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Two things

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:23 pm
by Davidabb
1) A search box for expressions.

I do a lot of charts for musical theatre and would love to be able to find one of the numerous dialogue cues in a song by opening the expression menu and typing to search rather than scrolling through numerous boxes.

2) Easier navigation on the computer keyboard to the different menus. Unless I am missing something here, which is quite possible, I would love to be editing expressions and then click "C" and be able to edit chords. Rather than constantly dragging the mouse to change menus.

Re: Two things

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:17 pm
by miker
Remember, this is a user forum. You should submit your suggestions directly to MakeMusic, through their support pages.

For #1, you might want to look at JW Navigate, at Jari Williamson's site. It is described as:

A small modeless navigator window that can stay on screen at the same time as the document. It can help with the navigation to specific locations in the documents. For Finale 2010 and later versions. The 1.06 update also includes optional support (through the JW Plug-in Tool) for both windowshade feature and a thin window layout.

It supports navigation to:

Any auto-rehearsal mark (browsing)
Specific rehearsal marks
Specific actual measure numbers
Specific defined measure numbers
Double barlines
Final barlines
Double barlines or final barlines
Key signature changes
Time signature changes
Starts of measure number regions
Staff system starts (browsing)
Specific staff system numbers
Text (case sensitive)

As for #2, you can set up your own keyboard shortcuts. If you're on a Mac, do it in System Preferences. In Windows, I think TG Tools has that capability.

Re: Two things

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:48 am
by Peter S.
For #2: you can set shortcuts for the different tools in finale itself. an least on windows...

hold the shift key and one of the F keys (F2 - F12), then click on the tool you want. this works for the file you are working on, but you can save your preferences in your default file. Then you have the shortcuts in every new file


Re: Two things

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:12 pm
by miker
Thanks for that. I remembered that I could do it in Windows, but not how! And you CAN'T do it the same way, on a Mac.