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by miker
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Playing MINI Drums info Finale
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Playing MINI Drums info Finale

How old is 3.1? It must predate 2004, since that’s my oldest.
by miker
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Finale PrintMusic
Topic: Coping from one file to another - How to?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Coping from one file to another - How to?

How old is 3.1?

Normally, all that’s required is to select and copy on the old version, and paste into a new one. Up until version 2014, you could only paste into the same version or newer. Since then, .musx files can be pasted forwards or backwards between 2014, F25, and F26.
by miker
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Placing chords on the up beat
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Placing chords on the up beat

I set the time as 8/8, displaying as 4/4. (Zuill out-typed me, again.)
by miker
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I do not want a separation in the Coda System
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: I do not want a separation in the Coda System

IF I recall correctly, the Coda plugin window has a spot to define the gap. Or, don’t use the plugin. Just set it off it with barlines and text expressions, like a repeat.
by miker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: whole note in 7/8 bar
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: whole note in 7/8 bar

Or, set the whole note as a septuplet, and hide the bracket and number.
by miker
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: Lyrics: 'phrase-end dash' over double barline

As a singer, I rely on them. My choir sang the Messiah a couple of years ago, and the edition we used did not have them. I put mine in by hand.
by miker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

Nice catch, BT.
by miker
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: converting 16th to triplets
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: converting 16th to triplets

It’s easy enough to do it, but, when would you want to? I’ve seen all kinds of tuplets. I guess it depends on the context.
by miker
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Worth it to upgrade my scanning software?

If you’re happy with it as it is, then the new version will probably be better. I can’t speak directly about it, though, because I use SmartScore.
by miker
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Symbol (brackets) on chord
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Symbol (brackets) on chord

You can also find brackets in the Engraver Font Set.
by miker
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: select leftmost measure
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: select leftmost measure

oldmkvi wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:16 am
Then you are Pausing, not Stopping Playback!
This could be the issue. If you are using the spacebar to stop and start, oldmkvi is correct. That's only a pause/resume. You need to use the playback controls.
by miker
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: select leftmost measure
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: select leftmost measure

Are you in page view? If so, it picks up the top of the page. Switch to scroll view, and “play from left” will work as expected.
by miker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: plug-in not working
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: plug-in not working

I'm trying to use the TG Tools "easy tremolo" for some string parts. I select the region and click the plug-in, but it doesn't enter the articulation nor affect the playback. I get the original window for the plug-in, then nothing. I've checked my plug-ins folder in Application Support and the plug...
by miker
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Finale 26.2 - Catalina and MIDI Keyboard Entry

It could be worse. I still have a MIDI controller in the closet that used SCSI.

Never did get it to work...
by miker
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Wishlist
Topic: Text Expressions
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Text Expressions

This is a user forum, and not monitored by Finale. I would suggest that you post feature requests on the Finale forum at https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... ics#finale
by miker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Display Color options in Preferences broken?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Display Color options in Preferences broken?

You might have to send that in to tech support.
by miker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Doc opt window - strange behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Doc opt window - strange behaviour

As I understand it, Consolidate Rests Across Layers means that instead of a rest in layer one, appearing above the staff, and an equivalent rest in layer two, appearing below the staff, they will consolidate to a single rest, centered on the staff.

What behavior are you expecting?
by miker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hollywood time signature in select measures?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Hollywood time signature in select measures?

Hence, my suggestion to do it as an expression!

Keep in mind that if it signifies a TS change, you will have to change it in the score as usual, and hide the “normal” signature.
by miker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hollywood time signature in select measures?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Hollywood time signature in select measures?

I would just do them as expressions.
by miker
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Not to complain too much, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Not to complain too much, but...

You are correct, we can do nothing.

Other than point out that the forum costs money, and the ads are the way the forum supports itself.
by miker
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Hide staff lines in only one measure
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Hide staff lines in only one measure

Set up a new staff style, and apply it only to those measures.
by miker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: SmartMusic
Topic: getting smart Music App
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: getting smart Music App

Scanning was removed in version 25. If you have, or can find someone who has, 2014 or earlier, you could use that. There are a number of programs that can scan, and convert to XML to import into Finale. STAY AWAY from anything that promises to simply scan and convert. They work, but the end result i...
by miker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Playback not moving through the score
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Playback not moving through the score

The first thing to try is to restart the computer.
by miker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Beaming three consecutive quavers (eighth notes)

Wouldn’t consistency be the goal: either beamed in 4s or 2s? Would you mix them in a piece?
by miker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Issues
Topic: Smart Shapes with Mac Trackpad
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Smart Shapes with Mac Trackpad

I’ll try it, too. Thanks, Peter!