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by Charles Lawrence
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keeping track of finale file version
Replies: 15
Views: 5524

Re: Keeping track of finale file version

motet, All I remember from the old discussion was that F2014(.5) was nice enough to associate both MUS and MUSX with F2014(.5) and that you could use the Nirsoft or something similar to remedy the situation and restore MUS to opening F2012. It may have been that the built-in Windows utility did not ...
by Charles Lawrence
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keeping track of finale file version
Replies: 15
Views: 5524

Re: Keeping track of finale file version

I just did an experiment, and if you rename tune.musx to tune.wxyz, Finale will still open it. So, you could give your files an extension based on the version, e.g. tune1.f25, tune2.f14, etc., and then teach Windows that if you click on a .f25 file, open it in Finale 25, open a .f14 in Finale 2014,...
by Charles Lawrence
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No number showing on first ending in some parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: No number showing on first ending in some parts

Thank you. I think my file had been updated on the dropbox, because I found a workaround, which was in the linked part, change to "top staff" Tried the url and got an error that I was not allowed to post urls, so that is why I did the .dot. spelling out. Not sure what you are doing wrong, but here ...
by Charles Lawrence
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No number showing on first ending in some parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: No number showing on first ending in some parts

ronwass, I looked at your file, and for me, W10 F25.2, I see no problem with the 1st ending in Alto II part, measure 229. BTW: You can put any url between the tags and have it render as a clickable link. See the buttons at the top pf the edit box. Be sure to include the https:// for a dropbox url. T...
by Charles Lawrence
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

I have edited my previous post to be more clear. My bad! The way it was stated did not infer dragging a marque. :oops:
by Charles Lawrence
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

I was not clear enough. Did you read the whole thread? The issue was discussed above. You cannot draw a marque around a portion of your document in order to zoom in and center the enclosed area on the screen unless you are in Page View.
by Charles Lawrence
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

SHIFT right click gives the same result as PRESS scroll wheel. It temporarily switches to the Zoom Tool and zooms in one level. It does not work in Scroll view. EDIT: The word "It" was not the proper pronoun to use in this case. To be clear I have corrected my mistake below. However, dragging a marq...
by Charles Lawrence
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template
Replies: 21
Views: 9040

Re: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template

motet, I did not catch that I wrote the Golden Rule instead of the Golden Ratio. I thought it was "Whoever has the gold makes the rules!" :lol: Peter, I omitted the mathematical details to save the reader's sanity. Since you bring it up, a few more details for the mathematically inclined. The Golden...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

Charles, this may be a Windows/Mac issue. On a Mac, CMD+SHIFT+Click will zoom in. But, IN PAGE VIEW ONLY, Zoom Tool>Click/hold/drag> will, in fact, zoom and enlarge the selected area. Nice tip, thanks! Even in Windows, (CTRL-)SHIFT right click hold and drag a marque, only seems to work in page view...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplet problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2298

Re: Tuplet problem

Turning off "check for extra notes" is never required if using Simple and 9 (ALT-9 to set up tuplet) while entering notes in-line, QWERTY keyboard method or mouse entry. Nor is it needed using Speedy and CTRL-n for tuplets and the NUMPAD to enter notes. I don't use a MIDI keyboard for entry, so I ca...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

Mike, I think that is what Harpsi was saying with his tip. As it turns out, SHIFT hold right mouse button will temporarily enable the Zoom Tool where you can drag a marque around a portion of your document and release to enlarge and center the enclosed area to fit the screen. Harpsi said to use the ...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template
Replies: 21
Views: 9040

Re: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template

There may be other libraries that influence the final spacing in the default document that won't be there if you start with a document without any libraries. The "Document Without Libraries" actually does contain a spacing library, the so-called "Fibonacci Spacing", the same as found in the Maestro...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template
Replies: 21
Views: 9040

Re: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template

Start from a new document with no libraries loaded, "File->New->Document Without Libraries", then load a given library, enter some notes and compare spacing with the default document. There may be other libraries that influence the final spacing in the default document that won't be there if you sta...
by Charles Lawrence
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

Nice tip, Harpsi. I had forgotten about that way to zoom in. Thanks for refreshing my memory.
by Charles Lawrence
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: See measure working on when zoom
Replies: 26
Views: 10031

Re: See measure working on when zoom

If you use the Select Tool to select (highlight in blue) the measure(s) you are working on, it(they) will remain selected and highlighted in blue, when you zoom in/out. It may not be on the screen if zoomed in too high, but searching for it(them) will be somewhat easier, since it(they) will be highl...
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template
Replies: 21
Views: 9040

Re: Music Spacing Library in Maestro Default template

There is currently no way to determine which libraries are loaded into a document. This has been a feature that has been wished for a long time. The paradigm used for libraries would have to be completely revamped if this were to become a reality. Consider the fact that loaded libraries are cumulati...
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

Jose,

Deselecting "Horizontal" just means that the line is not restrained to being only horizontal. All the lines in the selection dialog box are horizontal, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are horizontal once placed in a document. It can be confusing.
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

What are these "rar" files you are posting? Why not post a simple .mus or .musx file that anyone here can open? RAR is another compression algorithm similar to ZIP. In fact WinZip has supported RAR files for a long time. Not sure about the built in archiver in Windows though. You can download WinRA...
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

Jose,

As Zuill suggests, you have chosen the "Double-Ended Bracket Tool" to enter your line. You should have chosen your customized line. See the below pictures. Oops! "Choosen" in the text insert should be "chosen". I didn't proof read close enough. Sorry.
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

Has anybody been following my directions? It worked fine for me, the first time. Is there something you need to change? Entering a new line presents no problem, just as your directions suggested. I was trying to edit the line that Jose had already entered into his sample document. AFAICT, it cannot...
by Charles Lawrence
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

The single thin line in the file has vertical hooks that cannot be adjusted. I still don't know how that line was entered. However, selecting the last custom line in the list and double-click dragging, either horizontal or vertical, will place a thick line in the document with three handles, each of...
by Charles Lawrence
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Double-stop bracket
Replies: 34
Views: 14250

Re: Double-stop bracket

Jose,

Your hooks on the ends of the vertical line are also vertical, and are being overlaid by the line, so you don't see them. They are there though. I'm not sure how to make them horizontal like you want. I'm looking into it. Maybe someone smarter than me on this stuff will chime in.
by Charles Lawrence
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure over Measure
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Measure over Measure

A few years back I helped my daughter-in-law with her dissertation which included many examples like the one you posted. I experimented with the various ways of handling the notation, which have all been mentioned here already, and surprised myself by eventually choosing the Dreaded Ossia Tool. I w...
by Charles Lawrence
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure over Measure
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Measure over Measure

Anders Hedelin wrote:By the way, is there a way to delete a post that you have made and later find not contributive to the thread?
In your own posts, sometimes there is a X (delete) between the EDIT button and the exclamation in the triangle, but not always. I don't know why it is not there all the time.
by Charles Lawrence
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keyboard Shortcuts Main Tool Palette
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

Re: Keyboard Shortcuts Main Tool Palette

Harpsi,

Yes, using the Selection Tool to double click on an object to select its underlying tool is yet another time I use the mouse quite frequently.