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by jdpmus
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Question on symbol
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Question on symbol

Does anyone know what the symbol over the grace note means?
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by jdpmus
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics number
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Lyrics number

I put the "1, 2" butted up to the first word in the lyrics window. Not very elegant, but it works for me. Someone else may have a better idea.
by jdpmus
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: plug-in not working
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: plug-in not working

Thanks for the help. I will rely on the "wire band" to make it happen.

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!
by jdpmus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: plug-in not working
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: plug-in not working

That's how I have always entered the articulation. When I look at the tremolo articulation properties, under "playback" it says "none".
by jdpmus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: plug-in not working
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: plug-in not working

Tremolo "B". Also, I can't get the JW plug-in to show up in the menu, even though I've downloaded it and it is in the correct folder.
by jdpmus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: plug-in not working
Replies: 7
Views: 577

plug-in not working

I'm trying to use the TG Tools "easy tremolo" for some string parts. I select the region and click the plug-in, but it doesn't enter the articulation nor affect the playback. I get the original window for the plug-in, then nothing. I've checked my plug-ins folder in Application Support and the plug-...
by jdpmus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplets-copy and paste
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Tuplets-copy and paste

I discovered the "stack" copy solution last night, but it was a problem to re-construct the other parts that were not copied. However, the "create staff set" solution sounds like it will take care of that. Thank you and ask the other posters for finding these hidden workarounds. You all really save ...
by jdpmus
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tuplets-copy and paste
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Tuplets-copy and paste

I'm copying some parts from an older version of Finale into Finale 26. There are eighth-note triplets in the original but they change to a combination of tied-sixteenth notes and other combinations not in the original part. It reminds me of the problem of exploding parts with triplets where the new ...
by jdpmus
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Thanks to all for the many remedies. I was able to develop a workaround by first breaking the multi measure rest and then creating two separate rest on either side of the measure with the text repeat. Certainly not the most elegant (or quick) way to solve the problem but unless my support ticket fro...
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Yes. As I'm working down the score today I found one part with a 16 empty measures is generated as 15 MM and one measure blank with the text repeat. This is in the same score, but a different set of instruments. An earlier part in the score had 16 MM and I Ould not move the text repeat (no handle).
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Yes, I know that. What was throwing me was being unable to move text repeat markings in page view prior to printing.
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

I'm working on this now and it seems that the gremlin is that the text repeat that doesn't have a handle is within measures of a multi measure rest. If I remove the MM rest, the handle appears and the text repeat can be moved. So, is there a setting for MM rests where it will automatically "break" a...
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Okay, that does work as you both suggested. However, you have to repeat the sequence for each subsequent part. That seems to be a convoluted, though ultimately successful, workaround. There's got to be a better way. I've put in a support ticket and will post here when (and if) I get a response. In t...
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

I'll try your "tile" suggestion today. I found a menu item for tile last night, but couldn't get it to work. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong so I will consult the manual today.

If it works like your illustration, then that would eliminate the majority of the frustration.

Thanks again.
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

The problem is that it is in the correct position in the score, right-aligned to the right-hand bar line. However when I generate and look at the part, there are no "handles" on some of the text repeats. Some markings (DS sign in this case) have them and some don't (to coda, d.s. al coda, etc.). The...
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

I'll dig through the manual tomorrow. I can move the marking in scroll view, just not in page view.

Thanks.
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Nope. That doesn't work. Tried it 10 times
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

Can't get that to work on my Mac.
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Re: Text repeat issues

You're correct, they are where the MM rest occur. Any idea how to move them?
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Text repeat issues
Replies: 27
Views: 2249

Text repeat issues

Once I have generated parts I find that the text repeats (d.s. al coda, to coda, etc) do not have a handle to allow manual adjustment. Sometime the d.s. sign will have one, but the others do not.

Am I missing something?
by jdpmus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: music spacing gremlins
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: music spacing gremlins

Thanks. I thought I had copied the parts into a new template, but must have forgotten.

Check the music spacing setting you mentioned and now everything's good. I really appreciate the help.
by jdpmus
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: music spacing gremlins
Replies: 2
Views: 471

music spacing gremlins

After doing the "manage parts" generation I usually get parts with a decent layout. However, some parts in other scores have correct spacing and others have strange layouts. When I try to correct using the music spacing options it further aggravates the problem with even more unusable results. Attac...
by jdpmus
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding staves
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Adding staves

As usual with Finale problems, there is "more than one way to skin a cat", as they say down in the thicket. In the first solution offered, it worked without a problem. As for the JW plug-ins, I forget to consult them when I run into strange behavior. If I use one, it also seems to address specific i...
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding staves
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Adding staves

That worked like a champ!
Thanks.
by jdpmus
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adding staves
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: Adding staves

I'll give that a try.

Thanks