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Utilities/Music Spacing/Apply Beat Spacing

If you Apply Beat Spacing (COMMAND+5) to the selected music, Finale calculates the position of each beat in the measure according to the ratio or table of widths; any notes within the beat are spaced linearly (where an eighth note gets exactly half as much space as a quarter note, and so on). Choose Apply Note Spacing (COMMAND+4) if you want Finale to calculate the precise position of each note based on its ratio or the table of widths. This command provides more exact spacing than does the Beat Spacing command; both result in a striking, beautifully laid-out score. Finale uses Note Spacing when Automatic Music Spacing is being used.


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Document Options-Music Spacing



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