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by OCTO
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties between non-adjacent notes
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Ties between non-adjacent notes

mark carlson wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:19 pm

Slurs don't work well because they attach to the whole chord, not the specific note within the chord; though you can move them and manipulate their shape,
You can add a slur that is beat attached, not note attached (default). Works equally well as a tie.
by OCTO
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ped. symbol
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: Ped. symbol

Hector Pascal wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:49 am

(Note: On the left is Finale default positioning of its Ped articulation, and on the right is my work in progress.)
In Finale you can offset your custom shape (position), so that it does the job automatically without further editing.
by OCTO
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fingering brackets for harp
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: Fingering brackets for harp

Sorry for maybe being ignorant, but can't just a bracket do the job?
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by OCTO
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Swap one with another symbol?
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Swap one with another symbol?

HaraldS wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:26 am
Noteheads can be mass-changed in this window: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... GNOTHD.htm
Use „Find“ - „Selected notehead2 and „change to“ - „selected notehead“ and enter the desired values.
Wonderful! That helped me a lot today.
Many thanks!
by OCTO
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Swap one with another symbol?
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Swap one with another symbol?

Hello. Is it possible to swap one symbol in the document with another symbol? My copyist has done "hiding noteheads" with changing the notehead symbol into symbol at 204. However he is working on Windows, and my Windows is not working now, so I do on Mac where all prints (PDF, export, Cups,...) swap...
by OCTO
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 2444

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

…Finale has an option for "display" signature, and I am not sure why they never implemented, that it actually could accept any symbol, even 5/x or y/♪. or x/y time signature. That would be of a huge advantage. That sounds like a good idea for a feature request: A more versatile “Different Time Sign...
by OCTO
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 2444

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

Thank you both!

Finale has an option for "display" signature, and I am not sure why they never implemented that it actually could accept any symbol, even 5/x or y/♪. or x/y time signature. That would be of a huge advantage.
by OCTO
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 2444

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

If I could "access" the beat duration (denominator) in order to change it to another value (let us say 4/7) than I could swap number 7 in a custom font with the symbol ♪. Or if I could hide denominator, than I could add a custom Expression positioned under the nominator. Also, is it possible to chan...
by OCTO
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 2444

Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

Friends,
Is it possible to use a custom beat duration in the Time Signature? So instead to write 9/16 measure, I would need to have it as 3/♪. time signature.
I have tried to figure out this in TS settings but avail.

Thank you.
by OCTO
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.1 released
Replies: 29
Views: 4460

Re: Finale 26.1 released

BuonTempi wrote:
Michel R E wrote: Sibelius introduced "Magnetic Layout" 10 years ago. Even MuseScore 3 boasts collision avoidance and automatic layout.
For me the problem in Finale is not missing the magnetic layout, but the fact that it (Finale) constantly moves things where I put them.
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating 'ossias'
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Floating 'ossias'

What is the question?
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ties to Later Notes
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Ties to Later Notes

zuill wrote:I'm not saying it is better than any other approach. However, for me, it is easiest to read to get the desired result.
For me this is a bit harder to read/understand.
by OCTO
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Floating Ossias: strange phenomena

Or, do the ossia in another document, export it as a graphic, and place it in your score. Yes. The best would be: - create regular music - space it properly - deselect automatic music spacing - erase the regular music - type ossia - export ossia as graphic - Undo undo... until regular music appears...
by OCTO
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Music Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Music Tests

A generated PDF file opened in Inkscape can be heavily manipulated.

In Inkscape you can move, resize and change color to all objects.
by OCTO
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Change Symbol Font
Replies: 20
Views: 3060

Re: Change Symbol Font

GNU FreeSerif font has all symbols in Unicode ranges, and also the notation symbols. It is also a free font.

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freefont/
by OCTO
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: PDF and PS problem

1. Problem: The problem is that I can't get A3 output at all from ps file. Finale generates wrong sized ps file. 2. Problem: Embedding pdf instead of eps doesn't solve it either. The only way is to do as wess said, to create document as pdf and than attach the picture (eps) in another software (InDe...
by OCTO
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF and PS problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

PDF and PS problem

Friends, I try to export a file to PDF, v25.5 on Mac. I have embedded an eps file, but with the command "Save as PDF" I get blurred eps picture. I have tried to export as PS file, but I get always wrong page size. So, my questions are: how to get embedded eps clearly displayed how to get proper page...
by OCTO
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?

Scribus, InkScape, GIMP – In my opinion very good alternatives.
by OCTO
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: OT: A3 page size + bleed area = ?

I think that you do everything correctly. The printer will stop if anything is wrong.
by OCTO
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Save File Fragment as Idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Save File Fragment as Idea

Save as a new file(name) is the best solution.Or take a screenshot. Or export page. Or work in a scroll view and place your ideas on the end of the file, measure 1000.
by OCTO
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: hairpin extending under 5/4 time signature
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: hairpin extending under 5/4 time signature

Finale can mess up all this, particularly when you have parts that break the system at different places than the score.
Than you get this ugly tiny "rest" of the hairpin in the next system.

So I never use that way, but just finish precisely on the barline, or just before.
by OCTO
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Reset fonts in a file
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Reset fonts in a file

Hello.
I have a file that is created with numerous custom fonts. It is impossible for me to know which was used for which item (and they are many!).
As earlier said, how can I list all fonts, and swap all chosen fonts with another ones?
Windows 10, v25.

Thank you.
by OCTO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff style name to a grand staff
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Staff style name to a grand staff

I think this is the way to do it. In the Staff Tool select the staves where you want the change, then Staff Menu > Groups and Brackets > Remove and only then Add… to create a new group with the desired name and bracket. It seems a bit convoluted, but if you go back and forth between more than one g...
by OCTO
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: remove .musx
Replies: 2
Views: 767

remove .musx

I want to add into the footer the current filename (such as Section A v2), and I want it to be automatised, so to speak, using the filename as the "insert". That is important for me when new revisions are printed, so that it is always clear what version is in use. However, I don't want to have .musx...