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by HaraldS
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Setting keyboard shortcuts for various Tool menus on Windows?
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Setting keyboard shortcuts for various Tool menus on Windows?

The downside of this is that it's document related, but that's something for MM to improve. (Meaning that you'll have to do this anew in every new document. You can do this once to your default document, then all documents derived from this will inherit these settings. Indeed, Finale would benefit ...
by HaraldS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Settings to export PDF scores, monochrome or not
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Settings to export PDF scores, monochrome or not

This discussion on different methods how to produce a PDF might be of interest: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18916
by HaraldS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Setting keyboard shortcuts for various Tool menus on Windows?
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Setting keyboard shortcuts for various Tool menus on Windows?

The existing methods like mentioned above make Finale very easy to use via hotkeys. I would like to add programmable mouse buttons (like those to be found on gaming mice), Bome's MIDI Translator https://www.bome.com/products/mtclassic with which you can trigger anything inside Finale via MIDI comman...
by HaraldS
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT - time signatures - international terminology
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: OT - time signatures - international terminology

In Poland time signatures are either ‘simple’ or ‘combined’. They are all based on 2 beats or 3 beats, so, for example 4/4 is a combined 2/4 + 2/4; 6/8 is a combined 3/8 + 3/8. This is not necessarily a typical polish terminology, but merely describes the historic origin of time signatures, which d...
by HaraldS
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T instrument order in score
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: O/T instrument order in score

If you write a score for a conductor, I suggest sticking to the orchestral order. If you write a score for chamber music purpose, thus mainly for reference, choose any order which makes sense.
by HaraldS
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't export pages as JPGs/Graphics
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: Can't export pages as JPGs/Graphics

I would try another drive, another folder, another saving location. Sounds like it is more of a file problem than a Finale problem. Just a thought.
by HaraldS
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JWLua: working with rehearsal marks
Replies: 1
Views: 134

JWLua: working with rehearsal marks

Hello all, I'm posting this for future reference, sort of work-in-progress to refer to. The following script collects information on letter and number rehearsal marks and displays them in the JWLua output window. A possible goal in the future would be to convert rehearsal marks to bookmarks, as requ...
by HaraldS
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: load graphics created outside of Finale into the expression selection menus?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: load graphics created outside of Finale into the expression selection menus?

motet wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:14 pm
In the Shape Designer (for either expressions or articulations), you can incorporate external graphics.
Indeed, this works well. It's the most versatile way of placing graphics. Insert a picture into a shape and control its placement and behaviour like any other expression.
by HaraldS
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to print system numbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2381

Re: How to print system numbers?

> Create a text box. > Type in the counting numbers, each followed by one (or two?) line-feeds (ENTER is line-feed). [...] If the layout changes only slightly after you numbered the staff systems by hand, you'll have to do it over again. I would suggest the following JWLua script. Select the whole ...
by HaraldS
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Finale Won't Playback
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Finale Won't Playback

That's a typical behaviour if Finale is set to external synchronization and thus waits to receive sync messages. Check this window: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... E_SYNC.htm .

"Receive sync" must be set to "internal sync"
by HaraldS
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text tool in new merged score
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Text tool in new merged score

I would strongly recommend to use the linked part feature. See this explanation: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/FinaleWin/Content/Finale/Tut7Formatting3.htm , especially the paragraph "Creating custom parts". In your score, create a new linked part which consists of all choir voices and the bas...
by HaraldS
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: musix MXL??
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: musix MXL??

does anyone know if any of these versions has a higher success chance of retaining formatting, etc... when imported into another music program? MusicXML exists in different versions which are discussed and developed by the w3c Music Notation Community Group . The smaller the MusicXML version number...
by HaraldS
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: File Attachment Issue
Replies: 28
Views: 1808

Re: File Attachment Issue

Okay, I edited https://www.finaleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17727&p=67379#p67379 where the formerly attached ZIP file did not show up any more. I attached it once again. Now it shows up two times. The former attachement reappears: ATTACHMENTS CC64 to Pedal Expressions.zip (2.31 KiB) Not downloade...
by HaraldS
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: File Attachment Issue
Replies: 28
Views: 1808

Re: File Attachment Issue

Thanks for the work. For what's it worth, here's my list of still missing attachments in the style of "[posting URL] : [missing attachment URL]" https://www.finaleforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=17727&p=67379#p67379 : https://www.finaleforum.com/download/file.php?id=6326 https://www.finaleforum.com/viewto...
by HaraldS
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cimbasso
Replies: 54
Views: 2410

Re: Cimbasso

I know it as a non-transposing instrument. The Vienna Symphonic Library page on the Cimbasso is quite helpful and correct: https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Brass/Cimbasso
by HaraldS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: Attachments Removed from Posts Over 30 Days Old
Replies: 14
Views: 627

Re: Attachments Removed from Posts Over 30 Days Old

zuill wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:10 pm
For the record, in recent communications with MakeMusic over my decision not to use their official forum, I documented a long list of features of this forum that I prefer over theirs.
From your mouth to MakeMusic's ears!
by HaraldS
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Different graphic for each part
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Different graphic for each part

Create a shape expression which contains the graphic. This way, you have full control over its appearance and its placement in the score or in different parts. You might create individual shape expressions for every part, which show only in the part, but not in the score. In the shape designer dialo...
by HaraldS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: MIDI file problem
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: MIDI file problem

Here's what people generally suggest to try regarding MIDI problems: recreate FINMIDI.INI. FINMIDI.INI only contains information for sending and receiving MIDI events, but it contains no settings for importing or transcribing MIDI files. Probably, the problem are the settings in the MIDI file impor...
by HaraldS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua - Multiple Items
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: JW Lua - Multiple Items

There are two methods: either check for a range or run through a table which contains all possible values: print("Method #1: check whether the duration is within a range") local SmallestEntryEDU = 1024 local HighestEntryEDU = 2048 for noteentry in eachentrysaved(finenv.Region()) do if ( noteentry.Du...
by HaraldS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Note-head color for selected notes
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Note-head color for selected notes

Is it possible to change the color of note-heads for a selected notes? Like individual notes or a region. I see color choice attached only to pitch. It's possible with a workaround, at least for the noteheads (no stems/beams/dots...). As graphics are the only items which can have any colour, one wo...
by HaraldS
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Best MIDI Keyboard for Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

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: 1092

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: 1114

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: 1114

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: 1114

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).