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If the hairpin is already selected, it displays handles; if so, skip to the last two steps. See also Align/Move Dynamics Plug-in.

To move, reshape, or delete a Smart Shape crescendo

  1. Click the Smart Shape tool image\Smart_Shape_Tool.gif. The Smart Shape palette appears.
  2. Click the handle of the shape you want to modify. The shape displays handles:

  1. Drag the appropriate handle to change the width, angle, or height of the hairpin. Note: Finale automatically constrains to horizontal dragging while creating or working with hairpins. To disable this feature, from the Smart Shape menu, choose Smart Shape Options, and then uncheck Make Horizontal. Then click OK. Drag either endpoint of the hairpin across the other to change a crescendo into a decrescendo and vise versa.
  2. Press DELETE to remove the selected shape.



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