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Hi there!

I'm new here but I've been using finale for a while. There is a thing I can't make it work right now (although it worked on previous versions).

If I create a new (customised) clef and want to change the octave placement of an accidental, the trick I used doesn't work anymore – in brief what is patiently explained by Peter Thomsen here.

Actually, I can change the octave placement if I set it as a nonstandard key signature ("Linear key format 2" or so) but I can't do this using a "normal" major key.  

Here is an example: I have a clef (let's say basically a G clef) with two flats (Bb major). I want the second flat (Eb) to be on the first line of the staff though (and not on the upper space).

Why Finale now doesn't recognise the change of octave placement that I'm setting in "Linear key format 0" (ClefOrd etc...)? Indeed, it continues to display the Eb in the usual place...

Thank you very much in advance for any hint!

 

 

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… I can change the octave placement if I set it as a nonstandard key signature ("Linear key format 2" or so) but I can't do this using a "normal" major key …

 

That is “the way it is”:

The first two Linear Key Formats (= Linear Key Format 0 and Linear Key Format 1) are “hardwired”.

You can not customise them.

Instead, customise Linear Key Format 2.

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Many thanks Peter!

It is really a pity new versions of Finale do not allow this. E.g. I remember previous versions (like Finale 2005) let you modify Linear Format 0.

It is really handy, especially if you are using templates with a lot of customised clefs and such a kind of key signatures... That's why I wondered if there was a way to do it also on new versions (like from Finale25 on).

What do you think? Is this a feature that they changed over time? Thanks again.

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