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Posted By : NickW - 1/4/2010 10:19 PM
I recently purchased the academic version of Finale 2010 and am now experiencing some trouble with the basic playback controls. I own Notepad 2009, which has always been good, but the upgrade has started to confuse me.

Essentially, I can't figure out how to rewind/fast forward playback, pause music without it reverting to the beginning, or select a specific measure to begin playback from. I see all the arrows and buttons that Notepad uses for these functions, but they're usually gray and inaccessible. Is there something obvious I'm doing wrong?

Posted By : francois_harel - 1/4/2010 10:58 PM
Go to the playback settings (the Speaker icon)
In the Playback Region setting (in the middle), choose the option 'current counter setting'
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Posted By : NickW - 1/4/2010 11:36 PM
Thank you so much!

Posted By : Javier Kirker - 1/7/2010 4:51 AM
@francois_harel, hi, are there any shortcut keys available for doing this? my mouse is giving me a lot of trouble sad

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Posted By : Wlgold - 1/7/2010 8:32 AM
This is a bug. Doing what Francois suggests causes FF to work correctly, but the Stop/Play combination no longer takes you to measure 1, the way it's supposed to. If you turn off HP and check the "always start at measure 1" box, then all of the buttons work the way they are supposed to (including Pause)..... but then you don't have HP anymore. I wish MM would fix this problem.

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Posted By : Ron. - 1/7/2010 12:19 PM
I find that selecting "Use Current Settings" works well for beginning playback mid-piece. I prefer to set "Playback from Left Measure." "Chase from First Measure" seems to be broken. BTW, I *always* have HP turned on.

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Posted By : chikitin - 9/14/2010 11:35 PM
Javier Kirker said...
@francois_harel, hi, are there any shortcut keys available for doing this? my mouse is giving me a lot of trouble sad

I have been waiting for this since 2007! I am now using F2010 still cannot do keyboard shortcuts for fast forwarding and rewind! any clue?

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Post Edited (chikitin) : 9/15/2010 10:28:25 PM (GMT-5)