Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double-tap

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Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double-tap

Post by John Ruggero » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:15 pm

This is probably known to everyone in the Finale world but me, but just in case there is another user out there who doesn't know this trick: if one selects a articulation or expression handle, one can replace the marking in place by double-tapping the appropriate metatool. For example, say one has inserted the finger number 1 with a 1 key metatool; one can replace it with a 2 by selecting its handle and then double-tapping the 2 key metatool. Good golly, if only I had known this years ago!
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Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double click

Post by motet » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:18 pm

I would say double-tapping or -pressing the 2 key, "click" usually being reserved for the mouse button.

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Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double click

Post by John Ruggero » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 pm

You're right, motet, "clicking" is confusing. I had wondered about the word choice. I went back and edited it with the "double-tapping."

But did you know this trick? I could find nothing about it in the documentation.
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Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double click

Post by HaraldS » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 pm

Thanks for reminding me about that. I recall to have heard of that technique years ago, but I seldom used it.
John Ruggero wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 pm
But did you know this trick? I could find nothing about it in the documentation.
It's mentioned e.g. in the FInale 2014 manual: To change an existing marking to a different one using a Metatool

The following paragraph on this page is also interesting and perhaps even less known: The "Add Again" Metatool
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Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double-tap

Post by John Ruggero » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:46 am

Thanks, HaraldS. There it is, as plain as day in the documentation. And the "add again" capability sounds intriguing as well. Could be time to read through the documentation for some other tips I've missed along the way!
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Re: Replacing articulations etc with a metatool double-tap

Post by motet » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:42 am

The "keyboard shortcuts" appendix is worth browsing as well.

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