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File/Save Preferences

You can customize your Main Tool Palette and the document window to the work environment best suited to your music, so you can get straight to work when you open a file. The Save Preferences command gives you control over the Main Tool Palette’s orientation and location on the screen. The default size and location of the document window are also saved and used when new files are opened. The Save Preferences command also saves which tool is currently selected in the Main Tool Palette. This tool will be selected by default the next time Finale is launched.

When exiting Finale, preferences set in the application will be automatically saved. If you prefer that they are only saved when you choose the New Save Preferences command, choose Preferences from the Edit menu and choose the Save category. Click Save Preferences When Quitting to uncheck it. You can control when Finale saves the application-wide preferences that you set (for example, rulers, measurement units, the state of Speedy commands), saving them any time in the application.

Organize the tools, change the palette size and location, or set menu options such as Use MIDI Device just the way you want them, then choose Save Preferences from the File menu. Finale saves your settings in the Finale Preferences file (in the System Folder’s Preferences folder).


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