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by David Ward
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple dots
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Multiple dots

michelp wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Maj stands for Majuscules (French) and is the equivalent of Shift.
I certainly should have realized that: getting old, I fear!
by David Ward
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple dots
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Multiple dots

It may perhaps be a question of ‘which language?’, although I can't immediately think of one in which the English control, option (alt) or command is translated as maj.
by David Ward
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Multiple dots
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Multiple dots

On my UK keyboard (only slightly different from a US one), if immediately after a note value is entered full stop (period) is pressed twice you get a double dot, three times a triple dot (as in Bruckner) or even four times for a quadruple dot. Finale will then calculated the space and layout to suit...
by David Ward
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?

I expect that for most users speed is of the essence, and therefore the non-mouse methods described above most appropriate. However, when it comes to my making Finale fair-copies from my often very quickly and fluently written pencil sketches, I need to slow down a bit, to assess, even contemplate, ...
by David Ward
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?
Replies: 15
Views: 239

Re: What is the best mouse pad for note entry?

Or indeed if you do want to keep doing it with the mouse you can get the cursor close and then quickly move it to the exact vertical position with the up/down arrows. Non-mouse methods, as has been pointed out, are usually much quicker. However, there have been times when it has suited me to use the...
by David Ward
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: .bundle file cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified - SOLVED
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: .bundle file cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified - SOLVED

finalizer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:58 pm
… … …
This is what worked for me:
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That does seem easier and safer for someone like me than getting into Terminal, although with 27 JW plug-ins currently installed…
by David Ward
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: .bundle file cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified - SOLVED
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: .bundle file cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified - SOLVED

… … …To fix all the JW plug-ins, type something like: xattr -c /Library/Application\ Support/MakeMusic/Finale\ 26/Plug-ins/JW\ Plug-ins/jw* (...or whatever the actual path is to your JW plug-ins.) What's that final ‘jw*[/code]’? For me the path shows as ‘/Library/Application Support/MakeMusic/Final...
by David Ward
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Overweight hyphens in cues
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Overweight hyphens in cues

I solved this with fixed size as suggested by Zuill, except that as I have a separated file for the linked part I just changed the existing Lyrics Window to an appropriately small fixed size.
by David Ward
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Overweight hyphens in cues
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Overweight hyphens in cues

Thanks both. I'll give these methods a trial tomorrow (it's late here now).
by David Ward
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Overweight hyphens in cues
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Overweight hyphens in cues

Does anyone else get these overweight hyphens in cues?
by David Ward
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rest groupings (or not)
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Rest groupings (or not)

Don't have an eighth rest cross the beat - probably: circumstances and notations vary, but without seeing the music in question, it would generally be safer to have two sixteenth rests, one either side of the beat. On the beat it should be OK to have one eighth followed by one sixteenth making the t...
by David Ward
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: correct grace note slur
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: correct grace note slur

What about this?
by David Ward
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeat selection window : no scrolling
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Repeat selection window : no scrolling

zuill wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:23 am
I see. A Mac-only issue. Hmmm.
On a Mac (operating OS 10.14) I have the cursor in the repeat selection window but not the thing (how called?) you grab in the scrolling bar, although I can easily scroll with two fingers on the trackpad.
by David Ward
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T-ish: harp pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: O/T-ish: harp pedals

I wish I knew the answer, but I agree with this. it's not so much to write the pedals in, but to keep track so that what you're writing is playable! I mean, you don't want to arrive and suddenly have 6/7 pedals to reset. With computer software it's easy to offer two versions of the part: one with pe...
by David Ward
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom stems with Articulations Bug
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Custom stems with Articulations Bug

Out of curiosity I've just listened to the Berio as played by Irvine Arditti. It's an interesting effect, but any attempt at a tremolo would mean the bow would have to be rapidly raised and lowered so first the G & D then the D & A strings were being sounded in rapid alternation while the bow also m...
by David Ward
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Strange/Incorrect/Unwanted Behaviour in 12/8

This has been annoying me for years. I use 12/8 and 9/8 (which had an equivalent error, I'm not sure whether it's still there) frequently and have learnt to put up with it (but should probably take the trouble to complain, complain and complain again and again to MM). Motet, I think the copying erro...
by David Ward
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Shortcuts for Scrolling?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

I don't know how much use this will be for you, finalizer, but if (on a Mac) you key Shift-Command-G and then enter a bar number, Scroll View will go to it (as the first bar in the display) when you hit return. In longer scores scrolling to a precise place without overshooting can be quite difficult...
by David Ward
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Printing help
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Printing help

Mullen_Music, I see you are on a Mac. I find two cheap or free applications useful for creating booklets from PDFs. They show in Mac Applications as Create Booklet 2.app and as PDF-BatchBooklet.app and both are very simple to use once you have created a PDF of your Finale file.
by David Ward
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Is it notation standard for the pedal on/off symbols to not follow a horizontal line?
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Is it notation standard for the pedal on/off symbols to not follow a horizontal line?

John Ruggero wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:22 pm
… … …https://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usim ... mplete.pdf … … …
Interesting to see this as I've recently been trying to align these markings in a vocal score (always my bête noire).
by David Ward
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Remove staff names across score page breaks?
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Remove staff names across score page breaks?

I can't say I've seen that in a printed score. I think (but could be wrong) I have seen this in some of the older editions if the system layout remains the same either throughout or at least for a number of pages and usually also with one system to a page (if more than one, only the top system on t...
by David Ward
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled Chords articulation design
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Rolled Chords articulation design

I think it's the Symbol Selection dialogue's #103 that is being referred to in the manual. However your best solution is as described above.
by David Ward
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unlocking selected systems only
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Unlocking selected systems only

Try shift-command-L and see what happens.
by David Ward
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: Graphics problems with Finale 26.3

If I was starting from scratch with computer music typesetting I expect I might well choose Dorico, but I doubt very much that it would be worth my while to change to it at present unless Finale collapses completely. Yes, Finale can be infuriating and frustrating; but doesn't that apply to computers...
by David Ward
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T notation question
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: O/T notation question

Yes, is my answer, but a suitable gesture from the conductor might help in first rehearsal. BTW I think ed accel. might be more idiomatic than e accel.