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by mknoll
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: natural sign above staff
Replies: 23
Views: 548

Re: natural sign above staff

Looks like an editorial natural to me. The editor thinks it should be a b-natural, but it wasn't notated as such in the source, so the accidental is placed above to indicate editorial intervention.
by mknoll
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Converting scanned music to Finale in 25X
Replies: 19
Views: 1865

Re: Converting scanned music to Finale in 25X

There are midi files of the inventions at imslp.org that might get you most of the way to what you want much quicker than entering the notes yourself.
by mknoll
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming with grace notes
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Beaming with grace notes

I agree that it's not very intuitive.
by mknoll
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming with grace notes
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Beaming with grace notes

This has been the behavior for as long as I can remember, and I've been using Finale since version 1. I guess the way I think about it is that since you're beaming across two notes you have to hit the / key on each of them. Never considered it a bug, though.
by mknoll
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: O/T? layout for a particular concerto
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: O/T? layout for a particular concerto

Elgar wrote a piece with the same scoring. Not sure if your approach would/should be the same, but it might give you some ideas. The score is at IMSLP. Just search for Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 (can't post the direct URL).
by mknoll
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opposite stemming within beam groups
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Opposite stemming within beam groups

Thanks Zuill and Peter,

I've incorporated your suggestions and got it to look the way I wanted it. I get a little nervous having rests floating around off the page somewhere, but I guess it's no worse than all of the items I have to pull off the page to get linked parts to work.
by mknoll
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opposite stemming within beam groups
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Opposite stemming within beam groups

I should add that even if I change the hidden notes to rests and select "extend secondary beams over rests" as soon as I hide the rest the beam breaks again.
by mknoll
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opposite stemming within beam groups
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Opposite stemming within beam groups

I am trying to reproduce the notation of the measure shown in the first example. I thought that the easiest way would be to notate all the notes in both layers 1 and 2 and then just hide every other note in each group. Conceptually this worked, but it had the side effect of breaking the 16th beams a...
by mknoll
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: One question - One request
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: One question - One request

Thanks Peter. That indeed fixes it for me. Haven't others been saying, though, that "Automatic Update Layout" should be left on for other reasons?
by mknoll
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: One question - One request
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: One question - One request

Peter, Are you saying that you do not experience the behavior described by the OP? This "dirty on open" behavior has bothered me for many years, so if there is a known a fix, or you at least can confirm that you are not experiencing it such that there is hope that some combination of settings might ...
by mknoll
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyric bug?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Lyric bug?

Can anyone confirm for me what seems to be a bug in the lyrics window? If I select the text and go to Text->Size->Other... and type in a value, nothing changes. So if, for instance, I want to set the font size to 16, I have to select 14 from the drop down list, and then select Text->Size->Increase t...
by mknoll
Tue May 30, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Old (or just odd?) notation
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Old (or just odd?) notation

Thanks Peter and BuonTempi, this is very helpful.
by mknoll
Tue May 30, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Old (or just odd?) notation
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Old (or just odd?) notation

In some of the stile antico movements of this little-known work, Bach has got some sort of proportio dupla thing going on where the full measure comprises a breve, but he also provides little half-size barlines at the semibreve level (see attachment). I thought that I might be able to finesse Finale...
by mknoll
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: HP 5200 Printer?
Replies: 22
Views: 10682

Re: HP 5200 Printer?

None of the 5000 Series printers (5000, 5100, 5200) have Bonjour, so they won't be plug and play. They work fine when set up via IP instead of Bonjour, though.
by mknoll
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Get rid of "Score" in PDF
Replies: 41
Views: 17622

Re: Get rid of "Score" in PDF

Perhaps it only adds it if linked parts have been created for the file?
by mknoll
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins Issue in Finale 25
Replies: 22
Views: 10386

Re: JW Plugins Issue in Finale 25

"A quicker way to test might be to install half of the plugins. If no problem, then install half of the remaining, I think you see where this is going. Just fewer steps." This is generally true if there is a single cause for the problem. If, as it turned out here, there are two independent issues ca...
by mknoll
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Applying house style to "foreign" files
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Applying house style to "foreign" files

I'm about to begin a project where I will be working with 32 medium-sized files created by someone else. Much will need to be changed to get them into our house style and I would like to query the collective wisdom here about the best way to go about this. I plan to set up a template with as many op...
by mknoll
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space Systems Vertically
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: Space Systems Vertically

You can also make precise numerical adjustments (so that, for instance, all the staves in one section are spaced exactly equidistantly) in scroll view using the Staff Tool under "Staff Usage..." Then back in Page View you can select "Respace Staves..." (still in the Staff Tool) and select "Set to Sc...
by mknoll
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eszett
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Eszett

"Richard Strauß"

Nice!
by mknoll
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eszett
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Eszett

To expand on Peter's answer somewhat. Following the German Rechtschreibreform from 1996, the use of ß in German became somewhat more restricted, to be used only following long, stressed vowels and dipthongs. Thus, the two examples from the OP, "Zeitmaß" and "Mäßig" retain the ß because the preceding...
by mknoll
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Altering the look of a breve set as a chord
Replies: 17
Views: 6572

Re: Altering the look of a breve set as a chord

Shouldn't the footnote read: "to prevent the score from becoming unnecessarily complex..." ?
by mknoll
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDF printing oddity
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: PDF printing oddity

Are you using a custom 12 x 18 paper size in page setup? I recall some people having similar problems using the custom size, but then being able to get it to work properly by choosing the preset page size "Tabloid Extra" instead. It was a while ago, so I can't recall the exact details, but it might ...
by mknoll
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Finale Forum Feedback
Topic: Forum basics
Replies: 60
Views: 25969

Re: Forum basics

I guess since it's been asked at least twice and nobody has answered, that there's not a list anywhere that officially explains what the various icons mean? They're certainly not obvious to me.
by mknoll
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Who's here?
Replies: 45
Views: 4570

Re: Who's here?

Just made the move. Good to see so many familiar names (and some faces).