We used to have a kludge to resize chord symbols without destroying their manual kerning. We could assign it to a hidden rest in another layer, then resize the rest so the chord symbol resizes along with it. Now that chord symbols attach to beats, there is no easy way to resize a chord symbol. Changing the font size of that specific suffix is no good, because the kerning does not adjust with the font size change. It also changes ALL examples of that suffix, so you would have to duplicate it first. Then there is also the problem of the size of the chord name (letter AND alteration), which cannot be changed without changing ALL the chord letter names and alterations.
The Utilities>Change>Chords...Scale Chords command ruins manual kerning. Stacked suffixes collide and overlap when made larger, and stay spread out when made smaller.
Change Chord Suffix Fonts in the Chord menu is worse than useless, turning all my custom suffixes into garbage. I don’t even know how this is SUPPOSED to function, but it ruins everything I try it on.
A client who sends a jazz lead sheet back with a simple request "Make the chords larger" requires more time to edit each suffix than creating the original lead sheet did! This is supposed to be something that computers do easily.
In Music Spacing, avoiding collisions between chord symbols is useless when checked in Music Spacing options (too large a space created and Finale doesn’t know when a note or rest has or doesn’t have a chord on it),
It would have been SO great also if the Chord Suffix Creation box was resizable, along with the contents. That tiny, fussy little screen has given me so many headaches over the years. Making the nudge arrows work in this screen would be a godsend, too.
Inability to create a chord like C over Bb7 with a horizontal line between them (C over Bb is easy, the suffix on the Bb7 makes it impossible).
Nobody seems to know what setting affects the thickness of the slash when writing slash chords like C/E., nor how to adjust the spacing of slash chord items (I find them much too spread out.)
If you are Typing Into Score, and hit C:0 because you don't know how to type your suffix on the C chord, you STILL don't have the Create button in the Chord Suffix Selection box! You have to go through a multi-keystroke path to get to the SAME dialogue box, except WITH the Create button in it. ARGGHH! Is it really so hard to add the Create, Edit, Duplicate, Delete, Move Down and Move Up. buttons to this dialogue box? It would save us SO much time (especially those of us who use a lot of strange new suffixes, like in much modern jazz.)