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Mid-Measure Clef dialog box

How to get there

Click the Clef tool  image\Clef_Tool.gif. CTRL-click the mid-measure clef’s handle (or select the handle and press Enter). Or, highlight the handle of the mid-measure clef and press Enter. (To create a mid-measure clef, see To insert a mid-measure clef change.)

What it does

A mid-measure clef can be placed anywhere in a measure—you can even drag it back and forth among the notes of the measure to see which placement would be easiest for the player to sight-read. As you drag the clef, the notes before and after it renotate themselves accordingly. You can have more than one mid-measure clef in a measure; in fact, another mid-measure clef appears each time you double-click a measure in which one already appears.

After placing a mid-measure clef, you can access this dialog box to change the clef, choose its size, and specify its placement.

Note. To convert a mid-measure clef to a standard clef change (before the barline), click and drag it across the left barline.

If you want to specify a different degree of reduction to this particular clef, enter the desired reduction percentage in this text box. This new percentage you enter overrides the default percentage set in the Document Options.

Tip. Use Never at the end of a first ending repeat to set the clef for the second ending without displaying it.

Click on the Place Clef After Barline checkbox to display the clef immediately to the right of the barline when H is set to zero. Note: Horizontal clef positioning can also be governed by the Music Spacing Options. (To enable or disable automatic clef placement, from the Document menu, choose Document Options and then choose Music Spacing. Under Avoid Collision Of, check or uncheck Clefs.)

Click Cancel to tell Finale not to save changes to the new clef. You return to the score.


Tip. Apply Note Spacing with the Selection tool to avoid collision of clef changes.

See Also:


Change Clef

Clef tool



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