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by motet
Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part incomplete, keeping its one page size after applying spacing.
Replies: 9
Views: 74

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

It must be a bug that the layout isn't updated after adding measures. I usually layout all the measures at the very beginning, which may be why I haven't encountered it. I do vaguely recall that occasionally the last page didn't appear after flowing some music into it, and I think I switched between...
by motet
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part incomplete, keeping its one page size after applying spacing.
Replies: 9
Views: 74

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

This is an unusual situation. I never, and I mean never, need Ctrl+U.
by motet
Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work

Apparently you have to double click from the Selection tool to get it to switch that that verse/layer. Double-clicking with the Lyric tool, nothing happens.
by motet
Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work

I wrote a simple test with lyrics, saved it, closed Finale, restarted Finale in the Selection tool, opened the test file, switch to the Lyric tool, and the baseline arrows were there. Maybe what you say is true if there are multiple verses or layers? The O.P.'s situation seems simple, but maybe that...
by motet
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Re: Manually adjusting lyrics baseline does not work

Unless you want to adjust only one syllable, you don't have to select anything to adjust the baseline. Drag one of the first three triangles as shown on the left here (see that manual regarding what each of them do).
by motet
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part incomplete, keeping its one page size after applying spacing.
Replies: 9
Views: 74

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

Is Automatic Update Layout turned on in Preferences/Edit? If so, attach your file here and someone will figure it out.
by motet
Tue Jun 11, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Finale Crash

Per Jan's finding "invalid syllables," selecting all in the Selection tool and then doing Edit/Clear Selected Items/Lyrics seems to fix it, though though no lyrics were visible anywhere.
by motet
Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Finale Crash

What's a "syllable," Jan? There appear to be no lyrics. Copying measure 1 of Solo Horn or First Horn is OK, but Flugel (and Soprano) causes the crash,
by motet
Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stanzas on midi export in wrong order
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Stanzas on midi export in wrong order

Well, that's bizarre. When you play it back in Finale, does it play in the order you expect it to? I would try selecting everything in the Selection tool, the do Edit/Clear Selected Items, click None and them MIDI Data (so you're only clearing MIDI data). Make a backup copy first!
by motet
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stanzas on midi export in wrong order
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Stanzas on midi export in wrong order

What do you mean by "stanzas"? Lyric verses or staves?
by motet
Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dynamics in older files show Tempo rather than Velocity in playback settings
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Dynamics in older files show Tempo rather than Velocity in playback settings

I opened default files created by 2005b, 2011, and 2014.5 in Finale 27, and they all had key velocity in the Playback tab, so it might be peculiar to the Mac, or something you did might have caused it.
by motet
Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Score-only expression

ebiggs1 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:10 pm
...motet's solution is more difficult or lets say involved then it needs to be...
You still haven't explained your criticism.
by motet
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Score-only expression

You might have missed the conundrum that with a score list you need to specify which staves in the score the expression appears on, so if you have double winds you'd need a category for each wind staff. I don't know what Clancy's situation is, though. I'm curious why you say my solution is more invo...
by motet
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show
Replies: 11
Views: 194

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

I believe any picture you'd need to post can be made small enough with the right format and color depth. .musx files are a different story.
by motet
Sat Jun 08, 2024 1:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show
Replies: 11
Views: 194

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

The limits are indeed smaller here. I don't think it's valid to compare this site with Facebook or LinkedIn. The files of yours I posted above were 104K and 20K, so within the limit. You can get your ideas across by posting 256-color .png files instead of jpg's, which tend to be much bigger; but it ...
by motet
Fri Jun 07, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score-only expression
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Score-only expression

You've run into one of the problems with the "voiced parts." You could make a macro to unlink the a2's from the parts. But there are other problems; my solution is to write each part on a separate staff and use those to generate the individual parts. That way it's easy to get them exactly how you wa...
by motet
Fri Jun 07, 2024 2:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 'Photocopying is illegal' graphic symbol in Finale?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: 'Photocopying is illegal' graphic symbol in Finale?

Looks like there is one in the new Finale Maestro font, but it's not very attractive to my eye:
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I myself use the Sibelius symbol (from the Opus Text font) in Finale, to which I add (necessary, in my option) text.
by motet
Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:53 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show
Replies: 11
Views: 194

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

BurtGoldstein wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:32 pm
Hi Motet - I am puzzled by your request to place attachments 'here", since I see my 2 attachments as images in your Comment...
I was suggesting you do as I did, rather than putting them on Dropbox. Dropbox might be necessary if files are big, but not here.
by motet
Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding Smart Shape deletes other Smart Shapes on page
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Adding Smart Shape deletes other Smart Shapes on page

This is not usual. If you can put your .musx file on Dropbox, someone can probably figure out what's going on.
by motet
Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't place an Expression where I need it to show
Replies: 11
Views: 194

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

I don't really understand your question, but why not attach your images here? You'll get more takers.
by motet
Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The page limit that Finale shows is not the same as what it prints
Replies: 3
Views: 149

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

I think you're saying that systems are being moved forward or backward a page when you print. I would check margins as well as page size, but the best way would be to make your document available so someone can look. If it's too big to attach here, maybe you could put it on Dropbox or the like.
by motet
Mon Jun 03, 2024 5:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No sound when I used Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: No sound when I used Finale

I'm glad that worked. I've found that if you don't have a microphone, Finale will revert Audio settings to the default, which is a pain in the neck for me, since I don't usually have a microphone hooked up on my desktop. I've been forced to write a Finale Script that I must run clunkily each time--b...
by motet
Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How can Finale Mac read an Encore file
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: How can Finale Mac read an Encore file

I've got Finale 2005b which I still use occasionally. I'm happy to use it to read your file and write a .mus file, which you should then be able to open in the latest version of Finale.
by motet
Sun Jun 02, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No sound when I used Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: No sound when I used Finale

That's the way ASIO works on Windows. It's a "feature" and not limited to Finale, I don't think.