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Mac OS 11.6.1 (Big Sur)

Finale - 26.2.2.493

iMac 2017

 

I admit I haven't been using Finale much in the last couple of years (or any notation program, for that matter), but I can't seem to do something that I used to be able to with my eyes closed. I can create a tuplet (in both Simple and Speedy note entry), but if I want to edit the tuplet itself -- like changing the bracket angle or to reposition it completely -- the manual says to select the tuplet tool, then click on the handle of the first note of the tuplet, then I'd be able to edit it. But instead of that, it just returns me to the Tuplet Definition dialog box. Why can't I edit the tuplet directly? I have some pretty wonky looking tuplets, and a quick hands-on edit would make me a happy person. Can any of you give me a simple answer, like "plug in your computer" or something? Thanks.

Andrew Levin

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With the Selection tool, double-click on the bracket. Handles will appear, and you can edit from there.

 

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Mike, Thanks for writing back. I still must be missing something, though. I can create the tuplet above, but I can't display the handles. Since there's no easy way to point you to various parts in the Manual, please forgive the size of my screen shots (all from FinMac 26).

This first clip from the Manual (FinMac 26) shows the different ways to enter tuplets. But what I need most is what is just below instruction 5: "You can always change the angle or position of the bracket or slur once it's in the score." Mine doesn't show the handles:

 Some of you may remember from some years ago, the ability to hide handles. The handles appear here, but not within my Finale.

I thought I found my answer here, in the program preferences, View, but this doesn't do what I want either. Could I have an incompatibility between Finale 26 and Big Sur? Any other ideas? The tuplet tool sometimes (often?) renders tuplets in a very unaesthetic manner. Certainly someone can point out the error of my ways...

Thanks!

Andrew

 

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Andrew, I’m using F26 on Big Sur, with no problems. Did you double-click on the bracket, after you had the triplet in place?

 

If you would like, I’ll be happy to do a Zoom with you, and see if we can figure it out. Drop me an email. My address is encoded in my signature.

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