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WIndows 10, Finale 25.5.0.290

I am writing a slide in 12 8 and cannot get the proper eighth notes to be hooked together.  I have tried plugins, and rebeaming with composite, and neither seems to work.  Hope someone knows how to do this.  Notes should be grouped in 4 groups of 3 per measure when there are 12 eighth notes, and the proper 3 should be beamed together when there is a quarter followed by 4 eighths.  Ain't happening.

Frank MItchell

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Not sure what you're looking for, but this is what I get. It looks okay to me.

 

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Set your time signature as 4, dotted eighths, to display as 12, eighth notes.

APOLOGIES; That’s 4, dotted QUARTERS!

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... read 4 dotted quarter notes.

 

 

It can even be done afterwards with Utilities -> Rebeam. And the manual way is the slash key applied to the note on the right.

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Thanks to all of you.  The rebeaming worked once I could get the composite to recognize the groupings, which I had to put in as 1536 EDU's to make the rhythm show up as dotted quarters.  Clearly it is simpler to tell a piece how to beam before writing any music; but I had written a piece in 9 8 and then realized I had used the wrong time signature (old brain) so converted to 12 8 which segues into 4 4 (so it is not a traditional slide).  If there is an easier way - like choosing the right time signature before starting - I usually don't find it. 

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… The rebeaming worked once I could get the composite to recognize the groupings, which I had to put in as 1536 EDU's to make the rhythm show up as dotted quarters …

That is the hardest way to do it.

Michel Herr showed the simplest solution - which does not require going into the dialog Composite Time Signature:

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