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by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Different Clefs for Different Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Different Clefs for Different Layers

Does the scale come after the sustained whole notes (or before)? If so, then you can do a mid-measure clef change. Using the clef tool, just highlight the part of the music in the new clef and hit enter. Then, click the desired clef. The result will look something like this. Screen Shot 2020-04-03 a...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

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
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Saving time signatures?

I am familiar with metatools, but I've never seen them used that way. I will definitely play around with that a lot more. After just a minute of going through those, I can see how useful they can be.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Saving time signatures?

Hi Everyone, So I'm working on a piece that often switches between 2/2 and 3/2. 3/2 is not a default time signature, but it's easy enough to create. With that said, I need to keep remaking the 3/2 time signature between every time. Is there a way to save time signatures? If not, then I'll probably g...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers

motet wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 am
That's very readable and clear, but the staff takes up too much vertical space for my application.
Everyone's taste is different. I personally prefer clarity, but I can see the reasons for economic use of space as well.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers

There are a couple ways to "solve" the space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers. As far as I know, there aren't any elegant solutions, though. 1) Use the Perfect Layout plugin (https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/) I personally use it and it's great. 2) Create your own Lua script or KM m...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Two Language Versions of Finale
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Two Language Versions of Finale

Hi Everyone,

Do you know if it's possible to have both the Italian version and English version of Finale loaded on one computer at the same time?

Thanks,

Nick
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation

Consider using Sidecar: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380 If you also have a supported Mac computer, you can use your iPad as a second screen. Won't be good for "Finale-on-the-go," but it could be useful or interesting. Haven't tried it myself, though, because my computer doesn't support the ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rest with Slash notation
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: Rest with Slash notation

Use a staff style for the slashes.

Select the Staff Tool and highlight only the rests you'd like slashes for. Then either press "S" which is the keyboard shortcut for slashes, or go to Staff > Apply Staff Style To > Score and Parts… > Slash Notation.

Hope this helps
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Parts, PDFs, & File Name Prefixes
Replies: 17
Views: 1500

Re: Parts, PDFs, & File Name Prefixes

Not that I know of.

Why would you like to add the number-prefix? Perhaps something else is possible that will still solve your problem.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

motet wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:43 pm
You'd think center aligned would work, but I tried numerators of 4 and 12 and the offsets were different.
Didn't think about that. Makes sense.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

With two-digit numerators or a dotted or flagged denominator, the horizontal offset will be a bit different, so a category positioning which covers everything may be a little optimistic. I think it depends on whether you want it to be left-aligned or center-aligned. Both are valid, I think it's jus...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

But the extra space is given already, as the true time signature is moved off page, if I understand correctly? I imagine a plug-in could do that: move the TS off page and inserting shape expressions, either looking like normal TSs or the Carl-Orff-style TS. Probably, a new expression category would...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )
Replies: 24
Views: 1166

Re: Custom beat duration ( 3/♪. )

Created a Feature request:

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... ay-As-Note

Not sure if it will do anything, but worth a try.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Might be a challenge...
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: Might be a challenge...

I've done this before a long time ago, so I'm not 100% sure how to do it. I think it required setting up the staves to playback in 2 separate channels. This can be done through Score Manager. That might not be how I did it, but it's worth a try. Now, I use Noteperformer on every project, which is a ...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hiding Flags on Specific Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Hiding Flags on Specific Notes

Hi everyone,

I want to be able to hide flags on specific eighth notes. I'm doing some graphical notation, and so some of the eighth notes still need flags. Others do not.

Any ideas on how to do this?

Thanks
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Bill Stevens wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Thanks, Nick.

Of course, once you go to, for instance, "Repitch" then everything in Simple is available.

Thanks again.

::: Bill
That's exactly what I do.
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Short Cut on a Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Creating Short Cut on a Mac

Just include the name of the lowest level. For instance, with the Simple Entry tool, you can use "Repitch". That will allow you to select the repitch function with the keyboard shortcut.

You can't make "Simple Entry" into a keyboard shortcut itself because you can't even select it manually.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Sixteenth note runs
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Sixteenth note runs

I've never written a cadenza, but isn't there a JW plug-in that combines many bars into one and thus saves you from having to count up quarter notes in such a bar? There is a JW Plugin: JW Meter and Rhythm, v1.14 Here's a video from Jari showing how you can create cadenzas with it: https://youtu.be...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: Opportunity

Couple things: 1. You can unothorize copies of Finale from your Makemusic account. That way, you can still have two copies of Finale you can use. 2. macOS is Unix based. And all flavors of Linux are also based on Unix. If you don't want Unix, Windows computers are your only option. Maybe you just me...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sudden low volume on one staff
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Re: Sudden low volume on one staff

Here's a good blog post that may help:

http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/getti ... in-finale/

Though without more detail it will be difficult to give you precise pointers.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: whole note in 7/8 bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1861

Re: whole note in 7/8 bar

I'd personally stay away from writing a whole note in 7/8 measures. As someone who sight-reads a lot, I rarely look at the time signature. I usually defer to the note values because the time signature is redundant at that point. Especially if the time signature changes often, the extra information b...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: note sizes in large orchestral scores
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: note sizes in large orchestral scores

It's not uncommon practice for notes and line thicknesses to be larger for large scores. You'll also notice this in clefs, expressive/technique text, accidentals, as well as most other musical elements. This actually comes from one principle from typography. Smaller type requires thicker letters to ...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Engraver music font vs Maestro
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Engraver music font vs Maestro

For noteheads, I personally use slightly larger Maestro font. Though in general, I use Maestro and Engraver about 50/50.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Noteperformer and Finale 26
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Noteperformer and Finale 26

Now that I've explored NP more seriously, I have a specific question. Although it works very nicely in general, it interprets a series of 8th or 16th notes (or any moving melody line actually) in a very staccato fashion, which is not very pleasant. I can fix this with adding slurs or other, more sp...