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by Bill Stevens
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Saving time signatures?

Could you have a blank measure of 3/2 somewhere and just keep pasting it in when needed?

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tablature issue
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Tablature issue

This doesn't answer your question, but if you select the TAB measure and transpose up an octave, is it correct?

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tied into key change
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: tied into key change

In Speedy the shortcut to the cautionary accidental is to select the note and type P. I don't know anything about Simple.

Adding: I see the shortcut is there in the Simple menu.

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: time sig
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: time sig

Staff Attributes > Uncheck Time Signature
by Bill Stevens
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: The last gasp of Finale?
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

Re: The last gasp of Finale?

Michael RE wrote:

"Most choirs won't invest"

Probably true, but in Advent candlelight Compline services I am the only person who can see the music. People I barely know cuddle around to peer over my shoulder.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't make measure numbers disappear
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: Can't make measure numbers disappear

In the Measure Tool > Measure > you can delete measure region and it should get rid of everything.

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Problem with Word Extensions
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Problem with Word Extensions

The problem doesn't happen for me. As David asked, what version and OS?

::: Bill Stevens
by Bill Stevens
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding tab staves to a score
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Adding tab staves to a score

Use the Score Manager. On the Mac it's Cmd-K but I don't know the shortcut for Windows.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Why does the tempo change in the middle of my song?
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Why does the tempo change in the middle of my song?

As Motet wrote, without seeing the file it's only a guess, but at the bridge is there any expression that might have a tempo attached to it? You might try deleting things around the tempo change spot to see if you can isolate the offender.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: stem direction
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: stem direction

Use Special Tools > Double/Split Stem Tool

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sidecar on Mac laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Sidecar on Mac laptop

Thanks to both of you for the comments and suggestions.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: quarter tone accidentals without playback
Replies: 12
Views: 5861

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: 241

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: 142

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: 142

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: 3
Views: 290

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: 4
Views: 373

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: 164

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: 164

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: 382

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: 473

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.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: playback out-of-range notes
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: playback out-of-range notes

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

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: repeat playback
Replies: 3
Views: 169

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.

::: Bill
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: 457

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: 400

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.