Staff styles are named sets of staff attributes that can be applied to a region. Everywhere the same staff style is applied, the same staff attributes apply. If a staff style is changed, it changes everywhere in the document the staff style is applied. Staff styles can be used to, for example, change the number of staff lines or the notation style for the selection region. A number of staff styles have already been created for you in the default file.
Note: While most staff styles can be layered on top of each other (i.e. 1-bar repeat and a saxophone transposition), some styles conflict (i.e. 1-bar repeat and blank notation). Finale will alert you to this conflict when you apply or copy a staff style. It will not, however, warn you if you create conflicting styles by editing a layered style.
Staff Style dialog box
Staff Styles in Linked Parts
Staff Style Metatools
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