes to Finale Tab notation

I'm trying to recreate the attached in Finale, and I'm having trouble adding the "D" quarter note, which is on the 6th string because it is drop tuning in the attached version. Is this possible in Finale? Welcome to the forum! My guess is that the notehead character is not a “D”, but rather a fret ...
by Peter Thomsen
Wed May 19, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: fine-tune position of custom arrowhead
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: fine-tune position of custom arrowhead

soundcardB,

I suppose that you are talking about the Shape Designer - right?

If you in Finale set the Measurement Units to small units like e. g. EVPUs, then you can finetune the positioning by typing simple numbers in the fields.
by Peter Thomsen
Tue May 18, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?

As a test I tried with some other caret characters (from a Unicode font): â ê î ô û

They display correctly in Lyrics.

It seems that this issue is not simply a matter of the caret symbol.
by Peter Thomsen
Mon May 17, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expression Tool not working
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Expression Tool not working

… None of these worked. I try to assign a dynamic to a part, and I get the arrows for lyric baselines instead … Actually the Expression Tool has the baseline arrows, too. My guess is that you got Expression Tool baseline arrows, not the Lyrics Tool baseline arrows. If you attach a (small) Finale .m...
by Peter Thomsen
Mon May 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?

… the scale-degree ligature works correctly in the text tool, and initially works in the lyric tool but breaks when the caret is advanced … I get it. I was examining the font with Finale’s dialog box Symbol Selection, and the scale degree numbers do not show up there. Now I have examined the font w...
by Peter Thomsen
Mon May 17, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?

Dan, 1) I already have the MusGlyphs font. 2) I can confirm the issue. … this is a dedicated ligature within the font … If I understand your words “dedicated ligature” correctly, you are talking about two font characters (^ and a number), displaying at the same horizontal positioning, so that they l...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun May 16, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Removing plug-in from menu bar
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Removing plug-in from menu bar

I have removed a plug-in from the C:ProgramFiles (x86) >Finale 14.5>Plug-ins folder, but it still appears in the Plug-ins menu … I could be wrong (I do not know much about Finale 2014.5 in Windows), but I suspect that you are looking in the wrong Plug-ins folder. The folder you are looking in (C:Pr...
by Peter Thomsen
Sun May 16, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: What's the deal with the caret in lyric entry?

Can you attach a Finale document that shows the problem?