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Finale 25 and Windows 10. Some chords in my coda are attaching to notes in the main section. They also want to disappear and not show up in the part at all. No problem in the main section

 

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… Some chords in my coda are attaching to notes in the main section …

 

If the chord symbols belong to your coda, then why do you attach the chord symbols to beats in the main section?

Why do you not attach the chord symbols to beats in the coda?

Please explain.

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Peter Sorry I didn't explain myself. I use manual input and I have the cursor(the wrong one by the way with an X and arrow to the right) located over the piano chord I am annotating. Then when I return to the chord name it is attached to chords in the last bar of the main section. Not something I'm trying to do. Then most of them tend to disappear and reappear with clicking

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Disclaimer:

I am using Mac Finale.

Windows Finale may be a little different in the Chord Tool.

 

… I use manual input …

In the Chord menu you have selected Manual Input, right?

 

… I have the cursor (the wrong one by the way with an X and arrow to the right) located over the piano chord I am annotating …

I do not know of a cursor “with an X and arrow to the right”.

For me the cursor is a vertical line (a blinker).

I can move the blinker forwards with the Space-bar (to the next beat or entry) or with the Tab key (to the next measure).

I can move the blinker backwards with the Backspace key.

 

… Then when I return to the chord name …

This is what I do not understand.

Return from where? Why did you leave the score? Why did you not stay in the score until you had finished entering the chord symbol?

You are using “Type Into Score”, right?

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Let me try again

1. The cursor is a bar - that is correct. I use the space bar to get to the next chord notes

2. The mouse cursor I'm getting is a cross with a diagonal arrow pointing upper left

3. By leaving I mean just going to another staff or page. The chords disappear and I have to click on where they were to get them to reappear. And they don't appear in the part.

4. After I've used the space bar and cursor to enter a chord if I click on the handle the blue dotted line which connects the chord to the notes they are supposed to be on goes all the way back to the last bar before the coda.

5. very strange

How can I send you the file? Will MAC/PC be a problem? Or is there someone else you can recommend

Thank you for putting up with my first attempt at this

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… the wrong one by the way with an X and arrow to the right …

… The mouse cursor I'm getting, is a cross with a diagonal arrow pointing upper left …

Now I am a little confused.

Does the arrow point right or upper left?

 

In the Graphics Tool you can get a mouse cursor with an X and a diagonal arrow pointing upper left.

But you are in the Chord Tool, not in the Graphics Tool, right?

 

… After I've used the space bar and cursor to enter a chord …

You are using “Type Into Score”, right?

You use the spacebar to move the cursor (blinker) to the desired position in the measure, right?

Then, when you have the blinker positioned, you type the chord symbol in the score, and hit the spacebar to move on, right?

 

* Does your problem happen in all Finale documents - or is the problem document specific?

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I just clicked and held and it turns into a hand and moves my page around the screen. I've never seen this before in years of using Finale. I am not new to it as I have over 100 scores inputted.

I do believe this is the first time chords have behaved this way.

I wonder if I should delete the coda system and re-establish it?

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Peter

I was right. I must have entered the chords after I set up the coda system.

I deleted the coda system. Enterred the chords and then reset the coda system and everything worked fine.

I probably would have never thought about it without your prodding. "It Don't Mean a Thing" and the St. Charles Big Band in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada thank you

Craig Hanley

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