File Maintenance dialog box
How to get there
Choose Document > Data Check > File Maintenance.
What it does
Use this dialog box to remove deleted items
from your document to reduce file size, or to run a file integrity check.
Deleted Items. When you delete or erase music, measures, or staves
from a document you’re working on, Finale doesn’t immediately discard
that music. The Remove Deleted Items command permanently removes any deleted
staves, measures, notes and rests that Finale is "remembering,"
and can dramatically decrease the size of your document (in terms of the
disk space consumed). Select the Remove Deleted Items check box and click
OK. A dialog box appears warning you that the process of removing items
takes some time. When the operation is complete Finale will display the
results of the process. See Deleted Items Statistics dialog box.
Duplicate Library Elements • Text Expressions • Shape Expressions • Articulations
• Retain Duplicate Elements With Unique Metatools. Check one or
more of these options to remove duplicate items from these libraries.
You might want to do this if you load a library that was saved from a
different document that contains identical expressions or articulations.
Instead of deleting all duplicate items manually in the Expression/Articulation
Selection dialog box, you can use this option to tell Finale to do it
for you. Check Retain Duplicate Elements With Unique Metatools to tell
Finale to keep any duplicate item that has a unique Metatool assignment.
File Integrity. Choose this option to test the file for damage
caused by a small percentage of documents created in Finale 2001. See
File Integrity Test Results.