Rebar Options dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Selection tool ; select a region.
- Choose Utilities > Rebar > Rebar Options.
What it does
When you change the time signature of a
score, use the Rebar command, or add too many notes to a measure, Finale
can automatically redistribute the notes in your score so that each measure
contains the proper number of beats. In this dialog box, you can specify
how far you want Finale to go with this rebarring—all the way to the end
of the piece, only to the next major section, and so on. (In the process,
Finale adds or deletes measures as necessary. If there aren’t enough notes
to fill the last measure before the stopping point, Finale adds enough
rests to round out the measure.)
End of the Region. If you select this checkbox, Finale will only
rebar music to the end of the selected region. No music after that point
will be affected.
Signature Changes • Time Signature Changes • Special or Repeat Barlines,
or Forward Repeats. If you select these checkboxes, Finale’s rebarring
process won’t proceed past the next key or time signature change. A "special
barline" is a double, solid, dotted, or other unusual barline; a
repeat barline is one you’ve created using the Repeat tool.
Frames. A frame is one measure of one staff. Therefore, if you
select this option, Finale will only rebar music as far as the next empty
If this checkbox is selected, Finale will also rebeam eighth notes
(and smaller values) as necessary, in the process correcting any irregular
beaming patterns introduced by the rebarring.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm, or Cancel to discard, your rebarring
Note. If you didn’t
select any of the checkboxes, Finale will rebar your score all the way
to the end of the piece whenever it’s asked to rebar (when you change
the time signature, insert a partial measure, use the Rebar command, and