Detective Jason Loffredo is back with the Conquering Finale video series. His “Special Tools Investigation” will dissect each one of these tools, perform forensic analysis, and present evidence that you have access to a powerful array of engraving tools for individual notes and measures.
The missing link(ed) parts in Finale
“Part”-y on with this installment of the Conquering Finale video tutorial series, where we discuss linked parts, how they work, and how to manage them effectively within your Finale documents.
RGP Lua is a powerful plug-in for Finale
Finale has long been at its most powerful when combined with third-party tools. If you have basic coding skills and have ever wished you could automate Finale yourself, check out RGP Lua, a free plug-in that uses Lua scripts to interact with Finale documents.
Tackling the text tool in Finale
Like many things in Finale, the text tool offers a lot of power and control, but also many options to navigate. Here’s how to tame the type.
Finale version 27.3 adds eight powerful JW tools, fixes some linked part issues
MakeMusic has released Finale version 27.3, adding native installation of eight of the most popular and powerful JW Tools. Longstanding issues affecting voiced linked parts and other areas have also been addressed.
Perfecting page layout in Finale
Perfect page layout is essential to creating quality output from music notation software. Finale offers a multitude of options to format the music on the page, but understanding where the options are is important in the quest to conquer Finale.
Staff tool strategies in Finale
The importance of the Staff Tool in Finale cannot be underestimated. This very large series of videos will be well worth your time, because a deep understanding of how staves work is a critical part of “conquering Finale.”
The measure number matrix in Finale
Measure numbers in Finale are a bit complex, incredibly flexible, and maybe a little over-engineered. But with this video tutorial series, you don’t need to choose between the red or blue pill when it comes to working with measure numbers; you can have it all.
Mastering the measure tool in Finale
Measure for measure, this video tutorial series sets the bar for working with Finale’s Measure Tool. From the basics of the Measure Attributes dialog and custom barlines, to beat and note positioning, group barlines, display options, split measures, and more, it’s all here!
Repeats redux in Finale
A complete video tutorial series on everything to do with repeats in Finale. From setting up basic repeat structures, to endings, bracket adjustments, text repeats like D.S. al Coda, complex scenarios, and more, it’s all here!