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by at8ax
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords
Replies: 36
Views: 1256

Re: Chords

The original question was whether the plus sign + could replace the word "add" in a chord symbol, wasn't it? Or have I been misunderstanding this from the get-go? (and hats off to the person who read my comment about A(add 2) = A, B, C#, E, and corrected it that A(add 2) = A, B, C#, E)
by at8ax
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chords
Replies: 36
Views: 1256

Re: Chords

There are two issues. One is saying what you mean, and the other is preventing players from misinterpreting what you mean. Many of us see a 9 and assume all lower chord tones are present. A(add 9) is often used to mean A B C# E with no G or G# included; I'd go with A(add 2) in this circumstance, but...
by at8ax
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trouble opening templates from 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Trouble opening templates from 2012

Templates should have .ftm suffixes, no? Or .ftmx? So if you're trying to "Open Template" and clicking on a .mus file ... ?
by at8ax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Chord Spacing

Something I've been wondering about: Is there a difference between, say, C7/E and
C7
E
? When I have this situation, I'll do C7_E to create the stacked chord (is that what you meant by "subtext"?), but do some players read that differently? If so, what's the other interpretation?
by at8ax
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I mean, really. A rant about chords
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: I mean, really. A rant about chords

Some of us would think of that first chord as Ab dim .... (preceded by F/A?)
by at8ax
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cues with lyrics but no notes showing
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Cues with lyrics but no notes showing

I fear I'm misunderstanding the situation, as it seems Text Block is the quickest solution. Added post-layout, easy enough to position them to make the words appear to be on the correct beats, if that's desired.
by at8ax
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics error
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Lyrics error

If it *is* a Word Extension, it was probably the result of a Layer change on a previous page. Quickest fix is usually to adjust a Measure Attribute to block Word Extensions.
by at8ax
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

For a second, I considered suggesting that if he won't take your word for it, then he should just ask 20 other music people at random. That's a flawed plan, though, if any of those 20 people are his past or present students.
by at8ax
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: A question of chords
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: A question of chords

Stirring the pot: Some of us prefer "add 2" to "add 9," to avoid confusion about the 7th.
by at8ax
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Enlarge Sharps and Flats
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Enlarge Sharps and Flats

Changing the size in Document Settings does not affect anything in chord symbols already created, but only in the ones created after the change.
by at8ax
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: key change oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: key change oddity

Zuill, I love you, but unless you're inviting me to move in with you and use your rig from now on, I'm afraid that's not a helpful response.
by at8ax
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: key change oddity
Replies: 5
Views: 708

key change oddity

Inputting a melody in Eb which contains some F#s. Second chorus, same thing but in E, so copied and changed via Key Sig tool. Default Spelling checked. Am I the last person to discover some long-standing bug that caused the F#s to become Abbs instead of Fxs? (Finale 25 Windows)
by at8ax
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: something I should have learned years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: something I should have learned years ago

You're the best! Thanks.
by at8ax
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: something I should have learned years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 553

something I should have learned years ago

... but I almost never use Finale for anything other than notation. A client wants a karaoke-type track, simple piano accompaniment. I played with Hyperscribe and Export to MIDI, and I'm mostly okay, but I want to hear the metronome, and there's something weird. If I set Click and Countoff / Metrono...
by at8ax
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to run finale updater 25.5
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Unable to run finale updater 25.5

Another trick: Reboot, and try again immediately, before launching any other programs.
by at8ax
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics _ Word extension line
Replies: 10
Views: 2477

Re: Lyrics _ Word extension line

Alternating underscores and hard spaces for low baselines, or perhaps setting Maximum Space Between Hyphens (doc options, Lyrics) to something very small?
by at8ax
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: word extensions hiccup
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: word extensions hiccup

Noting this counterintuitive method for the next time (my first instinct about backspace is to remove a thing, not to remove an adjustment to a thing). Thanks.
by at8ax
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: word extensions hiccup
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: word extensions hiccup

Finally got a minute to repair the damage. Unchecked the Break Word Extensions in those measures, and then tried to use the Update tool under Utilities, but nothing happened (with or without highlighting the measures). Instead, I went into Document Options, turned Smart W.E. off and on again (apply,...
by at8ax
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: word extensions hiccup
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: word extensions hiccup

Ah! (That sound you hear is me slapping my forehead with both hands. While I type with my nose. I'm an idiot.) Thanks!
by at8ax
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: word extensions hiccup
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: word extensions hiccup

Glad to know about that Utilities option that I never noticed, but it had no effect (variables: whole document, selecting specific measures, removing the manually altered extensions and letting the utility do it from scratch, but it didn't). Copied the section into the attached. What might look like...
by at8ax
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: word extensions hiccup
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

word extensions hiccup

Piano/vocal piece created in F2011, opened in F25.4 (2011 is not installed on my current machine). Edited the vocal line to hold some notes a couple of measures longer, but the Word Extensions didn't extend automatically. The two places I need to do this extend over system breaks; when I went into S...
by at8ax
Mon May 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: piano notation question
Replies: 10
Views: 3108

Re: piano notation question

20 years in, and I still use Voices very rarely. It wreaks havoc with Type (lyrics) Into Score, and somehow never puts the stem directions the way I want them on its own.
by at8ax
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord: too narrow
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Chord: too narrow

Nearly. 5. Click NEXT to activate each additional element in the suffix to be able to adjust its position.
6. Adjust its position.
7. Repeat 5. and 6. until done.
by at8ax
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Follies of 25
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Finale Follies of 25

Helvetica isn't listed among the fonts in the Control Panel. If it's "hidden," how would I unveil it?
by at8ax
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Follies of 25
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Finale Follies of 25

This is a solved problem, but I'm curious about the cause. Setting up 25.3, I built a new default template and loaded my trusty old Chord Suffix Library (which dates from 1999). Working on the first lead sheet, I entered a chord and saw that the suffix font was wrong. Looking under the hood, I disco...