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by Djard
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problems saving into the correct directory
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Problems saving into the correct directory

Yes, that should have been stated, "Save As...". After upgrading, I did not bother to check where an edited document was being saved as I was so used to my documents being automatically saved in the same location from where they were opened. So, like Jonathan, I initially thought they were misplaced...
by Djard
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeats and brackets and chords (oh, my)
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Repeats and brackets and chords (oh, my)

I also find it discomforting. If I had plenty of time to adapt to the non-linear flow in rehearsal, I suppose the existing layout is OK. But if I had to perform the piece without such luxury, my performance would likely suffer a bit, having to divide my concentration between reading, singing and gua...
by Djard
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problems saving into the correct directory
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Problems saving into the correct directory

Like me, you probably have been spoiled by an earlier version and have created sub-folders in your Finale documents library for individual pieces; so that you can organize your work better. As far as I can tell, version 26 is not as compatible with Windows 10 as version 2012c. In the older version, ...
by Djard
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does Finale offer a finger snap?
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Does Finale offer a finger snap?

Since upgrading, I thought I saw 'finger snap' as an instrument, while creating a percussion layout. But I cannot find any such instrument, neither in SmartMusic nor among Garritan instruments. Finale offers a myriad of exotic soundfonts that I don't recognize: can anybody recommend a finger snap-li...
by Djard
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Any way to obtain portamento playback?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Any way to obtain portamento playback?

On a fretted instrument, and on piano, port. is not possible. But if the slide is very fast on guitar, I would indicate port as the transition is quite smooth. A bend on a steel string guitar, up to one tone and a half (with 9 gauge strings), might qualify as a port; but we have a specific symbol fo...
by Djard
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Any way to obtain portamento playback?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: Any way to obtain portamento playback?

Does Finale distinguish between portamento and glissando in playback? I see only the gliss. tool that sounds like port. when applied to guitar.
by Djard
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to display distance between staffs
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: How to display distance between staffs

Thanks for the feedback. I will contact MakeMusic.
by Djard
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to display distance between staffs
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: How to display distance between staffs

Attached is an example of what I describe. On my computers, the distance between staffs appears only between those that are grouped. The matter may be related to how a document is set up: I usually use the Wizard but sometimes add instruments in Score Manager that seem to be automatically grouped. I...
by Djard
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to display distance between staffs
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: How to display distance between staffs

On my system, the distance between staves in a group appears in gray text between the staves, but not between ones that are non-grouped.

If I add an instrument in Score Manager, it is automatically grouped. Does the distance between staffs appear elsewhere?
by Djard
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latest Finale blog
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Latest Finale blog

If the pooch interpreted his shadow as feline, he might experience an identity crisis. The evening sun can be dangerous.
by Djard
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to display distance between staffs
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: How to display distance between staffs

As far as I can tell, Finale displays the distance between staves only if they are grouped. The distance is shown not only while dragging a staff but also when clicking on a staff handle and holding down the mouse button. If the distance appeared also for non-grouped staffs, spacing sections in a sc...
by Djard
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to display distance between staffs
Replies: 10
Views: 318

How to display distance between staffs

In one document, I managed to enable the Staff Tool so that clicking on a staff handle and holding down the mouse button displays the distance between staves (in inches). But I don't recall how I managed to do it. I think I have looked everywhere in the settings, except where the control is. Anybody...
by Djard
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Latest Finale blog
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Latest Finale blog

Not sure what is so appealing about GUI shades that are (IMHO) hard on the eyes. Fortunately the genius that chose to print dark gray lettering on my black Yamaha Surround Sound system is not working for MakeMusic.
by Djard
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: v26.3 update requires a version of Runtime that is not available
Replies: 0
Views: 114

v26.3 update requires a version of Runtime that is not available

While updating to v26.3.0.512, I was prompted for "vc_runtimeMinimum_x64.msi" that is unavailable (Google found nothing with this name). So I continued the setup then downloaded "vc_redit.x64.exe (14,624 KB)" from Microsoft, thinking an independent installation of the latest runtime package would ad...
by Djard
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?

It works! Now I'm really confused.

I tried a different document, so I'm guessing the file is corrupted.

Thanks for your saintly patience.
by Djard
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?

I resurrected my will to try the "Respace Staves" feature again, this time working with a simpler score, a drum solo. But no matter what parameters I enter in the fields under " Space Above Each Selected Staff ," the spacing remains fixed when I click OK. I did unlock all systems in Utilities. Havin...
by Djard
Thu May 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Does the "Respace Staves" tool work?

The Staff Tool lets me globally adjust the distance between the top staff system and the top of the page, but I have had to mouse-drag all other staves below because none of the three options in the dialog window work for me, not in any combination with the four selections. I would really be gratefu...
by Djard
Thu May 28, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anacrusis and the last bar
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Anacrusis and the last bar

I could share a joke from my piano friend's Lizst, but...ah, only laugh at it. Hey! My jokes are not to be laughed at.
by Djard
Tue May 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anacrusis and the last bar
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Anacrusis and the last bar

LOL! Good one.

And if it ain't baroque, don't fix it. OK, 'nuff said. Bach to composing.
by Djard
Mon May 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anacrusis and the last bar
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Anacrusis and the last bar

The conservative mindset will want to follow the convention of deducting the value of the anacrusis from the last measure, or last measure in the section, to render the score as symmetrical. But you should not be crucified making the end measure full and ignoring the asymmetry as long as the time is...
by Djard
Mon May 25, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't hear clash cymbals
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Can't hear clash cymbals

Try "Reassign Playback Sounds" (in MIDI/Audio drop-down menu). Toggling between Garritan and SmartMusic in Score Manager may also unlock the audio, or switching instruments temporarily. I would firstly check the volume settings in "VST Banks and Effects" and/or the Mixer as Finale can surreptitiousl...
by Djard
Mon May 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ties direction
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: ties direction

JW Plugins may have a feature that performs the task.
by Djard
Mon May 25, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy CapsLock tuplet entry Undo
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Speedy CapsLock tuplet entry Undo

The question is out of my league, but have you tried entering the notes with "Fill with rests at end of measure" unchecked in "Speedy Options"? When I run into issues, I find disabling automation often helpful. Just a thought.

Maybe creating a different key map might work.
by Djard
Wed May 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with a new hymnal
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Help with a new hymnal

I think the OP merely overlooked the copyright issue. If a hymn is "traditional" or author "unknown," he may copy the work. If the arrangement is copyrighted then permission is probably required. No harm in asking for permission from the publisher, who might not insist on financial compensation; sin...
by Djard
Mon May 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Inputting notes in the middle of the measure
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Inputting notes in the middle of the measure

If you uncheck "Check for extra notes" and "Fill with rests at end of measure" in Simple Entry Options, you will be able to perform such editing, even with complex tuplets in the measure. But then you will need to be careful you end up with the correct value of notes for the time in the measure as a...