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Posted By : MCarlson - 7/16/2002 6:32 AM
I want to copy and paste my soprano line into
voice 1 of the upper staff of a piano part and my
alto line into voice 2 of the same staff, etc.

I DO NOT want to use the piano reduction plugin,
as it turns the soprano and alto into a single
"voice," and in the process does not retain the
independent rhythms of each musical line.

Is there a way to do this on Finale?

Thanks,

Mark Carlson

Posted By : cliffdzihner - 7/16/2002 6:43 AM
Turn on Show Active Layer Only in the View menu and then do the copying. With this selected it will not copy over the other layer.

Posted By : musicpubl - 7/16/2002 8:15 AM
Might I also suggest you use layers instead of voices.

I've never seen a practical use of voices over layers. There is much
more flexibility in the latter.

Posted By : MCarlson - 7/28/2002 8:46 AM
Thank you very much. That worked perfectly. I
tried sending you a thank you email, but it was
"returned" to me as undeliverable.

Mark

Posted By : MCarlson - 7/28/2002 8:48 AM
Oops! I never use the "voices" thing either, but
as a musician, I can't help but think of each
individual line as a voice, and I always enter
those in separate layers.

Mark