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Say that I work in 4/4 time. In a measure there are four 1/4 notes.

Now, if I insert an acciaccatura, one of the 1/4 notes disappears. If I insert another acciaccatura, another 1/4 note disappears.
Why do these notes disappear when an acciaccatura has no duration?

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Are you using Windows Finale v27 ?

 

Are the quarters disappearing in Layout or in Playback ? - or perhaps both ?

 

Unfortunately I am unable to reproduce the problem in my own copy of Mac Finale v27.

Can you provide exact steps to reproduce the problem ?

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Hi Peter Thomsen (Er du dansk?)

Thank you very much for your reply.
I am using Win10 and Finale version 27.3.0.137 (the latest).

Please find below a screen dump of a sheet music with 6 bars. These all had the same content before I inserted an acciaccatura in the first measure.


You can see that the first note thus disappeared (and the nodes in that measure were rearranged).

Here is the original file:
http://www.nifo.dk/acciaccatura_test.musc 

Thank you.

 

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Hi Mathias Foldager (Ja, jeg er dansk)

 

1) In your first post the time signature was 4/4.

In your attached screen shot the time signature is 2/4.

 

2) Are the notes disappearing in Layout or in Playback ? - or perhaps both ?

 

3) Unfortunately I am unable to reproduce the problem in my own copy of Mac Finale v27.

I reproduced your 2/4 example.

For me, the inserted grace note did not make any notes disappear.

Can you provide exact steps to reproduce the problem ?

 

4) You wrote:

“Here is the original file:”

Unfortunately the hyperlink does not seem to work.

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1)
> In your first post the time signature was 4/4.

> In your attached screen shot the time signature is 2/4.

Yes. It's just another example. It makes no difference.

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> Are the notes disappearing in Layout or in Playback ? - or perhaps both ?

Both.

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> For me, the inserted grace note did not make any notes disappear.

> Can you provide exact steps to reproduce the problem ?

It's pretty simple:
I make the layout with the 6 equal measures.
Click on the "Simple Entry Tool" icon.
Click on a note (in this case 1/8; doesn't matter)
Click on the "Grace Note" icon.
Click on staff to insert grace note in front of the first note.
This first note disappears. 

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> Unfortunately the hyperlink does not seem to work.

Sorry!  I misspelled the file extension. Here it is:

http://www.nifo.dk/acciaccatura_test.musx 

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1) I was able to download your attached Finale v27 document.

 

2) I am still unable to reproduce your problem.

I tried in a fresh, new document - and I followed your steps to the letter.

I also tried in your attached Finale document.

For me, the grace note is inserted when I click in front of the first note.

And no notes disappear.

 

Are you sure you clicked in front of the first note ? (and not on the first note)

 

At what zoom percentage are you viewing the Finale document ?

Have you tried a higher zoom percentage ? (View menu > Zoom > …)

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Arhh. That is the solution; to insert before the note. I took the acciaccatura as a kind of "articulation" to the note and clicked on the note itself.

You are right that zooming in a bit more will help.

Mange tak for hjælpen!

 

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Hi Mathias,

 

Please edit the title of your first post to add the word, Solved. This will help others when they have the same problem.

 

Thanks!

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