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How do you beam 12 eighth notes together in 6/4 time? There should be a dotted whole note duration available in the rebeam to time signature dialogue, but there is not.

I am using Windows 10 and Finale v27.2.

Thank you.

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The “secret” is that you - in the dialog Composite Time Signature - can type multiple characters in the same field (Beat Duration):

1+2

(that is right: three characters in the same field)

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If you have already entered many of these eighth notes, for an after-the-fact solution, use the JW Change Plug-in > Note Entries > Beaming > both Beaming Modes (Beam to Previous /or Next), will do this.

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Thank you so much for your responses. The 1 over 1+2 worked perfectly. I don't write in 6/4 very often, but I do occasionally. It would, however, be simplified if Finale would allow this without using the composite function by simply adding a dotted while note to the rebeam dialog so one could enter 12 as the number of beats and a dotted whole note as the beat duration.

Thanks again,

Terry

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