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The actual piece of music is Bach's Praeludium no 16 the treble clef time signature is 24/16 and the bass clef is cut time or 4/4.

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Indeed that Bach layout is a well known “Finale challenge”.

 

Here are some ideas:

 

1) Time signature:

 

2) Now, also the Bass Clef staff displays a time signature of 24/16.

To fix the Bass Clef staff, use the Staff Attributes:

 

3) With the Time Signature Tool you can now change the time signature of (only) the Bass Clef staff.

You can give the staff a “real” time signature of 4/4.

Or you can give the staff a “display” time signature 4/4 while keeping the “real” time signature of the Treble Clef staff (using hidden duplets in the Bass Clef staff).

 

If you have any questions about this, let me know.

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Hello Peter many thanks for you time and and the excellent information that you sent,which I photocopied,however,despite your best intentions 

I am still confused as to how how you actually set the bass clef time signature to the specified cut time or 4/4. Looking at page 1/2 in the time signature diagram you show a 12/8 signature, using different time signature for display.I am unsure exactly what that means,The different time

signature shows the original 24/16 in the staff attributes i note your instructions for this,but I still for the life of me get the bass clef to show the

4/4 signature. I do apologise as I appreciate the time you have spent,and I fully admit the problem may be mine.I did take time out to come back 

and have another look at the problem,but to no avail.I do look forward to hearing from you again

Kind regards

Eric Johnston.

 

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… Looking at page 1/2 in the time signature diagram you show a 12/8 signature, using different time signature for display. I am unsure exactly what that means …

The “so called” 12/8 time signature has 4 beats where each beat has a duration of a dotted quarter.

This time signature (= 4 dotted quarters) is the “real” time signature, controlling the beaming.

 

The “Time Signature for Display” is for display only, the “display” time signature.

 

 

… get the bass clef to show the 4/4 signature …

First, switch to the Staff Tool.

Then, double-click the Bass Clef staff.

Finale displays the Staff Attributes for the Bass Clef staff.

In the pane Independent Elements, select Time Signature (as shown in my screen shot).

Click OK to return to the score.

 

Next, switch to the Time Signature Tool.

Then, double-click the Bass Clef staff.

Finale displays the dialog box Time Signature.

Set the time signature for the Bass Clef staff.

You can give the staff a “real” time signature of 4/4.

Or you can give the staff a “display” time signature 4/4 while keeping the “real” time signature of the Treble Clef staff (using hidden duplets in the Bass Clef staff).

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