Centering of marcato symbol

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Centering of marcato symbol

Post by motet » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Why isn't the marcato symbol centered on the notehead? I don't recall this being a problem before. I can fix it with the handle positioning, but I'm curious why it's this way.
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Re: Centering of marcato symbol

Post by N Grossingink » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:07 pm

Which Finale version?

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Re: Centering of marcato symbol

Post by motet » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:46 pm

On further examination, it seems they all have manual adjustments, which can of course I can clear. But every one of them is this way, so i don't know that happened.

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Post by N Grossingink » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:12 pm

motet wrote:On further examination, it seems they all have manual adjustments, which can of course I can clear. But every one of them is this way, so i don't know that happened.
I've found out that making large adjustments (5 - 10%) with the page percentage (%Tool) can leave the articulations uncentered. My workflow is to make the percentage change first, then clear the articulation positioning (Utilities > Change) before doing any work.

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Re: Centering of marcato symbol

Post by motet » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:28 pm

You mean changing the percentage actually creates manual adjustments where there were none?

I haven't done that. I applied them all with a metatool. I did run various plug-ins, so maybe one of them did it. Or else just another Finale quirk.

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Re: Centering of marcato symbol

Post by N Grossingink » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:14 pm

motet wrote:You mean changing the percentage actually creates manual adjustments where there were none?
That's right. I tried to reenact it but can't. Maybe there's another part to the puzzle such as copying and pasting large chunks. But I have seen it before.

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