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by ebiggs1
Thu Jul 18, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anybody else? Tiny staves from Wizard
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Anybody else? Tiny staves from Wizard

I wonder why I don't get your result.
Me too, I tried creating every way i could think of and I still get proper normal SATB+piano scores. Gotta be some setting.
by ebiggs1
Mon Jul 15, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Centered whole notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Centered whole notes

The JW Change solution won't work ... On the contrary JW Change works very well as you can plainly see in my example. It is for a test so each measure will be essentially the same anyway. Besides if all measures are whole notes each measure will be the same size. It took me two tries to get the spa...
by ebiggs1
Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Centered whole notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Centered whole notes

To restore original positioning: ...
In JW Change just select the Clear Position

BTW this is included in Finale 27 so there s no extra cost buying additional plug-ins.
by ebiggs1
Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Centered whole notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Centered whole notes

Bill,
JW Change will do this and as above with just a click.
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by ebiggs1
Thu Jul 11, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: irregular waving lines/ how to
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: irregular waving lines/ how to

The Finale Maestro smufl font has a tons of 'things' and wavy lines is included.
by ebiggs1
Tue Jul 02, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Formatting large scores - combining parts on staves
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Formatting large scores - combining parts on staves

In this case as with some others it may be preferable to have two scores. One for conductor and one for parts.
by ebiggs1
Sat Jun 29, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unplugging headphones causes Finale to freeze
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Unplugging headphones causes Finale to freeze

I know this doesn't help you a lot but it happens to me on Windows PC so it may be a Finale problem. In my case it is a Bluetooth issue and was affirmed by a MM tech. I have not tried disabling my iPhone which is always running Bluetooth but I may try it now.
by ebiggs1
Wed Jun 19, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Check Range plugin
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Check Range plugin

I use the plugin on beginner music just to make sure I didn’t get excited when arranging or composing and got a note out of their range but I never use it more than that.
by ebiggs1
Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff

Yes it does at least it works as supposed to here on my end.
by ebiggs1
Tue Jun 18, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff

A simple experiment reveals that the staff style is not the culprit.
My suggestion was not meant to condemn staff styles as it was to offer a solution that works and is extremely easy to do.
by ebiggs1
Mon Jun 17, 2024 3:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff

Try clearing your Staff Style and use JW Change to hide stems. The change form 6/8 to 3/4 sticks that way if it will do the rest of what you want. You can hide barlines in the Measure tool
by ebiggs1
Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Can't change Time Signature, plus apparent ghost staff

I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to do but you might want to explore JW Change on a new document to see if it will do what you want. It has the ability to change a lot of stuff like hiding stems. You can hide barlines in the Measure tool, too, eliminating the need for a Staff Style. Just a t...
by ebiggs1
Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Best way to create a template
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: Best way to create a template

I'm not a Mac user mainly because they cost too much for what you get but what I know is Windows does not have better sound handling ability over a Mac in Finale.
by ebiggs1
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part incomplete, keeping its one page size after applying spacing.
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Part incomplete, keeping its one page size after applying spacing.

Two commands you want to commit to memory is Ctrl+D and Ctrl+U. The first redraws the screen and the later updates the file.
I am sure there are similar commands for Mac users. If you use the selection tool or Ctrl+A you can specify exactly where you want and what you want updated.
by ebiggs1
Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Finale Crash

I dunno.
You have your opinion and I have mine.
"writhe music"
I am glad to know you never made a typo, geeze :roll:
by ebiggs1
Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Finale Crash

I have never heard of "Perfect Layout" but it sounds like a good program to have.
Perfect Layout along with JW Change and :edit: JW Staff Polyphony are mandatory plug-ins, IMHO, for anybody that uses Finale to :edit: write music.
by ebiggs1
Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Finale Crash

Ian,

I haven't experienced that but I am Windows.
You can u/l your offending file to a Dropbox or Google drive and give us the link so we can see if the file has some problems in it.
by ebiggs1
Sun Jun 09, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Score-only expression

Your suggestion or my suggestion as to which is the best way is not at issue. The OP has found a solution he likes and is working. You are certainly entitled to your solution and to use it whether I think it more involved or not. There is an end to it.
by ebiggs1
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Score-only expression

Clancy sounds like you found a solution that works for you and that is all that is important. In Finale there are always multiple ways to do things none are right tor wrong if they work for you.
by ebiggs1
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show

The limits are indeed smaller here.
The limits are indeed tiny here.
by ebiggs1
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Score-only expression

It would be nice if this were an option in the Expression Designer dialog box. Clancy, This isn't as hard as it may sound. motet's solution is more difficult or lets say involved then it needs to be but it would work. You can call your custom marking category anything you want with text as you like...
by ebiggs1
Thu Jun 06, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The page limit that Finale shows is not the same as what it prints
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: The page limit that Finale shows is not the same as what it prints

... the best way would be to make your document available so someone can look.
The absolute fastest way to get the answer and remedy.
by ebiggs1
Sat Jun 01, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How can Finale Mac read an Encore file
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: How can Finale Mac read an Encore file

Encore 5 has seen no updates since 2015, and is still 32-bit
I didn't even know it still existed or why!
by ebiggs1
Sun May 26, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to include a narrator
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: How to include a narrator

I've never written one myself but I have played several in fact we are doing one Monday. But if it is in time, rhythm, I would do it like lyrics. If it is just over a certain number of measures, say 8 or 16, I would simply use a text block or an expression.
by ebiggs1
Sun May 26, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding new instrument to score
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Adding new instrument to score

Try Score Manage> Add instrument button at the lower part of the page.