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by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Lost playback of dynamics...again
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Lost playback of dynamics...again

If I change mf to pp, I hear a difference. I don't know why mf and ff sound the same. Maybe it's just crappy. You can change the key velocity numbers in each of the dynamics, I gu4ess.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Hide staff in system

Maybe so.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Hide staff in system

It's hard to say exactly what he or she wants, but I think it's to hide, not unhide. Ctrl-click on the to-hide staff's handle on Windows selects the staff for that system, but doesn't show the menu. Right-click, as I said. Make sure the cursor is right over the handle.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Lost playback of dynamics...again
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Lost playback of dynamics...again

If notes but not dynamics play back, attach a portion of your file exhibiting the problem.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Hide staff in system

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by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

Good to know! That only lets you move it, though, so you'd convert space before to space after. And respacing the measure seems to undo it.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 183

Re: Hide staff in system

Staff tool, Hide Empty Staves. Select just the one you want to hide.
by motet
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can we write 8vb?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Can we write 8vb?

The SmartShape "8..." will play back correctly. The default below the staff is 8va, which you can change to 8vb if you want in the SmartShape options. "8" or "8va" below the staff is standard. It's the belowness than means basso. But 8vb is common. There have been many discussions here and elsewhere...
by motet
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

This seems like an oversight, since in general Finale seems to parameterize everything and let you change it.

Perhaps something could be done with the clef designer? A shape expression which has the clef a bit to the left?
by motet
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback scroll lost
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Playback scroll lost

I've never had a problem closing the file by clicking on the X or closing Finale, but I don't use VST audio.

I recommend never letting your computer hibernate or sleep with Finale open. Always close it if you're going to be away from your computer for any length of time.
by motet
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Playback scroll lost
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Playback scroll lost

Doesn't happen to me. Try restarting Finale or rebooting.
by motet
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:07 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

The handles are for adjusting the page and system margins (sounds like you're dragging the top page margin handle). To move a system, click-drag on the middle of the system rather than a handle. Ctrl-click-drag (or Mac equivalent) to move just that system. Plain click-drag to move that system and al...
by motet
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Placing chords on the up beat
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Placing chords on the up beat

I'm a chord novice, but it seems to work to put hidden rests in layer 2 and attach your upbeat chord to one of those.
by motet
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Expressions attach to beats, and so should follow the notes (as a dynamic does, for example), unless I guess you're using the Note Position tool to move notes off the beat (in that case, consider using the beat chart instead, if you can).
by motet
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with JW Lua script
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Help with JW Lua script

There's a JW Lua email list you can join from Jari's website. I've asked questions there and found people helpful (including <elbsound>).
by motet
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback problems for one file
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Playback problems for one file

Is VST selected on the MIDI menu?
by motet
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Part Names
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Part Names

You need to go to Manage Parts, where you can change the part name (Edit button). Part name and staff name are distinct.
by motet
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 'Go to Bar' key command?
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: 'Go to Bar' key command?

I've never heard of a "go to measure" command; in scroll view you can type in a measure number in the controls at the bottom of the window. However, the JW Navigate plug-in has it for any view.
by motet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:48 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?

I don't see an unparenthesized B-flat in the first example.

I agree it's an unusual request, but perhaps this is for some pedagogical use--I don't know. I just try to answer the person's request and don't usually question their motives.
by motet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:53 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?

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. You can change the flat symbol in the Key Signatures options to a parenthesized one, but it's small...
by motet
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:11 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?

I think "accidental" can mean "sharp, flat, or natural symbol" even if in the key signature, e.g. "cautionary accidental."
by motet
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Switch Documents
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Switch Documents

Ctrl-Tab on Windows.
by motet
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Blue Brackets showing up everywhere
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Blue Brackets showing up everywhere

In the Staff Tool menu, pick Group and Bracket / Edit.
by motet
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Transparent background export
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Transparent background export

You'd probably have to export it as a graphic and set the background color to white and make in transparent in an external program.
by motet
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Perfect Layout free update v1.2 released (more than 80 improvements and new features)

Sounds like you need expressions, then. I see no advantage to articulations.