Piano Fingering Numbers

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Piano Fingering Numbers

Post by djlangen » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:27 am

I hope someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong.
I'm entering finger numbers in a piano piece and it works fine when the numbering is above the staff, but when the numbers are below the staff, the numbers are inverted. For example, if I enter middle C and E, and enter fingering 1 & 3, Finale places the 1 above the 3. It should place the 3 over the 1. (Middle C is played with the thumb!)

How do I enter fingering numbers below the staff in the correct order? Thanks in advance.

~I'm using Finale 26.1 and WIndows 10.

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Re: Piano Fingering Numbers

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:21 pm

djlangen wrote:… ~I'm using Finale 26.1 and WIndows 10.
Your forum profile still says Finale 2014.5 - perhaps you should update the info.

Regarding your problem:

a) In what Finale tool were the fingering numbers created?

b) And more important: What are the positioning settings for the fingering numbers? Could you perhaps attach a screen shot?
I suspect that the culprit can be found in the settings.

One possible solution would be “compound” number stacks so that e. g. the stack
is one item (not two items).

You could create a such stack in the Shape Designer, and then attach the shape as a shape expression, or as a shape articulation.
Mac OS X 10.13.6 (High Sierra), Finale user since 1996

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