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Dissonance
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   Posted 4/8/2015 12:05 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hello!

I'm having some spacing issues. In the attached system, there seems to be too much space at the ends of measures 1 and 3. The end of measure 2 looks right to me. Dragging things around sometimes yields unhappy results after spacing updates.

For the tie on the C# in measure 3, I had to drag some extra space because the notes were to close to see the tie. I would think that Finale should automatically apply the correct amount of space to compensate for the tied C# to the left of the stem.

(I know the ties aren't technically correct, but sometimes it's ok to notate them this way.)

In another score, I attached quarter steps to notes with the expression tool. Is there any way I can get Finale to recognize that these notes need additional space in front of them?

Thanks!
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   Posted 4/8/2015 12:36 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Just to make sure, reapply music spacing to all 3 measures. Any change? The bass clefs in measure 1 are not aligned vertically. If you align them, and respace, you might have a solution for this measure.

So far as measure 3, I think the amount of space would be considered normal - after all, the spacing on this system is very loose. Trying to add another measure might result in tight, cramped spacing. Better to leave as is (?). Or, add a negative amount of space to the end of the measure (1 space or so - Measure Tool) and respace.

So far as the quarter tone accidentals, enter them as Articulations. Then, in Music Spacing options, check "Avoid Collisions of… Articulations".

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   Posted 4/8/2015 1:27 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
How much space are you allowing for tied notes (in Music Spacing Options)? I usually set the minimum distance to 32 EVPUs which can help in cases like these.


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   Posted 4/8/2015 3:28 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I had already applied music spacing to the measures. The bass clefs did not align automatically because of the flat in the left hand.

The setting for the quarter-tone accidental worked great.

Changing the minimum distance on the tied notes helped too.

I think it would be great if there was a feature that allowed you to tighten or loosen the spacing over a specific range of measures in addition to fitting measures to systems.

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   Posted 4/8/2015 4:33 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I'm not sure Finale tries to align mid-measure clefs.


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   Posted 4/8/2015 5:18 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dissonance said...
...I think it would be great if there was a feature that allowed you to tighten or loosen the spacing over a specific range of measures in addition to fitting measures to systems...

Finale most certainly has this capability and I use it all the time. If you have automatic music spacing turned off (which I always do after entering all the notes and before doing any layout work), you can load different spacing libraries and just respace a section of a document. I've done this for multi-movement works in which I've wanted a looser spacing for the slow movements and a tighter one for the fast movements. In a document with linked parts, I've also spaced different parts with different spacing libraries, for example, a tighter algorithm for the violin parts with more notes to be fit into a given number of pages.


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   Posted 4/8/2015 7:00 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Jari has a Note Spacing plugin I use all the time.

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   Posted 4/9/2015 3:38 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks for the good tips! I just checked out the JW Note Spacing plugin, which rocks.
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