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by HaraldS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Swap one with another symbol?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Swap one with another symbol?

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.
by HaraldS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Lyrics Baseline moving Question
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Lyrics Baseline moving Question

Use Chris' Reinitialization of baselines plugin (you need JWLua for that). Works like a charm. See on Jan's site #17, or register directly on the french forum where Chris' scripts can be downloaded.
by HaraldS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 336

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

Waiting for Finale to implement it, you have the options to create the note shape denominator only as a shape expression, or the whole TS, as I did (and then having to give extra space at the beginning of the measure). But the extra space is given already, as the true time signature is moved off pa...
by HaraldS
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rhythmic notation
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Rhythmic notation

And in case you haven't installed the JW Change plugin: go to the score manager and click into the "M" column in the row "Layer 2" do mute this layer in this staff:

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by HaraldS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rhythmic notation
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Rhythmic notation

First, enter the notes into layer #2. Then, select Show active layer only and replace the noteheads with "X" or diamond noteheads using the Change Noteheads dialog box.
by HaraldS
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Make all notes conform to the key?
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Make all notes conform to the key?

Is there a way to remove all accidentals from a large group of notes that's faster than manually correcting each note? Yes. If you can install and use the JWLua plugin within your Finale 2014, this script does what you want: for entry in eachentrysaved(finenv.Region()) do for note in each(entry) do...
by HaraldS
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere
Replies: 24
Views: 570

Re: Chord symbols in Anglo-American countries and elsewhere

Is the notation Cm7-5 generally known in Anglo-American practice? Or is it more typical of Scandinavian (European) usage? I never saw it in Anglo-American music, but I saw it a lot in German sheet music from the 1950-1980s. Using a "-" instead of a flat is a historic practice which tends to disappe...
by HaraldS
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding diacritical marks to lyrics
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Adding diacritical marks to lyrics

Melisande wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:23 pm
I am typing lyrics directly into my score. How do I add diacritical marks (like umlauts)?
Press the Alt key and enter the Unicode number on the number pad. E.G. for "ä": <Alt>0228.
See this page for all Unicode numbers for german umlaute.
by HaraldS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide ledger lines on single layer
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

gdgross wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 am
I'm aware I could easily add extra staves, but I'm after as few page turns as possible, and a single chart for the whole band :-)
Yes, of course! The extra staves can easily be hidden, so they won't need any extra space.
by HaraldS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide ledger lines on single layer
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Peter already answered your question. I make a lot of lead sheets with "extra" stuff like rhythm notes above/below the staff etc. Sometimes I'd like to hide the ledger lines for the extra stuff and retain them for the main notated melody. You might consider using an extra staff for the extra stuff ;...
by HaraldS
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Insert notes (Speedy Entry Tool is horrible to use)
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Insert notes (Speedy Entry Tool is horrible to use)

Speedy Entry is not horrible to use, but you have to learn some hotkeys and input tactics to benefit from its power. I can strongly recommend to use it with a MIDI keyboard and set up a hotkey for slurs - then speedy is by far the fastest and most accurate entering method in Finale. To replace a qua...
by HaraldS
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Wouldn't it be great if Finale did what I wanted it to do?
Replies: 30
Views: 1045

Re: Wouldn't it be great if Finale did what I wanted it to do?

Jay - that's a strange error. I (and probably others as well) would like to have a look into the file. Could you post a few bars showing the error? Thanks.
by HaraldS
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: import long midi file
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: import long midi file

That should be possible, I imported files of comparable sizes. Two questions:
1. How do you know that it's 7200 notes?
2. Can you post the file (or a similar one) for testing?
by HaraldS
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: position smart shape
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: position smart shape

You need to construct the box from smart shapes, too. Then extend the arrow line to the left so that its starting point is in the same measure and at the same position as the boxes' right border line.

If Update Layout then changes the measure's width, both smart shapes will stay attached.
by HaraldS
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!

Trashing the preference file has helped other people in comparable situations:

How to do it: Resetting Finale's preferences (using a tool crashes Finale, etc.)

e.g.: window with sharps, flats, naturals, etc has disappeared
by HaraldS
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Minimal laptop requirements to avoid total frustration

The real source of frustration with Finale on a laptop for me woud be the small screen size, not any other technical spec. 17'' or the like is not enough to display enough music to work senseful in Finale, as is my experience. Working speed in Finale depends highly on the ability to copy things; thi...
by HaraldS
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Courtesy natural in key signature
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Courtesy natural in key signature

Hector's bug aside, has anyone seen this notation of cancelling and then reintroducing the same sharp or flat when there's a mode change? "Behind Bars" doesn't mention it, and I don't think I've ever seen it. It's odd that there's not an option to turn it off in Finale. I wonder if it's even intent...
by HaraldS
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double-tap
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double click

Thanks for reminding me about that. I recall to have heard of that technique years ago, but I seldom used it. But did you know this trick? I could find nothing about it in the documentation. It's mentioned e.g. in the FInale 2014 manual: To change an existing marking to a different one using a Metat...
by HaraldS
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tying chords
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Tying chords

Is there a way to tell Finale that in speedy, when I hit =, top ALWAYS tie the entire chord? The answer to your question is no, unfortunately. I would like such a command, too. On Windows, I programmed a hotkey within a macro program called Autohotkey. It sends "Arrow down" 10 times, triggers the t...
by HaraldS
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: One voice across two staves
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: One voice across two staves

Gwyn wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:36 am
Is it possible to beam one voice across two staves? I've attached a sketch of the sort of thing I'm hoping to achieve.
Of course: Finale QuickTips: Cross-Staff Beaming
And a bit more in depth: Cross-staff notes
by HaraldS
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Smart Shapes with Mac Trackpad
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Smart Shapes with Mac Trackpad

Or you can add smart shapes by selecting a region and execute a script, here's an example for slurs.
by HaraldS
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Making Smart Shapes Appear in All Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Making Smart Shapes Appear in All Parts

How can I link the horizontal dotted line so that it appears in all the parts? One solution: don't use a Smart Shape. Instead, create a new expression in the "Tempo" category which consists of a single hyphen: "-" (without quotes). Put together the dashed line by inserting this expression multiple ...
by HaraldS
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Does your Finale saturate the CPU?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Does your Finale saturate the CPU?

If you have a 32-bit Windows machine, and you start the Windows task manager (control-alt-delete-Start Task Manager), and you start any simple Finale playback, what percentage of all CPU time does your Finale use? Nearly none, as my sounds are produced by external synthesizers. Of course, if you ha...
by HaraldS
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Dynamics not being recognized
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Dynamics not being recognized

You have several options of narrowing down the error to its source. E.G. reduce the score to only one staff/measure, copy individual measures/staves of the score to a new document or lead Finale's MIDI data through a MIDI monitor to see which data gets sent effectively.
by HaraldS
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rectangular cells for improvisation
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Rectangular cells for improvisation

How do you best adjust the alignment of this box? I used the pointer tool but it broke it apart line by line. The box ended up w/ some collisions and not how I'd like it positioned. The size of the box depends on the size of the measure and the entered values in the dialog. Thus, if Finale's layout...