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by SamGroude1
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Independent Cover Pages for Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Independent Cover Pages for Parts

Encephalon,
Many thanks for your help. That's exactly what I needed.
All the best,
Sam
by SamGroude1
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Independent Cover Pages for Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Independent Cover Pages for Parts

Thanks Zuill. Didn’t think of using the text insert for score/part name. I’ll give that a try. But do you know why the text block from my harp part blank page automatically reappeared on the blank page I created for the organ part? I wasn’t expecting that.
by SamGroude1
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Independent Cover Pages for Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Independent Cover Pages for Parts

In order for the layout of page turns to work properly, I created a blank page at the beginning of the harp part and used the text tool to create a cover page which included the instrument name: "Harp". When I attempted to add a blank page at the beginning of the organ part, the blank page was creat...
by SamGroude1
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Active Output Discontinued
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Active Output Discontinued

I am continually getting a pop-up that says: Your active output has been disconnected! Finale has selected the next available device. You can select a different device by opening the Audio Setup Dialog. (MIDI/Audio -> Devices -> Audio Setup)[/quote][/quote][/b] Does anyone know what could be causing...
by SamGroude1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Autosave not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Re: Autosave not working

OK. That's good to know thanks!
by SamGroude1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Autosave not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Autosave not working

I started getting a pop-up that says:

The document “XXXXXXX” could not be autosaved. The file doesn’t exist.

Yet I am able to manually save it and it is being stored in a folder on my Icloud drive.

Can anyone tell me why autosave is not working?

Many thanks.

Finale 26.0.1.706
Mohave on Mac
by SamGroude1
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Notating Harp Glissandos

Thanks N. Sorry I missed that triangle.
Sam
by SamGroude1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Notating Harp Glissandos

Michelp, When I open up JW Change and click on the "Beam" option in the left hand box, all that comes up is a sentence that says: "Tasks for modifying beams.", a drop down menu labeled "filters", a "Reset" button, a "Sequence Editor" option and "Close". I don't see the word "Visibility" anywhere. Do...
by SamGroude1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Notating Harp Glissandos

Peter, many thanks for the quarter note suggestion. Didn’t realize Finale would allow 7 quarters in the space of one. Also, it did let me select all six notes and change their note size all at once using “change.” N., in my JW Change, under beams and stems, I don’t see the option for hiding. How do ...
by SamGroude1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts

Is there a way to insert the Title and the Part Name centered at the top of each page, from page 2 to the end of the piece? For example: "Symphony No. 4 - Harp" at the top of the harp part on all pages from page 2 to the end? I know how to enter the Title only and the Instrument/Part name only, but ...
by SamGroude1
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Notating Harp Glissandos

I am hoping someone can advise me on the best/most efficient way to correctly notate a harp glissando. I would like to show all 7 notes of the diatonic scale (with accidentals where applicable), and also have the initial note of the gliss. contain the complete rhythmic value the glissando will cover...
by SamGroude1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing the order of the list of document styles
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Changing the order of the list of document styles

Peter, Thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. The idea of moving the two default document styles into a new sub-folder worked great the first time. But today when I opened the Set-up Wizard, the two default document styles were back at the top of the list. I checked in the document styles fol...
by SamGroude1
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?

Mike, I'll try saving as a template and see if that works, but since I use piano in a lot of different pieces with different combinations of instruments, I was hoping there was a way to select piano in the set-up wizard and automatically get the 3rd party piano sound I prefer.
by SamGroude1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?

In my sound map priority window, I only see 3 things: Garritan Professional Orchestra 5, Garritan Instruments for Finale, and SmartMusic SoftSynth. My third party instruments, including Kontakt5 do not appear. My goal is to be able to open a new document in Finale, select a piano in the Setup wizard...
by SamGroude1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Can I make Kontakt 5 the default device?

In the score manager, is there a way to select a piano (in the instrument column) and have only that instrument default to Kontakt 5 (in the device column)?
Many thanks.
by SamGroude1
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Changing the order of the list of document styles
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Changing the order of the list of document styles

In the Setup Wizard, is it possible to change the order of the list of document styles under "Select a Document Style"? A created a new personalized documents style that I use almost 100% of the time and I would like it to be the first one on the list, so it will already be highlighted and I can jus...
by SamGroude1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plugins for Finale 26
Replies: 12
Views: 5179

Re: Plugins for Finale 26

Thanks Buon Tempi. That's what I needed.
by SamGroude1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plugins for Finale 26
Replies: 12
Views: 5179

Plugins for Finale 26

I recently upgraded to Finale 26 for Mac (High Sierra) and didn't realize that my GPO5 and various 3rd party plug-ins would not automatically copy over from Finale 25. I eventually figured out how to get the GPO5 working, but have had no success finding or installing the plug-ins. Are there step-by-...
by SamGroude1
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Professional Engraving List for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: Professional Engraving List for Finale

Thanks for the link John. I really appreciate it and will definitely check it out.
by SamGroude1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Making hairpins stay in front of created blank white space
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Making hairpins stay in front of created blank white spa

OK. Thanks for letting me know. I thought it might look better to white out bar lines where hairpins pass through. Glad to know its not necessary. Just checked Gould, and she agrees. Thanks again for all the helpful replies.
by SamGroude1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Making hairpins stay in front of created blank white space
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Making hairpins stay in front of created blank white space

I created an opaque borderless rectangle (a blank white space) in the expression designer to hide a small portion of bar lines between two grouped staves . . . so that hairpins could cross over these bar lines without touching them. All worked fine, except now I can't figure out how to keep the hair...
by SamGroude1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Professional Engraving List for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: Professional Engraving List for Finale

Most often I am engraving choral music with accompaniments ranging from organ (and/or piano) to full orchestra.
by SamGroude1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Professional Engraving List for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Professional Engraving List for Finale

I’d like to work on improving the appearance of my Finale scores and parts to make them look more “professionally engraved.” Does anyone know if a list of suggested layout settings for Finale exists? I realize that these decisions are subjective, but I would be grateful for a list, or descriptions o...
by SamGroude1
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hairpins
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Hairpins

Thanks Zuill. I really appreciate your help and expertise. For my own understanding, I checked Elaine Gould’s “Behind Bars” and confirmed that: “The ends of complementary hairpins should match in width, and align horizontally. The intensity of a dynamic change is not reflected in the openness of a h...
by SamGroude1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hairpins
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Hairpins

I created the hairpins with smart shapes, creating a crescendo and then creating an adjacent decrescendo. The openings are different sizes depending on the lengths of the cresc.or decresc.