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Posted By : iboregua - 5/21/2015 6:04 AM
Hello!

Is there a way to merge staves in Finale?

Have a nice day

iboregua

Finale 2011b.r2
Windows 7

Posted By : N. Grossingink - 5/21/2015 6:33 AM
JW Staff Polyphony, a free plugin for Finale:

www.finaletips.nu/index.php/download/category/9-plug-ins-for-windows

N.


Finale 2011c, 2012c - OSX 10.6.8
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TgTools, Patterson Plugins, JW Change and Staff Polyphony, QuicKeys 4
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Posted By : Charles Lawrence - 5/21/2015 7:36 AM
There is also the built-in utility "Utilities -> Implode Music...", maybe not as good or versatile as the JW plug-in.


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Posted By : N. Grossingink - 5/21/2015 11:15 AM
Charles Lawrence said...
There is also the built-in utility "Utilities -> Implode Music...", maybe not as good or versatile as the JW plug-in.


My experience is that it's not. When imploding 2 staves, I get doubled up articulations in the destination staff. In previous Finale versions, slurs and dynamics would also double up. It's a real pain, as each of the two overlay each other almost perfectly and show only a slight boldening which is the tipoff to the problem. I've worked on scores where the composer or arranger has used Finale's implode, only to discover after score and parts are completed that I have some cleanup to do.

You use Windows - do you get the same result as well?

N.


Finale 2011c, 2012c - OSX 10.6.8
Finale 2014d - OSX 10.8.5

TgTools, Patterson Plugins, JW Change and Staff Polyphony, QuicKeys 4
Mac Mini 2.4 Ghz Intel, 2GB RAM
New Belgium Trippel Ale

“The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.”
–Assyrian tablet, ca. 2800 BC


Posted By : Charles Lawrence - 5/21/2015 7:06 PM
N.,
 
I only mentioned it because it is there.  I would probably get the same results as you, but I haven't used it in a while.  I'll try it on something like what you describe when I get a chance and check it out.  I also recall using the piano reduction plug-in with some success to implode several staves.


"Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!"

 

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU with 6 dual core processors @ 3.50 GHz (12 threads)

Realtek High Definition on board audio
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU with 4GB ram

512 GB SSD

Four 4TB and one 1TB internal SATA HD's
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center x64 Edition, (06.03.9600.00)
Finale versions: 2011b.r2, 2012c.r13, 2014d.v5030

GPO4.02

 

Cakewalk SONAR X3

 

"There is a world of difference between a person who has a big problem and a person who makes a problem big." – John Maxwell