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Advanced Tools palette

How to get there

Choose Window > Advanced Tools Palette.

What it does

The Advanced Tools palette contains seven specialized tools that supply particular functions beyond basic notation entry and playback.

  • Graphics tool . Use this tool to exchange PostScriptA page-description language that computers and high-resolution printers use to communicate with each other. and bitmap graphics between programs.
  • MIDI tool . This tool lets you edit the actual MIDI data that Finale stores with your music.
  • Mirror tool . With this tool you can create one-measure intelligent copies, or mirrors - groups of notes that are dynamically linked to other notes in the score (the source material).
  • Note Mover tool . This tool lets you move one note at a time (or several within a measure) to another measure, even on a different staff.
  • Ossia tool . Use this tool to create floating measures—one-bar alternative passages that you can place anywhere in the score.
  • Special Tools tool . This tool lets you create a number of special beaming, stemming, and note positioning changes in one measure at a time.
  • Tempo tool . The Tempo tool lets you create or edit a stream of data describing tiny, moment-by-moment tempo fluctuations within the playback of your piece.
  • [Close box]. Click this small button at the upper-right corner of the palette to close the palette. Once it’s hidden, you make the palette reappear by choosing Window > Advanced Tool Palette.
  • [Title bar]. Drag the strip across the top (or left) edge of the palette to move the entire palette to a new screen location.
  • [Sizable frame]. Click on the very edge of the palette and drag the sizable frame to reshape the entire palette. As you drag, the palette snaps into new configurations: tall and thin, short and stout, square, and so on. If your monitor is wider than it is tall, for example, you might consider rotating the palette so that it’s a short horizontal strip. If you drag the resize box inward toward the upper-left corner, you hide tools. Drag the resize box outward again to bring them back into view.

See also:

Main Tool palette

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