Fretboard Styles dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Chord tool . The Chord menu appears.
- Choose Chord > Manual Input, then click
any note that doesn’t have a chord symbol attached.
- In the Chord Definition
dialog box, click the Edit Styles button.
- If a note has a chord symbol attached,
click the note to make the chord’s handle appear. Double-click the handle,
then click the Edit Styles button.
What it does
In this dialog box you can fine-tune how
Finale draws certain aspects of fretboard diagrams, such as how far apart
to draw the strings or how much of the string to whiteout around numbers.
The name of the style you’re editing.
Spacing. Enter the distance between strings on custom fretboards.
Thickness. Enter how wide to draw the strings on custom fretboards.
Spacing. Enter the distance between frets on custom fretboards.
Enter the vertical whiteout area to draw above and below 1, 2,3,4, &
T on custom fretboards.
Thickness. Enter the thickness of the nut line drawn at the top
of custom fretboards.
Last Fret. Check this box to show the bottom fret line. Uncheck
it to hide the last fret.
Number: Text • Horz Offset • Vert Offset. Enter the text you wish
to appear next to the fret number. Use the Offset values to adjust the
position of fret number text and fret number.
Offset: Horizontal • Vertical. Use these values to adjust the position
of the fretboard handle relative to the fretboard in the score.
Units • Percent. Select a measurement unit from the drop-down list to see all values in the dialog
box displayed in that unit. Select a view percentage from the drop-down list to change the display of the
& Shapes. Click this button to select the fonts for the fret
number and fingering text as well as the shapes of barres and other symbols.
See Fretboard Style Fonts & Shapes
of Frets (Default). Enter the default number of frets to use when
creating custom fretboards.
• Duplicate • Delete • Set As Default. Click New to create a new
Fretboard Style. Click Duplicate to make a copy of the current Fretboard
Style to edit. Click Delete to remove the current Fretboard Style. Click
Set As Default to set the fretboard style to be used as the default.
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm the settings and return to the Chord
Definition dialog box. Click Cancel to return to the Chord Definition
dialog box without modifying the settings.