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by Raybird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fit Measures
Replies: 14
Views: 4073

Re: Fit Measures

Problem solved with the editing prefs... maintaining system locks.
by Raybird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fit Measures
Replies: 14
Views: 4073

Re: Fit Measures

Many thanks, Peter... that has solved this issue.

However, (Perhaps I should post this elsewhere) I am now have problems with the update layout which is behaving curiously.

Ray
by Raybird
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fit Measures
Replies: 14
Views: 4073

Re: Fit Measures

Finale 25.5.0.259 OSX 10.14.5 Hi... I am using a fairly new template and fit measures is behaving strangely. I am trying to fit 3 measures for one particular staff which is fine, except many other measures are being moved simultaneously and annoyingly. Under the automatic settings I have : Across sy...
by Raybird
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Slur tool erratic

Eureka... just exported as XML and the new version has been "uncorrupted".

Quite a lot of "repairs" to be done, however, especially with special tools and cross staffing.

I have also eliminated the the independence of staffs.

Phew !
by Raybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Slur tool erratic

Update layout is turned on.

This is obviously a "corrupted" piece.. in that I used a previous work as a template.

When I try to remove any independent time sigs. the music goes berserk, as it also does if I add a temporary new staff.

Oh... bother !
by Raybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Slur tool erratic

Thank you, Motet... I do not have an independent staff, so I expect I'll have to find another way to draw the line. Since resetting my preferences, weird things are happening ... when I cross-staff, or when I use Command D, the appearance changes and the number of bars per staff changes. Control D s...
by Raybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Slur tool erratic

Hi Motet,

Yes I am using independent time signatures...
by Raybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Slur tool erratic

Hi Miker, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. The clef sign problem has been solved by editing the clef definition. However, the main problem concerning the erratic 8ve lines only seems to occur in one piece. The others are fine. I have tried restarts and resetting preferences with no positive...
by Raybird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slur tool erratic
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Slur tool erratic

Finale 25.5.0.259 OSX 10.14.5

Greetings,

The slur tool octave lines are behaving erratically — they jump somewhere else after placement.

I am also having problems with weird clef signs which appear when unnecessary.

Any solutions or suggestions very welcome.
by Raybird
Fri May 03, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff settings and barlines
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Staff settings and barlines

Many thanks, Peter; exactly what I needed.
by Raybird
Fri May 03, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff settings and barlines
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Staff settings and barlines

Here is a short relevant extract, Peter :

Bars 1-8 need barlines drawn through the 3 staves.

Bars 17-24 correctly show barlines only through the two lower staves.

Many thanks.
by Raybird
Thu May 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff settings and barlines
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Staff settings and barlines

Finale 25.5.0.259 OSX 10.14.4 Greetings — I have encountered a problem in staff settings. I have a piano piece set out on 2 or 3 staves, including some multiple time-signatures which required barlines drawn through only 2 of the 3 staves. In spite of trying options in the staff tool (groups & bracke...
by Raybird
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Special beam over barline at repeat sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Special beam over barline at repeat sign

Thank you Zuill.

Just added and hid a headless quaver — voice 2 in the previous bar, and that works fine.

My solution using a custom smart shape thick line also works, although it can be awkward to keep in from "jumping about".

By the way, how do you create a blank shape for a stem ?

Ray
by Raybird
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Special beam over barline at repeat sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Special beam over barline at repeat sign

Just managed to create something by replacing the quavers with quarter notes and adding a custom line... I cannot upload photos as the file is too big.
However, one of my two lines "jumps" elsewhere. Can anyone tell me how to overcome this irritating movement?

Many thanks.
by Raybird
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Special beam over barline at repeat sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Special beam over barline at repeat sign

Here is a screenshot from the original Enoch engraving for Ravel .... Many thanks for your input.
by Raybird
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Special beam over barline at repeat sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Special beam over barline at repeat sign

Thanks for the quick reply, Miker. I just tried using custom shapes from the special tools, and from the expression designer, but both looked most unrealistic. I always find it very hard to manage this kind of drawing... and it is rather unwieldy. Do you have any other ideas ? I will persevere, howe...
by Raybird
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Special beam over barline at repeat sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Special beam over barline at repeat sign

Finale 25.5.0.259 OSX 10.14.3

Greetings,

Is it possible to create a special quaver beam over barline at the repeat sign ? (The following bar has no quavers).

Many thanks.
by Raybird
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback question
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Playback question

Thank you Michel... I'll try that.
by Raybird
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback question
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Playback question

Finale 25.5.0.259
Mac 10.14.1

Hi... is it possible to playback without any modifications of tempo (rits etc.) or dynamics, etc. I just want to use it to check accuracy.

I have tried to remove midi data, and unchecked everything possible.

Many thanks.
by Raybird
Wed May 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

All working now... and many thanks for having spotted that typo !
by Raybird
Tue May 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

Here it is... the problem bar is currently 36....

Many thanks.
by Raybird
Tue May 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

This problem no longer comes under the heading of "slur tool".... should I move it to another new post ? I have tried deleting 3 bars, the guilty one plus the adjacent, without any success. I have also tried to clear all items, which does work until I introduce new bars. In the meantime how do I att...
by Raybird
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

Bizarre, I just tried deleting a few measures and the offending minims reappear before the deleted measures !
by Raybird
Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

Hello again, Miker... The XML is useful in that it showed me why the octave lines are not responding... (I am currently involved in a complicated score). I tried the same trick with another piece where a minim chord has placed itself just before a bar line and I cannot identify it, and therefore era...
by Raybird
Tue May 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: slur tool
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: slur tool

Just one, Bill...