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by Blacklab88
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Piano composers, unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 6949

Re: Piano composers, unite!

Thanks, Zen. I don't understand the "politics" of getting a request to Finale and then getting them to change a rule. This seems like such an obvious mistake on their part. I am aware of how much it takes to change software, but really....
by Blacklab88
Wed May 13, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Rolled Chords articulation design

Thanks, Motet. I'm learning! Really appreciate the forum.
by Blacklab88
Wed May 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Rolled Chords articulation design

Nevermind. I just used the "glissando" Smart Shape and slapped a little arrowhead from the Articulations Tool on it. Thought there'd be a shorter shortcut. Thanks.
by Blacklab88
Wed May 13, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Rolled Chords articulation design

Articulation vs. Articulation Okay, if I don't click on the "Articulation" tool, which definition of "articulation" holds the key? Naming, it seems to me, is important, and sometimes it seems that the Finale manual was written by the same people who wrote Roland's manuals in the 80's. Sorry. Thanks....
by Blacklab88
Wed May 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Re: Rolled Chords articulation design

hmmmmmm…….
Could be that in a past life I designed some rolled chord articulations and replaced the standard one....I don't know, but I'll try just loading the Default Library and see if I can make sense of it. Thanks for the help!
by Blacklab88
Wed May 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 879

Rolled Chords articulation design

There seems to be some disconnect between the reality of Finale 25 and the help manual. The manual's description of rolled chord articulation has pretty much nothing to do what happens when you follow their instructions. In any case, the Rolled Chord articulations show up as 54-59, but I can't figur...
by Blacklab88
Fri May 08, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano score inner voice crossing staves
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Piano score inner voice crossing staves

Ah....Thanks, Michael!
by Blacklab88
Thu May 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano score inner voice crossing staves
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Piano score inner voice crossing staves

I'm sure the reason I can't find an answer for this is that I'm using the wrong words. Elaine Gould in her notation book "Behind Bars" calls it "double stemmed beams" on pg. 307. Essentially, it's an inner part moving between staves. For example, the right hand thumb will reach down and play a note ...
by Blacklab88
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Automatic beaming in 12/16?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Automatic beaming in 12/16?

Ah...Thanks very much!
by Blacklab88
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Automatic beaming in 12/16?
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Automatic beaming in 12/16?

Is there a way to set up Finale to automatically beam 3 sixteenth notes together in 12/16 time? Seems logical, but now when I input notes, none of the notes are beamed (all separated.) Thanks.
by Blacklab88
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentally hid cue staff
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Accidentally hid cue staff

Thanks, Motet!
by Blacklab88
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidentally hid cue staff
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Accidentally hid cue staff

I accidentally hid the staff I was using for cues (only on one system). I've made many additions since doing that and don't want to go back and undo all my changes and additions. Is there any way to "unhide" or get that one staff in one system to show up again?
Thanks.
by Blacklab88
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Size of Expressions on cue staff
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Size of Expressions on cue staff

Thanks, N and Mo. I never use playback in Finale, but thanks for the help. I just edited an existing term in Misc. and used that. Worked fine. I appreciate the quick responses!
by Blacklab88
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Size of Expressions on cue staff
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Size of Expressions on cue staff

Thanks, Mo. Nope, that's not it. It's a tempo alteration, which I guess, by default, is assigned to all staves. Should I just make another expression that looks like what I want but isn't a tempo alteration?
Thanks.
by Blacklab88
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Size of Expressions on cue staff
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Size of Expressions on cue staff

I have a single regular size staff with a reduced size cue staff above it. I want to assign an expression to just the lower regular staff, and I want it to be the 100% size of that staff. When I assign an expression to that staff, it places itself in the cue staff and reduces the size, which stays r...
by Blacklab88
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Add cue staff to one line?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Add cue staff to one line?

Thanks, Michael!
by Blacklab88
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Add cue staff to one line?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Add cue staff to one line?

I understand the linear workings of Finale, and know that adding a cue staff will add that staff to the whole piece. However, I've discovered a cue I should have added...after I've edited the whole part. I really don't want to have to go back and tweak the whole thing again after I've basically got ...
by Blacklab88
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space Systems Evenly conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Space Systems Evenly conundrum

Thanks, Zuill. That seems to be the problem, because the bottom margin looks very large on the problem system. I do want to keep what I've already done, so changing ALL the page margins is not good. When I tried to change the bottom margin of that one system, it turned out funky. Will keep trying. O...
by Blacklab88
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space Systems Evenly conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Space Systems Evenly conundrum

Working on parts for a piano 5tet, and in trying to make reasonable page turns for the strings, am hitting a problem with "Space Systems Evenly". Doing that has been easy before, but now, when I set a page to 8 systems, it bunches all the systems up near the top and leaves about a third of the page ...
by Blacklab88
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Create a Cue Staff
Replies: 9
Views: 4360

Re: How to Create a Cue Staff

Michael R E said: "for a cue staff (one that shows alternate performance options, for example): add a staff to the score, resize only that staff to 75% (or 65% if you prefer a bit smaller). add your notes where needed. then hide the staff where it is not needed (you can select the page layout tool I...
by Blacklab88
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Text Expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Re: Text Expressions

Thanks, Mike. Will do.
by Blacklab88
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Text Expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 3147

Text Expressions

I know this has been said before, but please make it easier to change categories in text expressions and have them be universal and not document related. Since you won't make a search engine, this seems like something you could do. As it is, it's pretty unwieldy. For example: While working in docume...
by Blacklab88
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc

I'm not sure if the following remark will be relevant, but here it is : A new category should have at least one modified parameter (font, positioning, ... via Edit Category). If it is not the case, the category will not be transferrable to another document. Is there a section in the Help Manual tha...
by Blacklab88
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc

Thanks, Michel and N. Makes sense. I'll try modifying as suggested and see what happens. It does seem to me, though, that there would or should be a way to transfer such a library to another doc, no? Since Finale will not put a search engine in the libraries, the only way for me to organize all my n...
by Blacklab88
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Transferring Expression Library from one Doc to another Doc

Thanks, N. Here's what happened previously: While working in document #1, I modified a Text Expression library by adding some edited expressions, moving expressions to other categories, and adding 3 categories. I saved the library at each step. I then closed document #1, and shut down the computer. ...