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by N Grossingink
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Character for 22ma
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Character for 22ma

It's in the Bravura music font, which should be available as a free download:
https://www.w3.org/2019/03/smufl13/tables/octaves.html

There's probably a good reason it's not generally available in most music fonts. Seems pretty much useless to me.
by N Grossingink
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Restore Toolbar
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Restore Toolbar

Window Menu > Main Tool Palette
by N Grossingink
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Enlarge Sharps and Flats
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Enlarge Sharps and Flats

I'll answer the same way I did 2 years ago: Document Options > Fonts > Chords > Alteration; change size there. Additionally, in Document Options > Chords you can change the vertical position (baseline) of the alteration. This is for the alteration of the chord root. Anotherwords, if you have Bbmi7(b...
by N Grossingink
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Finale 2012: How put accidental in parentheses?

ebiggs1 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 pm
How to put the accidental after a cleff ...
Isn't that an "on purpose"?
I suspect the questioner's native language is not English, so give him a little leeway as regards terminology.

To answer the question, make a Text Expression - "( )" and drag it into place.
by N Grossingink
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Switch Documents
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Switch Documents

Alt-Tab (?)
by N Grossingink
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I do not want a separation in the Coda System
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: I do not want a separation in the Coda System

I'm not sure why you don't want a separation before the first measure of a Coda. Maybe for a good reason that's not readily apparent. If, however, the customary separation bothers you, simply reshuffle the layout so that the Coda starts at the beginning of a system. This sometimes works OK, other ti...
by N Grossingink
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: To Coda artifact
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: To Coda artifact

Double click and the box appears.
by N Grossingink
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: To Coda artifact
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: To Coda artifact

Strange - I get the same behavior. I went to the Text Repeat selection box and deleted it there. It doesn't look like you need it anyway. See attached.
by N Grossingink
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cautionary accidental plug-in adding irrelevant naturals
Replies: 21
Views: 768

Re: Cautionary accidental plug-in adding irrelevant naturals

It's obvious that the plugin included with Finale and the JW plugin are error prone. It's probably more time efficient entering these manually. I enter them as I do note entry. If someone else has entered the music, I make a separate pass through the entire file just for cautionary accidentals. It d...
by N Grossingink
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

motet wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 pm
I have the full version, but isn't Align/Move Dynamics included in the Lite version?
It is, but the Pro version has more options and runs in the background, so all you have to do is press hotkeys to get the align actions.
by N Grossingink
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

The Beam Angle tool works for angling and moving the beams but doesn't adjust the length. I found one Special Tool (Beam Extension Tool) that almost works but it will only shorten the top beam leaving the bottom one(s) as they were. If there is a way to adjust the length of all the beams? The full ...
by N Grossingink
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Avoiding Finalescript lockup
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Avoiding Finalescript lockup

Finalescript is a plugin, and as such is probably limited in many aspects of its operation. Either don't inadvertently trigger a bogus command or invest in a macro program like Autohotkey that runs beside, not within Finale.
by N Grossingink
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 articulation chaos
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Finale 26 articulation chaos

Here's what I would try: Using Finale 26, make an articulation library using all of your regular and custom articulations. Make sure positioning of all of them is accurate. Save as a .lib file. When opening a Finale 25 or older file in Finale 26, import your library. Using the Change Articulation Ut...
by N Grossingink
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plug-in Patterson settings
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Plug-in Patterson settings

The Patterson plugin Preferences should be removed and Finale restarted. I don't know where these are located on Windows machines.
by N Grossingink
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Main tools palette disappeared! Help!

Set your computer monitor to the highest resolution. If then you see the palette, drag it to the center of the screen and reset the resolution.
by N Grossingink
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Both Cue tools produce corrupt lines
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Both Cue tools produce corrupt lines

If you created your template in 2006, that's very old. I'd say that is the source of your problem. I know it's a pain, but you should reconstruct your templates in your latest Finale version.

It's the Beethoven Eroica Symphony.
by N Grossingink
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Both Cue tools produce corrupt lines
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Both Cue tools produce corrupt lines

If you use templates that were made on an earlier version of Finale, that might be a problem. In my experience, using templates made before Finale 2009 will give all sorts of headaches. I tried both TG Tools and Finale's cue plugins and the results look OK.
by N Grossingink
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: music suddenly squished to right in first 5 pgs of score
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: music suddenly squished to right in first 5 pgs of score

It's likely that the file is corrupt. Could be because it originates from Allegro 2003. I'd make a fresh new template in whatever Finale version you use and try to copy the music into that. If you are working with these old files you're asking for trouble. Always use an up to date template that has ...
by N Grossingink
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Catalina compatibility with Finale 25.5
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Catalina compatibility with Finale 25.5

Unless you have a clone or Time Machine backup of your previous system, I don't think you can roll back your OS. Downloading thru Apple does not allow this. In that case, you're probably best off upgrading to Finale 26. But, it has recently been reported that the latest Finale 26.2 has some serious ...
by N Grossingink
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hairpins in 26.2
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Hairpins in 26.2

This actually is a feature, introduced in Finale 25. If you select the Smart Shape tool, go to the menu bar and look under Smart Shape Options. You will see the settings for the openings on short wedges and the length that decides when to use the smaller opening. If you don't like this, go to your d...
by N Grossingink
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The ties are off...
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: The ties are off...

I would assume that some adjustment to the numbers in Ties > Document Options would fix this. I'd be careful about that. Once the software is fixed, such adjusted ties might display incorrectly. I have Finale 26.0 installed and the ties look fine. I guess the solution is to not update Finale until ...
by N Grossingink
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The ties are off...
Replies: 19
Views: 384

Re: The ties are off...

Please attach a small Finale file showing the misplaced ties. It might be interesting to see if others see the same problem and might help in finding a solution.
by N Grossingink
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Constantly Updating Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Constantly Updating Screen

You have an Update Layout issue. Go to Preferences > Edit and make sure Automatic Update Layout is checked. This will largely eliminate the screen drawing problem you picture. However, occasionally it's necessary to manually update. Press Command/U to do this.
by N Grossingink
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with Counterpoint
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Help with Counterpoint

I'd help you if I could but I can't. I'd suggest you join the "Compose Forum" and ask there.
http://www.composeforums.com/
by N Grossingink
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Display Color options in Preferences broken?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Display Color options in Preferences broken?

These all work properly on my setup, too (Finale 25.5). I suggest you check your preference file as follows:
https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... inale-etc-