Preferences-New dialog box
How to get there
Choose Finale 2012 >
Preferences > and select New.
What it does
Choose New to make settings related to
opening new documents. Change the default file name, select the type of
document to open when launching Finale and specify how to view any new
document when it first opens.
Document Name. Type
in the name of the Template you want to use for your default file. Finale's included default document, Maestro Font Default.ftm, is located in the Finale 2012/ Music Files folder.
New Operation • Setup Wizard • Default Document. Select one of
these options to set the keyboard shortcut for New (COMMAND+N) to the default document or
Action: Finale Launch Window • Document Setup Wizard • New Default Document
• New Document with Template • Open Document • No Action. Select
which item from the New submenu of the File menu will be your preferred
startup action. Document Setup Wizard will take you through the Setup
Wizard on startup. New Default Document will open a new document based
on your selected default file. New Document with Template will allow you
to select a template to open as the basis of your file. Open document
will allow you to open any document. No Action will just allow Finale
to start and not open any document on startup.
Setup Wizard When Opening a Template.
Check this box to indicate that you would like to open the "Score
Information" and "Score Settings" pages of the Setup Wizard
to customize templates prior to opening them. These pages appear after
choosing the File menu > New > Document From Template and opening
a template file. Uncheck this box to indicate that you would like Finale
to open templates without prompting you with these pages of the Setup
Wizard. SeeSetup Wizard.
Percent. Select the View percentage new documents should display
Scroll View • Page View • Page View Style • Studio View. Select which view, Scroll
View or Page View, new documents should display when opened. From the Page View Style pop-up menu, choose the desired Page View Style. See View/ Page View Style.
Select this checkbox to allow new documents to open with a maximized
Rulers. Select this option if you want Finale to display rulers
in new windows when they are created. This setting affects the initial
setting of the Show Rulers command in the View menu. To show or hide rulers
in an individual window without affecting the Preferences, use the
Show Rulers command.