Line Spacing dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Text tool . The Text menu appears.
- Select a text block .
- Choose Text > Line Spacing.
What it does
Use the Line Spacing dialog box to specify
the exact line spacing (single-spaced, double-spaced, or any other spacing)
you want Finale to apply to all the text in a text block.
Single (100%) • 1 1/2 (150%) • Double (200%) • Other; ___%. Click
Automatic if you want Finale to automatically calculate the line spacing,
depending on the font size you selected. If you’re using a very large
font in a text block, there will be more space between those lines than
in a text block of 10-point text, although you might have specified single
line spacing for both cases. Choose Single for single spacing, 1 1/2 if
you want the equivalent of 1 1/2 spaces between lines, or Double for double
spacing. If you prefer to enter a value for any other amount of spacing,
type a number in the percentage text box. For example, a value of 300%
results in triple spacing. The pop-up list automatically changes to Other
if a percentage other than 100, 150 or 200 is entered.
EVPUs • Inches • Centimeters • Points • Picas • Spaces. Click Absolute
if you want to set your own spacing instead of having Finale calculate
it automatically. Choose a measurement unit from the pop-up list (there are 288 EVPUs per inch),
then enter the exact amount of vertical space you want between the lines
of your text, measured from one baseline to the next.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm your line spacing settings and return
to the score. Click Cancel to return to the score without changing any
line spacing settings.