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A wish for in a future update: A possibility to enter a default distance value in placement of chord suffixes (in document options). In this example I don't like the fact that the minor symbol and the MAJ7 chord symbol has different distances to the chord symbol depending on whether there is an accidental or not. The F#m and the C#m are almost fine but not the Bm. The same goes for the MAJ7. In fact I would like a little more distance between the chord symbol and the suffix in the F#m and C#m chords and a lot less distance in the Bm.

It would be very nice if I could enter a default suffix distance value which goes for both examples, and that Finale would automatically adjust the placement.

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Jens

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Hi Jens:

 

A great suggestion that I've added to FIN-4135, a story in our backlog around the Chord Tool and Chord Suffix Editor. Finale definitely needs to be updated in this area.

 

Cheers,
Michael Johnson
VP, Professional Notation
MakeMusic

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Has this idea been implemented in version 26?

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Jens

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No, it hasn't.

 

The best solution is to create a template or a custom chord suffix library which contains 2 versions of your chord suffixes.

For example, the chord Bm and C#m, the suffix needs to be closer to the chord name in Bm, and needs to be further apart in C#m.

It's unfortunate that Finale doesn't do this automatically.

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I would like to see this, too.   Also, set a default position/spacing for chord suffixes such as 7, b5, #9, 11, 13, etc.   It's trial and error to create a chord suffix using the "H" and "V" positioning.

Thanks for listening!

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Nothing has been done, and I doubt that it will be. You might want to look at the positioning settings for an existing chord, and use them to create your custom chords.

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Thanks for the reply. That's what I've been doing then saving and loading the library on the next file.

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