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by michael graubart
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating 'ossias'
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Floating 'ossias'

The question was: I have ossias for viola and 'cellol in my score. When I extracted the parts, the ossias were shown as empty measures in the separate parts. Why? And what can I do about it? What I did as a practical way of creating usable parts was to delete the empty measures in the parts and to r...
by michael graubart
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

I'm afraid I don't understand what this complication is all about. I tried the suggestion of using graphics, and it worked brilliantly — and simply. All I did was to create the ossia in a separate Finale file ('create', of course, means getting spacing, etc., right and reducing it to a single measur...
by michael graubart
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

Now, that’s a brilliant idea! Allows one freedom to place the ossia measure wherever it seems clearest. Thank you very much.
by michael graubart
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

MG Flute Quartet score being edited, to 77 - Cello+OSSIA.musx Thanks for this, Motet. The trouble with my present project, however, is that the page on which I wanted to place the ossia is so crowded and congested (something that I actually cannot do much about because of the need for page turns) t...
by michael graubart
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

Finale 26, MacOS 10.14.4. I am editing an instrumental part, earlier extracted from a score which contains a floating ossia measure in this part. As I said in an earlier post, the extracted part contained the floating ossia measure, but the measure was empty. I should still welcome responses to this...
by michael graubart
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating 'ossias'
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Floating 'ossias'

MG Flute Quartet score being edited, to 148 - Viola.musx MG Flute Quartet score being edited, to 148.musx Finale 26, MacOS 10.14.4 Further to my previous cri de coeur , I have somehow managed to extract the viola part from the attached quartet score, though I am not sure how I did it and should be ...
by michael graubart
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'

That's the answer, zuill; thank you very much. Maximising my window didn't do it — it was maximised already — but the icon of three little lines at top right of the screen did! I was sure that I had already tried that, but I clearly had not. I am working on a score whose manuscript original is notat...
by michael graubart
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'

Screenshot 2019-04-05 at 20.10.27.png Yes, Motet, you are understanding my question, but your pictorial answer would be just what I am looking for if only I could find it. If I have a score open that I am working on and I click on Help, what I see is not what you have shown me, but what I attach to...
by michael graubart
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Accessing the Index in Finale 'Help'

Finale 26 Mac, OS 10.14.4 This is doubtless a stupid question, but in the past I have found the Index — the text Index, not the visual one — within the Help system a very good way of accessing information that cannot be located in the User Manual. (Try opening the Manual and searching for 'Rests'!) ...
by michael graubart
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Artificial beams as shape-expressions — instability
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Artificial beams as shape-expressions — instability

I have Finale 26 on a Mac with MacOS 10.14.4. I am typesetting an old score of mine that was notated in the original MS with a great deal of beaming across barlines. For reasons to do with redundant accidentals, not all such cases could be dealt with by means of the Patterson plug-in, so I have had ...
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossias: no slurs or hairpins
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Ossias: no slurs or hairpins

Many thanks to both of you. I knew about hiding empty staves, but not about the 'cutaway' facility.
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossias: no slurs or hairpins
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Ossias: no slurs or hairpins

Thank you so much for your amazingly quick reply. I have just tried your suggestion, but I cannot see how to make the added staff invisible where there are no notes in it. Sorry to impose further on your time.
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossias: no slurs or hairpins
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Ossias: no slurs or hairpins

Finale 26. Mac, OS 10.14.3 (Mojave) I am working on the score of a quartet for flute and strings. I have created a floating ossia of the viola and 'cello parts of one measure with alternative versions of some harmonics. In this ossia the slurs and hairpins (crescendi and diminuendi) entered in the m...
by michael graubart
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Secondary beams over rests, non-global.
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Secondary beams over rests, non-global.

Once again I must answer myself — to an extent. After posting the above, I tried opening a new Finale document, entering the notes in a 4/4 measure, selecting and copying them and pasting them into my 5/8 score. To my considerable amazement, it worked. But surely there is a more direct way of achiev...
by michael graubart
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Secondary beams over rests, non-global.
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

Re: Secondary beams over rests, non-global.

I have a question about a much simpler — and much more common — beaming problem: how can I beam an eighth to a sixteenth with a sixteenth rest in between in a time-signature with eighths as the denominator, e.g. 5/8? The attached example demonstrates the problem. I would in any case prefer to do thi...
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over barline — position
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Beam over barline — position

Zuill, that's brilliant! Thank you so much. Problem solved!
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over barline — position
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Beam over barline — position

Thank you both for your replies. Motet, if I select Special Tools/Note Mover, the available handles are precisely the ones for the 'hidden' notes. Whether I make the greyed-out notes invisible in the View menu or not, the notes that remain visible — the black, not the greyed-out, ones — cannot be mo...
by michael graubart
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over barline — position
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Beam over barline — position

Finale 26 on Mac with MacOS 10.1.3 (Mojave). When I use the Patterson 'Beam over barline' plug-in supplied with Finale, two notes, one black, the other grey, appear after the barline. In order to position these notes (with their possible accidentals) at the right distance from the barline, I want to...
by michael graubart
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over Barline Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Beam over Barline Problem

I realized that there was a very simple solution to the problem shortly after posting my previous post! 1. I entered all the notes, and beamed the notes in the second measure together in the usual Finale way by selecting notes and typing /. 2. In the special tools palette, I used the custom-stem too...
by michael graubart
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over Barline Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: Beam over Barline Problem

I have Finale 26 on a Mac with MacOS 10.14.3 (Mojave). In a score I am working on I have an eighth note at the end of one measure and five eighths in the next, all of which I want to beam together. Using the Patterson Lite plug-in included with Finale, I found that if I selected all those notes and ...
by michael graubart
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't find Plug-Ins folder
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: Can't find Plug-Ins folder

I have Finale 26 on a Mac with MacOS 10.14.3 (Mojave). The following observations about installing JW plug-ins may be of interest to others with similar computer systems and versions of Finale. 1. The path is Macintosh HD /Library/Application Support/MakeMusic, not via one's personal Library. (This ...
by michael graubart
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeated notes with accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Repeated notes with accidentals

Thank you very much, David Ward. Very curiously, after this discussion got going, I discovered the self-same procedure via the Speedy menu: Speedy/Speedy Commands. I immediately posted a detailed description here, including the observations that this applies in a given octave only, and that it can b...
by michael graubart
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeated notes with accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Repeated notes with accidentals

The old version of Finale I have is the 2004 one, I believe, but it is installed in a separate partition of my drive via Parallels Desktop, and I have not got time to investigate it just now. As for 'As far as access to Special Tools, is that different between Speedy and Simple?', my answer is 'Yes'...
by michael graubart
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeated notes with accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Repeated notes with accidentals

Thanks v. much, Peter Thomsen and mmike. I will try it. But Speedy Entry is so much more convenient, with all its tools and the Special Tools palette to hand. Can this discussion be passed on to the Finale software developers for a future update?
by michael graubart
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeated notes with accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Repeated notes with accidentals

Computer: Mac, MacOS. 10.13.6. Finale: 25.5.0.259 I have a problem with repeated notes now that I am using the new Finale. If I write sixteen repeated G sharp sixteenth-notes in one measure (all in the same octave), I find I have to sharpen each one of them to prevent them being returned to G natura...