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by Graeme Gilmore
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can tuplet rests be copy & pasted?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Can tuplet rests be copy & pasted?

Related tuplet issue:
I recently experienced a problem copying a triplet with a dotted note in it. When copied, the rhythm was changed. Finale support said it it has been a known glitch for some time.
by Graeme Gilmore
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: Mark all posts read
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Mark all posts read

EDIT: The "Mark Forums Read" now appears on the main page and "Mark Topics Read" now appears at the top right of a board. So, however it happened, the option is back and the problem is solved. Thanks, Original post follows **************** Could you help me identify it better. I don't seem to find a...
by Graeme Gilmore
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: Mark all posts read
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Mark all posts read

There used to be buttons that could mark all posts (of a board or of the whole forum) as read. They don't seem to be there any more. Am I overlooking them or can they come back? I used that function all the time so that messages I had not opened and did not plan to read (on that board) would show as...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ghost note spacing?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Ghost note spacing?

Not sure if this is what happened in your example, but if a person has just one (or a few staves) selected and (accidentally) activates Music Spacing (e.g., Ctrl+4) the spacing is controlled only by the selected music rather than taking account of all the music in the system.
by Graeme Gilmore
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Overlapping Noteheads
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Overlapping Noteheads

Another way to help speed things up is to do one unit and copy to the other measures. Then change notes as needed. If the notes are already entered, after making the changes to the first occurrence, you can copy the changes to similar passages using Edit Filter, use none, then check only Special Alt...
by Graeme Gilmore
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to write this example....
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: How to write this example....

You can also check Document Options > Music Spacing > Avoid Collision of > Unisons > None

The value can be changed at different stages of preparing the music and only affects notes entered or music spacing formatting made while the particular value is in effect.
by Graeme Gilmore
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to write a ghost note ?
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: How to write a ghost note ?

Using a staff style (changes note head to x) also works well in some situations.
by Graeme Gilmore
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a bit of a stretch
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: a bit of a stretch

This site discusses how to get consistent relationships between hairpins and expressions, among other points.
https://editionoctoechos.wordpress.com/
by Graeme Gilmore
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: brackets

You can also select the Custom Line Tool and find one of the lines that has a hook at only one end. Edit it to uncheck the Horizontal requirement. The horizontal check box is at the top next to the Line Style in the Smart Line Designer window that opens when you edit one of the lines. When inserting...
by Graeme Gilmore
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Stuck Smart Shapes in Finale 25
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Stuck Smart Shapes in Finale 25

I also get that problem from time to time. Usually the metatools work normally. In addition to the solutions already mentioned, using Windows, I've found that closing Finale and then deleting the files inside the Temp folder often, but not always, solves the problem. The temp folder is hidden by def...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding a glissando that breaks through quaver beams
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: Adding a glissando that breaks through quaver beams

I don't know if there are other ways, but I was able to give the appearance of a broken beam by entering the same notes in 2 layers and then use the Beam Extension Tool to pull back the beams.
Broken Beam b.jpg
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by Graeme Gilmore
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting piano pedal marks with grace notes
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Adjusting piano pedal marks with grace notes

If you have enough of these grace note offsets in the piece, it can be worth while making a duplicate of the Ped smart shape. Then edit it by changing the Position of the Left Start to an appropriate negative number (you'll have to experiment). Then use that copy just for these entries.
by Graeme Gilmore
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3123

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

I agree, courtesy accidentals after a barline are not the focus of the topic: It is meant to be a clear exception to the original premise. Logically, if the original premise were correct, an A-flat in the time signature with a flat before a particular A would mean that the pitch to sound is an a-dou...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 3123

Re: Looking for an authoritative resource to settle a disput

Amazing. One hopes Behind Bars by Elaine Gould would be authoritative. On page 81, she discusses when accidentals after a barline are needed. The text with the example is The barline cancels an altered pitch. However, it is essential either to restate or cancel the accidental when the repeated pitch...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Polyrhythms
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: Creating Polyrhythms

There is a recent thread you may want to check out that includes several approaches creating polyrhythms in Finale

http://www.finaleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15757
by Graeme Gilmore
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to tell Slurs from Ties in older engravings
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

Re: How to tell Slurs from Ties in older engravings

Thanks for the replies.

Is it the general consensus that when slurs and ties are drawn almost identically, all repeated notes should be considered as tied -- unless there is some element that strongly suggests an exception?
by Graeme Gilmore
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to tell Slurs from Ties in older engravings
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

How to tell Slurs from Ties in older engravings

In older music when some notes are common to both chords, I sometimes find it difficult to tell if the common notes are connected by slurs or by ties, as in the examples. 1. If there differences that distinguish the slurs and ties in the examples, what reliably tells them apart? 2. If they cannot be...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Quick recognition of suggested edits
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Quick recognition of suggested edits

I haven't found a good solution from within Finale, but it could be done using a PDF copy. The example was done in the free Foxit reader. After opening the PDF of the Finale file, I used Comment > Area Highlight to draw attention to the edit. Then I used the Typewriter to enter a text note explainin...
by Graeme Gilmore
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Courtesy enharmonic
Replies: 53
Views: 22252

Re: Courtesy enharmonic

The attached shows a way I've seen enharmonic advisories in choral music aimed for the high school choir.
by Graeme Gilmore
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure numbers wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 3604

Re: Measure numbers wrong

Measure 42 is not included in the measure numbering. Select the Measure Tool, then, with the mouse over one of the staves of measure 42, double click. The Measure Attributes window opens. In the lower right, click the option "Include in measure numbering." This is how it is done in Windows, I don't ...
by Graeme Gilmore
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Accidental
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Accidental

If I read the description correctly, the two b-flats actually represent pitches an octave apart. If this is so, then in support of Motet's recommendation, here is what Gould says in Behind Bars (p. 76) "An accidental holds good for the duration of a bar. It applies only to the pitch at which it is w...
by Graeme Gilmore
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: German eszett in Finale lyrics font
Replies: 13
Views: 4678

Re: German eszett in Finale lyrics font

The problem is that the Finale Lyrics font does not have an eszett. The slot 223 is empty. You can also check this by opening a Microsoft Word document and typing Alt+0223. The ß appears (as it just did here). Still in Word, select the symbol and change the font to Finale Lyrics. The ß becomes an em...
by Graeme Gilmore
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Get rid of "Score" in PDF
Replies: 41
Views: 17818

Re: Get rid of "Score" in PDF

Does your Finale file have "Score" visible in the file? When I tried exporting directly to PDF (or printing to another PDF engine), "Score" only showed up when it was visible in the original file. It appears to be added by default by the Engraver Style (and possibly others; I didn't check).
by Graeme Gilmore
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Grace notes won't fit
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Grace notes won't fit

Another solution is to temporarily isolate the measure on its own system. Usually that will space out the notes, making it easy to insert additional notes (grace or regular).
by Graeme Gilmore
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom line tool question
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Custom line tool question

Another solution if you just want to import a particular element is to copy a measure that has it (in another file). Then in an empty measure, paste it in the target file. You can immediately erase or delete the measure's contents. The expression, articulation, or smart line will be retained in the ...