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You can copy any musical elements—such as articulations—from one passage to another. In this discussion, the source region is the music that contains the articulations, and the target region is the music to which you want to copy them.

To copy articulations

  1. Click the Selection tool  image\Selection_Tool.gif.
  2. From the Edit menu, choose Edit Filter. The Edit Filter dialog box appears.
  3. Select Articulations; then click OK (or press ENTER). You’ve just told Finale to copy and paste only articulation markings, and to leave all other musical elements alone.
  4. Select the source region. See Selecting music for some region-selecting shortcuts.
  5. Drag the selected region so that it’s superimposed on the beginning of the target region. If the first target measure is offscreen, scroll to it; then, while pressing CTRL and shift together, click it.

The Copy Measures dialog box appears (unless you drag to a region directly above or below the source region). In that case, specify the number of times you want the articulations copied, and click OK.

Finale only copies articulations to notes that fall on the same beats as they did in the source measures. The articulations maintain their positions relative to the noteheads.



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