Blank page templates
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:48 pm
I'd love to see the Insert Blank Pages dialogue in Page Layout Tool expanded to offer some "blank page templates" to choose from. E.g., Front Cover Outside, Front Cover Inside, Back Cover Inside, Back Cover Outside, and a few more, all customizable, nameable and savable. In these, one would insert text boxes and graphics. Name of piece and composer on the front cover would be an obvious starting point. It would be great if these new blank pages (and all newly inserted blank pages) defaulted in page size and margins to the settings of the adjacent page or default page format for that score or part. So then it would be easy to add covers, front matter, program note box, contact info, etc., to any existing template or score, not have to create new pages from scratch for every template. Related to this, how about adding more insertable text fields, e.g. URL, or dedication. Ideally, URL, phone number, address, logo, etc. would be savable in Finale Preferences and become the default for all documents? And dedication, catalog number, program note, forces, etc. would be document specific fields, saved in an expanded File Info window under Score Manager. I think this combination of features would greatly simplify the tasks of formatting a final document and leave more time to concentrate on composing music.