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by Tallis
Tue Aug 22, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

Makes sense to me! Thanks for the input....
by Tallis
Mon Apr 10, 2023 2:11 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: changing duration of grace note played on the beat
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

Re: changing duration of grace note played on the beat

Hi Djard, If I recall correctly, the durations offered there are in realtime units. It would be more helpful if the options for grace note length were, say, "semiquaver, quaver, crotchet..." or "half the following note, a quarter of the following note, etc." -- which would gauge the length to the be...
by Tallis
Mon Mar 06, 2023 10:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Error code: 7
Replies: 0
Views: 23550

Error code: 7

Hi all, Previously, I was in the habit of switching back and forth from bluetooth headphones to a wired set of speakers. When the headphones were turned off, sound switched back to the speakers -- no problem. I recently got a bluetooth speaker, and now whenever I walk away from Finale for a while (l...
by Tallis
Wed Mar 01, 2023 7:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: force hide staff name after divisi?
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: force hide staff name after divisi?

Beautiful, that did it!

Many thanks to you both; I've learned a powerful new tool.
by Tallis
Wed Mar 01, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: force hide staff name after divisi?
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: force hide staff name after divisi?

Thanks, Motet! I did find that dialogue, but it removes the single staff name everywhere -- including on the first seven pages where I would like to include it. Is there a way to make a staff name appear on some systems and not others? Ideally, I'd like this first: S2 single.JPG And then this, with ...
by Tallis
Wed Mar 01, 2023 1:55 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: force hide staff name after divisi?
Replies: 5
Views: 644

force hide staff name after divisi?

Hi all, I have a soprano 2 part in a choral score, which divides into two parts on p. 7. At that point I've bracketed two staves together, and am calling the group S2. But the original "S2" (single staff name) continues to show up on every system, like this: S2 split.JPG Is there a way to force-hide...
by Tallis
Thu Feb 23, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

Oh my gosh, thanks for putting in so much time (for a stranger on the internet)! I really appreciate it, even if the issue is still a mystery.

And yes, mysterious errors creep in with age. My back can attest to that.

Back to the drawing board....
by Tallis
Thu Feb 23, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

Ha! Unfortunately, it's very much the standard in choral music -- and does actually make the line easier to read.
by Tallis
Wed Feb 22, 2023 11:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

That's weird. I did attach it, but it disappeared. Trying again, and this time I'll double-check once posted!

Thanks for your patience...
by Tallis
Wed Feb 22, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

Okay, I tried deleting all the old lyrics -- wiping every verse, chorus, and section clean -- and then re-entering. Unfortunately, the same wrapping problems show up. Bar 5 in the attached, for example: Soprano 1's text doesn't extend at all, Soprano 2 extends off the page, Alto 1 doesn't show the b...
by Tallis
Wed Feb 22, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: wrapping word extensions

Thanks, Miker! You're probably right that it would be faster to simply start afresh. I'll give it a shot and see if it fixes the extensions....
by Tallis
Tue Feb 21, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: wrapping word extensions
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

wrapping word extensions

Hi all, I'm working with a document originally created in Finale 3.1... yes, I've been around that long! So the problems I'm facing may be related to it being a multi-legacy file. But here goes: although I've enabled smart word extensions, I'm still having all kinds of problems with them. Sometimes ...
by Tallis
Mon Feb 20, 2023 5:19 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: blank notation -- help!
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: blank notation -- help!

Perfect! That did the trick -- many thanks.

And yes, I meant bar eight. I'm another musician who can't count, apparently....
by Tallis
Sun Feb 19, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: blank notation -- help!
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: blank notation -- help!

Sure -- see attached. The issue is in bar 7 of the Soprano 1 part. (I did manage to restore the visible notes in layer one, but am still trying to hide the sounding notes in layer three.)
by Tallis
Sun Feb 19, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: blank notation -- help!
Replies: 5
Views: 719

blank notation -- help!

Hi all, I have a vocal line with some ornaments that aren't playing correctly, so I wrote the rhythm out precisely in layer three, and applied blank notation style to hide those messier notes. Then assigned playback to the hidden layer. This worked beautifully, until I went in to change one note. Cl...
by Tallis
Sun Feb 19, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: individual panning for different lines
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

Re: individual panning for different lines

That did it! (Though as it turned out, I also had to redefine all the staves as blank styles first, and then manually rename them.)

Many thanks!
by Tallis
Sun Feb 19, 2023 5:04 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: individual panning for different lines
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

Re: individual panning for different lines

Thanks, Motet -- I tried that, but it didn't seem to want to accept a change. When I change the number under "CH", it either disappears when I click away (presumably reverting to what it was) -- or it changes the instrument as well. What am I doing wrong?
by Tallis
Sun Feb 19, 2023 2:55 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: individual panning for different lines
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

individual panning for different lines

Hi all, I'm sure there's a method for this, but I haven't figured it out yet... I have a five-part score, all of whose parts are assigned to the same instrumental sound. When I use the mixer to pan the voices out separately (for a stereo effect), the panning knobs appear to accept separate settings ...
by Tallis
Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:16 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: assigning different instrument to specific notehead
Replies: 5
Views: 4104

Re: assigning different instrument to specific notehead

Thanks, Motet! I did think about that, but decided I was happy with how it looks on the staff -- it's just an issue of the playback now. I'll experiment with layers (thank you Miker!) and see if I can make it work. Always learning something new.
by Tallis
Fri Feb 17, 2023 5:27 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: assigning different instrument to specific notehead
Replies: 5
Views: 4104

Re: assigning different instrument to specific notehead

Thanks, Miker! I'd like to keep everything on one staff if I can, as that makes things easier for singers -- and also infuses the energy of the clap into the singing -- so I'll look into layers. I haven't used those before, or at least not in many years.... are they like invisible staffs behind the ...
by Tallis
Fri Feb 17, 2023 3:46 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: assigning different instrument to specific notehead
Replies: 5
Views: 4104

assigning different instrument to specific notehead

This seems a long shot, but here goes: I have a vocal score which incorporates hand claps. I've notated them on the same staff, just interspersed with the melody, using different noteheads (X's) -- but of course finale plays them back as regular pitches. Is there any way to assign a different instru...
by Tallis
Fri Feb 17, 2023 3:41 am
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: changing duration of grace note played on the beat
Replies: 3
Views: 6373

changing duration of grace note played on the beat

Hi all, After some work, I figured out how to get grace notes to play on the beat (by using a custom human playback style and choosing baroque ornaments).... but now they're played for the same duration no matter where I set the value. I'd like them to play as semiquavers (taking up 1/4 of the crotc...