You can easily create linked parts while
setting up new documents (or even adding new staves) using the Setup Wizard.
Simply check Generate Parts on page 2 of the Setup Wizard while setting up
your document (or adding new staves using the New Staves (with Setup Wizard)
command under the Staff
menu). When the score appears, Finale automatically creates
a part for each instrument.
Additionally, parts can be generated from
existing score staves at any time. In fact, you could choose to generate
parts after the score is complete or after opening a file created in an
old version of Finale. To create new linked parts in an existing score:
- Choose Document > Manage Parts.
The Manage Parts dialog box appears.
- Click Generate Parts. Finale populates
the list with one part for each instrument. Finale names the part based
on the staff name. If a grand staff is in the score, or any multiple-staff
instrument, Finale adds a single part and names it based on the group
name. Although Finale generated a single part for each instrument, you
can click Edit Part Definition to manually assign any combination of staves
(or groups). See Manage
Parts dialog box.
- Click OK. Finale generates a part for
each instrument. To view a part, choose Document > Edit Part,
and select the part (or use the keystrokes listed in this submenu).
- If you are working with a score created in
Finale 2006 or earlier, you may want to: