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by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

Hi Forum,

I've noticed a couple mistakes in the macro, I've sorted them out.

Find the zip file attached here.

Nick, I've tried the macro for your issue and I'm getting workable results.

Best,
apkyburz
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

Hi all, Upon Peter Thomsen input, I went ahead and created a few macros that work as a 'multiple clipboard feature'. This is for Keyboard Maestro, MacOS. Zip file is attached on the bottom. One shortcut saves clip-files into the download folder (choose a different folder if you like). Another short...
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

On Windows I have something called ClipMate, which treats the system clipboard like a stack, so it remembers every clip and lets you go back and paste an old one. Copying notes in Finale doesn't go there, though. Yes, Keyboard Maestro on MacOS has the same function, but with the same result as your...
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

Nick, as a more general question, could there be a way to use JWLua to generate multiple clipboards? Instead of having just the system clipboard, cmd/ctrl c &v? AFAIK there are only two clipboard-related functions in JWLua , both deal with copying text to the system's clipboard. There's no way a JW...
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

Indeed that would be a powerful feature. Meanwhile there is a similar Finale feature (but, alas, without drag-and-drop): File menu > Copy to Clip File… (you must hold down the correct modifier key = the Alt key, I think) You can name your Clip Files as you like, and you can use them anytime, anywhe...
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Saving time signatures?

Nick, as a more general question, could there be a way to use JWLua to generate multiple clipboards?

Instead of having just the system clipboard, cmd/ctrl c &v?

This could be helpful in your instance, but in countless others.

Best,
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing fonts to clients' liking
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Changing fonts to clients' liking

Check out this installation guide from the music type foundry.

Under the section: "Changing the Music Font in Finale", you might find what you need.


https://www.musictypefoundry.com/installation

Best,
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Wacky Chord Autodefinition
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Wacky Chord Autodefinition

Hi Forum,

For a few days now, my chord tool seems to do some funny things in terms of auto-defining bass notes in chord-inversions.

I'm sure someone has experienced this before, where's the issue?

Thank you,
Best
by apkyburz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

If you're starting your movement in a new Finale file, will the movement start on a new page in the parts? Huh, that's a good point that I haven't thought about. No, of course, there shouldn't be a page break, which will happen with different files… Thanks for the hint, Motet, I'll look into that.
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rhythmic Notation - Hollow Half note
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Rhythmic Notation - Hollow Half note

N Grossingink wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Go to Document Options > Alternate Notation and change the notehead in the "Music Characters" dropdown menu.
Awesome, thanks N.
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

motet wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:12 pm
A work-around would be to add a measure at the beginning in its own system and hide it.
True, that would work as well. But you'd need to adjust the measure numbers also.

For measure 1, I find Nick's solution the most efficient.
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rhythmic Notation - Hollow Half note
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Rhythmic Notation - Hollow Half note

Hi Forum,

I'm sure, I'm not the first one to ask the question,

The standard half note in the Rhythmic Notation Staff-Style looks like the quarter note. Is there a way to make it hollow?

Thanks,
Best,
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

miker wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Simple Entry is correct. T is to tie to the next note, Shift-T to the previous. This also works when you have ties into a second ending. It even plays back correctly!
Absolutely great, thank you miker!
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

miker wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:03 pm
I was able to do it by selecting the first note and Shift-T.
Shift-T? What tool are you on?
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

Nick Mazuk wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:30 am
Though there may be a way to create the tie using the tie tool, I've found it's easiest to use articulations for moments like these. Here's a video I made that details the process for 2nd ending repeats (it's the same process for you, though): https://youtu.be/tZ42nqAEmB4
Perfect, thank you Nick.
by apkyburz
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 176

Tie from 'Nowhere'

Hi Forum,

For an attaca movement, is there a way to create a 'tie from nowhere'?

Thanks,
Best,
by apkyburz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Articulation - Change Default Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Articulation - Change Default Placement

motet wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:22 am
This thread details the best I could come up with for articulations. It will place the top correctly; you then need to adjust the bottom.
viewtopic.php?t=16978
I thought I wasn't the first one. Thanks, Motet.
by apkyburz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Articulation - Change Default Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Articulation - Change Default Placement

Hi Forum,

Is there a way to change the default placement for Articulations?

The standard placement for Arpeggi is a little cumbersome.
by apkyburz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickly see Tempo
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Quickly see Tempo

Hi Forum,

Especially for longer works, instead of searching the last tempo indication, is there a way to quickly find out at what tempo the current measure/section is set?

Thanks,
Best,
by apkyburz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

motet wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Simple entry does seem to adjust as you go along.
Interesting. Do you work mainly on simple? If yes, I'd be interested to know why.

Thanks,
by apkyburz
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

Peter Thomsen wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:43 pm
As Far As I Can Tell, the width of added measures (added to the end of the document) is equal to the width of the last measure before the added measures.
That's actually a pretty practicable workaround as well, thank you, Peter.
by apkyburz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

N Grossingink wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:15 am
Turn Automatic Music Spacing on (Preferences > Edit).

My rule of thumb is to keep AMS on when entering music, then turn it off when doing layout and adjustments. If needed, you can still apply spacing manually (select measure(s) and hit 4).
Very good, thank you for your advice.
by apkyburz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Things I discovered about lack of sound.
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Things I discovered about lack of sound.

Awesome, thanks for sharing.
by apkyburz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

motet wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:33 am
If you can enter the music in Scroll View, I think that doesn't happen.
Hi Motet,

No, the behavior is the same.

Best,
by apkyburz
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Measure Attributes - Measure Width, default?

Hi Forum,

When adding measures, they seem to have a default width of about 250 EVPUs. When working with the Speedy Entry Tool, the width quickly crams up the notes, preventing good visibility.

Is there a way to change the default width "barline-to-barline" when adding measures?

Thanks,