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by Nick Mazuk
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: I just lost hours of work!
Replies: 17
Views: 2549

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: 16356

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: 3523

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: 3523

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: 3523

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: 633

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: 1194

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: 1154

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: 3224

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: 1721

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: 2114

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: 957

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: 845

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: 1118

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,
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Numbers Below Measure Distance
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Measure Numbers Below Measure Distance

I'm not worried about the parts. I'm more concerned about the actual score and I am not messing with the part measure numbers at all. I guess you could say that I'm looking for "fixed positioning" in the same way that fonts can have "fixed size". And if that isn't a thing, some way to use JW Lua to ...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Measure Numbers Below Measure Distance
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Measure Numbers Below Measure Distance

Hi There, I like having measure numbers below every measure in the score to speed up the rehearsal process. I'm trying to find a way to make them appear the same distance below the system no matter how large score is. For instance, they should always be 1 inch below the score (I just picked a number...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Exporting Score and Parts into 1 PDF file
Replies: 8
Views: 2621

Re: Exporting Score and Parts into 1 PDF file

Hi There, Along this same thread, I recently wrote a Python script that would merge the score and parts into a single file in score order (it reads the score to figure out what the specific score order is). Isn't polished up yet, but if anyone wants it, I'd be willing to polish the program and try t...
by Nick Mazuk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: copy dynamic or articulation markings to all parts
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: copy dynamic or articulation markings to all parts

Hi There, You can actually copy/paste in Finale using filters. Edit > Edit Filter: Check the boxes for the specific things you want to copy Edit > Use Filter: Make sure this option is checked Copy/Paste like normal When done, Edit > Use Filter: Make sure this option is unchecked so copy/paste works ...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Bartok Pizz Playback
Replies: 13
Views: 2342

Re: Bartok Pizz Playback

Another option instead of GPO is https://www.noteperformer.com/.

I recently found out about it does many things such as Bartok pizz. It might be worth checking out.

Nick
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: percussion layers
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: percussion layers

Hi There, What you are looking for is actually two different functionalities. For the percussion notes, as Zuill pointed out, they don't transpose the same way that ordinary notes do and hence 6/7 won't work. Instead, use the Transpose Percussion tool (Utilities > Transpose Percussion). For the othe...
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Manually re-spacing staves within a system by dragging
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: Manually re-spacing staves within a system by dragging

Hi Sam, If I understand what you want to do correctly, you want to respace things so entire system so it fills the page. If that's the case, a year ago I wrote a JW Lua script that will resize the system so it fills the page. You can get it here: https://nickmazuk.com/Resources/JWLua#setsystemtopage...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Bigger Rehearsal Marks in Score
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Re: Bigger Rehearsal Marks in Score

That does exactly what I want. Thank you.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Bigger Rehearsal Marks in Score
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Bigger Rehearsal Marks in Score

Hi there, Is there an easy way to make the rehearsal marks larger in the score than in the linked parts? I know you can simply use two rehearsal marks and hide one in the score while hiding the others in the parts. You can also simply create a new file after the parts are created and then adjust the...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: "Composer's Assistant" Finale 2012 plug-in
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: "Composer's Assistant" Finale 2012 plug-in

I could not find where to download the plug-in, but I did find evidence that the plug-in will work on Finale 2014.5 . It will not work in Finale 25 or later. If you still have Finale 2012 installed, you might be able to simply copy it to Finale 2014.5: Find Finale 2012 plug-ins folder (/Library/Appl...