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Post by sschimel » Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:33 pm

I know that some composers, including both Stravinsky and Ives, wrote scores with different time signatures on different staves simultaneously. And now, in Tales of Hoffmann, I've come to a spot where some staves are in 12/8 and others are in 4/4 and the bar lines are aligned. Any clue as to how I do this? When I click on the time signature tool, I can see the option for composite time signatures but not an option for what I need. Please help. I'm using v27, by the way.
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Post by michelp » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:38 am

In the Staff Attributes of some staves, check the box "Independents Element > Time signature". Barlines will be aligned.
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Post by Peter Thomsen » Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:44 pm

In cases like like it is recommended that the “real” time signature is the bigger time signature.
Hence, set the “real” time signature to 12/8.
For the staves in 4/4 Finale will “spread out” the horizontal spacing to align with the “real” time signature of 12/8.
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