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Stretch 16th beam overlapping rest

Postby kiltro » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:01 pm

Hi everyone,

I'd like to get this result

Schermata 2019-01-07 alle 17.54.53.png
Schermata 2019-01-07 alle 17.54.53.png (12.3 KiB) Viewed 302 times

But Finale divide the beams like this

Schermata 2019-01-07 alle 17.55.14.png
Schermata 2019-01-07 alle 17.55.14.png (72.13 KiB) Viewed 302 times

How do I solve this?

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Re: Stretch 16th beam overlapping rest

Postby Peter Thomsen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:23 pm

This is a well known issue.

The desired layout is possible in Finale, but only via clever (and time consuming) workarounds.

I can give you two workarounds, based on two different document settings.
It depends on the actual Finale document, which workaround is less time consuming.
Generally I tend to use workaround 1), but you be the judge:

1) Document Options - Beams
Select “Extend Secondary Beams Over Rests”

Unfortunately also the 32nd broken beam will extend over the rest, but there is a fix:
Instead of the 32nd rest, enter a 16th rest, as a special tuplet:
1 Sixteenth in the space of 1 Thirtysecond
This step will get the broken beam right.

Do not hide the tuplet rests.
Instead, move them down below the bottom of the page (use the plug-in Move Rests).
In that way the tuplet rests will not print, even if they are not hidden.

Use the Speedy Entry Tool feature {Voice 1 / Voice 2} to enter the missing 32nd rest in V2.
Because of the way V1/V2 works, you must enter the 32nd as a note, and then turn it into a rest.

2) Document Options - Beams
De-select “Extend Secondary Beams Over Rests”

With this document setting you get the layout shown in your screen shot.
To fix the layout, use the Special Tools Tool.

Use the sub-tool Broken Beam Tool to flip the direction (Left/Right) of the broken beam.

Use the sub-tool Beam Extension Tool to extend “inwards” only the 16th beam.

(By The Way: Your attached graphic looks like the well known Humoresque No 7 in G Flat Major by Dvořak)
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