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by zuill
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure

Here's the sample using Garritan. I tried Fusion Drum for the triangle, but changed it to Basic Orch. There are other options, but it all depends on what sound is needed.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure

One can do this, with a bit of trickery, to get the look and the playback, without changing instruments in the usual way.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Changing percussion instrument mid-measure

I'm sure Evelyn Glennie could do it.

Zuill
by zuill
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Type in Poly Chord
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Type in Poly Chord

I think there might be a misunderstanding here.

Type C_Bb and you get:

C
Bb

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Aligning notes in separate layers
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Aligning notes in separate layers

I have a completely opposite approach. I have AMS on all the time. After all the notes are entered, I then begin to fine tune spacing. Usually, AMS does 99% of my work for me. I also have Incorporate Manual Positioning select in Music Spacing (in Document Options). This handles most manual spacing n...
by zuill
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dynamics not being recognized
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Dynamics not being recognized

All we see is a picture. Without having a file to examine, it's hard to help in troubleshooting.

Zuill
by zuill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: HP and fermatas
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: HP and fermatas

You might have to resort to using Audio Units.

Zuill
by zuill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is Finale's Preferences file located
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Where is Finale's Preferences file located

In Preferences/Folders, look for the location of Configuration Files. In Windows, even if you have chosen to see hidden folders, the Windows Search won't show those files. I'm not sure if there is a way to tell Windows to search hidden folders. Once you tell Windows to allow hidden folders to be see...
by zuill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: HP and fermatas
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: HP and fermatas

Instead of turning HP off, customize HP to still include it. If you don't need anything else, turn everything off except fermatas.

Zuill
by zuill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score/Part name placement off borders
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Score/Part name placement off borders

I would choose Page Edge instead of Page Margin in the attributes so that the margins won't matter. I know you solved the immediate issue, but this might be helpful in the future if you want the page margins to be different for the score. Generally you may want it wider on the left to accommodate th...
by zuill
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem with Repeat sign
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Problem with Repeat sign

What's happened here is that you have a Group that includes both staves, then another group that includes only the lower staff. Delete that group.

Zuill
by zuill
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating a part from a group
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Creating a part from a group

Not quite sure what you want. For example, do you want a group in the linked part with, say, 2 other instruments? If so, just put those into the linked part, and then group them in the part.

Maybe we need more clarification and details.

Zuill
by zuill
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

Sometimes odd behavior is fixed by regenerating the preferences file.

Zuill
by zuill
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"
Replies: 18
Views: 372

Re: "One or more auto-saved documents were found"

Are the crash reports auto-saved documents? I thought those were .asv files. The .asv files are in the Main Finale document folder. I use a custom setup to keep things more organized. In order to find .asv files, do a search for them and then you might be able to find where they are. I just did a Wi...
by zuill
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: MIDI Sync
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: MIDI Sync

is HP set to None? Also, there's a checkbox in Finales playback settings, but I don't see that in the pictures you posted. Have you set that properly?

Zuill
by zuill
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Selecting tuplet when 2nd window is open
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Selecting tuplet when 2nd window is open

I am able to select the handle, and the dialogue box opens. However, it does something bizarre. It launches a tuplet on the note following the one I selected. For example, I tried to modify the triplet by adding a bracket. Instead, it created an extra triplet on the following note, with the bracket....
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Youtube Playback ID error message when Finale is open.
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Youtube Playback ID error message when Finale is open.

It's an option in the Audio Setup window. I have DirectSound chosen.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dropped notes
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Dropped notes

You don't need to turn HP off. Just customize it the way my file did. The rest of HP might be useful.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: triplets
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: triplets

Yes, that's why I said press Enter. The normal Option-3 means "three of whatever note I enter next," which is why it doesn't work for quarter+eighth triplet. Ah. Of course. The default is what's needed in this case. For any other definition, then Simple potentially could be faster. But Speedy alrea...
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: triplets
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: triplets

Speedy Entry doesn't allow the definition to be recalled as a default. Simple does. You might try Simple for this. Press Alt-9 after entering the first quarter, set it to 3 8ths in place of 2, and select the option to make this the default. Then, on the next triplet, just enter the quarter and press...
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Youtube Playback ID error message when Finale is open.
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Youtube Playback ID error message when Finale is open.

I believe this only occurs if you have Finale using ASIO. I don't, so I don't get this issue.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dropped notes
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Dropped notes

I took the liberty of making a change in the Piano sound used. Finale has available a slightly better piano sound in the SmartMusic SoftSynth that many people are not aware of. It's called Piano 1. I think it is slightly more realistic, and still gives the option of recording directly to mp3.

Zuill
by zuill
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dropped notes
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Dropped notes

I tried all kinds of modifications. When I changed it to Garritan sounds, all worked well. However, you only have the option of Wav export, which means you would then have to convert the Wav files. When I turned off HP, it exported properly. However, you might need HP. So, I modified the Standard HP...
by zuill
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells

Since it plays back correctly on my system, it must be a system specific, or maybe GPO5 issue. I wish I could be of more help with the playback problems. As far as the staff, that is an easy fix. Apply the Change Instrument utility, then, in the Score Manager, change the 1 line staff to a 5 line sta...
by zuill
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Mid-staff Percussion Instrument Change to Jingle Bells

Let's start with this demo file. If it is close to what you need, then we can go from there.

Zuil