Most items you see in Finale are created with font characters. In addition to items created with text, musical symbols (such as noteheads, clefs, and expressions) are font characters as well. Finale is unique among music notation programs in that it allows the user to specify the font used for music characters. This means you can choose from different note heads, different treble clefs, or whatever you'd like, to make your music look exactly the way you want it to. Furthermore, within lyrics, text blocks, chord symbols, and the Shape Designer you are able to mix fonts freely: you could, for example, combine text characters with musical symbols, or have selected lyrics italicized.
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