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by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Default Show/Hide for Expressions
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Default Show/Hide for Expressions

Thanks Zuill!

Just tried this in one of my scores and it make the process 20x faster than manually hiding each expression.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Best way to resize busy gliss. notes
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: Best way to resize busy gliss. notes

If you use JW Lua, I'd recommend Jari's harp gliss script for this:

http://jwmusic.nu/jwplugins/wiki/doku.p ... lisssample

You just have to insert a 7-tuplet and then run the script. Everything is formatted correctly.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New F26 announcement
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: New F26 announcement

...I am no programmer, perhaps the engine, or whatever it's called, that runs Finale is just not capable of doing the things that we keep seeing as "broken". I am a programmer. You may be right that the design could make adding some features difficult, but the bugs are bound to be fixable. It is a ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Batch musx to pdf
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Batch musx to pdf

You're on a Mac, so figuring something out using Keyboard Maestro or Automator shouldn't take too long to do. Automator is even built in to a Mac.

Both of these are designed to automate repetitive tasks like batch creation of PDF files.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff spacing in orchestral scores
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: Staff spacing in orchestral scores

Hi Jan,

I've been watching this plug-in for years now. When are you finally going to release it? Even if it's buggy, it literally solves almost every pain point with Finale.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Default Show/Hide for Expressions
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: Default Show/Hide for Expressions

Hi Michael,

I can figure out how to do that for items like Tempo Markings. I'm currently entering these expressions as technique text because they belong to the staff, not the system.

How can I do this for technique text?
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Default Show/Hide for Expressions
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Default Show/Hide for Expressions

For my orchestra scores, I like to often have two parts on the same line (e.g. flute 1/2) in the score. I also like to split this single staff into two parts using Manage Parts > Specify Voicing. This means, though, that in the score I need to input expressions like "1.", "2.", "a2", etc. so the con...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unis/Div notation question
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Unis/Div notation question

In my experience, you don't need to write anything. String players will assume it's unison. If you want to write something, I'd write "unis." over "(unis.)", "unison", or "(unison)". It's the shortest variation that gets the point across. A couple of years ago, I read these two blog post on Tim Davi...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slu issue
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: Slu issue

I would not use either of those slurs. Definitely using two slurs in that situation is more information that what you would need. I would slur from the first note to the end of the tied note.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Slu issue
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: Slu issue

For choral music, I wouldn't be surprised if the double slur is to show a melisma in both voices. I'm not terribly versed in choral music, but that would make sense to me. My personal opinion is to have as little ink as possible on the page. Everything on the page is something that a player/conducto...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I just lost hours of work!
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: I just lost hours of work!

Personally, I have a couple automatic backups happening to make sure that I don't lose a ton of work. I have one service that automatically backs up to the cloud continuously, another that automatically backups to the cloud every day, and an external hard drive that I backup to each week. It may be ...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New upgrade to Finale.
Replies: 97
Views: 16051

Re: New upgrade to Finale.

Looks like they fixed the tremelo on whole note bug:

https://www.finalemusic.com/blog/horizo ... ersion-26/
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff spacing in orchestral scores
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: Staff spacing in orchestral scores

Hi Jeffery, To be honest, I'm not 100% sure why it isn't working. I'm currently running Finale 25.5 (64 bit) on a Mac. Maybe it's because of that? I checked the docs and that shouldn't be a problem, though I don't have a Windows computer to test it on. It shouldn't be that you have some staves hidde...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff spacing in orchestral scores
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: Staff spacing in orchestral scores

Hi Jeffery, So you will need to download JW Lua to use this script. It is a third-party plugin. You can follow this link: http://finaletips.nu/index.php/download/category/28-beta-version?download=233:jw-lua-beta-v0-54-for-64-bit-windows To install the plug-in: Find out where your plug-ins folder is ...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Staff spacing in orchestral scores
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

Re: Staff spacing in orchestral scores

Hi Jeffrey, A couple of years ago I was running into the same problem. So I wrote a JW Lua script to take care of it. You can find it here: https://nickmazuk.com/Resources/JWLua#setsystemtopageheight Here's what it does: Resizes systems to take up full height of page Checks if there is more than one...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Importing Metatools
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Importing Metatools

Also, if they are metatools I'm going to be using for every document I create, I like to edit my document styles. That way the metatools are there by default.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Maybe silly question
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Maybe silly question

As a player, I would try to play them both the same way unless they are marked different (i.e. one is "esp." while the other is "marc."). If there is little rehearsal time, however, I would appreciate the reminder because I might not get the time to really dig into the piece.

Hope this helps,
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT: score size
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: OT: score size

Most music stands I've used are 12.5 inches tall. This is the height of the normal Manhasset stands. And almost every other stand I've used is about that height. Given that, I would say 14 inches is probably too tall for the parts. Conductors are often used to larger size scores and could potentiall...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Breaking Through Bar Lines
Replies: 22
Views: 3127

Re: Breaking Through Bar Lines

Hi Zevy, Welcome to the forum! Here's one way to achieve the effect that I think you're going for. Assuming that the "Sempre Staccato" is an expression, go to the expressions tool and edit the expression. On the Main tab, make the enclosure shape a rectangle. Hit edit. Check the "Opaque" box and set...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: PDFs, Finale 25, Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: PDFs, Finale 25, Mac

Because of this post, I decided to play around with the PDFs via the graphics tool. I've always used the print dialogue. Do you know how to export the score and all the parts at the same time with the graphics tool?
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Display in concert pitch
Replies: 14
Views: 2029

Re: Display in concert pitch

Here are two options other than TG Tools that will allow you to define the shortcuts on Windows:
FinaleScript would be easier, but there will be a slight delay every time you use the keyboard shortcut.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: entering triplets
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: entering triplets

Hi Hal, What's worked for me in the past with similar situations is to go to the Simple Entry Options and deselect "Check for Extra Notes". Then input your last triplet. Then reselect "Check for Extra Notes". The reason why I've had to do this in the past is that triplets are 1/3 the value of beat. ...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to transfer Meta Tools to another computer
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: How to transfer Meta Tools to another computer

For you on a Mac, your FinaleScript files are going to in (unless you changed the default install location): Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Makemusic > Finale > FinaleScript There you will see even more folders with the same structure as you get in the FinaleScript tool. Like motet s...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Keyboard Maestro macros for F14 (& F25)
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Keyboard Maestro macros for F14 (& F25)

Hi Andrew,

I also recently just posted several of my own KM macros on my website. Feel free to use them however you wish!

https://nickmazuk.com/Resources/KeyboardMaestro

Hope this helps,