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Postby ubarb » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:47 am

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I messed up the lyrics in a piece that has to be finished by Sat., Jan. 5. Panic!

The main thing I need to do is to delete some lyrics that need to be replaced. I know someone who can help with the replacement.

I thought I entered them in layer 2, but clicking on them in either layer 2 or layer 1 has no effect at all. I have some extension lines that go to the wrong words, and also go through some of the lyrics.

I tried deleting the offending lyrics in the lyrics window, but that did not remove them from my score.
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Postby Peter Thomsen » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:46 am

ubarb wrote:… I thought I entered them in layer 2, but clicking on them in either layer 2 or layer 1 has no effect at all. I have some extension lines that go to the wrong words, and also go through some of the lyrics …

Try this:
Selection Tool.
Double-click on the pesky lyric.
Finale will take you to the correct layer/tool, with the lyric selected.

This “Selection Tool trick” is the general solution for selecting an item (articulation, expression, text block, chord symbol, &c.),
no matter in what tool the item was created.


ubarb wrote:… I tried deleting the offending lyrics in the lyrics window, but that did not remove them from my score.

Perhaps you - in the window Lyrics - need to switch to another Verse?
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Re: lyrics; how to attach the file

Postby ubarb » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:48 pm

If I knew how, I'd attach the offending 2 pages.

I do have a PDF of the corrected score without the problem lyrics, but I don't know if that can be entered into Finale and edited.
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Re: lyrics

Postby miker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:45 pm

After you tap the Post Reply button, scroll down, and look below that window. You will see a tab for Upload Attachments.

A PDF won’t help us. We need to see the actual Finale file.
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Re: lyrics

Postby ubarb » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:18 am

Thank you very much for your help, and happy new year.
I'm following your suggestions and making some progress. I hope I attached the file correctly.

One problem is those red lines -- the word extensions. I had to delete all the words to get rid of some, and others just stayed there.

What I'm trying to do is have everyone sing "Oh, spirit of life ________" at the start. The sopranos and tenors hold "life" while the altos and basses sing "spirit of life" again. In m. 9, it's similar but "love" replaces "life."

I was told that the alto and bass parts can be treated as a 2nd verse by clicking on a note? word? and then the down arrow to put the lyrics where a 2nd verse would be. But because of those pesky extensions, and a few floating words, I haven't been able to achieve that.

I could also send a version I created for the rehearsal pianist which is correct so you'll know what I'm trying to do in the imploded version.
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Measures 3 & 9 are the ones needing attention.
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Re: lyrics

Postby Bill Stevens » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:42 pm

Ubarb,

Did you sort out your lyrics problems or do you still need help?

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Re: lyrics

Postby miker » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:20 pm

Ubarb,
The problem is that you haven't attached the lyric verse to the correct layer. This is a very common situation in barbershop music. Here is a link to a short video I did, that may be helpful.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t86t7xfkej82p ... y.mov?dl=0

I'll do a quick and dirty fix on this piece, not following my own rules. I'm happy to talk you through it, when you have time.
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