If you have been using Finale 2014.5 for Mac, you may be experiencing an issue with the TG Tools LE plug-in “Align/Move Dynamics” with the keyboard shortcuts for this plug-in not working.
This has been resolved in an updated version of the plug-in bundle which is available in the MakeMusic website.
- Close any open programs (including Finale)
- Download and then Double-click the ‘Finale_Plugins_TGToolsLE_Mac_2_artifacts.zip’ file to extract its contents. A file called ‘TGToolsLE.bundle’ should appear on your Desktop
- Click Go > Go To Folder… from the Finder menu.
- Type in the following directory path…/Library/Application Support/MakeMusic/Finale 2014.5/Plug-ins/
- Click Go, then open the TG Tools plug-in subfolder.
- Move the existing ‘TGToolsLE.bundle’ file to the Trash
- Click and drag the new ‘TGToolsLE.bundle’ from your Desktop into this folder
- Launch Finale 2014.5 again.
At this point your keyboard shortcuts for Align / Move should be restored on Mac. If you are still having issues, contact MakeMusic Customer Support.
Q: I am studying the commercial template you created for Cinesamples and was wondering how you created those new tuplets in the Articulation part in the Engraving Rules in the Sibelius version of the template?
A: Sibelius has three user definable slots in the Articulations section of Edit Symbols (first two shown):
These correspond to the Custom Articulations 1, 2 and 3 in the fourth keypad in Sibelius, and show up in Engraving Rules > Articulations once defined.
A quick question: A student of mine was told that seeing each 16th note in bar like the attached pic is clear:
My proposed solution was to use fewer 16th notes and rests for the same effect, e.g. an 8th with a staccato dot plus 16th rest and 16th note, all beamed together:
What’s your take on this? Thanks much.
11/17/15 : Today, following numerous teasers on the @finaleofficial twitter feed in the last few days, MakeMusic has released an incremental, but significant update to Finale 2014 they have dubbed “2014.5”. Although this is a maintenance update to Finale 2014, the installer leaves your original Finale 2014 application in place, allowing you to have both Finale 2014 and Finale 2014.5 installed at the same time. (You’ll have to redo your Finale workspace preferences and install any 3rd party plugins for this version, but in my opinion, well worth the few minutes this will take.)
FinaleScript™ can be used to create fairly complex changes to your score, but you can also use it to do simple tasks like call a single menu item quickly and easily. Since FinaleScripts can be mapped to keystrokes, you can use this to fill in the gaps in MakeMusic’s own shortcuts.
This post builds on concepts presented in these previous tutorials:
I’ll confess that despite using Finale for about 20 years there are some areas of the program that I’ve been reluctant to dip my toes into. One of those areas is the Specify Voicing setting in Managed Parts.