Unknown Chord Suffix dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Chord tool . The Chord menu appears.
- Choose one of the three Chord Analysis Options from
the Chord menu: MIDI Input, One-Staff Analysis, or Two-Staff Analysis.
- Click a chord in the score, or click a note and play a chord on your MIDI
keyboard, whose suffix hasn’t been loaded into, or created in, this piece.
What it does
When Finale encounters a chord it doesn’t
recognize, this dialog box appears, asking how to handle the situation.
(You can dramatically decrease the number of times this box appears if
you load a Chord Suffix Library into your piece—or if you have the Maestro
Font Default file in place, which already has a Chord Suffix Library loaded.)
do it. If you click this button, you enter the Chord Suffix Editor
dialog box, where you can construct the chord yourself, including its
suffix (see Chord Definition dialog box). If the
chord you played was one that Finale doesn’t usually understand (such
as a major sixth chord or a "V–11" chord like F/G), clicking
the I’ll Do It button also means "I’ll teach it to you." Once
you’ve created the chord symbol, Finale will recognize this chord in any
inversion and register (but only if it’s built on the same root), and
will correctly identify it the next time it occurs.
Finale do it. Click this button if you want Finale to do its best
to identify the chord. Finale always identifies a chord correctly—but
it doesn’t always label it the same way you would, particularly in the
case of very complex chords, or ones from which some tones are missing.
Click Cancel to return to the score, where you can re-enter the chord.
Edit Learned Chords