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by HaraldS
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale

The size is something to consider as small keyboards with only e.g. 25 keys need to be transposed to input higher and lower notes (they usually have dedicated buttons for that). 61 key keyboards won‘t fit on every desk, as well as an 88 key instrument. You‘ll be faster in inputting notes if you have...
by HaraldS
Tue May 19, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page Format Issue - No Sound
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Page Format Issue - No Sound

If anything in any program doesn't get saved which it should, first make sure the program and/or the logged-in user has the writing permission to the drive & folder in question.
Just a thought.
by HaraldS
Sat May 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: click on measure 1
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: click on measure 1

actually, the sound for the track seems to be piano, not woodblock, but the reason you don't hear anything is that you haven't entered any notes on the new staff Very true. If you try what I suggested (add a drum set staff and enter notes for the metronome click), it should work. Usually, a "Side S...
by HaraldS
Fri May 15, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: click on measure 1
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: click on measure 1

Okay, then just add the drum set staff for the clicks and mute Flute #1.
by HaraldS
Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: click on measure 1
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: click on measure 1

Add a Drum Set staff, enter the metronome clicks and set this staff's attribute "Force Hide Staff".

Beware, your Flute#2 is set to "solo" - so unless you change that, you won't hear the clicks (and neither flute#1).
by HaraldS
Mon May 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to... 3 issues
Replies: 31
Views: 1259

Re: How to... 3 issues

In my case I'd have to break all the barlines through 7 staves, except the central barline. What do you mean by "central barline"? This would only make sense if you have an uneven number of barlines, which would allow one of them being in the center. Maybe you problem can be solved with the creatio...
by HaraldS
Thu May 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problems with Graphics tool PDF export
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Problems with Graphics tool PDF export

Would anyone here be willing to confirm that this bug exists other than in Finale 2014.5 on Windows? Then I can report it to MakeMusic. My results from Finale 25.5 running under Windows 7: File - Export - PDF method results in a PDF file of 48.241 Bytes (48 KB): File-Export-PDF.png Graphic - Export...
by HaraldS
Wed May 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transpose a multi-key piece with corresponding pitch changes in playback
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Transpose a multi-key piece with corresponding pitch changes in playback

The Score Manager's transpose section is for transposed instruments only, like e.g. clarinet or trumpet. What you need to do is to select the key signature tool, select the whole piece and double-click. The key signature dialog box comes up. Select the new key to which the first bars of your score s...
by HaraldS
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Is changing a score from 3/4 to 6/8 possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 971

Re: Is changing a score from 3/4 to 6/8 possible?

motet wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:31 pm
I think that very thing came up here within the past few weeks. Maybe hunt around for it.
Voilà: from 3/4 to 6/8 simplest way, started on 26 Mar 2020
by HaraldS
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cleaning up linked parts
Replies: 17
Views: 960

Re: Cleaning up linked parts

Utilities Menu > Change > Ties > Set "direction" to automatic. ...does absolutely nothing for me, with any combination of options. That's indeed interesting. In your posted file "extract.mus" I do see the problem. Trying to flip the ties with Utilities Menu > Change > Ties > Set "direction" to "aut...
by HaraldS
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted ties in 6/8, can I automatically clean this up?
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Unwanted ties in 6/8, can I automatically clean this up?

I want them to look like quarter notes, and not like the picture below, with tied eighth notes in between quarter notes (the second measure; the first measure is how I want it to look like). Is there a way to automatically remove the tied eighth notes, or will I have to manually fix them? Set the d...
by HaraldS
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Piano Music from MIDI
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Piano Music from MIDI

