Manage Parts dialog box
How to get there
Choose Documents > Manage
Use this dialog box to add, remove, or
customize parts. Here you can generate parts from existing staves in the
score document, rename parts, add or remove staves from parts, and customize
the voicing for multi-voice score staves. The left column lists all parts.
The center column lists all staves included in the selected part (a part
may include any number of staves from the score). The right column lists
the instruments and staves available in the score for inclusion in the
part. (You can click the + to show individual staves of multi-staff instruments,
such as piano, harp, etc.) Parts can be generated or modified at any time.
In fact, parts could be generated from the score after the score has been
completed. A score includes parts automatically if "Generate Linked
Parts" was checked in the Setup Wizard when the score (or a staff)
was created. Parts can also be deleted at or edited at any time. See To create linked parts.
Parts. Click this button to generate a part for each instrument
in the score. Finale recognizes instruments that contain more than one
staff, such as Piano, and creates a single part accordingly.
Part. Click this button to create a new part. The new part can
be comprised of one or more of the existing score instruments. The new
part appears beneath the currently highlighted part.
Part. Click this button to delete the selected part. When you do
this the part definition disappears, but score staves are untouched.
Creation Preferences. Click this button to open the Part Creation
Preferences dialog box where you can control additional part settings.
See Part Creation Preferences dialog box.
Part Definitions. Click this button to expand this dialog box for
additional part options. Click this button again to minimize this dialog
Part Name. Click this button to open the Edit Text dialog box where
you can edit the name of the part.
Note. that font, size,
and style settings do not apply here. However, tracking, baseline shift,
and superscript settings do. (To edit the size of a part name, add it
as a text Insert, select it and choose Text > Edit Text. Size/style
changes here will apply to all part names.)
Voicing. Check this box to open the Voicing for Staff in Part dialog
box where you can define the voicing for multiple-voice instrument staves
in the score, such as an instrument staff that contains more than one
instrument (e.g. Flute 1 and 2). See Voicing
for Staff in Part dialog box.
to Part. Click this button to add the selected staff/group from
right list (of score staves) to the part definition. A part can contain
any number of instruments from the score, or even a single staff from
a mult-staff instrument (such as piano).
from Part. Click this button to remove the selected staff/group
from the part list.
Up • Move Up. Click Move Up to move the selected staff up in the
order of part staves. Click Move Down to move the selected staff down
in the order of part staves.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm your part settings and return to
the active document. Click cancel to discard your changes and return to
the active document.