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Postby HMKirk_2014 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:38 pm

Is it possible to print text in various colors in Finale 2014?
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Re: Colored Text

Postby miker » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Not as far as I know. You would have to export a PDF to another program, and insert colored text there.
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Re: Colored Text

Postby Peter Thomsen » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:17 am

In the Print dialog box there is the option of printing Display Colors.

This is not exactly what you are asking for, I know.

But take a look at the tutorial document “EntryExercises.musx”.
In the document “EntryExercises.musx” you can see text in 4 different colors.

You can customize the display colors before you use the option of printing Display Colors.
The possibilities are very limited, indeed, but at least something is possible.


I agree with Mike that the “pro” solution is to “print” to a PDF file, and edit the PDF in another program, e. g. a vector based drawing program (like Illustrator).
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Re: Colored Text

Postby HMKirk_2014 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:42 pm

Thanks! I went for the pdf method. Hopefully Finale, in the future, will add this option to its text tool. It's great to b able to highlight certain directions to help reduce rehearsal time and misunderstandings :)
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Re: Colored Text

Postby Peter Thomsen » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:48 pm

Even if Finale can not so easily color text, you still have some other options for highlighting text:

Use a bigger font size for the text you want to highlight - or use a different text font.

Or use italic style.
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Re: Colored Text

Postby HMKirk_2014 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Thanks Peter! Great idea. :D
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Re: Colored Text

Postby CMCMusic1 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:52 am

You can customize the display colors before you use the option of printing Display Colors.
The possibilities are very limited, indeed, but at least something is possible.


One can change certain text blocks to "Measure text Blocks" (right click on handle, Edit Frame Attributes, attach to measure) and then move the block to where you want it. Color can be changed in preferences. I've been able to get a third color using Expressions, with Tempo Alterations, Tempo Marks or Rehearsal Marks, which are tied to Expression Text color in preferences. You can create standard text "expressions" in these by unchecking the default font. There may be more options but I have only used these.
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