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by Vaughan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

My entire reason for starting this thread appears to be no longer necessary. Lyrics entered in Finale with non-breaking spaces, when imported into Dorico via XML, are interpreted and displayed automatically as elisions. Concerning Minion Pro, for the last few years this has been my font of choice fo...
by Vaughan
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

Thanks, everyone. I’ll test it when I get a chance.
by Vaughan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

I was trying to use the underscore because that's the trigger in Dorico to display an elision. I like to use Minion Pro Condensed as my lyrics font because I find it a lot more attractive than Times and it's condensed enough to allow more letters in a syllable before the spacing starts distorting to...
by Vaughan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

Good idea, Harpsi. I would be wise to have a look through an xml file to see which characters are unique.
by Vaughan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

Yes, one syllable at a time. No point in doing it that way.
by Vaughan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Re: Underscores in lyrics?

There is a separate elision (or liaison) character, but it can't be readily typed since it's not under a simple key combination and, for some reason it's offset to the right, so it looks strange. In addition, it's very difficult to insert into text, since it has zero width. For Dorico, the trigger f...
by Vaughan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Underscores in lyrics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2601

Underscores in lyrics?

I must be overlooking something. I'm trying to input Italian lyrics using underscores so that when I import them into Dorico, I get perfect elisions. Unfortunately, when I type an underscore, the cursor jumps to the next note as though I'd typed a hyphen. How is one supposed to connect two syllables...
by Vaughan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cues problems again
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Cues problems again

I'm getting to that point, as well. I'm also working on an opera project: an arrangement of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore for chamber orchestra. I've still entered the notes in Finale, mostly because I'm still quicker at it in Finale, because I prefer Speedy Entry's note-first-then-duration, because ...
by Vaughan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cues problems again
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Cues problems again

I reached that conclusion, too. Grrrr!!! I can't believe that this so-called flagship program can't do something as basic and important as this. Finale users, would you like to eat your hearts out? Take a look at the way Dorico does cues. Absolutely brilliant, flexible, flawless and easy. And they'r...
by Vaughan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cues problems again
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Cues problems again

Another problem: one of the piano cues in the cello part requires a clef change which I don't want to see in the score. If I deselect show clefs in the staff style, it also suppresses the clef in the part when it goes over a system break. Why can't this be straightforward?
by Vaughan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cues problems again
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Cues problems again

Could someone explain how they get cues to work? It's such a kludge in Finale. I'm producing an edition of a trio for clarinet (B-flat), cello and piano. I make a cue of a piano passage for the other voices. I then apply a Blank Notation Layer 4 staff style to the score only and make sure that clefs...
by Vaughan
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sixteenth notes beamed together across the grand staff
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Sixteenth notes beamed together across the grand staff

If you haven’t already done so, make sure you select Cross Staff in the menu.
by Vaughan
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Re: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers

Well, well! It really looks as though they've finally fixed this bug. I tried this both on a default document and on an older template of mine, and the Measure Attribute changes I made in a region after one in which measures weren't included in measure numbering appeared in the correct measures, and...
by Vaughan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Re: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers

In the file posted here, I actually did use the Measure Tool and it placed the changes correctly. Could one of you send me another file with that same problem for me to test with v. 26?
by Vaughan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Note and lyric spacing issue
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Note and lyric spacing issue

What has happened is that you entered the two soprano parts on one staff and then exploded them to two staves. Finale spaced the soprano notes which were a second apart by [correctly] offsetting the lower voice. When you exploded the parts, this shift remained [incorrectly] due to your music spacing...
by Vaughan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Re: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers

Yes!
Would you mind sending me another file which exhibits the problem?
by Vaughan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 3662

Re: Scroll view not displaying measure numbers

Interesting. I should try this on another file to be sure, but I couldn't reproduce the behaviour in v. 26. Perhaps they finally fixed the bug.
by Vaughan
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 25 freezes
Replies: 3
Views: 720

Re: Finale 25 freezes

Hate to say this, John; I actually didn't have this in Finale 25 but I do in v. 26, although my symptoms are slightly different. If I leave Finale 26 running, regardless of whether or not a file has been loaded, and the computer goes to sleep, when I come back to it, Finale has 'unexpectedly quit' a...
by Vaughan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

The marking I posted about 5 posts above this one is exactly as it appears in my score. Could you try it with that first? it behaves the same in a text editor as in Finale.
by Vaughan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

I can't figure out how to do that. When I select the above metronome marking in the Expression Designer window, it says that the font is Engraver Time Garamond, which is obviously impossible since that font only has a few characters and none of them is Chinese! I tried setting Text Search and Replac...
by Vaughan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

Indeed. Thanks, Finale!
by Vaughan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

Can you do anything with this?

Allegro 浻焠㴠挠ㄠ〲⁽
by Vaughan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Save As" Location
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: "Save As" Location

I use a utility called Default Folder X which does this and many more things.It's a welcome enhancement to the Open and Save windows.
by Vaughan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

Trouble with search and replace is that I've no idea what I should replace the Chinese characters with.
by Vaughan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Why this font problem in lyrics? (Can be solved)

Yes. I've experienced this especially in old files with metronome markings: the tempo has become Chinese characters and if I don't have a PDF of the file, I've no idea what the tempo was supposed to be.