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bree
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   Posted 4/28/2016 2:01 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I can't seem to figure out how to put parentheses around a note. I have several notes I want to enclose but they will be random and in different measures. I choose the parentheses symbol in articulations, but I can only get the "open" or "close" parentheses symbol to actually be inserted. The entry that shows the main and flipped symbols only inserts the closed side. I see that there are separate open side parentheses and closed side parentheses in the articulation selection box but when I select either of them nothing is inserted in the score. I am apparently totally missing something.....I hope my explanation makes sense....

A second unrelated problem is that when I try to go to the user manual or finale tutorials from the Finale program I get a message that my browser "can't get to the page". I also get a message that the quick reference guide "could not be found". This has just started today - I had no problem with it yesterday. The program will still take me to the Finale website, just not the help manual/tutorials pages. Any suggestions?
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   Posted 4/28/2016 2:26 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The access to the online manual seems to be broken today. I am not sure MakeMusic is even aware of the problem. I mentioned it in an e-mail I sent to them on an unrelated issue, but I don't know that it will make a difference.
As far as the parentheses, there might be something specific about your file. If you could post a small sample of the file, we might be able to see what's up. They work fine for me.

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   Posted 4/28/2016 2:56 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The default metatool for the open and close parentheses in Finale is 9 (open parenthesis) and 0 (close parenthesis) on the keyboard (not the numpad).

To apply, select the Articulation Tool, and then hold down the 9 key and click the note you want to apply it to. Then hold the 0 key and click the note you want to apply to.


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   Posted 4/29/2016 12:47 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Somehow my articulation selections must have been comprised. The 0 metatool worked perfectly for the closed parens but 9 did nothing. I created an open parens and assigned a metatool # to it and it works fine now. Thanks for leading me in the right direction. I'm still on a steep learning curve with Finale!
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   Posted 4/29/2016 12:51 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
No reason why you can't assign it to 0 if you want...


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