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   Posted 10/16/2014 6:47 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I want to copy and paste a passage (within the same file) to a place where the key signature is different, but I want to keep the same pitches, I don't want to transpose them.
For example, if I copy CDEFG from a C major passage, to a measure that has G major key signature, I get GABCD. But I want CDEFG.
Of course I can use the transpose command afterwards, but why should I have to do it so complicated? What setting am I missing here?


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   Posted 10/16/2014 10:03 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm not sure there is a way.

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   Posted 10/16/2014 10:10 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
What is "complicated" about copying then transposing?


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   Posted 10/16/2014 10:33 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It used to be possible in earlier versions of Finale, but no longer, it seems; can't remember exactly when it changed.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to why removing the functionality was seen as desirable.


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   Posted 10/16/2014 12:47 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
There is a way to do what you want, but to me it's more complicated than simply transposing.

Do not change the key; copy in the passages. When done copying, change to the new key - in the Key Signature dialog, select "Hold Notes to Original Pitches-Enharmonically". If you need to copy several passages, the transposition turns into a single keystroke operation. Maybe this will work for you.

As far as I'm concerned, simply transposing is easiest and more predictable.

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   Posted 10/16/2014 1:21 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
>What is "complicated" about copying then transposing?

If you're doing it a lot and there are multiple keys involved, it does seem tedious if not complicated. You have to select the target passage and get the number of measures right, and figure out what the interval should be ("B major to Eb major--augmented 4th or diminished 5th?") Looks like Finale transposes up, so you need to pick Down and Chromatic in the Transpose dialog, neither of which are the default, then pick the interval from a drop-down menu with literally 27 choices.


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   Posted 10/16/2014 5:41 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
With this example (C to G), down a perfect 5th would work. I don't recall having the option in the past to transpose or not when copying between keys. I remember copying and transposing when needed. I guess my memory is failing.

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   Posted 10/16/2014 5:57 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm pretty sure that copying without transposing wasn't possible back to 2004. The only time I have trouble is when I forget that I have copied from one key to a different one with the same key signature. I've gotten in the habit of putting double bars to separate sections for this reason.


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   Posted 10/17/2014 2:02 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
This won't work for 2010. In fact, it only works in 2014, due to the new Keyless Key Signature option.

In 2014, change the source region signature to Keyless, then copy/paste to the destination. Lastly, change the source region back to the chosen Key Signature.

This might be about the same amount of work as copying and then transposing, but might simplify things in select circumstances.

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   Posted 10/18/2014 5:40 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thank you for all who have replied. Indeed it is now confirmed that I did not miss any simple way to solve this.

I do think it's pretty idiotic that this auto-transposing feature when copying has no option of being switched off.
In the Key Signature Tool, when changing key signature, we have all sorts of options for transposing or not, so why not here?
To sum up: If I want to copy a passage to another key AND transpose it, I can simply do one copy-paste operation to accomplish both. Great.
But if I want to copy a passage and NOT transpose it, I have to first copy, then execute an EXTRA transposition operation, while figuring out myself what is the correct transposition interval (something that Finale could easily have calculated for me).
If this is not counter-intuitive, then what is??

OK, end rant...


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   Posted 1/29/2015 7:54 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I would need this feature every day.
I can only agree with Ere, this is one of the typical non user-friendly defaults in Finale.
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   Posted 1/29/2015 9:00 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I do not agree that it is "counter-intuitive" and "non user-friendly" to automatically transpose the notes in a copy-paste operation. When one copies music from, say an English Horn to a viola, I assume you want the same notes sounded, not something a 5th higher. To me it would be completely wrong if Finale did not transpose copied notes properly.


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   Posted 1/29/2015 10:11 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The point is not to automatically transpose any note, but to have the choice to do it.
For example I have now a tune in F, some bars including a C7 chord for a guitar.
Later in the same tune I change key to Ab and want the guitar to play again a C7 chord.
It would be verey usefull to be able to copy and paste this C7 chord like it is, instead of getting first a Eb7 and then transpose it.
Maybe you never need this kind of utility, it is of course difficult to understand each others needs,
since we use Finale in many different ways.
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   Posted 10/1/2016 5:50 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
To me this definitely is complicated (that Finale automatically transposes music without even WARNING you when you're pasting between different time signatures). It also seems compltely counter-intuitive. What possible reason would people have to use it this way? The possiblity of making terrible errors because of this is high. Finale should reverse this stupid feature.


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   Posted 10/1/2016 6:00 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Time signatures or Key signatures?


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