changing fonts for guitar tablature

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changing fonts for guitar tablature

Post by ry1633 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:22 pm

I forgot how to do this and I didn't write it down. How do you change fonts for guitar tablature in Finale? Specifically, I need to change the H and P fonts for hammer-ons and pull-offs from the special symbols in my tab.

I'm using Finale 2015 in Windows 10/ 64bit. Thanks again - ryan

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Re: changing fonts for guitar tablature

Post by Peter Thomsen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:48 pm

I suspect that you in the Tablature settings will not find anything about the fonts for hammer-on and pull-off.

* In what tool are your hammer-ons and pull-offs created?

To find out, switch to the Selection Tool, and double-click on a hammer-on symbol.
Finale will take you to the relevant tool, with the hammer-on selected.
Hence you can see, in what tool the hammer-on belongs.

Similarly, from the Selection Tool double-click on a pull-off.
Finale will take you to the relevant tool, with the pull-off selected.
Hence you can see, in what tool the pull-off belongs.
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Re: changing fonts for guitar tablature

Post by zuill » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:41 pm

In the Guitar Template I have, the H and P are made in the Smart Shape Tool. Select each from the list and change the font in the appropriate window. Click Edit for the shape. The letter should be the Center Full character. Click edit next to that item. Change the font in the window.

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Re: changing fonts for guitar tablature

Post by ry1633 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:13 am

I couldn't figure out how to select it and edit. So I just deleted them and re-created the H and P from scratch with the Smart Line selection too. In Fin 2015 they're under that menu. Wrong version with this link but the concept is the same: http://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Fina ... tation.htm

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