Dotted quarters as triplets

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Anders Hedelin
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Dotted quarters as triplets

Post by Anders Hedelin » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 pm

I think there was a discussion here on this but I couldn't find it. When using a dotted quarter with a triplet 3 as an abbreviation of three triplet eights, it seems impossible to copy that pattern without Finale 'correcting' it to straight quarters. I now have a job with a great number of these abbreviated rhythms, and it would be great if there was a way to copy the pattern.
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Any ideas?
Finale 26.1
Windows 7 and 10

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Re: Dotted quarters as triplets

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:38 pm

Anders Hedelin,

When you select the measure with the triplets, use Stack Selection.
Then you can copy the measure with the triplets, without the triplets getting “retranscribed”.
I just tried it, and it works for me.

The tricky part is, how to make a Stack Selection of a single staff in a multi-staff document.
Here is the secret:
Use a Staff Set of only that single staff.
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Anders Hedelin
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Re: Dotted quarters as triplets

Post by Anders Hedelin » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks a lot!
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Windows 7 and 10

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