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by Djard
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Problem with Triplets
Replies: 10
Views: 228

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: 145

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: 145

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: 145

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: 109

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: 228

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: 87

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: 228

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: 109

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: 228

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: 87

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.
by Djard
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ability to nudge line length stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Ability to nudge line length stops working

Zoomed in to 200%, I click on a handle then use the arrow keys on my computer keyboard to precisely adjust the length of a line or SmartShape beam extension, but the ability to do so often stops working. I then must zoom back out to 100%. Apart from closing the document, exiting Finale then relaunch...
by Djard
Mon May 17, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

Glad you figured that out. Thanks.

I learned that if TG Tools stops working, select Standard in the HP menu, or one of the others, then switch back to your original preference. This switching worked for me when playback of the measure tremolo I wrote stopped working.
by Djard
Sun May 16, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

Yes, I thought about the timing issue if the tempo is altered to control the speed of the ornament. I suppose for a short trill, the timing would not be a problem, since the amount of irregularity in Finale's HP can be greater than 15 ms. I use a custom setting to limit the "rhythmic" feel. The latt...
by Djard
Sat May 15, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

And unlike Finale's HP that fixes the speed of the tremolo, regardless of the tempo mark, that of TG Tools can be modified by inserting a (hidden) tempo alteration mark. So if the playback speed is unrealistic, using the TG Tools option is a remedy. The feature is available only if you select to hav...
by Djard
Sat May 15, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

That worked nicely. Thank you all.

Does use of the plug-in cause an imprint of a shadowed box for anyone (see below)? It's not a big deal as the artifact disappears after the document is close and reopened.


[attachment=0]Trills Artifact.jpg[/attachment
by Djard
Fri May 14, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

Looks like I will have to use Miker's solution. Using the Articulation tool to write the ornament as a tremelo does not work for me: I do not hear any hear interval in playback, only tremelo. In the Playback Effect drop-down menu of Articulation Designer, pitch control is not available. A search for...
by Djard
Wed May 12, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Need to write a trill with an interval greater than 1-1/2 tones

I need to write a trill wherein playback of the auxiliary note is 2 tones below the main note. I tried the TG Tools plug-in, but it too limits the interval to 1-1/2 tones. If a JW plug-in offers such control in a trill, I have not been able to find it. Surely it is possible for Finale to, say, alter...
by Djard
Wed May 12, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Problems exporting audio files for use in a DAW
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: Problems exporting audio files for use in a DAW

The folks at Garritan are bent on excessive headroom, so the loudness of many instruments in its arsenal is abysmally poor. When faced with the issue you describe, here is the workaround I use. I set the gain to 200 for the instrument Bank in "VST Banks & Effects." Additionally, I access ARIA Player...
by Djard
Sun May 02, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pitch Bend/Glissando/Etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: Pitch Bend/Glissando/Etc.

Create a backup copy of the document and test the option on the copy. If the problem is not solved, you can simply delete the copy and still have your original document intact. Another option is to use the tab slide tool for pitch bends, which seems to be more accurate. You have options in HP settin...
by Djard
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does setting placement of articulations work?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Does setting placement of articulations work?

Ah! The "Handle Positioning" refers to the actual position of the character, not the handle. The following coordinates work fine for classical and flamenco guitar. L.H. Main Symbol H: -0.156 V: -0.042 Flipped H: -0.156 V: -0.042 R.H. (i-m-a) Main Symbol H: 0.018 V: 0.3 Flipped H: 0.018 V: 0.3 R.H. (...
by Djard
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Does setting placement of articulations work?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Does setting placement of articulations work?

When adding fingering numbers as articulations, I am unable to get "Distance from entry" in Articulation Designer to work. I tried entering a variety of values, from -5.0 to 5.0, but the figures always get placed just right of wherever I click. Am I overlooking something, or is this issue yet anothe...
by Djard
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Finale encountered an error and will shut down"
Replies: 18
Views: 549

Re: "Finale encountered an error and will shut down"

I agree that plug-ins are not the cause, neither is having multiple resource-hungry programs running in the background. Sometimes I have two or three orchestral scores open for weeks at a time and let my PC sleep overnight without experiencing any issues. But when adding customized expressions, arti...
by Djard
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can we auto space measures evenly in v26?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Can we auto space measures evenly in v26?

The unit for setting the distance between bar lines is inches. If you do not enter the correct distance in the attributes panel, the last measure in each staff will be shorter or longer than those preceding it. Thanks to the valuable help I get at this forum, I added the following to my guide that, ...
by Djard
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can we auto space measures evenly in v26?
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Can we auto space measures evenly in v26?

That works! Thank you. Peter: I was referring to the distance between the bar lines. Motet: I too prefer automatic spacing, based on how heavily a measure is populated. But too often, I find that Finale's determination of measure width is inaccurate: some measures appear cramped or sparse. So I woul...