Standard Frame dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Text tool . The Text menu appears.
- Click a text block handle.
- Choose Text > Standard Frame.
What it does
Use the Standard Frame dialog box to specify
whether a border appears around the text block, and to specify the thickness
of the border. Also specify the amount, in measurement units, to indent
the text from the frame. This setting affects the text block both on-screen
and on printed music.
Border. Use this option to determine whether a border will appear
around the text block. When this option is selected, Finale displays a
border around the text block using the line thickness specified in this
dialog box. When this option is not selected, the text block will appear
without a border.
Horizontally • Expand Vertically. These options control how text
typed into the score will flow into an editing frame. Sometimes you will
want the frame to remain a fixed size, while other times you’ll want it
to expand as you type. To have the frame automatically expand as you type,
double-click a location in the score and start entering text without dragging
to create a frame; or, display the Frame Attributes dialog box for a text
block already in the score and select the Expand Horizontally option.
The edge of the frame will expand left or right—depending on its horizontal
alignment—as long as you enter text, until you press enter (type a carriage
return) to start a new line. To allow an unlimited number of lines of
text in a frame, double-click a location in the score and start entering
text without dragging to create a frame; or, display the Frame Attributes
dialog box for a text block already in the score and select the Expand
Vertically option. The edge of the frame will expand up or down—depending
on its vertical alignment—as long as you enter text.
Neither of these options will be selected if
you create a text block by double-clicking and dragging to create the
size frame that you want the text to flow into. Dragging the frame on-screen
to adjust the text block’s width or height will also deselect these settings.
Make sure that Expand Horizontally is not selected if you want the text
to wrap when it reaches the edge of the frame, and that Expand Vertically
is not selected if you want the text to flow into the height of the existing
The sides of the frame show a single line on-screen
to indicate that the frame will expand horizontally or vertically. A double
line indicates that the frame is a fixed size; drag the side of the frame
to resize it.
Thickness. Enter the line thickness, in current measurement units,
for the border.
Text. Enter the distance, in measurement units, that you want the
text to be inset from the border or the frame shape. This value is always
used, even if you don’t show the border or shape.
• Cancel. Click Cancel to return to the score without changing
the settings for the frame that the text flows into. Click OK to confirm
your settings and return to the score.