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Posted By : Kiki - 11/6/2012 8:07 AM
Here are some tools that I miss almost every day in Finale:

- a cursor for the zoom (like in Office programs). The keyboard shortcuts help to change the zooming but it doesn't show the scale.

- a "camera tool" that can take a snapshot of a portion of a page.

- an enhancer tool (highlight or background color in Office programs). Very useful when you come back to a project after a pause.

- a simple click to display multiple layers as one.

Posted By : KennethKen - 11/6/2012 11:29 AM
Kiki said...
Here are some tools that I miss almost every day in Finale:

- a "camera tool" that can take a snapshot of a portion of a page.
There's a tool for that--the graphic tool.


Windows 7 Pro (64 bit), Finale 2012c, Core i7 [email protected], 8GB Ram
Brass music, Woodwind Music, Concert Band Music, CDs, etc.


Posted By : Kiki - 11/6/2012 1:33 PM
Great! I thought it was only possible to make an image from a whole page,
not from a portion of a page.
How do you do this?

Posted By : KennethKen - 11/6/2012 2:12 PM
Double click drag


Windows 7 Pro (64 bit), Finale 2012c, Core i7 [email protected], 8GB Ram
Brass music, Woodwind Music, Concert Band Music, CDs, etc.


Posted By : Kiki - 11/6/2012 2:22 PM
SUPER!! Thanks a lot

Posted By : Jari Williamsson - 11/6/2012 3:41 PM
Kiki said...
- a cursor for the zoom (like in Office programs). The keyboard shortcuts help to change the zooming but it doesn't show the scale.


Drag-zoom the region you want to view?

Kiki said...
- a simple click to display multiple layers as one.


JW Merge Layers?


Jari Williamsson

Windows XP, Pentium 4
2.40 GHz, 4 GB RAM

www.finaletips.nu - The Finale Productivity Tips site


Posted By : Kiki - 11/6/2012 7:04 PM
Hello Jari,
I think that the drag-zoom is still not as smooth as the cursor...
Although I have been working with Finale since 2000 I didn't know about www.finaletips.nu and those incredible plug-ins you created.
Wonderful!
about the multiple layers, I want to keep the 2 layers but display them like one at some point.
I will try Merge layers / Explode layers