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by motet
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF to Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: PDF to Finale

Thanks.
by motet
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF to Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 55

PDF to Finale

What's the name of the program that can read a vector PDF file made with Finale and turn it into MusicXML (as opposed to plain scanning).
by motet
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: flute cadenza over ensemble in slow passage
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: flute cadenza over ensemble in slow passage

Finale is always going to maintain vertical alignment on playback. I guess I would write the accompaniment in normal meter and write the flute part such that it aligns with each downbeat approximately how you like it. Use independent time signatures in the flute part and set the time signature to wh...
by motet
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Preferences is missing "show measure number bar."
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Preferences is missing "show measure number bar."

Are you in Scroll View when you look at the menu?
by motet
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: TGTools menus lost off screen
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: TGTools menus lost off screen

Are all of the TGTools windows lost? If not, which?
by motet
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: System bracket wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: System bracket wings?

I think I would live with the built-in wings. Few people are likely to notice.
by motet
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Sol-Fa Input plug-in
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Sol-Fa Input plug-in

I think both Speedy and Simple let you reassign the keys, so you could make d r m ... = C D E... and either transpose to the desired key afterwards, or perform some trick with the staff transposition.
by motet
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: TGTools menus lost off screen
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: TGTools menus lost off screen

Which TGTools windows are you talking about? The couple I tried didn't remember their locations. TGTools stores stuff in the Windows registry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SOMUSQUE. I suppose you could try deleting that from the registry. You'd probably have to re-enter your registration code. The s...
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette

The handles have never been a problem for me, but whatever. One can always zoom in.

Bravo for knowing about that and apologies to Jen for wiping out her customized preferences.
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette

Aha!

Why in the world is there an option to remove the handles, which renders the tools useless?
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette
Replies: 13
Views: 134

Re: Handles not Showing in Special Tools Palette

If you are used to using the tools and are sure they're not working, and you have rebooted the computer to no avail, you might have to resort to resetting Finale's preferences file. https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002541107-Resetting-Finale-s-preferences-using-a-tool-crashes-Final...
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback tempo
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Playback tempo

In Playback Settings->Playback/Record options, set Dynamics and Markings to Chase from First Measure.
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

The staff style can be used to change the staff label as well.
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Consistently Not Responding
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Finale Consistently Not Responding

You might try resetting Finales preferences file:

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... inale-etc-

If that doesn't fix it, then you may have to reinstall it.
by motet
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How can I do this? (Two note heads in one stem)
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: How can I do this? (Two note heads in one stem)

That's the custom stem tool.
by motet
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Speedy Entry with dotted notes
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Speedy Entry with dotted notes

This might be a good use of the repitch tool. Enter one measure, copy it however many times you need, then use the repitch tool.
by motet
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How can I do this? (Two note heads in one stem)
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: How can I do this? (Two note heads in one stem)

There is the Double/Split Stem tool, but I couldn't figure out the "split" part.
by motet
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

Well, that's bizarre. What could the difference be? A Program Option?
by motet
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

Doesn't change for me with 2014.5 on Windows. It does throw up an error message about Aria versions when I try to change, though.
by motet
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Maestro Percussion fonts in Finale 26 don't show
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Maestro Percussion fonts in Finale 26 don't show

The difference would appear to be Independent elements/Notehead font in the staff attributes. But how could such a thing have been set by accident?
by motet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Splitting parts
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Splitting parts

You're exploding into a new staff or staves, right? You need to set the staff transposition of the new staff to Eb before exploding. If that's not what you're doing, maybe post an example.
by motet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Splitting parts
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Splitting parts

Make sure the staff you're exploding into matches the Eb transposition.
by motet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Splitting parts
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Splitting parts

The Voiced Parts business is half-baked. I always advise putting the two flute parts (e.g.) on separate staves for the linked parts--that way you can easily control exactly what's in the parts--then combining them on a new staff toward the end of the project for use in the score (the printed score n...
by motet
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Maestro Percussion fonts in Finale 26 don't show
Replies: 21
Views: 255

Re: Maestro Percussion fonts in Finale 26 don't show

Try setting Document Options/Fonts/Notation/Percussion Noteheads to Maestro Percussion Regular 24pt.
by motet
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross staff
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Cross staff

OK--thanks for trying this one.