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by mark carlson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.

HaraldS wrote:For creating boxes around measures you can try my JWLua plugin below.

Harald
When I opened that, all I got was a picture of a computer screen with EXEC in bright green on it.
by mark carlson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.

How about as a JPG?
by mark carlson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, ets.

I tried attaching my original version, but PDFs are not allowed, unfortunately. I wish I could should you what I did before, as it might make it easier to see what I was trying to do.

Mark
by mark carlson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Spatial Notation, wavy lines, etc.

I'm editing a string quartet I copied in Finale in the early 90 (I first copied the piece in 1989 in a program from Utah that no longer exists). I am hoping that someone has some suggestions about how to represent a brief part of the piece. Ideally, each instrument would have a box around a measure ...
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Pedal release symbol won't stay put
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Pedal release symbol won't stay put

Thank you, John! I adopted the lines between Ped and * a few years ago, when I realized that pianists often don't register that they are to keep the pedal for a long time; having to tell them in rehearsal made me assume that pianists won't do it as I wish if I am not there. So I hope that even thoug...
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Pedal release symbol won't stay put
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Pedal release symbol won't stay put

OMG Both of those work just fine, so many many thanks! I had no idea until tonight that there was such a thing as a custom smart shape. To think of all of the hours I could have saved myself trying to line up those damned symbols with each other!

My life is changed!

Thanks, Motet and Zuill!

Mark
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Pedal release symbol won't stay put
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Pedal release symbol won't stay put

Here's another issue at least partly related to updating old files. (I've been preparing lots and lots of older music for publication, and these older files seem to carry problems forward with them). I put a pedal release symbol--the asterisk sort of thing--exactly where I want it, and then I do vir...
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

I got a response from David at Finale regarding this issue. He tested it and said that it is a bug that he has now reported, which happens only when multiple files are opened.
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

If you still have the 2014 file, maybe we should look at that. I always keep older files in their earlier version for just this situation. Saves a lot of pain. Zuill Thank you, Zuill. I do have the 2014 file, but in the meantime, I got a response from David at Finale, and he confirmed what you and ...
by mark carlson
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

Yesterday the file said Windows. Possibly that happened when I opened the file first, then saved it (in Windows). So, never mind on that. However, no creation date or version shows for me. When was this file created? And, in which version of Finale? Zuill The earliest version that I have on my comp...
by mark carlson
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

Your profile says Mac, but this file is a Windows file. I don't know that that matters, but sometimes the platform makes a difference. Interesting that this file is blank where it shows the creation date or version (in File Info). Zuill What??? That is beyond weird. I've never used a Windows comput...
by mark carlson
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

OK Will do. I guess Finale must have added these metatools at a certain point in its evolution, and I only became aware of it in early 2013. Looking back in the old makemusic forum, I see that Zuill told me about them in January 2013, and he, Motet, and I had a discussion about them at that time. I ...
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

These metatools are file specific. If you have a sample file where they don't seem to work, we can test it for you. Zuill I'm not sure what you mean, since once I discovered these time signature metatools a few years ago, I've never had to program them for a specific file--they've always worked for...
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

It's programmed for 4/4. It seems that everything is: if press shift-3, shift-5, etc, they all show 4/4.
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

You're onto something there! Yes, I tried using the Time Signature Metatool in a new document, and it worked fine. But I've never had to set it for a specific file before--it's always worked. So maybe there is something buggy about these particular files. I sure can't figure it out!
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

Hi, Motet, Did the time sig metatool used to work for you? The files that have/cause the window problem, so far, have been songs for voice and piano. Attached are two screenshots. One shows a song with those windows in the right place. The other, after I switched to another open file, is a song with...
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

I followed Buon Tempi's advice and trashed these: com.makemusic.finale.plist and com.makemusic.finale.fprf I also "reset all preferences" in the Preferences menu item under Finale. And the same crap keeps happening: with certain files, the Edit System Margins and Edit Page Margins windows abruptly s...
by mark carlson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Re: Time Signature Metatool Gone?

I just trashed these: com.makemusic.finale.plist and com.makemusic.finale.fprf But the time signature metatool is still not working. BTW, here is the information about the Predefined Time Signature Metatools: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/FinaleMac/Content/Finale/Metatools.htm#Time_Signature I...
by mark carlson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Time Signature Metatool Gone?
Replies: 25
Views: 10499

Time Signature Metatool Gone?

The keyboard shortcut I've been using for changing the time signature of a single measure seems to have disappeared. Until this week, I have been able to select the time signature tool, select, say, the number 4, double click on the measure, and have it change to 4/4. Now when I try that, a dialogue...
by mark carlson
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

It isn't just this file though, and it isn't every file, but it sure is a lot of them. That's very weird, because as far as I know, the window position isn't document-specific: it's an app setting. So a document shouldn't be able to affect it. I suggest that something is resetting the window positi...
by mark carlson
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

It isn't just this file though, and it isn't every file, but it sure is a lot of them.
by mark carlson
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

This keeps happening to me. I'll attach a file which I just now opened up and found the Edit Page Margins and Edit System Margins smack in the middle of the score. So I moved them to the left where I wanted them and saved the file. Then I clicked through to a different file and back to this one, and...
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

I trashed the Preferences, and so far, everything is OK. I tried it out on the files that were giving me trouble, and now those windows are opening in the place I want them.

Thanks!
by mark carlson
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Re: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

OK I'll try trashing the preferences. But are you saying that there is a setting in Preferences that has to do with windows opening in the same position all of the time? I'm finding that this bug is associated with specific files and doesn't happen with most.

Thanks!

Mark
by mark carlson
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want
Replies: 17
Views: 5421

Page margin & margin windows won't open where I want

This is probably in the arena of first-world problems, but it is annoying, nonetheless: Ever since switching to Finale 25, the windows for Edit Page Margins and Edit System Margins, under the Page Layout menu, open up right in the middle of the screen, and I have to move them over to the left side, ...