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Thomas W
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   Posted 1/24/2013 7:40 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm looking for a method to add a text item to a certain measure in an automated fashion.

The reason is that we are going to use automated analysis processes that should generate some kind of a task list that we need to work though manually. It would help a lot if we could not only generate such a list but also add markers at the places that we need to work on and that we will delete when the work is done. This wouldn't be too much of a problem with MusicXML, but this is not an option as roundtripping from Finale to MusicXML and back introduces too many changes.

I could also generate Finalescript files that add the markers, but I have no clue how I could add a text item (we could also misuse lyrics) to the score using Finalescript. Can anyone suggest a workflow for this? (Essentially, answering the question "How do I add a text item to a measure without using the mouse" would lead me to the solution as well.)

Thanks for any ideas how to solve this!

Post Edited (Thomas W) : 1/26/2013 9:54:40 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 1/24/2013 10:22 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
This may help. It's actually the previous thread.


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   Posted 1/24/2013 12:18 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks, gogreen. I don't think I can use automated clicking to actually hit the correct measure, can I? If there was a command to move to a certain measure, then I might be able to use a large enough zoom level so that any click would go to the right measure. But I'm not aware of such a command. Is there one?
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   Posted 1/24/2013 7:34 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thomas W said...
I don't think I can use automated clicking to actually hit the correct measure, can I?

There might be, but I don't know. Have you checked the Finalescript commands thoroughly? You might find something there on how to select a certain measure. In the user manual, enter "Finalescript" in the search window. The commands will be the first item that appears in the selections.


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   Posted 1/25/2013 3:04 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Good idea to re-visit the Finalescript docs. I can actually select a measure with
select meas 123

but at large zoom levels, it won't necessarily move into the viewport, and at smaller zoom levels, it won't appear at a consistent position. I guess only a plugin would be able to add text to a selected measure.
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   Posted 1/26/2013 10:57 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Even so, if a FS can add the text to a batch of files in the correct bar, and all you have to do is fine tune the position, then a lot of work is saved.


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