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by zuill
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Muting chords
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Muting chords

Uncheck "Enable Chord Playback" in the Chord Tool menu.

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by zuill
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Graphically moving rests
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Graphically moving rests

I was imagining the Vertical Position, which can occur between layers.

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by zuill
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Graphically moving rests
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Graphically moving rests

Horizontally or vertically? Vertically, for me, is easiest done with the Simple Entry Tool and the up or down arrow keys. Horizontally with Special Tools/Note Position Tool by selecting the handle and nudging with an arrow key. It's probably vertically that you need.

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by zuill
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ctrl+Enter "OK" shortcut not working on Windows/F26?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Ctrl+Enter "OK" shortcut not working on Windows/F26?

I don't believe Windows has a comparable shortcut. Mouse Click the OK button. Ctrl-Click activates all OK buttons on all open dialogue boxes. You might need to create a shortcut with TG Tools Keyboard Shortcuts, or use a third party program for keyboard shortcuts.

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by zuill
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Garritan won't play through midi keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Garritan won't play through midi keyboard

A keyboard can only play sounds that are resident in the keyboard. The Garritan sounds are not loaded into your keyboard. If you have a keyboard that allows the Garritan sounds to be loaded there, then you need to load them into the keyboard. However, from your description, I don't think your keyboa...
by zuill
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: 1,2,3 endings with DS al Fine
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 1,2,3 endings with DS al Fine

Is this close?

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by zuill
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

Question: In the "For Parts" Score, did you unlink the part in the Soprano Sax 2 part in the score Manager?

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by zuill
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Need to change font of pre-existing lyrics (after xml file conversion)
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Need to change font of pre-existing lyrics (after xml file conversion)

Maybe I didn't explain the Mac process well, so here's a quote from the Documentation. Maybe this will make it clearer: Edit and Text menus appear on the menu bar at the top of the screen when opening the Lyrics window so you can copy and paste text, change fonts and styles, and carry out other edit...
by zuill
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Preferences is missing "show measure number bar."
Replies: 7
Views: 79

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

I have it in v25 and v26. I am on Windows 10. In page view, the option is greyed out. In Scroll View, it is accessible. Maybe your preferences need to be recreated.

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by zuill
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Sol-Fa Input plug-in
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Sol-Fa Input plug-in

My take on the original post was striking the letter keys on the QWERTY keyboard. The Feature request is that there would be a plugin for this, and that D would be the Do of the given key one was in. That's how I read it.

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:51 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 the notes are in one layer, and you have selected another layer, then handles won't show. I'm grabbing at straws here.

Also, what are the settings for handles in Preferences?

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback tempo
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Playback tempo

Or, possibly there's MIDI Tempo Data overriding the Expression.

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:13 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? From the Mac Documentation (since the OP uses Mac): Show Handles. Choose this command to display a small square handle on each note, stem, beam, tie, or dot (depending on which Special Tools tool icon y...
by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:03 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

In the Special Tools drop down menu there is an item called Show Handles. Is that checked?

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

HOWEVER... I deleted the tenor sax from the indented list under Soprano 2 and that worked! Even better, selecting the appropriate range and setting it to tenor also worked! I was going to mention that I also tried that method in the Score Manager. I'm glad our discourse lead to a solution. Zuill
by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback tempo
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Playback tempo

If you can upload your file here, we can probably find the cause.

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: System bracket wings?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: System bracket wings?

This has been requested by some of us for over 20 years. I don't see it coming any time soon.

If you need something different, you can create an expression to do it. Tedious, maybe, but at least you have an option.

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by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

But what do you mean by the 'linked part'? The other soprano (doubling bass clarinet)? I don't quite follow what you're saying. Document/Edit Part should list all the linked parts. Parts need to be created first before you extract a part. All of your instruments are listed there. When all else fail...
by zuill
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Mysterious volume changes
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Mysterious volume changes

That feature was not available in 2012. It was added in a later version. When I install a new version of Finale, that's one of the first things I uncheck.

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by zuill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:16 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)

That tool is not for this kind of split. Finale doesn't have any built in options to do this type of "split" stem.

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by zuill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:46 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)

I moved one of the noteheads to the right with Special Tools/Notehead Position Tool. I then dragged the Accidental to the right with the Accidental Mover Tool. Lastly, I added the extra stem with the Smart Shape Tool.

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by zuill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:04 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)

The look in your picture is a little more work to do than the one in my picture.

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by zuill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

Don't know. I even tried (in v26) making the change in the linked part, as well as extracting the part and making the change in the extracted part. Both of those worked.

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by zuill
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't change instrument
Replies: 19
Views: 228

Re: Can't change instrument

After reading your post about 2014.5, I decided to try that. It still changed for me.

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