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brown notes (not black) won't let me insert lyrics

Postby mayberry64 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:57 am

On page one of my song my notes are black and let me insert lyrics. I am now on page two and the notes I already inserted are brown. I am not able to insert any lyrics by typing into score or by clicking on lyrics already typed into the lyrics pad. I'm using the v25.5 free version for MAC.
Thanks for any help. Am guessing I just need to click something that I accidentally touched!
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Re: brown notes (not black) won't let me insert lyrics

Postby Michel R E » Sat May 05, 2018 1:06 am

I think you may have changed layers and entered notes into one of the other layers.
highlight the measures with the brown notes, click on one highlighted measure, select the context menu for "move layers" and move everything into layer 1.
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Re: brown notes (not black) won't let me insert lyrics

Postby mayberry64 » Sat May 05, 2018 1:14 am

Thanks for your quick response! That worked. My notes are now black (layer 1). What would I have clicked that moved me to layer 2 and out of layer 1 (so I don't do it again!)? Thank you! :D
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Re: brown notes (not black) won't let me insert lyrics

Postby motet » Sat May 05, 2018 6:42 am

There are little numbers near the lower left corner of the display. Clicking one of these will change layers. There are also various key combinations to switch layers. Hard to type by mistake but possible, I guess.
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Re: brown notes (not black) won't let me insert lyrics

Postby zuill » Sat May 05, 2018 6:56 am

Just to clarify, this is the PrintMusic forum. For future topics, questions for Finale 25 should be posted in the General Finale Help Forum. More people will see them there

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