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Trouble Placing Numbers on Tuplet Beams

Postby Karen Smithson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:04 pm

I would like the number "3" to appear on each tuplet or, at least, on the first tuplet or two of a long passage. I have been into the tuplet dialog box under the "Document" menu but the changes I make there are not appearing in my working file. Any ideas?

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Postby miker » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:34 pm

Are you selecting the triplet, before you try to change its definition?

Could we see a document that's giving you trouble?
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Re: Trouble Placing Numbers on Tuplet Beams

Postby Peter Thomsen » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:59 pm

Karen Smithson wrote:… I have been into the tuplet dialog box under the "Document" menu but the changes I make there, are not appearing in my working file …

In the Document menu there is not a Tuplet dialog box.

However, at the bottom of the Document menu there is the menu item
Document Options…

I suppose that you mean
Document menu > Document Options > Tuplets
- right?

There, in Document Options - Tuplets, the tuplet number settings affect the Default Appearance.

This means that all new tuplets will have the Default Appearance.

Already existing tuplets are not affected (= you can give already existing tuplets any appearance, and the Document Options will not destroy your work).
This is by design, and is what Finale users have requested.

To change already existing tuplets, switch to the Selection Tool, select the (tuplet) region, and go to
Utilities menu > Change > Tuplets…
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Re: Trouble Placing Numbers on Tuplet Beams

Postby Karen Smithson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:30 pm

Miker and Peter,

Thanks for your replies. I didn't explain myself very well but Peter's suggestion worked. Problem solved!

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