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reed1
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   Posted 9/28/2004 5:24 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I am trying to transcribe some orchestral music that has multiple movements.  I can simply start each new movement as a new Finale file, but would like to have the whole thing in one Finale file with the beginning of each movement clearly separated as in the professional music score.  There must be some nice way to do this in Finale, but can't figure it out myself.  Any ideas? Please pardon the naive question. I am a relative novice at this.
 
 
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   Posted 9/28/2004 2:30 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Think about the specifics which contribute the first page of a movement and alter these items as you see them.

You can use the Page Layout tool to adjust the margins of the systems. You may want to alter the page numbers and other text blocks. You can redisplay the time/key signature, if needed, using the measure tool. You can do everything you need fairly easily.

If you have problems with specific items (such as system margins and text blocks), ask these questions and you'll get more solutions than you ever wanted.
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   Posted 9/28/2004 2:44 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The things you need to look for are:
1. Measure atributes: final double bar at the end of a movement
2. measure attributes, begin a new stqaff system
3. measure attributes: hide cautionery clefs, key and time signaures. This will give you a clean end of movement and a new system for the next one.
4. Attach the movement numbers as score expressions to the first measure of the movement and assign it to a staff list showing top score staff and top parts staff. That way it will show where you need it, you will just have to drag it to the centre of the page each time. This is more reliable than using a text block.
5. Use the page layout tool to indent the first system of each movement. This will require manually dragging it in the score and parts, but it looks much clearer, especially if you begin a movement halfway down a page in the parts.
6. Set up staff styles that have no change, except the abbreviated staff name is the same as the full staff name. You will need one for each staff, and apply it to the first measure of each movement. This will give you full instrument names on the first system of each movement.

Using all of these makes parts much more flexible, layouts can include new movements half way down a page, repagination and changing page turns does not affect numerous files, but flows within a file, and the start of each movement is clear and easy to see.


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   Posted 9/28/2004 2:53 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
reed1:

Sometimes it's good if you could attach two sample files and let some of us do a demo of what it could look like. That way, as you go through the steps, you'll have a model to try and match.

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   Posted 9/28/2004 3:16 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
>Think about the specifics which contribute the first page of a movement and alter these items as you see them.

Man, where's my grammer?

(She's in the kitchen...wah wah wah wah)
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   Posted 9/29/2004 10:16 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Your grammar was fine. You just misspelled a couple of words, like "grammer!"
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