Any way to thin out accent articulation?

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Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by andronymous » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:03 am

I know this is super picky but I was wondering if I could change the width of the accent articulation, since in Finale it's a little thicker than what I'm used to seeing.

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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by motet » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:05 am

It's a font character. You could try making the font size smaller, or switch to a different font.

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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by zuill » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:46 am

andronymous wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:03 am
I know this is super picky but I was wondering if I could change the width of the accent articulation, since in Finale it's a little thicker than what I'm used to seeing.
Do you mean thin the line thickness, make the accent wider, or narrow the gap on the left? I am not sure exactly whet is needed.

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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by Peter Thomsen » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:56 am

andronymous wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:03 am
I know this is super picky but I was wondering if I could change the width of the accent articulation, since in Finale it's a little thicker than what I'm used to seeing.
You are talking about the accent character in the Maestro font - right?

No matter whether you need the accent glyph to be less wide (left-to-right), or you need a thinner line thickness, try decreasing the font size.

The default size is Maestro 24.
Try e. g. Maestro 18 (which is 75 % of 24).

If you need a narrower gap on the left, try another music font, e. g. Engraver Font Set.
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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by zuill » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:22 am

A picture of Maestro vs. Engraver.

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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by HaraldS » Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:06 pm

And when you have found or created a thinner accent as a new articulation defintion, search the old accents and replace with the new ones with this window: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fin ... SARTIC.htm
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Re: Any way to thin out accent articulation?

Post by zuill » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:01 pm

If you just edit the existing Accent, then you won't need to replace it. And, if you want that for all documents, then resave the Default file with the modified Accent.

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