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by zuill
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cannot change an instrument in Score Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Cannot change an instrument in Score Manager

I was wrong. I checked it out and had no problem changing to Synth Brass. By the way, what I was talking about is not with changing an instrument in the Score Manager, but changing in the score part way through. Sorry about the confusion.

Zuill
by zuill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tremolo bug
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Tremolo bug

I believe it has always behaved that way. Try selecting "Hide Layer When Inactive" for Layer 4 in Document Options/Layers. Of course, that won't be of help if you need Layer 4 elsewhere where it needs to show. Otherwise, manually show the accidentals as you have already done. You mentioned the Eb, b...
by zuill
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cannot change an instrument in Score Manager
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Cannot change an instrument in Score Manager

Changing from one staff instrument to a two staff instrument is no doable the normal way. there are workarounds, but how you do it depends on what you want.

Zuill
by zuill
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Setting Enclosures in Rehearsal Marks Category
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Setting Enclosures in Rehearsal Marks Category

If you have a rehearsal mark already defined that has an enclosure, merely duplicate it and make any necessary edits to the definition of the duplicate mark.

Zuill
by zuill
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding verticle space between lyrics (first and second verse)
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Adding verticle space between lyrics (first and second verse)

When the 2nd verse is selected, you can drag one or more of the handles to the left to modify the baseline of that verse. You can also do it by the numbers in the dialogue box used for adjusting the lyric baselines.

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by zuill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help needed with enharmonic spelling
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Help needed with enharmonic spelling

Start by unchecking the Simplify Spelling option in the Chord Menu.

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by zuill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hiding barlines issues
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Hiding barlines issues

With the posted sample file, conflicting Staff Style definitions are the cause. Since you don't need stemless notes in the measure needing the hidden barline, get rid of that style for that measure and then the barlines will be hidden. Zuill P.S.: Well, that was on the first page. I'll have to now l...
by zuill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding percussion to vocal line
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Adding percussion to vocal line

If you need playback of handclaps on a Vocal staff, that requires some trickery. But the look is easily achievable. You might want to mute playback of the handclap notes.

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by zuill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Won't Copy and Insert
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Finale Won't Copy and Insert

Insert doesn't require a stack selection. Insert can be done on an individual staff.

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by zuill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Flute 1st time, Oboe 2nd time
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Flute 1st time, Oboe 2nd time

The Flute is resting, so what's to play the first time? If you want the Flute to have what is written in the Oboe part the first time, then you would need to duplicate the notes into the Flute staff. Then, use expressions to mute the oboe the first time, and mute the Flute the second time. With VST,...
by zuill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spacing
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Spacing

One trick I've used is to attach an articulation to the note that uses a blank character (so it doesn't show). I then move it over to the left. It might take a bit of experimenting. For this to work, Articulations must be selected as an item to affect spacing in Spacing Options.

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by zuill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trouble changing staff names in score
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Trouble changing staff names in score

One way is to, when in the Staff Tool, select the bar above the staff representing the Staff Style, an press Delete.

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by zuill
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: cannot move system because of lock...
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: cannot move system because of lock...

Make sure there isn't a Page Break in there somewhere.

Zuill
by zuill
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trouble changing staff names in score
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Trouble changing staff names in score

It should be do-able. Maybe post your file here so we can see what might be interfering with what you are trying to do.

Zuill
by zuill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sixteenth note runs
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Sixteenth note runs

Position Notes Evenly Across Measure is my preference, often, for cadenzas. It is an option at the bottom of the Measure Attributes box.

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by zuill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Swing Playback Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: Swing Playback Issue

I created the expression in the Misc. category. I didn't enter any text, so that is basically how it is "hidden". I set the swing playback to 100. I assigned it to all staves. All you should see in the score is the handle (small box). I don't know what you mean by a Headphone looking icon. Go into t...
by zuill
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sudden low volume on one staff
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Sudden low volume on one staff

If we can see the file, we might be able to troubleshoot.

Zuill
by zuill
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Swing Playback Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: Swing Playback Issue

Odd that the Method used (selecting all the staves) didn't work. This well known workaround was discovered by me years ago and seems to always work. I guess I was wrong. So, another workaround is needed. See attached file, which uses hidden expressions to get things swinging.

Zuill
by zuill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: V.26 Playback White-Out
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: V.26 Playback White-Out

The White-Out is a result of scrolling with the mouse during playback. It happens in all views. One of the quirks of Finale.

Zuill
by zuill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating a custom text symbol
Replies: 7
Views: 1565

Re: Creating a custom text symbol

For me, in Finale, ALT-0332 gives L and Alt-0333 gives M. However, you can choose character 332 and 333 from the Insert/Symbol menu item and get the needed letters.

Zuill
by zuill
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: two chord name questions
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: two chord name questions

In the Score Manager, you can also change the chord playback to a different sound. So, on a vocal staff, you can have the chords play on a piano. I don't care for the chord symbol playback, but sometimes it is needed for proof reading.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Doubled augmentation dots
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Doubled augmentation dots

You can turn that option off. It's a choice.

Zuill
by zuill
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Hide staff in system

That handle and dashed line show that the staff has already been hidden.

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by zuill
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

However,
Respacing moves it back. I have AMS on but one can turn it off, I suppose.

Zuill
by zuill
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Hide staff in system

While in the Staff Tool, select a measure or measures on the staff in the system you want. Then, from the drop-down menu for the Staff Tool, select Hide Empty Staves.

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