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by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: JW Lua

Most people I know put JW Lua and all their JW Lua scripts in /Plugins/JW Lua. You have to create the JW Lua folder yourself.

Especially once you start adding new scripts to the plugin menu to act like plugins, it can get really chaotic so it's useful to have them organized in their own folder.
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: JW Lua
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: JW Lua

JW Lua is technically still in beta, though with the exception of a couple known bugs and a few missing features, it's very complete and stable. For all intents and purposes, you can consider it out of beta. The only real issue right now is that not a ton of people have adopted it. For the most part...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Roman Numberal Prolongation
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Roman Numberal Prolongation

Ok, so let's say you're using the lyrics tool to type in Roman Numberal analysis into the score using this method: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/FinaleMac/Content/Finale/ht-figured-bass.htm How would you add the horizontal lines used to prolong and extend chords? Is there a way to do it still ...
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Figured Bass Analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Figured Bass Analysis

Different schools and theorists call the cadential 6-4 differently. Some call it a I 6-4, others a V 6-4. The I 6-4 interpretation is more literal, while the V 6-4 is more functional. I 6-4: Literal Yes, a GCE chord in C major is a C Major chord, and so it is technically a I chord in second inversio...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Page orientation unexpectedly changed
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Page orientation unexpectedly changed

It looks to me like the new page's system is just resized incorrectly. This often happens if you add instruments to the score later on, or the systems reflow onto a new page. You can either use the resize tool and/or page layout tool to fix each of the following systems manually, or you can use a JW...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: percussion and voice assignments!
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Glad to be of help.

By default, layers 1 and 3 will stem up and layers 2 and 4 will stem down.

Of course, you can always change the defaults like Peter noted.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: percussion and voice assignments!
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: percussion and voice assignments!

Hi jjvibes, I'd suggest looking into using different layers. Put the snare line in layer 1 and the bass drum in layer 2. Then, by default, the snare drum stems will go up and the bass drum stems will go down. You can switch layers in the bottom left corner or through View > Switch Layers. Hope this ...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Correct use of a repeat
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Correct use of a repeat

Yeah, I've never seen double measure numbers for a repeat. It would be like having a repeat from measures 20-29, and the next measure is somehow 40! Just doesn't make sense to a player. Your best option is to either repeat in all the parts or not at all. They are perfectly acceptable to use to save ...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Correct use of a repeat
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Correct use of a repeat

I have to agree with Motet that you should not have repeats in some parts and not in others. I've been in many rehearsals where that's the case, and it has never gone well. Especially if the conductor doesn't know that only some parts have repeats.
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: question mark symbol in Symbol Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: question mark symbol in Symbol Selection

I've never been 100% sure what that means, but my guess is that it's symbols that aren't defined by the font.

I know that when it comes to web design, if you require a symbol that the font doesn't define, you get a similar question mark symbol. So maybe that's it.
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: NEED HELP ASAP
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: NEED HELP ASAP

As her what fonts she used.

That is the default output if the music font they used is not installed on your machine. Double check that whatever font she used in her document is also installed on your computer.
by Nick Mazuk
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: volume
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: volume

If you are going to do this constantly, you can create hidden dynamics. Just go to the expression dialogue box, edit, uncheck "Use Dynamics Category Fonts", highlight everything, check "Hidden", 1. Go to the expression dialogue box 2. Click "Edit…" 3. Uncheck "Use Dynamics Category Fonts" 4. Highlig...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu May 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: attachments keep getting rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: attachments keep getting rejected

Miker is probably asking about the size of the image.

Since you're on a Mac, open the image in Preview. Then use Tools > Adjust Size to make the image smaller. That's probably the easiest way to lower the file size so you can upload it.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Trombone "splat" sound notation
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Trombone "splat" sound notation

As a trombone player, I know of no notation to indicate "splatting". Classical trombonists do not splat by default, so even marking sf or sfz will not make us splat. Even at fffffff, sfz does not mean splat. It just is a heavy accent. However, I'd use Motet's suggestion of just writing "splat!". Eve...
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4

That worked. Thanks, Miker
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Eighth Note Beaming in 4/4

Finale often likes to beam eighth notes in 4/4 as if it was 2/2. Especially when there are three eight notes together. I find that both as a composer and musician, it can make the rhythm harder to read because at first glance they can look like triplets instead of normal eighths. Screen Shot 2019-03...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Auto Part names
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Auto Part names

If anyone is looking for the replies, please see the duplicate thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17653
by Nick Mazuk
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: How do I make my own shortcuts?
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: How do I make my own shortcuts?

For simple shortcuts, I do what Miker suggests using System Preferences. For the ones that don't work, if I want more logic, or I want more complicated shortcuts, I use Keyboard Maestro to create macros. https://www.keyboardmaestro.com/main/ It's decently cheap and the macros I use save me hours eac...
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Score Merger Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Score Merger Woes

Here's the formula for the horizontal offset. "1. Expression Alignment Point: Center 2. Measure Alignment Point: Left Barline 3. Additional Horizontal Offset: (distance between margins / 2 - indent) / system scaling System scaling can be found in Options/Page Format. For system scaling of 85%, for e...
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Harp Pedal Notation
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Harp Pedal Notation

If you're looking for the graphical harp pedal diagrams, Scoring Notes has a great tutorial.

https://www.scoringnotes.com/tips/creat ... musescore/
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Unable to copy and paste copyright notice
Replies: 17
Views: 1688

Re: Unable to copy and paste copyright notice

The copyright notice in the Score Info has been there since I've started using Finale.

And if you want to insert that copyright text anywhere, you can use it's insert when the Text Tool is selected (Text > Inserts > Copyright Text)
by Nick Mazuk
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: New JW Plug-in and some Updates
Replies: 2
Views: 761

New JW Plug-in and some Updates

Hi Everyone, It looks like Jari recently created a new plug-in for reflowing measures evenly across the selected systems (JW Fit Music). It can be used to get rid of that pesky last system with only a couple measures on it. He also updated JW Validate and JW Pattern. http://www.finaletips.nu/index.p...
by Nick Mazuk
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Chord Spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Chord Spacing

There's also a good tutorial on this on OFNOTE.

http://www.rpmseattle.com/of_note/final ... l-spacing/
by Nick Mazuk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Finale running slow
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Finale running slow

Does this happen constantly?

I think there is a memory leak somewhere in the Finale code. This occasionally happens for me and I need to hard restart to get it working again.
by Nick Mazuk
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: General Finale Help
Topic: Spoken word/rap notation
Replies: 12
Views: 1655

Re: Spoken word/rap notation

There's multiple ways you can do this. One of my favorites for X notes (or even simply rhythm notation) is using staff styles. There's even one for X noteheads and if you change the rhythm the noteheads will stay as Xs. You can also try the JW Change plug-in if you have a huge chunk of music that yo...