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by mark carlson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Smart Shapes Won't Stay Put
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Smart Shapes Won't Stay Put

In m. 10 of the attached, the trill symbol and the hairpins will not stay as I place them. The trill should be directly above the A flat half note, and the crescendo should begin at the beginning of the notes with the expanding beams and last until the forte symbol, and the decrescendo should be bet...
by mark carlson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

zuill wrote:Here's the link to the page for 64bit Mac plugins. The Measure Numbers plugin is on the second page.

https://www.finaletips.nu/index.php/dow ... c-plug-ins

Zuill
Thank you!
by mark carlson
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

Where does one find Jari's JW Measure Numbers plugin?
by mark carlson
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

One thing to try as far as the numbering itself is to Click the Style list and choose 1 2 3 4 again. That usually resets the numbering to the chosen starting number. Do this for each region. Then, since it appears the first region has the correct settings for number font and position, use Jari's JW...
by mark carlson
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

motet wrote: It is a terrible bug. I despair that they seem unable to fix this and other long-standing bugs.
Thanks for saying this. I feel less alone now!

M
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Re: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

I don't quite understand your numbering scheme (normally it would be numbered from beginning to end), but I deleted all but the first region and recreated the others (with Add) and set their starting number to 1. File attached. I think someone discovered recently that if you try to change one of th...
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Measure Number Regions Won't Display Correctly

I *always* dread having to do measure number regions, because they just never seem to work, and it consumes a huge amount of time, when it should be so automatic. These are the problems I am having: 1. Each region resets the font and the position to something I don't want, so I have to re-enter that...
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure number regions problem
Replies: 34
Views: 8806

Re: Measure number regions problem

I am having this same problem, and I am using Finale 26 and posting this 1.5-2 years after all of these postings. I dread doing measure number regions, because it NEVER works right for me, and it takes hours for something that should be so easy. Will Finale ever fix this? I'll post a new thread on t...
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unmetered measure mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Unmetered measure mystery

I'm just uploading the file again. I checked and rechecked to make sure this has a part. As of this moment, it does.
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unmetered measure mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Unmetered measure mystery

I don't see a part in this file. Is this the correct file? Zuill This is very strange. It definitely is the right file, and it has a part--or at least, the pre-uploaded version does. But when I downloaded it from my post, there is no part. I don't get it. How could that be? It's the only file on my...
by mark carlson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unmetered measure mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Unmetered measure mystery

It looks like you over-stuffed the measure and then played around with manual spacing. It might be better to make the measure 9/4 or whatever it needs to be but choose the option to display the key signature as 4/4 (i.e., don't display it, since it's already in 4/4). Then default spacing should wor...
by mark carlson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unmetered measure mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Unmetered measure mystery

Can anyone figure out how I did m. 10 in the attached? It's a very brief cadenza, and it looks perfect in the score, but it's a mess in the part. I thought I had done something like create a 7/4 measure that showed as 4/4, but whenever I click on the time signature tool for the measure, it shows it ...
by mark carlson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled chord symbol, getting the bottom of it right
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Rolled chord symbol, getting the bottom of it right

I recently had to do a lot of these and investigated things. With the settings below, if you press the metatool and click on the bottom note of the chord, the top of the symbol is correctly placed (go figure). You then only may need to raise or lower the bottom a bit. It's true that the bottom hand...
by mark carlson
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rolled chord symbol, getting the bottom of it right
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Rolled chord symbol, getting the bottom of it right

One thing I have never been able to figure out is how to get the bottom of the rolled chord symbol to end where I want it to. Part of the problem is that the bottom handle obscures the bottom of the wavy line, so you can't really see where it ends. And the other problem is that it just seems to be i...
by mark carlson
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures

Aha! I think I got it. I'm smarter than I realized--or it's just way easier than I expected it to be. I was able to define a staff style for the clarinet line from the beginning of movement 3 on.

I'll let you know if it all works out.

Thanks,

Mark
by mark carlson
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures

I don't think copying will set the staff transposition, so that's probably all you need to do. Given my response to Zuill above, maybe it's just not possible for me to combine these two movements into one. (The reason I want to do this is because the parts for the two will take up exactly 2 pages e...
by mark carlson
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures

I'm a bit confused. You have a second and a third movement posted. You talk about putting a second movement on to the end of a first. Where's the first? Also, in the second movement, you have clarinet picked, but there is no clarinet transposition set (transposition is None). So maybe that is part ...
by mark carlson
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures

miker wrote:Did you select complete measure stacks?
Yes, I made sure of that, and I just re-did just in case. It's still not doing the key signature/transposition of the clarinet correctly, though everything else--like time signatures--that depend on selecting complete measure stacks copied just fine.
by mark carlson
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Copying and Pasting with different key signatures
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Copying and Pasting with different key signatures

I'm trying to combine two movements into one file. Score Merger made a mess out of things, so I thought it would be nice and easy to copy and paste the second movement onto the end of the first. I checked in advance to make sure that EVERYTHING would be copied, including key signatures. Alas, the cl...
by mark carlson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing word extension
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Missing word extension

Motet, Sorry. In my revised file, I only fixed the occurrence mentioned in the original post. I have now revised my revision of the file to get rid of those other 2 Smart Lines. Zuill Thank you, Zuill. I really don't understand this, as I had removed those Smart Lines before I sent the file with th...
by mark carlson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Cursor has transformed into something unusable
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Cursor has transformed into something unusable

Well, damn! It's a year and a half since I posted this, and now I have a brand-new computer, and it's happening again. Instead of a cursor, I get a plus sign with a tiny eighth note in the upper right quadrant. I used Finale all day long without this happening, but very late in the day, the weird cu...
by mark carlson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing word extension
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Missing word extension

When I open your file, Smart Word Extensions is not checked. Anyway, this appears to be based on a file from Finale 97. Often old files behave differently from years of changes in Finale. Having said all that, the real cause is found with the Measure Tool. Double click that measure (25) and you'll ...
by mark carlson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing word extension
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Missing word extension

There looks to be a file extension in m. 26 but it's a red smart-shape line--was that added by hand? Measure 43 is missing an extension as well. This looks to have been created in an ancient version of Finale. If you make a new file and copy the old one it, the word extension works, but that of cou...
by mark carlson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Missing word extension
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Missing word extension

In the attached score, I have ONE word that needs a word extension but which doesn't have one. It's in mm. 25-26, on the second syllable of "ruedas". I do have Use Smart Word Extensions selected, and they appear everywhere else that they are needed. If I try adjusting with "Adjust Word Extensions" i...
by mark carlson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Deauthorize or uninstall Finale from old computer
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Deauthorize or uninstall Finale from old computer

N Grossingink wrote:Go to the Help Menu on your old computer and choose "Deauthorize Finale" (with Finale open).

N.
Thank you! Done.

Mark