Finale version 27.4 provides official support macOS Sonoma, adds some small but helpful improvements, and fixes some longtime bugs, such as the “true black” printing issue.
Finale’s possibilities are truly astronomical, and its settings can seem like a black hole. Jason Loffredo boldly navigates the Finale frontier of space — music space, that is — with a down-to-Earth explanation of its constellation of features to help you reach for the stars.
Finale has a dedicated tool for resizing the noteheads, notes, staves, systems, or pages of your score. We’ll show you all the ways to use it, plus other ways to scale the size of items like accidentals, mid-measure clefs, grace notes, lyrics, and chord symbols.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”