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by David Ward
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy editing frame position
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Speedy editing frame position

I don't know its official function, but I am glad of it as it prevents the frame from jumping automatically to the next bar after entering notes to the full value of the bar one is in. Could this actually be its purpose? Or is that something more arcane?
by David Ward
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why are some notes shown out of range.
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Why are some notes shown out of range.

… (Most professional players now have an F attachment that extends the range to include all those notes except the B-natural.) Some instruments have a long tuning slide on the F attachment that will temporarily convert the instrument to B flat/E, although that's less usual on tenor B flat/F instrum...
by David Ward
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale for iOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 6665

Re: Finale for iOS?

Somewhat off-topic, but… I have a number of these little notebooks like the one pictured, just under 15 cm (6 in) high, in various pockets together with at least one 3B pencil, a small sharpener & an eraser. I jot down ideas as they come to me anywhere - up a mountain (not that I go up so many now I...
by David Ward
Mon May 31, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Later Colours
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Later Colours

motet wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 6:22 pm
Twas always thus since I've been using Finale. Don't know about the Mac.
On a Mac the layers retain their colours in the Speedy frame. The one you're working on is bold, any others are fainter but still in their assigned colours.
by David Ward
Thu May 27, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: newbie for music theory , help!
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: newbie for music theory , help!

What you have is technically correct, but a bit awkward to read. If this is what I wanted I might perhaps try something like this, depending on tempo and other factors.
by David Ward
Tue May 25, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: File sharing
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: File sharing

If I were 20, even 10, years younger I would have gone to Dorico by now. However, I'm 80, so probably won't. If Finale packs up completely, I'll most likely just use manuscript. I'm fluent, quick and instinctive (and legible!) writing in pencil, plus I have a huge supply of A3 paper with 14, 18, 24 ...
by David Ward
Tue May 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Converting to Mp3 format
Replies: 10
Views: 2590

Re: Converting to Mp3 format

On the Mac, Switch does a good job at converting any audio format to any other audio format (even in batches and different mp3 qualities). FWIW I obtained Switch about a year ago, when the only way I could buy a particular recording of some Schumann songs was as a download, as there was no CD avail...
by David Ward
Fri May 14, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposition
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Transposition

So I just came across the new to me concept of transposition. Am I correct in my understanding that if I am playing sheet music made for the alto saxophone that I can just not deal with transposition for now? I feel we're all guessing a bit at what is your question. Here is my take on what I think ...
by David Ward
Sun May 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: What is the "purpose" of the page margins settings?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: What is the "purpose" of the page margins settings?

As it happens I've just in the last few minutes been adjusting the margins of a 247 page score so that the contents of all the right hand pages is shifted somewhat to the right to accommodate the binding, while keeping the default margins for the left hand pages. (There is a global option for having...
by David Ward
Fri May 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stave height
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Stave height

Peter Thomsen wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 6:04 pm
David Ward wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 4:20 pm
… I'm not expecting this to happen, but the dialogue box I'd like to see in Finale would do all this arithmetic for me …
Indeed that would be nice.
- Excellent for a feature request.
This seems to be a relevant dialogue in Dorico:
by David Ward
Thu May 06, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stave height
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Stave height

zuill wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 4:31 pm
Peter Thomsen wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:02 pm
… … …
It looks like you used the square root of 2 for both calculations, but with different results.

Zuill
I suspect he may have done square root of square root for 4th root.
by David Ward
Thu May 06, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stave height
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Stave height

Geddit? Sort of - IF I've understood, I need to multiply the absolute stave height of 24 points by the Resulting System Scaling to get the figure in points for the stave size for A4, and to multiply this result by the square root of 2 for A3 or by the 4th root of 2 for B4. To convert the points of ...
by David Ward
Thu May 06, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stave height
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Stave height

I still seem to find this confusing, although I've had it all explained to me here in the past (by Peter, I think). For the A4 specified in the dialogue (screenshot), is the stave height 73% of 4.8 mm or something different? What height would it be if printed to B4? And if printed to A3? The current...
by David Ward
Mon May 03, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyric Hyphen Help
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Lyric Hyphen Help

It sounds like you might use a non-breaking hyphen, one that does not break a word into syllables. In stead of the usual hyphen, type Alt+0173, or use Insert hard hyphen (Lyrics window > Text). Unfortunately on a Mac the ‘hard hyphen’ appears as an n-dash which in many fonts looks wrong, as shown i...
by David Ward
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: an oddity with Opt.9
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: an oddity with Opt.9

N.B. : 9 without the option key works (numeric keypad in Speedy) on a single note. The addition of the option key (with the cursor on the first note of the measure) is supposed to change enharmonies in the whole measure. This doesn't seem to work (Mac Catalina, Finale 26). What Opt plus 9 seems to ...
by David Ward
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text Block Bug?
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Text Block Bug?

I seem to get solid lines when editing the title of a piece here on Mac (screenshot). There are couple of interesting things, however. Not all the text seems to be highlighted automatically and in File Info only the first three words of the title (‘A Few Notes’) are present. None of this seems to ma...
by David Ward
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Auto Save Interruptions
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Auto Save Interruptions

I haven't heard back from them yet, but in the meantime I think you may (not sure) be able to download and use the free trial version if you click on that button and then license it in due course. From what I can see there may not be a version for Mac OS later than 10.14. I expect this may be the pr...
by David Ward
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Auto Save Interruptions
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Auto Save Interruptions

Oh dear, yes I see ForeverSave 2 has been ‘removed from sale’. I've sent them an e-mail to ask why &c and will report back when I get a reply.
by David Ward
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Auto Save Interruptions
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Auto Save Interruptions

For some time now I've been using ForeverSave2 https://toolforcesoftware.com/foreversave/ in preference to Finale's own auto save. It seems to work extremely well (for me at least). I haven't had a Finale freeze for a long time except sometimes with playback, which is peripheral for me, so not too m...
by David Ward
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Misbehaving rests in 12/8
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: Misbehaving rests in 12/8

This still happens in 12/8 & 9/8 fill with rests, but I think may now be mostly a Mac problem. I've just checked something I seemed to remember about this. If one uses fill with rests and then corrects the rests before using that bar as a source for copy and paste, the error is recreated in the dest...
by David Ward
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: TG Tools harmonics not directly on top of its note
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: TG Tools harmonics not directly on top of its note

For me at least, this problem exists with the version of TGTools that comes with Finale, but not with the full version of TGTools which centres them correctly without my needing to do anything extra.
by David Ward
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan Playback via Audio Units
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Garritan Playback via Audio Units

There doesn't seem to be any official up-date on this (that I can find).

If you do try, please let us know how it goes…
by David Ward
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Template for 4 pianos 8 hands
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Template for 4 pianos 8 hands

Is this what you want?

If so, all I did was to keep adding pianos while creating a new file via the Setup Wizard. You could then save it as a template.

I apologise if this is not what you want.
by David Ward
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplets over bar lines
Replies: 14
Views: 3560

Re: Tuplets over bar lines

It makes me want to cry when I see how quickly and fluently you enter the notes. I've used Finale for 11 years and thousands of hours, all on simple entry, and it is still a painful distressing process for me. Should I learn to use speedy entry? Do I need a keyboard to use it? FWIW I use Speedy wit...
by David Ward
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trills with accidentals
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Trills with accidentals

FWIW I think the first example shown is probably in Engraver font, while the one by Zuill is in Maestro. These are how they look in the smart line selection for me in Engraver font (which is what I use) in Finale 26.