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by Mister Bebop
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?

Wait . . . I think your second point is where the trouble is. Why does that not hold when I open a MIDI file with the default file?
by Mister Bebop
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?

But if every other modification I've made to my default file has been implemented, where is the "switch" that is causing it to not show the abbreviated staff names on the second and later pages? There's gotta be one in here someplace. Thanks again!
by Mister Bebop
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?

Actually, it is using my default file because every other adjustment I've made is reflected in the new files I've been making from MIDI files. Does this help narrow things down?
by Mister Bebop
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?
Replies: 7
Views: 715

How do I get abbreviated staff names to show?

I'm working on developing a default file so I can take MIDI files and make them into usable Finale v26 files. For some reason, my default file shows the abbreviated staff names on second and subsequent pages but when I use that file to open a MIDI file, there are no staff names at all on those subse...
by Mister Bebop
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I need help with a score I'm working on . . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: I need help with a score I'm working on . . . .

motet wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:23 pm
. . . go to the Page Layout tool and do "Redefine Pages."
Excellent! That's all it took . . . really appreciate your help . . . thanks so much!!!
by Mister Bebop
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I need help with a score I'm working on . . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 433

I need help with a score I'm working on . . . .

So I'm working on a score . . . I started with a file from Finale 2009. I used the New File Wizard in v26 and copied all the contents of the old file into the new one and everything was going okay. Then when I looked at the last page of the score, it's huge while all the previous pages are the same ...
by Mister Bebop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking

There's a measure attribute "break a multimeasure rest." Setting a barline to anything but normal selects that; setting it back to normal clears it. Is there any way to prevent this in a default file? I've had several tunes arranged for big band and I'm getting the files from other people. Then I p...
by Mister Bebop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking

Actually no, there were only double bars at the eighth measures of all three trouble spots. The mm rests were 6 / 2, three times in a row. I just changed all the bars to default bars and it worked. Beats me how, but that’s all it took.
by Mister Bebop
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking

Could be a measure attribute, could be an expression. Attach your file and someone will figure it out. So I went into the measure tool, highlighted all the measures that were previously uncooperative, made them all default barlines on the right and single left barlines and then voilà! They are now ...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Can't figure out why a multimeasure rest is breaking

Hello again all you Finale whiz kids! My problem du jour is that in a normal part (not an alternate notation part, just a normal part) I have three sections in a row where an eight-bar multimeasure rest ought to be appearing, but instead it is 6 bars then 2 bars. These eight bar phrases are between ...
by Mister Bebop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score

Well, without seeing your file it's hard to know what might work and what might not. As far as Smart Shapes, the ctrl key approach works for me. By the way, the instruction is in the manual, but doesn't say much beyond what I've mentioned. Zuill I'm not sure what I did that led me to believe that t...
by Mister Bebop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score

Did you read what I said in my last post? if you hold the Ctrl key while making adjustments, it does them in both part and score while working in the part. Did you try it out? Zuill Oh, okay, I missed your edit/addition to your post. I've been trying that and it works for some things but not others...
by Mister Bebop
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score

Yeah, it's not the answer I was hoping for but that's what I'm trying to do. The only thing is that when all the parts are in the score you don't see what they look like in the measures. Measure widths in the score tend to be wider than in the parts, and you can't see what the problems are going to ...
by Mister Bebop
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Adjustments in parts not showing correctly in score

I've gotten used to using linked parts now, after several months in Finale v25 coming from Finale 2006, but there's something about it that I find extremely annoying, and it's probably just a setting that I don't know how to search for and remedy. So I'm asking this forum. When I go through each mea...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do I switch the multimeasure shape?
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: How do I switch the multimeasure shape?

Thank you so much! This is the greatest forum on earth! I sure do appreciate you guys and your willingness to help!!!
by Mister Bebop
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do I switch the multimeasure shape?
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: How do I switch the multimeasure shape?

Thanks so much, Peter! Now, there's one more thing . . . I'd like for the symbol to be wider and to adjust itself like it did in my Maestro example above. This is what I'm getting now: Revised Broadway Copyist Multimeasure Rest 1.jpg Revised Broadway Copyist Multimeasure Rest 2.jpg It would appear t...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do I switch the multimeasure shape?
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

How do I switch the multimeasure shape?

I like the multimeasure rest shape in this first file: Maestro Multimeasure Rest.jpg I'm working on another score and can't seem to change the shape of the multimeasure rest (this one started in Broadway copyist): Broadway Copyist Multimeasure Rest.jpg I have searched through the user manual and hav...
by Mister Bebop
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: In v25, how do I get rid of the words "manual positioning"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

Re: In v25, how do I get rid of the words "manual positionin

Are they expressions? If so, delete them. Maybe post a sample file so we can figure out what they are. Zuill No, they weren't and I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. That percussion part had come originally from a Sibelius XML file. What I did (quite awhile before you replied here) was to ...
by Mister Bebop
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: In v25, how do I get rid of the words "manual positioning"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

In v25, how do I get rid of the words "manual positioning"?

In v25, how do I get rid of the words "manual positioning"? For some reason, when I copied parts from one file into another file, on the score (that I need to print out), there are random places where the words: Manual Positioning appear, and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get rid of t...
by Mister Bebop
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part that's in score not showing up on Edit Parts list
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Part that's in score not showing up on Edit Parts list

Thanks so much! That was it. I appreciate your help and how fast you "came to my rescue" . . . you guys are the best!
by Mister Bebop
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Part that's in score not showing up on Edit Parts list
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Part that's in score not showing up on Edit Parts list

I took a template for 18 staves and added one to it since this arrangement had one more horn in it. Now when it's time to edit the linked part, it's not showing up in the Edit Parts list. When I scroll through (I'm on Windows, Finale v26) using Ctrl Alt + . (or ,) the part doesn't show up there, eit...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of parts
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of par

… How on earth to I disable the Automatic Update Layout function? I absolutely DESPISE this feature and it has cost me so much time. I meticulously lay out parts and adjust measure widths and intra-measure note spacing and hit print and then see that things have reverted back to the way they were b...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of parts
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of par

One more question for you, Peter: How on earth to I disable the Automatic Update Layout function? I absolutely DESPISE this feature and it has cost me so much time. I meticulously lay out parts and adjust measure widths and intra-measure note spacing and hit print and then see that things have rever...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of parts
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of par

1) Take a look at the Staff Attributes for each staff. In the pane Items to Display, is the item {Endings and Text Repeats} selected for each and every staff? 2) Take a look at the Staff List for the first ending. Which staves are selected in the Staff List? Thanks, Peter . . . you knocked it out o...
by Mister Bebop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of parts
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: First and Second endings only showing in a couple of par

Here is the second screenshot showing how the Alto 2 part has no endings:
2018-06-13 Screenshot 2.jpg
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I cannot figure out how to get the 1st and 2nd endings to show in the parts OR in the score . . . what's going on with this?

Thanks in advance for your help!