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Beaming with grace notes

Postby motet » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:10 pm

Here's an odd bug someone on Facebook ran into. If you want to beam the last two eighth notes across the grace note, putting the cursor on the E-flat and pressing / doesn't work as it would if the grace note wasn't there. If you put the cursor on the grace note and press /, nothing happens either, but if you then go back to the E-flat, you can now create the beam with the slash. (This only works if you press / an odd number of times while on the grace note, so it's toggling something invisibly.)
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Re: Beaming with grace notes

Postby mknoll » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:14 pm

This has been the behavior for as long as I can remember, and I've been using Finale since version 1. I guess the way I think about it is that since you're beaming across two notes you have to hit the / key on each of them. Never considered it a bug, though.
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Re: Beaming with grace notes

Postby motet » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:09 am

Well, when you hit / on the grace note, nothing visible happens, which is not good UI practice.
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Re: Beaming with grace notes

Postby mknoll » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:11 pm

I agree that it's not very intuitive.
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Re: Beaming with grace notes

Postby zuill » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:35 pm

When I entered your example myself, the beam appeared automatically. Maybe the method of entry is a factor.

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