I'm on Windows 10 with the new Finale 27 to which I just upgraded. I'm not new to Finale. I estimate I've performed the copyist role on 150-200 compositions, chorale and instrumental. I'm shocked that I cannot make articulations, pedal notation, and smart tools work. I need some crescendos and decrescendos. I click on the Smart Tool for crescendo, double click on the first note and drag to the last note in the crescendo. I get a small box at the start and end of the crescendo with a p in the middle. I stick a pin in that one. I try to add a hold over a chord I choose the tool on the toolbar and click on the note I want held. It gives me a small number under the note instead of offering me the menu I've always gotten before. Whew! So, I'll try addind a pedal notation following the instructions in the tutorial. I get playback settings.
Is anyone else having such strange things happening? How do I fix this? I have a self-imposed deadline on a piece I commissioned for a choir. And I've tried everything I could think of or that I saw as answers in this forum, like restarting the computer, reinstalling the software and restarting the computer.