Q: In a score where two instruments share a single staff (in my example, Horn 1 and 2), I have an issue when it comes to accidentals. Here is a picture of a printed score with an example of how this should look:
But here is Finale’s default placement:
I know that I can independently move both the accidental and the note, but I am wondering if there is a simpler method I am overlooking here?
A: In Document Options, locate the Accidentals category right at the top of the dialog, and after selecting it, look for “Use Cross-Layer Accidental Positioning”. Uncheck this option, which is on by default:
Your Finale example should now look like this:
That’s it! That’s all there is to it.