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by Bill Stevens
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Hide staff in system

I thought he was trying to delete the hidden staff.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Hide staff in system

Did you do what I suggested at the beginning of the thread? Control-click that box? It should give you an option to un-hide it so you can Ctl-click again to delete it. Does that help?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Hide staff in system

Staff Tool > control-click the staff handle.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Space before mid-measure clef

David,

This isn't the solution you're asking for, but in the Measure Tool you can move the note spacing handle and all after a bit to the left. That works, unless you have to do this 499 times in your piece.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

I abandoned word extensions long ago and have never had a complaint, even from tenors.

I don't get warm and cuddly agreement here on the board, but I think the slur and tie is enough, even for tenors.

I only use word extensions to clarify something.

::: Bill

P.S. I'm a tenor.
by Bill Stevens
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: QuickLook in 26.2
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: QuickLook in 26.2

Thanks, Peter.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for down the road as QuickLook is a convenience.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: QuickLook in 26.2
Replies: 2
Views: 121

QuickLook in 26.2

I had hoped that with Finale 26.2 QuickLook for the Mac might return but it still seems to be missing. Does anyone know if this is expected to be permanent?

Thanks,

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The ties are off...
Replies: 19
Views: 390

Re: The ties are off...

Zuill -- the problem does NOT occur with v. 26.1 and Mojave.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The ties are off...
Replies: 19
Views: 390

Re: The ties are off...

As Zuill noted, it appears to be an issue only with under ties. I submitted a ticket to Customer Support and will post here when I get a reply.

I would assume that some adjustment to the numbers in Ties > Document Options would fix this.

::: Bill Stevens
by Bill Stevens
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2
Replies: 29
Views: 926

Re: Finale 26.2

I just upgraded Finale and upgraded my OS to Catalina on my non-essential computer and at first glance it does not appear that prefs were deleted.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Oddity with incomplete PDF printing
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Oddity with incomplete PDF printing

Hi David,

My guess is that he ran out of paper.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Constantly Updating Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Constantly Updating Screen

Are you really using 2014 and not 2014.5? And what Mac OS are you using?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: dragging
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: dragging

It works as expected for me, but I am not using version 2011. Instead of dragging have you tried:

Page Layout Tool > Page Layout > Systems > Edit Margins

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Crashing
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Crashing

What Mac OS are you using, and have you upgraded recently?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: triplet bracks
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: triplet bracks

The Selection Tool works for me.

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by Bill Stevens
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: triplet bracks
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: triplet bracks

It's there, but so low that the line is hidden by the staff line and the 3 is hidden under the quarter note. If you increase the view to 200% you should be able to see enough of it to drag it up.

::: Bill Stevens
by Bill Stevens
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

Back in the previous millennium, before the days of computers and indoor plumbing, we used to actually cut away our cutaway scores, using a razor blade or an Xacto knife. Then those pages would be sent to New York City for printing. I ran into the masters for one of those scores recently. It looked ...
by Bill Stevens
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Staggering an instrument's entry (visually)

From the manual: To hide a portion of a staff Choose the Staff tool icon and select the measures that you want to hide. See Selecting music for more information on selection methods. Choose Staff > Apply Staff Styles To > Score and Parts or Current Part/Score. The Apply Staff Style dialog box appear...
by Bill Stevens
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is Finale's Preferences file located
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Where is Finale's Preferences file located

Mowing Devil -- You are using 2014.5? If so, your preferences file should be:

Finale 2014.5 Preferences

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: please help. 8vb is not working.
Replies: 17
Views: 6252

Re: please help. 8vb is not working.

A follow-up on Peter's earlier post -- 8va below the staff doesn't make sense if you think of it as "octave above"; however, 8va is an abbreviation for "ottava" so putting 8va below the staff means octave below. Ditto for 15ma, abbreviation for "quindicesima". But 8vb and 15mb are in common usage an...
by Bill Stevens
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is Finale's Preferences file located
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Where is Finale's Preferences file located

Peter T wrote in an earlier post:

I am not sure what Finale’s Preferences file is called, possibly Finale Preferences (or something like that)
or com.makemusic.finale.fprf

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It's the second: com.makemusic.finale.fprf
by Bill Stevens
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Where is Finale's Preferences file located
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Where is Finale's Preferences file located

On the Mac you can reset the preferences by going Command-comma. The reset button is in the lower left hand corner.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hold off on Catalina?
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Hold off on Catalina?

Now that Catalina is out for the Mac is Finale still saying we should hold off on the upgrade?

::: Bill Stevens
by Bill Stevens
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cross-beam angle
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Cross-beam angle

How did you do that? You can fix it with Special Tools > Note Offset Tool, but there is a cross-staff shortcut that will take easily and quickly care of it.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Repeat barline
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Repeat barline

Check Document Options > Repeats

Bill