If you've ever tried to enter a chord like C-flat into Finale using the Chord tool, you may have noticed that Finale will automatically convert this to B. This can be frustrating if the enharmonic spelling of that B chord is necessary to communicate to your musicians.


Fortunately, the automatic spelling change that is occurring can be deactivated:

  1. Choose the Chord tool .
  2. Open the Chord menu from the program toolbar.
  3. Click the Simplify Spelling option to deactivate it.


Your chords should then automatically switch back to the original spelling, and all future chords entered will retain there original spelling rather than automatically converting to and enharmonic spelling.