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by MowingDevil
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics - foreground/background
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Graphics - foreground/background

Hard to know what you're talking about without seeing it. What you see on the screen is not necessarily how it will print, so try that first. You might also be able to give the graphic a transparent background. The graphics do have a transparent background but you're right I haven't tried printing ...
by MowingDevil
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics - foreground/background
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Graphics - foreground/background

miker wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:19 pm
No. We have long asked for “move forward / move back” for graphics, but no joy.
Bummer. Rather fundamental one would think. They need to get it together, this is essentially a graphics program after all, albeit extremely specialized. It's 2020 and the eps files still look bloated and blurry.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics - foreground/background
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Graphics - foreground/background

I've been noticing the graphics I'm inserting (eps files) are going overtop of the notes whereas I'd like them underneath (to emerge out of the note). They're black but for some reason in Finale they show up w/ a white pinstripe shadow around the black which is noticeable. This would likely be fixed...
by MowingDevil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Aligning text
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Aligning text

Perfect! Thanks for the help
by MowingDevil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Aligning text
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Aligning text

Awesome! So once everything is snapped, can you adjust the grid line and have the text go with i?
by MowingDevil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Aligning text
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Aligning text

Is there a way to have a bunch of text boxes all align horizontally? Say for performance instructions or annotation for analysis. There's probably a JW plugin for this but perhaps its built into Finale somewhere.
by MowingDevil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: (note values) Beyond the Bar Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: (note values) Beyond the Bar Lines

That's a great suggestion, thanks - and I'll definitely use that where possible. Only issue is in this one case, I have a measure below that uses short measures as ticks for a stopwatch. I suppose I could just add those w/ a graphic but since I'm already well into this one I'd prefer to not overhaul...
by MowingDevil
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: (note values) Beyond the Bar Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 490

(note values) Beyond the Bar Lines

I'm working with a score that has a hidden time sig and no bar lines. Of course Finale is treating the note values to be measured as if there are bar lines. This becomes a practical issue when crossing these hidden bar lines at times. As a simple example, I would like a half note (for a simple clean...
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Offsetting Measure Numbering/Timing
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Offsetting Measure Numbering/Timing

Ok, so I have multiple movements in separate Finale documents and I have no interest in making it a single file, I can do that as PDFs. However, what I need to do is make the timing line up. This could be either time-based or measure-based, in this case I'm using time as it is a stopwatch piece. The...
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposing Instruments + Playback
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Transposing Instruments + Playback

In the score manager under Transposition, check Hide key signature. I'm not sure what playback issues, if any, you're having. Perhaps you should attach a file. Ok, I just figured out what was throwing me before. Finale was playing the transposed instruments at the correct pitch during playback...ho...
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposing Instruments + Playback
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Transposing Instruments + Playback

I'm sure I just did something backwards when I saw the key sig. I'll try that, it should work. Thanks
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Transposing Instruments + Playback
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Transposing Instruments + Playback

Somehow I've managed to have my transposing instruments playback at concert pitch. Finale automatically inserts a transposed key signature along with the transposed instrument but I wanted the score to have no key signature (in line w/ contemporary scores). Is there a painless way to do this so Fina...
by MowingDevil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Flared Hairpins

motet wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Looks like it's a feature in Dorico, though the rendering is not attractive, in my opinion:

https://steinberg.help/dorico/v2/en/dor ... ing_t.html
Agreed, I've seen much more elegant renderings by hand.
by MowingDevil
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Flared Hairpins

Actually no it wouldn't, your description adds unnecessary clutter. It does make sense and is more common than you're aware of.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Re: Flared Hairpins

Ah, any idea which font? I purchased their font package and there's quite a few.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Flared Hairpins
Replies: 21
Views: 1382

Flared Hairpins

Any idea how to achieve hairpins that flare near the end of the shape?
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slurs that flow from below to above
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Slurs that flow from below to above

Here's an example from a Ravel piece. I was able to do it (somewhat) in Finale by contorting a single slur but it was clunky and not stable when adjusting things.
by MowingDevil
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slurs that flow from below to above
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Slurs that flow from below to above

Is it possible to have a slur that is below a group of notes then swoops above another group of notes beamed in the opposite direction? (or vice versa). One continuous slur rather than 2 separate ones.
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

The full (paid) version of TG Tools has many more tremolo options when compared to the free version that comes with Finale, including the ability to position the beams at a predetermined distance from the stems. It might be worth taking a look at the free 30 day demo. The align feature for dynamics...
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Trill Notation

zuill wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:12 pm
With the Beam Extension Tool, double-click the handle and you can choose which beams are adjusted.

Zuill
Ah perfect, that does it. Thanks.
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

To be correct, this is tremolo notation, not trill notation. To adjust the angle: Special Tools Tool > Beam Angle Tool As the Message Bar says: Drag left handle to stretch all stems; right handle to change beam angle Indeed it is, but in tes case of the Sciarrino example it's an effect called multi...
by MowingDevil
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation
Replies: 9
Views: 700

Re: Trill Effect/Tremolo Notation

What is the best way to achieve this type of notation in Finale? Here is an excerpt from a Sciarrino piece. I've tried the TG Tools plugin "easy tremolo". Perhaps thats the best way, unless there's a graphic elsewhere that can be resized. Once easy tremolo is applied I found it clumsy to fine tune t...
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

I'm aware that these things are horizontal and vertical yet Finale allows for hairpins to be angled, it allows for smart lines to be pivoted etc. We're talking about working with the graphics tool, its reasonable to assume that a placed vector graphic be permitted to be pivoted for maximum flexibili...
by MowingDevil
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Adjusting Vector Graphics

I'm drawing my own graphic shapes and then importing them. That's really unfortunate Finale only allows them to be stretched but not angled. Rather short sighted by them as in my case I can't know for sure what the exact angle is until I'm on the staff. If they could just pivot then I'd be set. I co...
by MowingDevil
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Adjusting Vector Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Adjusting Vector Graphics

So, it's obvious how to resize vector images in Finale BUT how can you pivot them?
Every adjustment leaves the image more or less on the same plane and just changes dimensions but what about it's angle?