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by Djard
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Is it possible to move a single lyric line?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Is it possible to move a single lyric line?

Sometimes the lower notes in a particular staff collide with the lyric line below. I tried dragging each of the four arrowheads at left, but none permit editing just that one lyric line. Is there a simple way to move an individual lyric line (in one staff) without moving all the others in the docume...
by Djard
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: no sound
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: no sound

Try assigning the instrument to a separate bank in Score Manager then set the volume to 200 in "Banks and Effects." If a Garritan instrument, you can also add volume in ARIA Player's settings without clipping.
by Djard
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tremolo is not working
Replies: 14
Views: 221

Re: Tremolo is not working

Looks like the Finale Maestro fonts were corrupted when you were creating and entering custom articulations. If such is the case, reloading the library file will not resolve the issue. You will need to get a copy of the font file then restore it, using your file manager in the OS. If you are using W...
by Djard
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Superimposing rests in polyphonic notation
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Superimposing rests in polyphonic notation

Thank you for your kind assistance.
by Djard
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: each track on its own wav file.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: each track on its own wav file.

The sync issue can be a real headache. What seems to help is muting all the instruments in the mixer except one then save the document as a WAV file. Repeat the step, muting all but the next instrument. In this manner you save each instrument as the same audio file according to the timing of the top...
by Djard
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 so far...
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Finale 27 so far...

If the latest version fails to properly read old documents, you may need to save all your files into MusicXML format then convert them back to musx. In my case (from v2012 to v26.3), a lot of the articulations, expressions, lines and spacing got scattered or were completely lost. Most of my music li...
by Djard
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Superimposing rests in polyphonic notation
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Superimposing rests in polyphonic notation

I notice that in polyphonic notation, Finale sometimes automatically superimposes one rest over another when the two are vertically aligned. At other times, one rest is placed above another, even when they are perfectly aligned. Is there a setting to govern which of these two options is the default?
by Djard
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Create my own percussion section
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Create my own percussion section

If using ARIA Player that likes to choke volume, you can crank up the volume to 200%, without clipping, in VST Banks and Effects.
by Djard
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to remove vibrato from a Garritan instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Need to remove vibrato from a Garritan instrument

Solved. I had forgotten that shortening a Garritan instrument name can interfere with playback editing.
by Djard
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to remove vibrato from a Garritan instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Need to remove vibrato from a Garritan instrument

I was able to remove the insane amount of default vibrato that MakeMusic adds to electric pick bass, but the same steps fail when I attempt to remove heavy vibrato from the Dulcimer. I turn down the mod wheel in ARIA Player, and the effect is gone when auditing the change with the keyboard below the...
by Djard
Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Human playback freezes after V27 upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Human playback freezes after V27 upgrade

I experienced a similar problem in v26. What worked for me was selecting a custom HP setting. I am not sure if reassigning the playback sounds helped, but I did that also. Are you working with a document created in an earlier version of Finale? If so, you may firstly need to export it as a MusicXML ...
by Djard
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line

Yes, I learned this lesson the hard way. Since I seem to make a lot of errors, and Finale is not a robust program (unforgiving), I need to double check my work at every step. Thank you for the tip.
by Djard
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line

Thanks for the suggestion. The first thing I tried was rewriting the measure with the missing syllable. I tried disabling Smart Hyphens, but that also did not help. But with the Smart Hyphens disabled, a double word extension appeared. That is when I discovered too many notes in a measure (I had "Ch...
by Djard
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Unable to remove redundant hyphens in a lyric line

For some reason, a search for any term in the Finale v26 Manual brings up "zero results." I searched for Lyric, Lyrics, Lyric Tool, hyphen and hyphens, even Text. But each time I get the window below. Hyphens.jpg My immediate need is to remove extended hyphens from a lyric line. In a new document, I...
by Djard
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem with Triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Problem with Triplets

Thanks. Good to know the rationale.
by Djard
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature

Zuill, I think the settings in Preferences are not document specific; so my guess is that you have "Display the actual measure number" selected, which I see does allow you to hide a stubborn cautionary signature. I noticed that in my document, all the measures are included in the numbering. But meas...
by Djard
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature

Thanks. I was able to reduce the file size by deleting all unused expressions, lines, articulations and shapes. Finale nicely prompted me to confirm whenever an item was used in the score. The doc is single staff. I can hide cautionary signatures on all pages except the one after measure #91, first ...
by Djard
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to hide a cautionary key signature
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Unable to hide a cautionary key signature

I am working on a document wherein I have hidden the cautionary key signature in several places. However, at the end of one staff, Finale will not let me hide the signature. I am unable to upload the document because of the file size limitation. If I delete the preceding pages to reduce the file siz...
by Djard
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ability to nudge line length stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Ability to nudge line length stops working

In the Movable Items section, I have "Arrow Keys Nudge Items By 1 Pixels(s). The "Automatically constrain..." and "Anchor..." boxes are not checked.
by Djard
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem with Triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Problem with Triplets

I had three one-eighth notes at the speed of two selected in the Simple Entry palette and "Use Current Duration" in the Simple Entry Tuplet Definition." That made sense to me, since three eighths in the speed of two works when I use the shortcut icon. But what you point is is that "3 Use Current Dur...
by Djard
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Score Manager - 2 problems
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Score Manager - 2 problems

For such a potentially serious action, one would think a confirmation prompt would appear.
by Djard
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem with Triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Problem with Triplets

If I try the Alt+9 method to write a 1/4 note plus 1/8 note as a tuplet (swing), the triplet sign does not appear. The method simply does not work for me.
by Djard
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ability to nudge line length stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Ability to nudge line length stops working

The handles can be selected and mouse-dragged but no longer nudged by use of the arrow keys. I tried selecting a number of other tools then back to Smartshape, but the only way I can move a handle is to mouse-drag it or zoom back to 100%. The latter is not accurate in a large ensemble, wherein the s...
by Djard
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem with Triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Problem with Triplets

And if you disable "Check for extra notes" and "Fill with rests at end of measure," in the Simple Entry Options panel, you will be able to easily edit the last triplet in a measure.
by Djard
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Score Manager - 2 problems
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Score Manager - 2 problems

Regarding the missing "X" to remove an instrument, you may need to scroll horizontally. I dragged the separators leftward: the scroll bar at the bottom then disappeared and the "X" became visible again. Hope this helps.