Hide ledger lines on single layer

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Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by gdgross » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:15 pm

Hi all -

I assume this is possible - can I hide ledger lines only on a single layer? I'd like to keep them on layer 1 and hide them on layer 2.

I make a lot of lead sheets with "extra" stuff like rhythm notes above/below the staff etc. Sometimes I'd like to hide the ledger lines for the extra stuff and retain them for the main notated melody.

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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by Peter Thomsen » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:50 pm

I would use the (very technical) Speedy Entry Tool dialog box Edit Frame:

(make sure you are in the right layer)
Speedy Entry Tool.
Click outside the staff, to exit the entry rectangle.
Hold down the correct modifier key (Windows: Ctrl; Mac: Option), and click in the staff/measure.

In the dialog Edit Frame, navigate to the relevant entry, and de-select Ledger.
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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by michelp » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:34 pm

Do you still use Finale 2009 ?
If you now have a more recent version than the one mentioned in your signature (10 years old), you could use the JW Change plug-in -> Note Entries -> Ledger Lines -> Hide (with a layer selected).
If you don't, Peter's suggestion is the way yo go.
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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by HaraldS » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm

Peter already answered your question.
gdgross wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:15 pm
I make a lot of lead sheets with "extra" stuff like rhythm notes above/below the staff etc. Sometimes I'd like to hide the ledger lines for the extra stuff and retain them for the main notated melody.
You might consider using an extra staff for the extra stuff ;). E.g. a staff with no barlines, no staff lines etc. . This staff can have any distance from the main staff and can also have a different size - possibilities which might come in handy.
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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by gdgross » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 am

Thanks guys! Not sure where the JW change plugin is, but Peter's method worked great! Never knew that advanced menu even existed.

I'm aware I could easily add extra staves, but I'm after as few page turns as possible, and a single chart for the whole band :-)

(I'm on v25, have updated my profile... :oops: )
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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by Peter Thomsen » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:47 am

gdgross wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 am
… Not sure where the JW change plugin is …
The plug-in JW Change can be found on Jari Williamson’s web site:
http://www.finaletips.nu
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Re: Hide ledger lines on single layer

Post by HaraldS » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:09 pm

gdgross wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 am
I'm aware I could easily add extra staves, but I'm after as few page turns as possible, and a single chart for the whole band :-)
Yes, of course! The extra staves can easily be hidden, so they won't need any extra space.
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