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how to move left or right music notes

Postby ghioan68 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:08 am

how to move left or right music notes IN FINALE 25 for windows like in this video youtube.com/watch?v=awpeXXKRSIY&t=44s
MANY THANKS !!
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby miker » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:19 pm

That feature doesn't exist for Finale. You could make a feature request here:

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... t_activity

You can sort-of do it with the Insert command and dragging, but not as easily.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby michelp » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:30 pm

Like miker suggested, you can select a measure and drag it, even a partial measure. Not like Sibelius, but it is a similar technique.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby FwL » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:29 am

That would be a handy feature.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby miker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:53 am

I’d agree.

As I said in an earlier thread, submit it on the other forum:

https://makemusic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... t_activity
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby motet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:24 pm

Swapping two measures is fairly easy in Finale:

  1. Select the first measure, copy with Ctrl-C
  2. Select the second measure and drag it onto the first
  3. The second measure should still be selected--paste with Ctrl-V.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby motet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:53 pm

I was able to get this to work in the more general case. Below, I've slid the three notes A-G-F to the right one quarter note using copy, drag, paste as above. Not quite as easy as Sibelius, but how often do you really need to do this?
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby miker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:49 pm

I never said it couldn’t be done; just that the Sibelius ability looked like it would be useful. Shifting notes right or left is a question that comes up here, fairly often.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby motet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:02 pm

I wasn't questioning your answer, just showing how to do it. But as I say, it's not terribly difficult to do in Finale, so personally I would put it way, way down on the list of things that need doing.
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Re: how to move left or right music notes

Postby John Ruggero » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Shifting notes around like Sibelius or inserting notes and having everything move to the right as in Dorico Insert Mode are things that might be useful for those who use a computer to sketch. I don't, so I didn't get the usefulness of it either until someone pointed it out to me.
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