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Drumkat
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   Posted 7/2/2015 4:01 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Made a little video demonstrating my issue with this particular score. I've experienced it before when working with this particular composer/collaborator but ONLY with him. Is there a way I can strip ALL page formatting and start a new???? Also, any clue how to get rehearsal marks (A,B,C,D....) to show up on ALL parts, but just a select few???

Really not looking forward to handing out parts that take hours to try to get to look even readable and then still have them look like complete garbage. Been using Finale since 3.5 and this is a new one.

thanks in advance for ANY assistance. Video on youtube.... /www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAnpB2rn7KY
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   Posted 7/2/2015 4:22 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
First off, if you manually change the formatting of Staves/Systems/Pages without setting things the way you want in the master Score/Part page formatting pages, you're bound to continue to have problems. If you are collaborating, make sure both of you know enough about Finale and how it works to avoid these issues.

So, without knowing how you have been working, I'd be at a loss.

Zuill

P.S. This looks like a minor bad dream, not a nightmare.


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   Posted 7/2/2015 5:11 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Well, you probably should go through the tutorials.
Hints :
If you want to re-format all pages : Document -> Page Format -> Score / Parts. To apply the values entered there, go to Page Layout tool, menu : redefine pages -> all pages.
Also, you need to respace staves (Staff menu).
Don't use Special part extraction but Document menu -> Manage Parts -> Generate Parts.
Resize tool (% icon) : resize the enlarged staff to the same percentage as the other staves.
These are a basic steps.


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   Posted 7/2/2015 5:33 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Michel's suggestions will get your page displays under control and uniform in appearance. Once that's done, I would unlock the systems and run music spacing. After the spacing is calculated, you might want to lock the layout with the same number of measures per page, probably 4; if you're still in the arranging process, this will help you keep your place. The measures with rehearsal marks, indicating start of phrases, should be first on the page - usually they are every 8 bars.

This looks like a Marching Band arrangement. I see what looks like the marching percussion section, but below that are several reduced size staves. What are those? Just curious. Makes for a score needing a lot of vertical space.

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   Posted 7/2/2015 9:08 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Whenever I get a file that seems to be based on a template with a hundred options all set wrongly, I just copy the contents to one of my default documents. If I have several, I set up a template file to copy into, then save under a different name so as to preserve the original template to use again.


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   Posted 7/4/2015 12:49 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
that's what I thought Chris a few hours after I posted this, just set up a new doc, Pain in the butt and time consuming but it seems to be working.....that is UNTIL I switch out of page view OR studio view. SCROLL view, it is a completely blank page. WTF????
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   Posted 7/4/2015 12:54 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Would you post the problem file for us to diagnose?

Zuill


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   Posted 7/4/2015 3:34 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Drumkat said...
that's what I thought Chris a few hours after I posted this, just set up a new doc, Pain in the butt and time consuming but it seems to be working.....that is UNTIL I switch out of page view OR studio view. SCROLL view, it is a completely blank page. WTF????


The new document you created must have had some staves in it before you copied music over from the other document. Did they show?

Try Updating Layout, and Redraw Screen (cmd-D).

You may have a Staff List enabled that has no staves in it. Hit ctl-0 (zero) to show all staves.

But post the file, definitely!


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   Posted 7/5/2015 11:42 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
restarted my computer, same thing. Blank on the scroll view, which is what I used to set it all up in the first place. Page view, studio, fine, it's all there. Anyone wanna take it for a test ride?

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   Posted 7/5/2015 11:54 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
When I try to download your file I get this:

Bad RequestBad Request

Can you rename it something simple, without the hyphen and colons?

Bill


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   Posted 7/5/2015 11:55 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
new file attached

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   Posted 7/6/2015 12:03 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Under View > Staff Sets choose All Staves instead of Staff Set 1.

Bill


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   Posted 7/6/2015 12:05 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Genius. thanks Bill!
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   Posted 7/6/2015 9:19 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Bill Stevens said...
Under View > Staff Sets choose All Staves instead of Staff Set 1.

Bill


Is there an echo in here? :-)

But I saw it, sight unseen, by telepathy! I am taking these internet points. ;-)


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   Posted 7/6/2015 10:14 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yes, Christopher saw this before I did, so he gets the internet points and I am refunding the reward money, but I am keeping the post calling me a genius.

Bill


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   Posted 7/6/2015 10:27 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
D'oh! I was looking forward to pointing it out to my wife. "See, honey? Someone on the internet thinks I'm a genius!" ;-)


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   Posted 7/7/2015 6:38 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
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