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Custom Frame dialog box

How to get there

  1. Click the Text tool  image\Text_Tool.gif. The Text menu appears.
  2. Click a text block handle.
  3. Choose Text > Custom Frame.

What it does

The Custom Frame dialog box contains an option where you specify the amount to inset a text block from the custom shape.

If you want to position the black dot relative to the white dot numerically, you can enter measurement values in the two text boxes. The H: text box sets the horizontal distance from the black dot to the white dot. (a positive number moves the white dot to the right, a negative number moves it to the left); the V: text box sets the vertical distance (a positive number moves the white dot upward, a negative number moves it downward). After entering numbers into these text boxes, drag anywhere in the display area to update the screen image.

Although you can edit the text flowing into custom frames on the screen, custom frames cannot be resized on the screen, nor can they be set to expand automatically to accommodate more text. To take advantage of on-score resizing and expanding, see Standard Frame dialog box.

Note: If you create a custom shape, Finale will display the text in a standard editing frame while you’re editing it on-screen. When you’ve finished editing, the text will be shown on-screen, within or surrounding the custom shape you selected.

See Also:

Text menu

Text tool



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