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by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Deleting Blank Measures
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Deleting Blank Measures

Delete should have worked, then. You want the Delete key below Insert on the keyboard, not Del in the keypad. If it's a laptop, then who knows.
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Deleting Blank Measures
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Deleting Blank Measures

The Delete key will work if you select all the staves vertically, the so-call "stack."
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 2 or More Grace Notes with Slash
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: 2 or More Grace Notes with Slash

Looks like JW Grace Note Slash uses the document setting Grace Note Slash Thickness. The one above looked too thin. Here I've set it thicker to demonstrate. If you'd like to keep it thin for single grace notes, you can set it back after running the plug-in.
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 2 or More Grace Notes with Slash
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: 2 or More Grace Notes with Slash

The JW Grace Note Slash plug-in will do it, but Peter's way gives you more control over the look.
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

No, I use Speedy. As I said, I don't usually look at the screen, so I live with it.

If you hit Esc, you'll leave the Speedy Entry tool and the measure will be respaced, then you can go back. Not ideal, I know. You probably want to turn off "fill with rests at end of measure" in that case.
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Articulation - Change Default Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Articulation - Change Default Placement

This thread details the best I could come up with for articulations. It will place the top correctly; you then need to adjust the bottom.
viewtopic.php?t=16978
by motet
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Save as PDF
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Save as PDF

Go to your Windows settings and see what printers are installed. If there's no print-to-PDF print, you'll have to download and add one. There are several free ones, including one from Microsoft. I use CutePDF.
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

apkyburz wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:29 am
motet wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:33 am
If you can enter the music in Scroll View, I think that doesn't happen.
No, the behavior is the same.
You are right. I guess I don't tend to look at the screen when I'm entering music. Simple entry does seem to adjust as you go along. Alas, I suspect this is unlikely to ever be fixed.
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over rests not extending in multiple layers
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Beam over rests not extending in multiple layers

Looks like you can't anyway! I was going to suggest using the copy filter to propagate the manual adjustment, but if you switch to layer 2 to extend the beams, then they show up already extended. Extending them further doesn't see to work. Personally, I don't like the look of beams extended over res...
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam over rests not extending in multiple layers
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Beam over rests not extending in multiple layers

But you can likely fix it by hand with the beam extension tool.
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

If you can enter the music in Scroll View, I think that doesn't happen.
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: coloured notes are exported as black and white?
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: coloured notes are exported as black and white?

I'm sorry I offended you, but if the question is "Why are my coloured notes coming out black and white?", then of course ask here. But if the question is "what is PDF Creator?", Googling will give you your answer much quicker, and, if it seems to be what you want, you can download it and be on your ...
by motet
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Layering Overlap
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Layering Overlap

Right--this is not a unison. You could flip the 16th stems, or manually move the whole note.
by motet
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Layering Overlap
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Layering Overlap

If you want something like this
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then set the Music Spacing option: Avoid collision of unisons: All noteheads
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by motet
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Repeats affecting playback tempo
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Repeats affecting playback tempo

Human Playback, I suspect. Is there a fermata before the repeat, by any chance?
by motet
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problems Copying Layers
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Problems Copying Layers

If you're using the copy filter, make sure Chords and Fretboards is checked.
by motet
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole Note Tuplets
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Whole Note Tuplets

In this case, I need to use an annoyingly sib-like workflow: Speedy, ctl 3, enter first pitch as whole note, change duration to half, proceed... Doesn't seem like much of an annoyance. Make sure the Speedy option "Insert notes or rests" is unchecked, then, after entering your whole note, press left...
by motet
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole Note Tuplets
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Whole Note Tuplets

You didn't answer my question in the redundant topic, so I'll post here. If it's really a tuplet of three whole notes you want, then in Speedy entry, press Ctrl-3 (for a triplet), then enter three whole notes. That's the standard way of entering a tuplet in Speedy and that's all there is to it. For ...
by motet
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Whole Note Tuplets
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Whole Note Tuplets

Three whole notes in the space of? Time signature?
by motet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Saving time signatures?

The manual, in fact, lists the predefined metatools.
by motet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Maybe that's better than the multi-step way I tried.
by motet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Finale Songwriter
Topic: Change instrument part way through a staff
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Change instrument part way through a staff

This is easy with Finale, but I don't know about Songwriter; perhaps someone else will. If not, you might consider upgrading.
by motet
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way
Replies: 25
Views: 366

Re: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way

Looks like the file is in the right place. So now you just need to unpack it from the zip file by double-clicking.
by motet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Opening files on Mac and Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Opening files on Mac and Windows

It's supposed to work, but why not just try it?