I am using Finale 2014.5 with Windows 10 to arrange old music for my brass band. We have a folder and to look the sheets "professional", I want the same format settings (size and position of margins, staves, header, page number, but also size of notes,...) for all my documents. I created a file in the way I want to have it and saved it. When I manually enter new music, I open this file, save it with the new name, delete the old music and enter the new one.
When I scan music or want to import some music, I have completely different formatting in these files. At the moment I open my standard file, delete the music, copy the music from the scan or import file and paste it in my empty standard file. But this transfers also some of the formatting settings of the music, so I have to adjust in manually.
I am looking for a possibility just to leave the music (notes and breaks) and apply my standard format to it. What is the best way to get MY "standard" format to the new files?