adjusting the last bar

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adjusting the last bar

Post by nachmen » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:17 pm

Hi when I write something and it comes out the last bar has only one measure, by default finale puts this one measure over the whole width of the paper. Is there a way to control the bar to make it as narrow as I fancy?
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Re: adjusting the last bar

Post by johnmouse » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Click on the measure and press the up button and it will move to the previous system.

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Re: adjusting the last bar

Post by nachmen » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:21 pm

I would do that but it is already crowded.

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Re: adjusting the last bar

Post by Peter Thomsen » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:28 pm

nachmen wrote:Hi when I write something and it comes out the last bar has only one measure, by default finale puts this one measure over the whole width of the paper. Is there a way to control the bar to make it as narrow as I fancy? …
Use the Page Layout Tool.

If you are in a hurry, you may prefer the “qiuck-and-dirty” solution of adjusting the system margins via dragging.

For a precise adjustment, click the system to select it.
Then, go to
Page Layout menu > Systems > Edit Margins…
(or go via the context menu)
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Re: adjusting the last bar

Post by nachmen » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:56 pm

Thanks

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Re: adjusting the last bar

Post by motet » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:14 pm

Another solution would be to bring down measures from systems above until the last system is full.

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