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by christopherjhoh
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: force show a measure number
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: force show a measure number

Simplest is choosing the Measure tool, clicking the measure in question, and using the Measure drop-down menu to select Show Measure Numbers. There's a Hide option to reverse this step. Took me awhile to rediscover this. I tried option-click mentioned above. For me (Mac, Finale 26), it worked to for...
by christopherjhoh
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creating Books for Musical Theater...page numbers.
Replies: 25
Views: 2336

Re: Creating Books for Musical Theater...page numbers.

While inserting page numbers via PDF is a useful workaround in a pinch, still Finale should allow different page number offset between parts and score. Ideally it could be changed for each part if necessary via the existing unlink/relink procedure. Failing that, at least one offset for all parts and...
by christopherjhoh
Thu May 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics editing - annoying problem
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Would it help to expand the lyrics window (dragging the bottom right corner) as much as possible, so that all the lyrics fit without scrolling?
by christopherjhoh
Thu May 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Word Extension Error
Replies: 9
Views: 4320

Re: Word Extension Error

I have found recently that it can help to re-type the lyric syllables (and intervening spaces) around the offending lyric extension line. This has worked for me either with the Type Into Score approach; or going to the Lyrics Window and highlighting the "bad" space and typing a new space. The latter...
by christopherjhoh
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Word Extension Error
Replies: 9
Views: 4320

Re: Word Extension Error

Thanks, atbax and miker! This seemingly random error has plagued me off and on for years. Both the "break word extensions" measure option and the invisible 128th rest work. It's still very annoying that the bug remains unaddressed, but the workarounds you suggest are very, very helpful! chris
by christopherjhoh
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Graphics problem
Replies: 13
Views: 9175

Re: Graphics problem

Here's one fix. This problem arose today for me for the first time (August 2017, Finale 25.3). My graphics disappeared on screen in Finale and could not be selected for editing (even the little guide rectangles usually disappeared), but they did appear when opening in Preview or other PDF viewers (u...
by christopherjhoh
Mon May 08, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 14 crashes when some lyrics added
Replies: 16
Views: 6971

Re: Finale 14 crashes when some lyrics added

Thanks, everyone. I think BuonTempi was right, it was something in the notation. I tried exporting all the music into XML, then importing it into a new document, and pasting that into my problem file after deleting all the lyrics in the lyrics window. That solved the problem and preserved my page la...
by christopherjhoh
Sun May 07, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 14 crashes when some lyrics added
Replies: 16
Views: 6971

Re: Finale 14 crashes when some lyrics added

Same problem for me today with Finale 25 on Mac. Never had it before in years of previous Finale versions. Switching to Times font did not solve the problem. Basically, either click assignment or type into score results in an endlessly spinning beachball. This happens with verse 2 or 3, not 1 or 4. ...
by christopherjhoh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: tempo expressions ignored
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: tempo expressions ignored

I have the same issue, with Finale 25, in March 2017. File plays back normally in Score. But in a newly created part, it speeds up the tempo after the first measure. Another part plays back normally. I have selected all these measures and cleared any midi tempo changes. There's no errant expression ...
by christopherjhoh
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Time signatures
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

Re: Time signatures

Um, I find a relatively simple process to remove time signatures in a score -- via the menu for plug-ins/scoring & arranging/global staff attributes, then selecting all staves and then unchecking the box for "Time Signatures in Scores." It's not exactly one-click, but neither is it onerous. But I do...
by christopherjhoh
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Linked scores
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

Linked scores

Finale's linked parts feature is great, powerful, deep. How about expanding the concept from score and linked parts to this: master score, conductor's score, linked scores and linked parts? The master or composer's score would have every staff including the kitchen sink (i.e. the "score" as currentl...
by christopherjhoh
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Blank page templates
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Blank page templates

I'd love to see the Insert Blank Pages dialogue in Page Layout Tool expanded to offer some "blank page templates" to choose from. E.g., Front Cover Outside, Front Cover Inside, Back Cover Inside, Back Cover Outside, and a few more, all customizable, nameable and savable. In these, one would insert t...
by christopherjhoh
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Staff Names and Abbreviated Staff Names
Replies: 4
Views: 4772

Re: Staff Names and Abbreviated Staff Names

great idea!
by christopherjhoh
Wed May 28, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: extra line appears when tying notes
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: extra line appears when tying notes

I've experienced the same problem using Finale 2011 and 2012. It happens off and on, and it's been a problem for me for a few years in various pieces. It does indeed appear to be a word extension that appears on one page and extends back to an earlier spot in the piece, sometimes for several pages. ...
by christopherjhoh
Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Study score, reductions
Replies: 8
Views: 7266

Study score, reductions

I find it helps to have a compact "study score" in addition to the full score. This is something that can be printed out easily on a normal sheet of paper rather than the large sizes used for full scores. It's something that most of us can print at home rather than having to send to a copy shop. Use...