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by David Ward
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

Here's what I would try (with automatic music spacing turned off): … … … That's clever and looks as though it will work. Whether or not it's quite worth the effort at this stage in this case where I want a working vocal score fit to deliver to a couple of singers… It's useful to know that there is ...
by David Ward
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: adjusting location of top staff on second and further pages
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: adjusting location of top staff on second and further pages

Dallman wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Are you certain that this works just the same on Macs, Motet?
It's option (alt) click on a Mac to move just the one system (at least until the margins collide, if you want to drag further you'll have to reduce the top and/or bottom margins).
by David Ward
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

Thanks, that does seem to work, although it's not completely stable and in certain circumstances can revert.

If anyone does know of a document setting that could globally reduce the space before mid-measure clefs a little, please do let me (us!) know.
by David Ward
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Space before mid-measure clef

Finale seems to be putting more space before mid-measure clefs than I think I need. Is there a setting than can change this? (And what might be any unwanted consequences from the change?) In Document Options there is a setting for space before clefs, but this seems to affect clefs at the beginning o...
by David Ward
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

That's a key signature.

After briefly checking both the Key Signature Tool and Document Options > Key Signatures I don't see any obvious way to do what you want, but I'm sure it's possible (if unusual) via some work-around.

And I now see a simple way round it is described by N Grossingink below.
by David Ward
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

FWIW in a 600 page A3 manuscript fair copy I finished in the year 2,000 I didn't use word extensions, and the result seems to look OK (and even ‘finished’), but since I took up Finale in 2001 I have used them. Whether or not they are actually necessary is an interesting question.
by David Ward
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

It's called a ‘word extension.’ While in the Measure Tool, double-click on the bar which ends with the double barline, then in Measure Attributes untick the option ‘Break Smart Word Extensions.’ I think that should do it, but please come back if it doesn't.
by David Ward
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: page layout
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: page layout

musicus wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:36 pm
I forgot to ask - how do I prevent the faded lock box (upper right corner of each system)
from displaying on screen?
View menu > Show > Page Layout Icons (deselect).
by David Ward
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 articulation chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Finale 26 articulation chaos

I'm not sure how to find the relevant post on this forum, but Peter Thomsen recently said in response to a comment of mine that if all the articulation vertical positions were set to zero when opening an F 25 file in F 26 this did not happen (I think that was the gist - Peter?).
by David Ward
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Oddity with incomplete PDF printing
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Oddity with incomplete PDF printing

Hi David, Just to clarify, do you get the same problem at your location, or is it only at the SMC end that the file misbehaves? (edit:try a test print from page 235-250). Also, perhaps try to re-create the file, then see if the problem persists. Also, what is the size (in MB) of the 250 page PDF? A...
by David Ward
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Oddity with incomplete PDF printing
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Oddity with incomplete PDF printing

Does anyone have any ideas for why a 250 page PDF from Finale I e-mailed to the Scottish Music Centre for printing didn't print the last 10 pages when asked to print complete, but is OK if specific steps are taken to print these 10 final pages? It's never happened before to either SMC or me (and the...
by David Ward
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Display Color options in Preferences broken?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Display Color options in Preferences broken?

For me using Finale 26.1 on Mojave the display colours behave as they are supposed to: I've just gone through your steps and they work as expected.

EDIT: Ah! not quite. ‘Layer Colours apply to All Layer Items’ seems to apply in some bars but not in others. Strange!
by David Ward
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Harp gliss. bug
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Harp gliss. bug

I know I've seen this and I know there was a very simple cure, but don't remember exactly what it was. I expect you've already tried re-entering the gliss (if necessary in both scroll and page view), but for now I don't know what else to suggest.
by David Ward
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Piano music bar numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Piano music bar numbers

I agree with Motet. You can make them quite small, but they can still be a useful reference point - eg if a pianist wanted to check something with you by e-mail &c &c.
by David Ward
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Updating a 1998 Finale file
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Updating a 1998 Finale file

I would open it in F 26, save it ‘as’ with a modified name (eg add 26 to the name), and then see how it looks. It's highly probable that however much you have to adjust things that this will be less effort that re-entering the music from scratch.
by David Ward
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

This is what I think seems to be happening in a simple new document. Using the utility the dynamic rises slightly as soon as one replaces the notehead with a blank, but then stays in that position in the PDF. Using JW change to hide the notehead the dynamic does not rise in Finale, but rises by the ...
by David Ward
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)

Or, if you just want to do it sometimes: in Speedy Entry put the cursor on the second quaver and press / (virgule or forward slash) which will then beam it to the quaver before.
by David Ward
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

I have submitted a support request to MM…
by David Ward
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

motet wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:56 pm
Can you attach a Finale file of that measure?
It seems that just one bar, after deleting all the others, still retains the full original file's size (709 KB) even after applying data check file maintenance. Another Finale oddity! Anyway, it's too big to upload to this forum.
by David Ward
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

I usually do use the Graphics Tool, but I tried both methods. In this particular instance I can make the relevant adjustments, but of course it would be useful to know whether or not I'll need to do the same in future, or whether it's a peculiarity with the file itself (no other related problems, th...
by David Ward
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

I am using JW Change.

I seem to remember I did originally use another method but that that caused different problems. My original entry of the music in full score was a while ago, but I'm now preparing the piano reduction vocal score and am noting these details (none insurmountable [as yet!]).
by David Ward
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Slight vertical misplacement of dynamics

This seems to be specific to my using hidden noteheads. See the position of the mf in the PDF as opposed to the Finale file. It doesn't happen when there are no hidden noteheads. If these are present, any dynamics (and I think other expressions) attached to the stave & beat with the hidden noteheads...
by David Ward
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 2014.5 files in v26?
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: 2014.5 files in v26?

Simple answer, yes you will be able to work on documents created in F 2014.5 in F 26.1.

You may need to check the positioning of certain previously entered articulations, but it shouldn't be a major problem.
by David Ward
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

Michel, please forgive my off-topic curiosity, but I see that amongst the French instrument names you have bassoon : I've always seen the French name for the instrument as basson without the second ‘o’. Is yours a specifically Canadian spelling? Or? On topic, I think some years ago I wanted a cut-aw...
by David Ward
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Metric modulations
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Metric modulations

If it occurs after the barline the equation is new = old. If the equals sign = is over the barline, then it is old = new. Or that's as it should be, but unfortunately this rule is not invariably applied correctly. Alternatively, add small arrows to the equation which makes things absolutely clear. F...