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ms03
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   Posted 10/7/2004 2:52 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Hi

I am using one of the Music Spacing Tables that comes with F2005 for spacing the notes. The notes are beautifully laid out, but all the measures seem to be of more or less the same width, including those that involve time signatures other that the main signature (eg. a 2/4 has the same width as a 4/4). Is it possible to lay out the measure widths automatically according to time signature or do I have to change the measure witdhs manually?
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   Posted 10/7/2004 4:44 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Go to Options menu, then Document Options. On the left side check Music Spacing an on the right side chek: Clefs - Lyrics - Notes & Accidentals - Seconds (if you want). There are 2 record strings for minimum measure and maximum widths. Just play with it to find your preffered width of your measures. Of course you can do it manually (Click on the main pallette the metatool of measure and move richt or left the top handles). But isn;t the right way!
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   Posted 10/7/2004 3:08 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Try setting minimum measure width to 0.5".

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   Posted 10/7/2004 4:15 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Finale's default spacing that gives 3.5 spaces for a quarter note is generally too tight. With this setting, avoid collision of lyrics causes too much distortion and longer busy measures are too tight. Try increasing it to quarter has 5 or even 6 spaces.

Be aware too, that by using the mass mover tool selectively you can apply different spacing to different passages depending on the rhythm content and style.


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   Posted 10/7/2004 9:22 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Peter said...
[Finale's default spacing that gives 3.5 spaces for a quarter note is generally too tight. With this setting, avoid collision of lyrics causes too much distortion and longer busy measures are too tight. Try increasing it to quarter has 5 or even 6 spaces.]

Peter:
Where do you adjust the spacing for a quarter note?

John
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   Posted 10/8/2004 4:09 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Under Document Options>Music Spacing>Spacing Widths. Before you go there, you need to make sure you have chosen the measurement method (spaces) he is using. Otherwise, you will be experimenting (inches is the default in Windows). I don't know if Mac is the same, but I have found in Windows, if I change the measurement unit type, I need to exit out of Finale then back in to see the change. Is there an easier way? Is Mac the same, or is it just one of those Windows things?

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   Posted 10/8/2004 7:52 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Zuill said...
...I don't know if Mac is the same, but I have found in Windows, if I change the measurement unit type, I need to exit out of Finale then back in to see the change. Is there an easier way? Is Mac the same, or is it just one of those Windows things?...


Zuill,

Mac is not the same. I have never had to exit out of Finale then back in to see a change in measurement units.

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   Posted 10/10/2004 1:32 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Mac defaults in all windows to the units set up in Options>measurement units. As I always work in spaces (being of the old school), it is the setting that my system always defaults to.

As Peter T says, on the mac all changes are available upon selection, no need to exit and re-enter.


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   Posted 10/11/2004 12:36 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Also on the Mac - and I thought you could do this on the PC also - you change the measurement units "on the fly" by typing in a number in one of the measurement dialogs followed by e for EVPUs, pt for points, s for spaces, etc. (BTW, these are all listed in the online docs somewhere, I think in the section on the measurement menu.) For example, I usually leave the default units to inches, but if I want to move an articulation over a small amount, I just type "2e" in the H box in the change articulation dialog and Finale does the rest.

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   Posted 10/11/2004 11:32 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Nice one Jim, I'd forgotten about that.
Thanks


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