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by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Creative use of Finale
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Creative use of Finale

Hi, as our colleague N Grossingink suggests, you need to export your file in vector format. PDF is OK. BTW, there is no "One button" option, believe me, if you work meticulously. For more than 26 years I haven't found proper plugin, that solves my creative ideas in an instant. Of course, there are ...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon May 25, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Playback Issues
Topic: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Advice for Best Orchestra for Finale

I second Noteperformer. Not only are the sounds far better than most other sounds you can buy, but it dutifully also interprets the music as players do — automatically. It also accounts for stylistic variations. It will play a Mozart-like piece very different than it will play a Hollywood blockbuste...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins not working
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: JW Plugins not working

I just updated to Catalina 10.15.4. The install was flawless. All previous plugins including Jari, TG and Patterson are running as always with no error messages. The "disappearing plugins" seem dependent on the exact architecture of your computer. No such issues at all with my equipment. It doesn't...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Expression tool double click
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Expression tool double click

Yeah, sometimes certain keys will "stick" virtually. Then when you use a tool with metatools like the expression tool, Finale thinks you're pressing down that button. One thing that has helped me is to use that metatool key in another program. For instance, if 2 was sticking (like in your case), I'd...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Setting space between parts
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Setting space between parts

In the Staff Tool: Staff > Respace Staves.

Then you can select all staves to be 0.75 inches from each other for every page of the score.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Articulated notes stemming downwards
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: Articulated notes stemming downwards

motet wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Whatever works. I'm curious, though, where those playback notes came from. Normally, they're inserted right befor playback, then removed right after.
I've noticed that normally that's how it works. However, sometimes those playback notes persist even after playback stops.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: scoremanager script
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: scoremanager script

This seems like it's better suited for JW Lua since it likely requires logic FinaleScript can't do. …but, there might be a way. What if instead of changing the instruments, FinaleScript copies and pastes the parts into a new file with the correct instruments. Then, Finale will also take care of movi...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Catalina and Finale compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Catalina and Finale compatibility

There are really only two things you need to know about Catalina and Finale v26. First, Finale V26.2 is fully compatible with Catalina. Finale V26.1 has a few minor bugs as pointed out in this Finale Blog post. https://www.finalemusic.com/blog/finale-catalina-compatibility-update/ The update to Fina...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Part Writing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Part Writing Question

So yeah, this is more of a music theory / composition topic. So for the future, it would be best to consult another forum or Facebook group for this. But for now, here are some thoughts. 1. All your NCT are correctly labeled, though a few chords are labeled/written incorrectly. For instance, your VI...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: JW Plugins disabled by OS10.15.4?

I just updated to Catalina 10.15.4. The install was flawless. All previous plugins including Jari, TG, and Patterson are running as always with no error messages. The "disappearing plugins" seem dependent on the exact architecture of your computer. No such issues at all with my equipment. It depend...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: ties to a chord
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: ties to a chord

You can use the Tie Tool under the special tools.

So first with either speedy or simple entry, create normal ties on every note. Then, using the Tie Tool, you can visually extend the ties to the second chord.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickly see Tempo
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Quickly see Tempo

As far as I know, there isn't a way to find the current temp—though you could just playback another couple measures. It would be handy to just display the current tempo. Also, because you're working with longer files, you might wish to try out the Bookmarks feature in Finale. View > Bookmarks. Docs:...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: SATB score
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: SATB score

I'll be honest, I don't fully understand what you mean by "naked SATB score," but that's probably because I don't do much with choral music. With that said, you can edit the document once it's created even though you're getting SABB. 1. Go to Window > Score Manager (CTRL K) 2. Click on the instrumen...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Saving time signatures?

This thread has been active today! I haven't tested any of the ideas here, but the KM macro looks intriguing. I do know with Lua that if you can save the music clipboard, creating a multiple copy/paste solution is not going to be elegant. Since there's no way to internally store data between each ti...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

Simple Entry is correct. T is to tie to the next note, Shift-T to the previous. This also works when you have ties into a second ending. It even plays back correctly! Nick, are you doing it at the beginning of a staff? It doesn’t work mid-staff. Yep, I've tried it both at the beginning of a staff a...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

I was able to do it by selecting the first note and Shift-T. Shift-T? What tool are you on? That's likely simple entry or speedy entry. Shift-T is the command to tie into a note. On my computer, though, that shortcut doesn't work unless there's a valid note to tie from. Maybe that's just me? Also, ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Different Clefs for Different Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Different Clefs for Different Layers

Does the scale come after the sustained whole notes (or before)? If so, then you can do a mid-measure clef change. Using the clef tool, just highlight the part of the music in the new clef and hit enter. Then, click the desired clef. The result will look something like this. Screen Shot 2020-04-03 a...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Tie from 'Nowhere'
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Tie from 'Nowhere'

Though there may be a way to create the tie using the tie tool, I've found it's easiest to use articulations for moments like these. Here's a video I made that details the process for 2nd ending repeats (it's the same process for you, though): https://youtu.be/tZ42nqAEmB4
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Saving time signatures?

I am familiar with metatools, but I've never seen them used that way. I will definitely play around with that a lot more. After just a minute of going through those, I can see how useful they can be.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Saving time signatures?
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Saving time signatures?

Hi Everyone, So I'm working on a piece that often switches between 2/2 and 3/2. 3/2 is not a default time signature, but it's easy enough to create. With that said, I need to keep remaking the 3/2 time signature between every time. Is there a way to save time signatures? If not, then I'll probably g...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers

motet wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 am
That's very readable and clear, but the staff takes up too much vertical space for my application.
Everyone's taste is different. I personally prefer clarity, but I can see the reasons for economic use of space as well.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: Space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers

There are a couple ways to "solve" the space between rehearsal marks and measure numbers. As far as I know, there aren't any elegant solutions, though. 1) Use the Perfect Layout plugin (https://elbsound.studio/perfect-layout/) I personally use it and it's great. 2) Create your own Lua script or KM m...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Two Language Versions of Finale
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Two Language Versions of Finale

Hi Everyone,

Do you know if it's possible to have both the Italian version and English version of Finale loaded on one computer at the same time?

Thanks,

Nick
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: Finale on iPad Pro 3rd Generation

Consider using Sidecar: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380 If you also have a supported Mac computer, you can use your iPad as a second screen. Won't be good for "Finale-on-the-go," but it could be useful or interesting. Haven't tried it myself, though, because my computer doesn't support the ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Rest with Slash notation
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Rest with Slash notation

Use a staff style for the slashes.

Select the Staff Tool and highlight only the rests you'd like slashes for. Then either press "S" which is the keyboard shortcut for slashes, or go to Staff > Apply Staff Style To > Score and Parts… > Slash Notation.

Hope this helps