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I cannot type lyrics into a new score in finale 25.

I AM able to open an old document and it will type lyrics anywhere, as it always has.

Any ideas how to correct this

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Just a guess - make sure you are in the same layer as the notes you want to add lyrics to are in.

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yes, I am.

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Windows or Mac?

 

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I have EXACTLY the same situation as Rick Hagee..... I can type lyrics into a score which I created with an earlier version, but cannot type lyrics into either the lyrics box or into the score.  The systme acts like I am entering something, but nothing shows, and nothing is there when I go to look at it.  I am facing a deadline to have hymns ready for this Sunday and $%^&* Finale is failing me.  Helllllp.......

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Hi Randolph

 

What system are you running? Windows or Mac?

If you bring up the Lyrics Window, what *exactly* happens when you try to type in the text entry area

After you have typed text in the text entry area of the lyrics bos, can you 'select' the text by holding down the shift key and using the cursor keys

 

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Randolph,

Here is the reply I received from the Finale support team.   It worked immediately for me.

Rick

 

1. Save all of your work and get ready to exit the program

2. Choose EDIT>preferences(windows)

3.  Click the reset all Preferences button at the bottom of the preferrences window.

4.  When prompted with a message asking if you are sure you would like to continue choose YES.

5.  Once the program has closed, restart your computer.

6.  Prelaunch FINALE and test if the issue is resolved.

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FAaaaaaaannnnnnnntastic......  I tried it and it worked for me too.  I sure thought I was dead in the water, so thanks for the lead.  It sure beats that jury-rigged thing I did this morning to make music..... take an old hymn which was in 4/4, copy my effort into it, which was in 3/4, fiddle around a while, but at least I could enter lyrics!!!!!  I forget what else I tried, but your solution is by far the best. Thanks again.

 

Randy Cabell

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I couldn't believe how buried that command was!

I have not yet updated my other computer (MAC)

Hoping this won't be an issue there!

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You saved my bacon today Rick Hagee.  Thanks so much!

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