Some issues with Finale that I've not figuered it out yet

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Some issues with Finale that I've not figuered it out yet

Post by detlef » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:56 pm

Hello, I have some issues with Finale that I've not figuered it out yet.

1. How do I make Finale play both first and second endings again when a piece restart after Da Capo or Dal Segno?

2. How do I start a triplet with a rest?

3. How to make Sixtuplest?

4. Is it possible to copy a single layer into another measure without copying the whole bar (in example copying layer 1 into layer 2 of another measure).

Thank you

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Post by motet » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:10 pm

1) Since it's customary to skip repeats after a da capo (like a classical minuet and trio), that's probably why it works this way. The question will be raised by your performers, too. Perhaps you can make the first ending "1,3." (and possibly the second "2,4."?) instead? You could also try this on the repeat assignment:
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2) & 3) Simple entry or Speedy entry? What sort of triplet (8th-8th-8th, or quarter-8th, or...?)

If you pick "Show active layer only" on the Document menu, it will only copy the active layer. Since you want to swap layers, though, you'll need to swap (Edit menu, move/copy layers) either afterwards, or swap before, copy, then swap the original back.

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Post by detlef » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 pm

Thank you but I don't get it. Do you mean the edit ending option? Can you explain step by step how to do it?

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Post by miker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:39 pm

As Motet said, we can't tell you much about the triplet questions without knowing how you are entering them.

You start a triplet with a rest the same way you do any other triplet.

You do a sextuplet by setting up the tuplet definition as (in my example) 6 eighth notes in the space of 4 eighth notes.
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Post by motet » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 pm

(Finale should really beam those together since it's a tuplet.)

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Post by michelp » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:55 pm

1) Double click on the handle of the number 1 and apply motet's suggestion to the first ending (1, 3), with alternate text "1" if you prefer. It is not necessary to change anything to the second ending, I think.
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Post by miker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:36 pm

motet wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 pm
(Finale should really beam those together since it's a tuplet.)
Agreed. Easy enough to fix, though. And not worth complaining about, since we know the likely result.
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Re: Some issues with Finale that I've not figuered it out yet

Post by detlef » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:24 am

Thanks for the answers.
To enter a triplet usually I click on the tuplet tool on simple entry on left, then I choose the note I nee, but this do not allow to enter a rest.

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Post by miker » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:09 pm

Here is a link to a tutorial I wrote. It should help!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/weehrytsb4x0w ... y.pdf?dl=0
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Re: Some issues with Finale that I've not figuered it out yet

Post by detlef » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:34 pm

miker wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Here is a link to a tutorial I wrote. It should help!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/weehrytsb4x0w ... y.pdf?dl=0
Thank you I finally got it.
Not the most intuitive way but it works.

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