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Document Options-Layers dialog box

How to get there

Choose Document > Document Options and select Layers.

What it does

The easiest way to notate simultaneous independent voices on a single staff is to use Finale’s Layer mechanism. Using these options, you can define the behavior of music in each layer—for example, you might want the second layer’s note stems always to go down, and you might want to make sure that second layer rests are out of the way of the upper layer. Note that the system of Voice 1/Voice 2 uses a completely independent method of flipping the stems.

See Also:

Multiple voices


Simple Entry Tool

Speedy Entry Tool

Document menu/Document Options



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