Do I understand, then, that I will not be able to import the piano MIDI correctly? There is no single correct way of importing it. Your situation can be put to music notation in several ways, e.g. these five: FFBeispiel2.png Importing a MIDI file is like translating some text from one language to a...
by HaraldS
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale Script - address Lyrics Window Text box
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Finale Script - address Lyrics Window Text box

menu item "Lyrics Window" .....and here stops everything as far as I do not know what the "text box" is called.. (here I need to paste "press ctrl+v" the copied lyrics into the text box) Don't know if I understood the problem fully...but why would you need to know how the text box is called? The fo...
by HaraldS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I assign a hand clap sound to a percussion layout
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: How do I assign a hand clap sound to a percussion layout

I must have done something wrong, because although I put in the channel changes and low E-flats in the flute part, those measures in the flute part are just silent. I hear the claps in the sample you posted, but not in mine. If you still have some time, do you mind helping me figure out what I did ...
by HaraldS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Saving time signatures?

Nick, as a more general question, could there be a way to use JWLua to generate multiple clipboards? Instead of having just the system clipboard, cmd/ctrl c &v? AFAIK there are only two clipboard-related functions in JWLua , both deal with copying text to the system's clipboard. There's no way a JW...
by HaraldS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted window popup with Staff tool shortcut
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Unwanted window popup with Staff tool shortcut

campersand wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:52 pm
Thanks, but why is that obvious?
Just wanted to emphasize that neither the shift key nor the chosen letter key are part of the problem. Only using the Ctrl key leads to the unwanted opening of the dialog. So for me, it's obvious that the Ctrl key is the culprit.
by HaraldS
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unwanted window popup with Staff tool shortcut
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Unwanted window popup with Staff tool shortcut

Obviously, the CTRL key is the problem. Using a hotkey without CTRL will make it work.
by HaraldS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Why does Finale activate Clavinova demos?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Why does Finale activate Clavinova demos?

You might try to turn off Human Playback. This is responsible for a lot of additional MIDI data. Although I haven't heard of a possibility to start demo songs via MIDI, it's worth giving it a try. Does turning off HP change anything?
by HaraldS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Customized palette not saving
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Customized palette not saving

The issue I'm struggling with is that Finale won't save my customization of the Simple Entry palette (see first post). Works on my Windows Finale 25 without any problems. I customize the palette, save the preferences, reboot, open Finale and the palette is in its saved state. Maybe it's a problem w...
by HaraldS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Placement of dynamics above/below by layer
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Placement of dynamics above/below by layer

Harald, this is amazing, how far are you with the script? Well, as no one uttered any interest up to now, I did not enhance it in any way. I put that snippet together to show what would be basically possible. If anyone is interested and has a clue about how hairpins should be handled (specifically:...
by HaraldS
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: FinaleScript - Font attributes
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: FinaleScript - Font attributes

Should be possible with this window: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... Fonts5.htm
by HaraldS
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: FinaleScript - Change Score name
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: FinaleScript - Change Score name

As FinaleScript in general is unable to execute decisions or make use of variables, I suggest you hide all files which should be excluded from processing with the „Hidden“ or „Read only“ file attribute. This should be possible in Windows Explorer. If you search all those files, you can most likely s...
by HaraldS
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Placement of dynamics above/below by layer
Replies: 18
Views: 1806

Re: Placement of dynamics above/below by layer

I need to place dynamics above the stave for layer 1 and below, for layer 2. Is there a simply way to do this other than producing two versions of each dynamic with different specified positioning? Yes, there is. Just for illustration, consider this JWLua code snippet: local expressions = finale.FC...
by HaraldS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Import SMF, piano just one staff?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Import SMF, piano just one staff?

You could split the one staff to two staves in Finale, but - assuming the left/right hand split is already done in the Logic tracks - try setting the two Logic tracks to different MIDI channels before exporting. This way, Finale treats the two tracks as seperate instruments.
by HaraldS
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Parts, PDFs, & File Name Prefixes
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

Re: Parts, PDFs, & File Name Prefixes

Just curious: does your macro number the parts from the top? If yes, parts will get different numbers in different pieces, e.g. if you have two flutes in piece #1 and three flutes in piece 2, the Oboe 1 will become number 3 in the first case and number 4 in the second. Is that acceptable for your pu...