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Too many problems, many of which cannot be readily fixed with current plugins or preferences (expressions needing to be repositioned, no way to globally change staff names without changing them individually, etc). Finale really needs a release that is not so much focused on new features but one that is focused on addressing usability and annoyances. Like how the MIDI tool is useless and hasn't been changed since the 90's.

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David, you’re preaching to the choir. We’ve been asking for this, well, forever.

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Yeah, I know I know. Been asking for this forever myself! 

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Perhaps, since Finale says they are reworking the underlying code, some of this can be and is being done. We can cross our fingers and see what comes out.

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David -

I would like to understand better what you mean by "no way to globally change staff names without changing them individually". What sort of change do you imagine? Font change, name change?

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Both, actually. Thanks.

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As far as the (full and abbreviated) staff name font sizes are concerned, I wrote a simple JWLua solution some years ago: Re: Different size Full / Abbrev. Staff Names?

Indeed, Finale has no built-in way of changing multiple staff names easily at once. It would be nice to have such a feature. In the meanwhile, using JWLua can help to add such a function.

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Having read a bit about it, I can’t imagine using the words “simple” and “JWLua” in the same sentence. I am in awe of you folk who can write those scripts!

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