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. You can place Encapsulated PostScript (EPSAn EPS file is a high-resolution graphics file format that uses PostScript to define images and text. You can create music examples in Finale and save them as EPS files for use in desktop publishing and word processing programs.) files, and TIFFTagged Image File Format—format for storing bitmap images/graphics. This format is supported on both Mac and Windows (.tif extension) and does not require a PostScript printer. (TIF) files for use within Finale, and export a region of music or pages of music as EPS and TIFF files that can be used in other applications.

When you click this tool, the Graphics menu appears; it contains all the commands to place a graphic into Finale, export pages or a selection of music from your document to another file, position graphics in your music, and show the location of graphics files.

When you place a graphic – a company logo, for example – it can be brought into the score in either Scroll View or Page View. The placed graphic may be assigned to and positioned on a single page or measure, or displayed on a range of pages, so it becomes a running header or footer throughout the document. You can position and scale graphics on your score by dragging their bounding handlesA small square which appears on currently "selectable" elements in the score. Handles allow you to select, edit and adjust musical elements in the score..

An additional way to place a graphic is via the Graphics tool in the Shape Designer window. Graphics placed into the Shape Designer may be used anywhere that shapes are currently used in Finale. For example, you can use placed graphics with the Expression tool, or the Articulation tool.

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