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by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: quarter tone accidentals without playback
Replies: 12
Views: 5632

Re: quarter tone accidentals without playback

The November Font (which costs money) has dozens of microtonal and non-standard accidentals, including at least three variations of the ¾ flat.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: a strange bit of voice-leading
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: a strange bit of voice-leading

If you are asking about the stems-down chords in measures 2 and 4, they could be in the bass clef.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Momentarily Changing a 5-line staff to a 1-line staff
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Momentarily Changing a 5-line staff to a 1-line staff

You can probably just select the measures with the Staff Tool and type L.

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Momentarily Changing a 5-line staff to a 1-line staff
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Momentarily Changing a 5-line staff to a 1-line staff

Select those measures and apply a 1-line staff style.

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sidecar on Mac laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Sidecar on Mac laptop

I have fussed some with Sidecar (using an iPad as a second screen) but I've never been able to get it to work, possibly because my iPad is too old.

Has anyone found Sidecar useful with Finale?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Validate crashes my Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: JW Validate crashes my Finale

This is the Wiki connected with that plug-in. It might have an answer to your problem. ::: Bill Some Important Things... Make sure to save the document before running a test on it. Select only a couple of tests at a time, unless you have a very small document. Getting a huge list of potential issues...
by Bill Stevens
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Thanks, Nick.

Of course, once you go to, for instance, "Repitch" then everything in Simple is available.

Thanks again.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Using System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts for Finale, what is the trick to making a Short Cut for a tool that has an expansion triangle, such as Simple Entry or Smart Shapes?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to Erase a note
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Unable to Erase a note

The attachment is missing. -- Bill
by Bill Stevens
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: playback out-of-range notes
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: playback out-of-range notes

I changed the instrument to clarinet and it works. I am using the included Garritan library, not the one you used.

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by Bill Stevens
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: playback out-of-range notes
Replies: 16
Views: 250

Re: playback out-of-range notes

What instrument are you using for the tenor? Change to some other instrument like clarinet.

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by Bill Stevens
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: repeat playback
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: repeat playback

The problem you are running into in Playback Controls is that the number of repeats doesn't seem to work. You can press the space bar repeatedly for repeats, but I know that's not really what you want.

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by Bill Stevens
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Please see my post under Playback Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Please see my post under Playback Issues

tdlucas, Even though you have solved your problem, if you have the original, non-working file it might be interesting to try some easy fixes to see if any of them solve the problem. One would be to create a blank score, copy the old score and paste it onto the new score. Another would be to export i...
by Bill Stevens
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: two chord name questions
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: two chord name questions

You found your answer behind door number two, but for future reference, when you expand the staff in score manager you will see two columns, M and S. Click there to mute or solo.
by Bill Stevens
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: two chord name questions
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: two chord name questions

In the score manager you can click the triangle beside a staff to expand it and see all its elements, including chords, which you can mute. Does that solve the problem?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: 4/4 underneath 12/8
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 4/4 underneath 12/8

In the Staff Attributes click Independent > Time Signature.

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by Bill Stevens
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: triplet 16ths w tab
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: triplet 16ths w tab

For me the 3 appears above the beam. Where does it show for you? Can you post an example?

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by Bill Stevens
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Ossia staff lenght
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Ossia staff lenght

There is a setting for "Right Offset". You will need to experiment with a negative number starting with -0.25 or something like that.

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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: 378

Re: Hide staff in system

I thought he was trying to delete the hidden staff.

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by Bill Stevens
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 378

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?

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by Bill Stevens
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff in system
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Hide staff in system

Staff Tool > control-click the staff handle.

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by Bill Stevens
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space before mid-measure clef
Replies: 13
Views: 421

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: 382

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: 146

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: 146

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