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Extracting parts

Extracting parts into separate documents is no longer required to produce printed sheet music - you can print Linked Parts directly from the main project file. See Linked Parts and Print dialog box. When you extract parts, Finale creates a separate document for each selected part. The extracted part’s formatting and content is identical to the original Linked Part from the main project file. Finale generates a separate file using the Linked Part as the source.

To extract parts into individual documents

  1. Save the full score document.
  2. Choose File > Extract Parts. The Extract Parts dialog box appears.
  3. Specify the instruments you want to extract by checking the desired parts (and/or the score).
  4. Enter a file name for the resultant documents. If you select the Generate Names From radio button Finale proposes the folder (same as the score file) then %f %p. The %f will be replaced by the file name and %p will be replaced by the part name of the linked part. If you want another combination of variables to construct your file name with, see Extract Parts dialog box for details. If you select the Prompt for Each Name radio button Finale will pause between each file to ask you to title the next one.
  5. Click OK and choose your location to save your documents. Regardless of how file names are generated, it is wise not to give your extracted-part files the same name as an existing file in the same folder.
  6. Click OK (or press ENTER). Finale will generate an individual Finale document for each part, according to your specifications.



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