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PWade
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   Posted 9/18/2015 6:22 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I am having a problem that has never arisen before now. I finished a piece, in 4/4, then realized that I needed to insert a 2/4 measure, then back to 4/4. I entered the 2/4, and of course it changed all the notes in the subsequent measures. Then, after the 2/4 measure, I went back to 4/4, but all the subsequent measures were still "off." Surely, there is a way to enter a meter change for one measure, then back to the original meter w/o completely messing up the rest of the piece. Any help would be appreciated.


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   Posted 9/18/2015 6:47 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Insert a blank measure stack, with the 2/4 time sig. Shift or add the notes as needed, leaving the rest of the score alone.



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   Posted 9/18/2015 8:09 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
When you go to change the time signature of the inserted measure, instead of right-clicking and picking 2/4, double-click from the Time Signature tool to open the dialog. There you can specify "Measure 123 through 123" or whatever it is. If you right-click instead, you get "Measure 123 to next time change" which is what's tripping you up.


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   Posted 9/18/2015 9:42 PM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks, Motet, and Mike. I have used Finale for years, and had never had to do this. Again, thanks for your help.


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   Posted 9/19/2015 1:26 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I would insert he measure stack then, when in the Time Signature Tool, hold the metatool 2 while double-clicking the inserted measure.

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   Posted 9/19/2015 11:01 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
After you insert a measure stack, as you give the empty stack a different meter you can toggle on or off "Rebar Music". I usually leave it unchecked, so Finale will leave the subsequent measures alone. That way one avoids any copy-paste types of changes to ties, dots, rhythmic subdivisions, etc.

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Motet
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   Posted 9/19/2015 11:55 AM (GMT -6)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Is "Rebar" sticky? I'm wondering now why PWade had a problem. Seems like the former 4/4 measures would have been temporarily overstuffed but ultimately none the worse for wear when set back to 4/4. (Of course, things would look misleadingly bad for a while.)


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Post Edited (Motet) : 9/19/2015 12:36:01 PM (GMT-5)

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