Join Rick Schmunk for an in-depth discussion in this video Special tools, part of Finale 2012 Essential Training.
When you come up against something that seems impossible to notate or…format, it's likely that the Special Tools palette can provide all or part of the solution.…Let's take a look at a few of the tools and how they can help.…So if you would, open up the file that's in the 10_01 folder and let's take a…look at the Special Tools by activating the Hammer Tool that's here on the Main Tool Palette.…You'll notice that when that opens we get this floating Special Tools Palette…with the individual tools.…So typically, you'll click one of these tools and then click in a measure and…then you'll get a bunch of handles that appear that allow you to do something.…
Now, I chose the Note Mover Tool, so if I select one of these handles, I can…either click and drag or I can use the arrow keys to nudge that.…For example, I hit my left arrow and move that over and right arrow key to move it back.…You can also drag and close multiples and move them simultaneously, like I might…want to move both of these notes over away from the other notes.…
- Setting up the hardware and software
- Creating a Finale score document
- Importing files
- Viewing and navigating documents
- Entering and editing notes with the mouse, keyboard, and real or virtual instruments
- Understanding measuring basics and music spacing
- Adding lyrics
- Notating music on a grand staff
- Notating choral music with layers
- Notating for guitar, including tablature and Smart Shapes
- Recording in real time
- Adding expressions and articulations
- Formatting scores
- Printing scores
- Exporting documents
Skill Level Beginner
1. Hardware and Software Setup
2. Creating a Finale Document/Score
3. Navigating and Viewing Documents
4. Creating Lead Sheets and Other Simple Documents
5. Notating Music on a Grand Staff
6. Notating Choral and Other Polyphonic Music
7. Recording Real-Time Notation
8. Working with Scores
9. Working with Scores, Part 2 (Medium Score with Rhythm Section)
10. Advanced Formatting
11. Notating Music for Guitar: Tab, Fretboards, and Smart Shapes
12. Exporting Document Regions or Pages as Graphic Files
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