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by N Grossingink
Sat May 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: split point
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: split point

Your sample file is correct - most pianists can read a G below the staff. Moving it to the bass staff is wrong, gimmicky and amateurish.
by N Grossingink
Fri May 29, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo alteration (note1 = note2) expression dysfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Tempo alteration (note1 = note2) expression dysfunction

Make a copy of the file and enter the slower tempos. Make as many copies and different tempos as you like.
by N Grossingink
Fri May 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tempo alteration (note1 = note2) expression dysfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Tempo alteration (note1 = note2) expression dysfunction

motet wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:11 pm
The expression has no playback effect.
Edit the expression's playback tab to set the tempo of the quarter to be the same as the previous dotted quarter. Doesn't that work?

This notation is used when going from a dotted quarter beat to a quarter beat, say from 6/8 to 2/4.
by N Grossingink
Fri May 29, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cresc / decresc?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Cresc / decresc?

Dorico does this automatically. They call it "messa di voce", a term I've never heard before in my 35 years in the business. It's commonly called a "swell", which is swell by me.
by N Grossingink
Fri May 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creative use of Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Creative use of Finale

Do you have Illustrator? I bet it has a function or plugin that turns a straight line into a circle. Just enter the notation in Finale, convert to PDF, open in Illustrator and press the button. Yeah, right. The square sounds like it may be easier. Either circle or square, you're probably going to ha...
by N Grossingink
Thu May 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Resize Noteheads Plug-in and Accidentals
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Resize Noteheads Plug-in and Accidentals

Just curious - what is the reason for resizing noteheads and not accidentals? If it's to make the music larger, it's better to resize the entire staff for parts, or the system size for scores.
by N Grossingink
Mon May 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Anacrusis and the last bar
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Anacrusis and the last bar

Anna Crusis and the last bar. Anna's heavy night of drinking.
by N Grossingink
Thu May 21, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating augmented unisons
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Notating augmented unisons

This is how Dorico does it, in my opinion the correct way. Unlike Finale, no manual adjustments and nice spacing.
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by N Grossingink
Wed May 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Help with a new hymnal
Replies: 14
Views: 782

Re: Help with a new hymnal

robertstiffler wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:21 pm
If you have a friend in a big Baptist church he might give you a Finale file for an individual hymn.
No! The proper way is to contact LifeWay Publishing and ask to purchase the needed hymns.
by N Grossingink
Sun May 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beam to previous eighth Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Beam to previous eighth Laptop

Please see the topic "Simple Entry Laptop Set" on the following page:
https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... Clicks.htm

When in doubt, first search in the User Manual!
by N Grossingink
Sat May 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: click on measure 1
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: click on measure 1

How would I do that in Simple Entry, no MIDI keyboard? Someday, I hope that entering percussion is as straightforward as entering notes. If I understand and if I'm not wrong, you set up the Percussion Map for "Side Stick" sound on MIDI Note #37. Then you can enter with Simple Entry by whatever mean...
by N Grossingink
Sat May 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Linked Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Linked Parts

Go to the Score and delete what's there having to do with score/part names and enter a new "Part/Score Name" insert from the Text Menu. That should be it.
by N Grossingink
Fri May 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Peculiarity" in Smart Shape tool
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: "Peculiarity" in Smart Shape tool

Running the line through the wedge without masking looks fine to me. You wouldn't normally mask a barline in a piano part if a wedge passed through. Using the text cresc. might be better still - no need for any mask.
by N Grossingink
Thu May 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spacing anomaly with tie
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Spacing anomaly with tie

What music font are you using? It's not a Finale font. As an experiment, change the music font to Maestro, the standard Finale font (Document Menu > Change Default Music Font). If that doesn't work, attach a small sample file (those 2 measures)
by N Grossingink
Thu May 14, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: marcato
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: marcato

When the scores I work on use the directive marcato , it may or may not be clear where the style is to be "turned off" and is almost never notated. I think non-marcato makes it crystal clear. I agree that ord . may not be familiar to wind players. It's rarely if ever used in the band and jazz world ...
by N Grossingink
Wed May 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale v26
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Finale v26

Did you shut down and restart the computer after installing?
by N Grossingink
Wed May 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Multimeasure Rests numbering on Single measures
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Multimeasure Rests numbering on Single measures

I wouldn't use the multimeasure bar for the single measure rest. You can edit the MM rest to show as a symbol, which is the usual whole rest (Right Click > Multimeasure Rest > Edit). This seems to be standard.
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by N Grossingink
Tue May 12, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: marcato
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: marcato

(non-marcato) in parens could be used to cancel at the appropriate location.
by N Grossingink
Tue May 12, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: compatible?

It will work but Human Playback should be turned off, otherwise the program will crash. The complexity of the music doesn't matter.
by N Grossingink
Mon May 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page

Perotinus wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:19 pm
Gratias tibi, N.G. Ego hoc cognovi, sed numquam legi illum articulum de Vicipedia. :lol: :lol:
Voluntas mea fiet.
by N Grossingink
Sun May 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page

Perotinus wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:53 pm
That's the wildest, craziest Latin translation of the lyrics of the Messiah that I've ever seen :lol:!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum
by N Grossingink
Sun May 10, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Key signature stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Key signature stuck

With the Key Signature Tool, highlight the measures that are "stuck". Hit Enter, change the key if necessary and hit enter again.
by N Grossingink
Sat May 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Two Columns of Text & Music on the same page

Here is Peter's 2 text box suggestion. You can replicate the example you picture but you might have to spend a few hours of self-instruction mastering Finale's limitations and developing a workflow. There is a Finale file attached with some tips.
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by N Grossingink
Fri May 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Plug-ins" missing from upper text menu
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: "Plug-ins" missing from upper text menu

Quit Finale and restart (?)