Implode Music dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Selection tool , and select a region of measures.
- Choose Utilities
> Implode Music.
You can also use a Selection tool Metatool:
press the 1 key with selected measures. Or, hold down I while dragging
selected measures to a destination.
What it does
When you implode music, Finale condenses
the music on the selected staves onto a single staff, a feature useful
for creating piano reductions, for example. This dialog box lets you specify
where you want Finale to place the imploded music.
Staves Added to Bottom of Score. Select New if you want Finale
to place the imploded music on a new staff at the bottom of the score.
Staff of Selection. Select Top if you want Finale to replace the
music on the top selected staff with the imploded music.
Settings. Click this button to display the Quantization Settings
dialog box. The settings in this dialog box and the More Quantization
Settings dialog box affect how Finale implodes your music. If you are
not satisfied with the results of Implode music, check these settings.
Options like Include Voice Two and Grace Note settings are used during
the Implode Music process. See Quantization
Settings dialog box and More Quantization
Settings dialog box.
• Cancel. Click OK to proceed. Click Cancel to return to the score
without imploding music.
Note. If you place the music into the top staff, the
music in the selected region for that staff will be lost.