How to get there
- Choose the Text tool . Double-click a text block handleA small square which appears on currently "selectable" elements in the score. Handles allow you to select, edit and adjust musical elements in the score.; the editing frame appears. Select the text you want to change.
- Choose Text > Character Settings.
What it does
The Character Settings dialog box contains all the font settings, as well as the baselineAn imaginary line used to align the bottom edge of font characters. Finale displays arrows that control the baseline positioning for lyrics and chords. shift, superscript, and tracking settings (also available separately in the Text menu). Use this dialog box to see what character formats are in use for the selected text, and to make changes to more than one setting at once.
Noteman says: Outline and Shadow are only available in compiled PostScript documents. Also, Finale does not provide special support for bitmap fonts. To get the best screen display results, use PostScript and TrueType fonts. Use ATM and PostScript fonts if a TrueType version is not available for display.
- Font • Size • Font Style • Effects • Sample. See the Font dialog box for details about these options.
- Baseline Shift. Use Baseline Shift to adjust the vertical position of the text without affecting the spacing between lines. Enter the amount that Finale should shift the selected text characters vertically above or below the baseline. A smaller value lowers the text, and a larger value raises it. The measurement unit is whatever you've selected under
Edit> Measurement Units.
- Superscript. Use Superscript to adjust the vertical position of the text, adjusting the spacing between lines by the same amount. Enter the amount that Finale should shift the selected text characters vertically above or below the baseline. A positive value raises the text (making it superscript), and a negative value lowers the text (making it subscript). The measurement unit is whatever you've selected under
Edit> Measurement Units.
- Tracking. Enter the amount of horizontal space, in em’s, that Finale should leave between characters for the selected text. One em is equivalent to 1/1000 of the point size. Em’s are proportional measurement units; if you increase or decrease the point size of the text, Finale adjusts the distance between characters accordingly, keeping the same proportional distance relative to the new font size.
- Script. some fonts contain a number of different scripts in the same font. You may choose which script to use with this
- OK • Cancel. Click OK to confirm your format settings and return to the score or the Edit Text window. Click Cancel to return to the score or the Edit Text window without changing any format settings.