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by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Individual/Independent Note Placement (Layer 1 &2)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Individual/Independent Note Placement (Layer 1 &2)

Thanks so much - that did it! After un-checking the cross-layer option I could drag around the notes with their accidentals as I wanted. I used speedy entry for this.
by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Individual/Independent Note Placement (Layer 1 &2)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Individual/Independent Note Placement (Layer 1 &2)

Hi folks, hope to find some help here. Could not figure out for myself how to do it... This comes from a Jazz Combo Score. The upper notes (layer 1) are a melody cue, the lower notes (layer 2) are optional backings. In the original notation the accidentals are placed near the corresponding notes in ...
by Jocko_23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "backward" ties
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: "backward" ties

Thanks, you were faster than me. My reply refers to your first answer.
by Jocko_23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "backward" ties
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: "backward" ties

Thanks, but it does not work for me - "Tie alterations" WAS checked. And, just in case, I used "Update Layout"... Tried to edit the filter and check Tie alterations only - still no success.Neither copy+paste nor dragging works. Strange: If I DISABLE the filter, copy+paste as well as dragging works i...
by Jocko_23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: cautinary accidentals - parenthesis globally
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

cautinary accidentals - parenthesis globally

IA friend gave me a Big Band score to check. There are lots of cautionary accidentals (which is good, since it is for beginners). Unfortunately, some of the cautionary accidentals are w th parenthesis, some are not. I there a function like: "Check all accidentals and decide if they are cautionary or...
by Jocko_23
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "backward" ties
Replies: 5
Views: 646

"backward" ties

The first note in a coda system needs a tie pointing backward (i.e. to the left). In the measure before the coda system there is a rest. When try I put a tie to the first coda note with "Shift+T" it does not work for me (because of the rest, I suppose. But even if there was a note, the tie would app...
by Jocko_23
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Narrow Slash Chords
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Narrow Slash Chords

@ Jan:

This is what I get when I use Pori Chords ASC Std without changing anything else...
Looks like I have to dig deep into FontForge!
Trotzdem vielen Dank!


@ michelp:

Thanks, I knew about this work-around; but the term implies... WORK! And that is exactly what I try to avoid :D

Joerg
by Jocko_23
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Narrow Slash Chords
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Narrow Slash Chords

Hello, is there a way to change the horizontal width of subtext slash chords in Finale? The attached pic shows a slash chord from Sibelius vs. the same chord in Finale - sometimes I just need a "narrow" subtext chord, especially if there are four of these chords in one bar. (Broadway Copyist or Jazz...
by Jocko_23
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Convert pdf. to mxl
Replies: 22
Views: 7959

Re: Convert pdf. to mxl

For Windows (or Mac with CrossOver), maybe you could try "Capella-Scan": https://www.capella-software.com/us/index.cfm/download/capella-scan/download-capella-scan/ Ha problems with "handwritten" fonts like Finale Jazz or so. And, as has been said, real handwritten scores cannot be recognized (there ...
by Jocko_23
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expression Tool - Expression Designer - Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

Re: Expression Tool - Expression Designer - Characters

Thanks - that helped!

One more question - where can I find a list of all these option-m, option-whatevers? Is it in Finale or is it a Mac feature? Never had to use it before...

Greeting,
Jock
by Jocko_23
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expression Tool - Expression Designer - Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 2138

Expression Tool - Expression Designer - Characters

Could someone help, please? See picture: In my OpenOffice "Writer" I create a text. When I copy & paste it into the Expression Designer it does not display as it should. What do I have to type into the Expression Designer box? I use a Mac! I created the text in OpenOffice by copying the characters f...
by Jocko_23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

Re: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?

Yes, I understand they are characters - but then, what is the option "allow horizontal stretching" in the "expression designer" good for ???
by Jocko_23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

Re: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?

There are six hairpins under "Miscellaneous" in the Expression Selection (at least under MacOS). I want to use it for "esthetic" reasons - I would like it to have a handwritten look and not the straight look from the shape designer. I know, i could create the expression in Photoshop or the like and ...
by Jocko_23
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2891

How to stretch an EXPRESSION TOOL hairpin ?

I have a score in handwritten style / Broadway Copyist. I want to use the long hairpin from the expression tool selection, not a hairpin created in the smart shape selection. This hairpin should extend for two measures, but it is too short by default. Is it possible to stretch it? What I tried - I r...
by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash / Rhythmic Notation and Chords
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Re: Slash / Rhythmic Notation and Chords

Aaargh. Guess why not: No problem for one measure or one staff - but I have this problem in way too many measures. So I am looking for advice to avoid manual adjustment.
by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash / Rhythmic Notation and Chords
Replies: 3
Views: 1841

Slash / Rhythmic Notation and Chords

Hello, I often have to mix slash and rhythmic notation with chords above. The standard slash symbol is too large for my taste, so I change it (doc.options -> alternate notation - large slash: music characters -> change from #213to #243). But then the slash is not in the middle of my staff line but t...
by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes

I, too, use the Jazz font for slashes in Broadway Copyist documents. It's easy: Go to Document Options>Fonts Select the Notation pop-up menu Select Alternate Notation Click Set Font Choose Jazz -encephalon Thanks - it works! BUT: Why in the world does MM scatter these options all over the menues? W...
by Jocko_23
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes

However, the small slashes are perhaps a bad idea since they make the Slash Notation look more like Rhythmic Notation. But the advantage is that the chord symbols are "popping out", because there is not so much distracting black colour on the sheet. So maybe in the end it is a matter of personal ta...
by Jocko_23
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes

Hi Motet, life can be easy... Thank you so much ! In case anyone else needs to do this: Document options -> Alternate Notation -> Music characters -> large slash -> select... small slash (No.243). Under "define staff style" -> appearance -> staff -> other you can change stem reversal from -4 to -2 i...
by Jocko_23
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Slash notation: How to get SMALL slashes

Hi, this is my first post on this board after MM shut down the forum. Thanks for provoiding this platform! Now my question: Is there a simple way to change the size of the slashes in staff style "slash notation"? I could not find a setting for this. Of course I could do it with a work-around (see pi...