Changing staff

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Rachmaninov
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Changing staff

Post by Rachmaninov » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:39 am

Hello,
For a piano score, I would like to write several notes in a single beam, beginning in the upper staff and going on the down staff. I don't manage to do it.

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Mathieu

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Re: Changing staff

Post by motet » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:27 am

Look up "cross staff" in the manual. There are a couple of ways to do it. Try writing everything in the top staff, then go to the Selection tool, select the notes you want to be on the bottom staff (click-drag a rectangle around them), and press Command+DownArrow. I'm on Windows, but I think that's the Mac way. Or write them all on the bottom and press Command+Up.

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Re: Changing staff

Post by Peter Thomsen » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:31 am

motet wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:27 am
… and press Command+DownArrow. I'm on Windows, but I think that's the Mac way. Or write them all on the bottom and press Command+Up.
I think that the Mac Finale cross staff modifier key is the Option key (rather than the Command key).

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Option+DownArrow
or
Option+UpArrow
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Rachmaninov
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Re: Changing staff

Post by Rachmaninov » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:08 pm

It's indeed the option key on apple. It works. Thanks !

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