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I'm on Mac Big Sur using Finale v27

I've spent the past two hours trying to get an answer to this online.

All I want to do is set up a lead sheet that has all the staffs flush left. Just like you see them in fake books.

I know there's got to be an easy way to do this.

Thanks in advance for your time and attention.

 

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1) Document menu > Page Format > Score…

For the First System Margins, set the Left Margin to zero.

After this step you will not right away get any change in the score, but read on:

 

2) Page Layout Tool.

Page Layout menu > Redefine Pages…

Redefine the first page.

Now the first system has a Left Margin of zero.

 

3) To create many new documents like this, save the above document as a template, and use that template for new documents.

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Basically, what Peter said.
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Thank you for this ... 

Problem from the start: "Score" is greyed out.

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OKay, was able to get "Score" opened. I had to go to New > Default Doc

Thank you. It all worked.

 

 

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Thank you for your help.

I have one more question.

I need to place a chord where there is no note.

So, I went to Layers; created a second layer; placed the beats I needed; placed a chord over the beat.

But now I want these red notes to go away.

I read the Finale instructions which says CTRL + click and press H to hide them. But it's not working.

Do I do this when I'm in Layer 1 or 2? I've tried it both ways. The red notes won't go away.

What am I missing here?

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AFAIK one does not have to have notes in a measure to put a chord symbol there. Just select the chord tool and move the cursor to the beat desired using the SPACE bar. Then type in the chord symbol.

 

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Oh yeah. 

That's right!

So much easier than making another layer.

Thank you!

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