Change Note Durations dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Selection tool , and select a region of measures.
- Choose Utilities
> Change > Note Durations.
What it does
This dialog box lets you halve, double,
or otherwise change the note values in a selected region.
All Note Durations by: 25% • 50% • 100% • 200% • 400%. Using the
list, specify how you want to affect all notes in the selected region.
For example, choose 200% to double every note’s rhythmic value—to turn
every eighth note into a quarter, every quarter into a half note, and
Selected Note Duration From • To. Instead of changing all notes’
values, you can change only a specific note value; for example, you might
want to double the values of eighth notes, but to leave all other note
values alone. Specify the note value you want to replace by clicking its
icon in the upper palette. (Click the dot, too, to specify a dotted note.)
Specify the replacement note value by clicking an icon in the lower palette.
For example, to change all sixteenth notes into quarter notes, you’d click
the sixteenth note in the top palette, and the quarter note in the bottom
Tuplets. This option only works when Change All Note Durations
is selected. If you select this checkbox, Finale will also transform notes
within tuplets (such as triplets and quintuplets) proportionally. For
example, if you’re halving the rhythmic values of a passage, an eighth-note
tuplet will become a sixteenth-note tuplet. If you don’t select this option,
the eighth note tuplet will remain the same.
Music. If you’re changing the values of notes in the selected measures,
chances are that your measures will wind up containing the wrong number
of beats. If this checkbox is selected, Finale will also rebar the selection—redistribute
notes in their measures—so that each measure contains the proper number
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm the changes you’ve made. Click Cancel
to return to the score without making any changes.