Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

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Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

Post by geleybou » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:22 pm

Hello,

I have been looking for a way to make the distance of a chord symbol from the top of a staff the same throughout the document without using the fourth arrow to click and drag them.

This works well within one document, but it proves challenging to get uniformity across different documents. I have been able to figure out how to do this with lyrics, but so far only The suffixes and accidentals in chords, not the actual chord themselves.

Thanks!

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Re: Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

Post by zuill » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:37 pm

I use the First Arrow, not the Fourth. Let's start with that. Maybe I'm not understanding the question. The suffixes and accidentals should move uniformly with the letters.

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Re: Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

Post by miker » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:01 pm

First and fourth arrows depend on which way you’re counting. Please specify.
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Re: Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

Post by motet » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:07 pm

As far as getting it uniform across documents, when you drag one of the arrows, the offset is shown in the status bar at the bottom. You'll have to match them by hand, unless somehow FinaleScript can do that.

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Re: Uniform Chord Baseline (distance from top of staff)

Post by geleybou » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:34 am

Thanks for the replies. Sorry for being unclear. I am using the leftmost triangle. That tip about the offset in the status bar is a good one, though thank you. I will be using that. Doesn't appear to respond to the arrow keys though. If using the mouse is the only way, I anticipate a little bit of frustration getting things exactly right. Would love to see something like this in a future Finale update.

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