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I am using Finale 25.5.0.290 on Windows 10.

I am working on another composer's score, and they have used and insist on an unusual tuplet notation. In the simplest form this would be:

3[quarter notes]=2[quarter notes]

with [quarter notes] replaced by an actual quarter note. The notation makes sense when it gets ferocious, and matches the way the tempo changes are notated. There is no way I could determine to make the tuplet tool do that, so I made the tuplet invisible and used a smartshape with text for the "Center Full." All fine and good until I need to use a 32nd note, as in

3[32nd notes]=2[32nd notes]

since there isn't a character in Maestro for 32nd notes. 

When I first made this score 15 or so years ago I found a workaround: a music font from another manufacturer included a 32nd note character, so I used that to insert into the smart shape. 3 computers and many windows updates later, I have been requested to produce the parts, and that font (or the version I have of it) is no longer recognized as a valid font, so my workaround fails. 

So: Is there any way I can insert a 32nd note into the text on a smart shape? Or some other way to do this? I hate to resort to hand scribing a 32nd note, in all those parts. 

Thanks!

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Have you tried creating a text expression for this using the Maestro Times font?

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By gum, I think that just might work! That's new since I made this score. Alt-0219 is a 32nd. thanks!

 

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