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FRANCIS WILSON

Sep 20, 2022, 1:40 PM MDT

It would be great to have the measure numbers automatically move away from accidentals, stems, etc. so I don't need to move each one individually.

It would also be great to be able to move the lyrics up or down on each complete staff line, instead of needing to move each syllable individually, since often the entire staff line is higher or lower than in the preceding staff.

It would be great to have only one dot on a shared dotted note appear in the score (ex. layer 1 & layer 2).

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… It would also be great to be able to move the lyrics up or down on each complete staff line, instead of needing to move each syllable individually, since often the entire staff line is higher or lower than in the preceding staff …

 

That feature is already available in Finale.

Use the four small triangles to the left of the staff.

 

Quoting the manual:

 

• Drag the leftmost triangle up or down to set the baseline for the entire piece (for the selected lyric type and number). As you drag it, the other three triangles move with it.


• Drag the second triangle up or down to set the baseline for the selected staff only, all the way through the piece (for the selected lyric). As you drag this triangle, the two triangles to its right move with it.


• Drag the third triangle up or down to set the baseline for this staff, this system only (for the selected lyric). As you drag this triangle, the rightmost triangle moves with it. Use this third triangle only in Page View (so you can see the system you’re affecting).


• Drag the rightmost triangle up or down to set the baseline for the next syllable, before it’s entered. This option is useful when you’re entering lyrics with the Type Into Score feature or by Click Assigning one syllable at a time.

 

If I misunderstand you, then I apologize.

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As a singer and copyist, I plead with you not to adjust single syllables or words in a lyric line. Move the entire line.

 

In Document Options > Augmentation dots, there is a checkbox for Adjust Dot for Multiple Voices. Checking or unchecking that  might do it (I’m away from the computer, so I can’t check.)

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Thanks Peter & Mike!

Fran

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