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Posted By : JimmyG - 5/10/2010 12:35 PM
For some strange reason, using the SmartShapes Tool, suddenly the only shape Finale will draw is a crescendo hairpin, regardless of which shape I choose.  The description at the bottom of the screen properly shows the shape I've chosen, but the only shape Finale will make is a crescendo hairpin.  I've been using Finale for many years and this has never happened.  I can't get a slur, trill, or any other shape to draw.  All documents produce the same effect.  If you know what's happening, please help me.  What gives?

Posted By : Wlgold - 5/10/2010 12:43 PM
Did you try a reboot?


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Posted By : JimmyG - 5/10/2010 12:49 PM
I closed Finale and reopened it but I did not reboot the computer.

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Posted By : dfwmd - 5/10/2010 12:51 PM
Maybe your comma/less-than key is stuck?

Can you get a smart shape by using any of the other shortcut keys?


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Post Edited (dfwmd) : 5/10/2010 11:54:48 AM (GMT-5)


Posted By : Gareth Green - 5/10/2010 1:04 PM
Stuck key, most likely. Sometimes electronically "stuck", but also sometimes physically. A highly technical approach involving rapid and firm tapping of the offending key is sometimes called for ...


 
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Posted By : dfwmd - 5/10/2010 1:08 PM
I think the tapping method is the official solution to a stuck key. My space bar likes to stick, so suddenly Finale will start to playback every time I click. Tap, tap, tap.


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Posted By : JimmyG - 5/10/2010 1:15 PM
Very strange. I never rebooted yet the tool works properly now. I did tap the comma key a few times. I was not aware that there were shortcuts for SmartShapes. Are these in the help manual?


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Post Edited (JimmyG) : 5/10/2010 12:19:22 PM (GMT-5)


Posted By : dfwmd - 5/10/2010 1:25 PM
Yeah search for shortcuts. It saves a lot of time - you don't have to manually switch from smart shape to smart shape - they work just like articulation and expression shortcuts. Hold down the shortcut key, double click and drag.


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Garritan Jazz & Big Band Kontakt 2


Posted By : JimmyG - 5/10/2010 1:31 PM
dfwmd, Many thanks. I always say, if you want an answer to a question about a computer program, ask those who use it all the time. I had sent this same question to contact support. Then I remembered the Forum. Needless to say, the Forum provided an answer much quicker. Happy music writing!


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