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by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Inserting both Title and Part Name on parts

Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to start creating a text object with a text tool. 1. Create a text object 2. Text > Inserts to get your inserts. Here is where you'd also type the dash in between the two 3. Right click on the text object > Edit Frame Attributes 4. Page Range: 2 through 0 5. Pos...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Notating Harp Glissandos
Replies: 8
Views: 2439

Re: Notating Harp Glissandos

If you are only using 7-tuplets, you might want to consider using a JW Lua script. This will do all the correct notation automatically.

Jari created a tutorial on how to do this:

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

Hope this helps
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Document Styles in Finale 26.01
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Re: Document Styles in Finale 26.01

Thanks Peter. That fixed it. I'm curious then how come looking in the Hard Drive path used to work.

Whatever the case, saving in the User path works.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Document Styles in Finale 26.01
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Document Styles in Finale 26.01

Hi there, I just updated to the Finale 26 update and I am no longer able to update document styles. I'm on a Mac. I used to have no problem with it. Now, any new document I create will have the version I saved a week ago. It's not the default. And I've double checked and the document style file is s...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Fin 26 download only?
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Fin 26 download only?

The website claims that Finale is 1GB with 8GB extra needed for the included Garritan sounds.

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... n-Products
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help Help Help
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Help Help Help

In addition to what Peter said, to get the "missing beat", just enter a quarter rest and hit H to make it hidden.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Plugin makers: How did you learn?
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Plugin makers: How did you learn?

Agreed. Go with JW Lua. I've used it quite a bit myself. You won't need to learn a whole new language if you can already code. You will need to learn the basics of lua, though if you already know another language, that should take 10-15 minutes. By far the hardest part is learning the available clas...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How to add automatically octaves to a passage?
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Re: How to add automatically octaves to a passage?

What do you mean by 4 transposition metatools? Are those the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 that you can use to transpose by step or octave? If not, what are you thinking of?
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Import Libraries
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Import Libraries

Libraries are a way from keeping Finale documents from getting bloated. Basically, the expressions, dynamics, articulations, etc. are document specific and are not applied to all Finale documents. If each of these documents had all these, the size of even an empty document would get unwieldy. It wou...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale 26 Icon Fix
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Finale 26 Icon Fix

Anyone else think that the new icon is a huge eyesore? Or already downloaded the demo and now the old icon is gone? Here's a fix! I attached a modified version of the new icon to so it looks 5x better (more or less. The number is arbitrary). Additionally, here's how to fix the icon on a Mac once and...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: OT question, regarding dedications
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: OT question, regarding dedications

Similar things aren't unheard of. Each movement of Elgar's enigma variations is dedicated to a different person.

I've believe I've also played a Tichelli piece where the middle slow movement was dedicated to a particular person while the entire piece was dedicated to the performer.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Speedy Entry in Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: No Speedy Entry in Parts

Thanks Zuill. That would do it. Any ideas how to do things like enharmonic spellings in the parts still?
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: No Speedy Entry in Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 924

No Speedy Entry in Parts

So lately I've not been able to access speedy entry in the linked parts on some documents. I haven't really worried about it because I haven't needed to use it until now. I can't find any pattern between the files that I can't use speedy entry in the parts because even brand new files will have diff...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale and Mac OS Mojave
Replies: 31
Views: 14514

Re: Finale and Mac OS Mojave

I've also just did a quick arrangement from start to finish on Mojave with Finale 25. I didn't notice any bugs whatsoever. Can't comment on any pervious version.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Magic mouse 2 and Finale
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Magic mouse 2 and Finale

Are you working in scroll view? I use a trackpad on a MacBook Pro and in scroll view I have similar things happening. In page view, however, scrolling works as I would expect.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Smart shapes and breaking MM rests
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: Smart shapes and breaking MM rests

Could there be hidden whole rests?

Also, if that doesn't work, you can manually make and break the multimeasure rests. Edit > Multimeasure Rests
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Smart shapes and breaking MM rests
Replies: 12
Views: 2148

Re: Smart shapes and breaking MM rests

The easy way to add real whole rests is to use the Plug-in.

Highlight the measures

Plug-ins > Note, Beam, and Rest Editing > Change to Real Whole Rests
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score List 2, 3, 4…
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Score List 2, 3, 4…

Thanks,

For some reason now it's working. Maybe I was not hitting "OK" before? Anyways, it works.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score List 2, 3, 4…
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Score List 2, 3, 4…

Does anyone have experience using Score Lists beyond Score List 1?

I've tried using it just now and every time I select another score list, the expressions category resets to Score List 1. It would be nice to have multiple score lists.
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Default Show/Hide for Expressions
Replies: 7
Views: 1641

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: 1678

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: 2841

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: 1251

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: 4115

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: 1641

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?