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by Bill Stevens
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Key change
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Key change

When you change the key signature it asks if you want to transpose the music up or down. It looks like the transposition should have been down.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Removing tremolos
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Removing tremolos

You could use the Edit Filter for articulations, but of course that would mean that you would clear ALL articulations.

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by Bill Stevens
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cannot show the hidden staves...
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Cannot show the hidden staves...

I'm looking at 27 and don't remember if it was the same in 2014, but if you look at the Staff Attributes of that staff and un-check "Allow Hiding When Empty" does that help? Or possibly un-check "Force Hide Staff"?

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by Bill Stevens
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: can't save this file
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: can't save this file

I was able to open the file and save it to the desktop.

Would it help if I sent you the file I saved to see if it works any better for you?

::: Bill Stevens
by Bill Stevens
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 compatibility with Big Sur
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Finale 27 compatibility with Big Sur

It looks like with 27 and Big Sur the small problems are still there, such as the expansion button in playback controls.

Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Mandolin tab help
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Mandolin tab help

Without seeing your example, I would suggest using the selection tool and select that tab note and press 9 to send it up an octave.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 crashes when export xml
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Finale 26 crashes when export xml

His signature says Mojave 10.14.6

Maybe someone here is still using Mojave and can check this out.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 27 Moving chords
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Finale 27 Moving chords

Moving chords or expressions is smooth for me in 27.

What Mac OS are you using?

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by Bill Stevens
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expression selection window Finale 27
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Expression selection window Finale 27

This doesn't help you, but on the Mac version it stays expanded, even after closing Finale and reopening.

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by Bill Stevens
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Exporting
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Exporting

Mike -- the OP is using PrintMusic. I don't know if that supports XML but I figured you would.

Also from Lebovitztap1 it would be helpful to know what is going to be trying to open the file on the other end.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beats per Measure in Piano Music
Replies: 23
Views: 712

Re: Beats per Measure in Piano Music

You are correct about the rest before the dotted half. After you enter the rest, type H and it will be hidden. You can see the gray, hidden rest in Mike's example above.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: mac keyboard shortcuts
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: mac keyboard shortcuts

From the manual: To audio spot check Place your cursor over beat 1 of measure 11. Hold down OPTION+SPACEBAR to hear Finale play that beat. Hold down OPTION+SPACEBAR and move your cursor horizontally to hear the music you are dragging over at your own pace. Type OPTION+SHIFT+SPACEBAR to isolate a sin...
by Bill Stevens
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Split Point in 2014.5 not working
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Split Point in 2014.5 not working

In v. 26, and I assume in 2014.5, the split point can be set after note entry through Plug-Ins > Scoring and Arranging > Split Point.

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by Bill Stevens
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part Appears in Score but not in Editable List
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Part Appears in Score but not in Editable List

In your original post you wrote that the harp was in the score but not in the parts. Is that still the case, or did you lose it from the score? Be sure to check both page view and scroll view.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part Appears in Score but not in Editable List
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Part Appears in Score but not in Editable List

By "list of editable parts" do you mean Document > Edit Part? If so, you can re-generate the parts in Manage Parts.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale for iOS?
Replies: 20
Views: 7109

Re: Finale for iOS?

I'm with Old mkvi regarding doing scores by hand in olden days. In addition to eye strain, I did erasures with a razor blade, leading to nearly finished pages ruined by spilled ink and blood spatter.

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by Bill Stevens
Fri May 28, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Buzz roll symbol
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Buzz roll symbol

I don't know much about SMuFL but I wonder if the Finale update will make symbols like that one more readily available.

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by Bill Stevens
Thu May 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale not accepting input, but not frozen
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Finale not accepting input, but not frozen

Are you able to export XML?

That might save the file.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon May 10, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: cresc. < dim. > on one note
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: cresc. < dim. > on one note

If you have the November font, it is there (messa di voce).

Or you can create a shape in the Shape Designer. That's a bit of a fuss, but you only have to do it once.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Mon May 03, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyric Hyphen Help
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Lyric Hyphen Help

If you use the hard "hyphen" (actually a dash) you can select it and reduce the font size. This makes it about the same length as a proper hyphen, but it still doesn't look the same. I've done this where there was one occurrence in a piece, usually in chant, but it would be a pain to have to do it o...
by Bill Stevens
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to place accents where I want them
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Unable to place accents where I want them

Like Mike, I didn't see any accents in the measures you mentioned, but I scrolled ahead to the end of the piece and saw some examples on the last page. If you change the shape of the slur so it is above the accent by lifting the right handle, the accent will pop down to where I assume you want it. :...
by Bill Stevens
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Gap in first ending bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Gap in first ending bracket

Okay, I get it -- a "Finale Feature".

Not a big deal. Just something I had never bumped into in my decades of Finale use. Nothing fancy on this one -- I was notating one of the many banjo tunes I have written during Covid.

Thanks for this answer, and all your answers.

::: Bill
by Bill Stevens
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Gap in first ending bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Gap in first ending bracket

This surely has come up before but I ran into it for the first time today. As an example: m. 1 is 4/4 m. 2 is 5/4 Make a first and second ending with mm. 1 and 2 as the first ending. The first ending bracket breaks over the 5/4. Of course it's not a big deal to drag the bracket handle across the off...
by Bill Stevens
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fin27?
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Fin27?

... and scheduled site maintenance tomorrow night.

Maybe an April Fool's joke?

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by Bill Stevens
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: including multiple scores
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: including multiple scores

They way I have done it for books of small pieces is just what you did. Yes, the frustration is having to change something in Finale which might affect every PDF in the book, so be sure to do the PDF compilation at the last minute. You can make the page numbers work in Finale with an offset, but you...