Word Extensions dialog box
How to get there
- Choose Document > Document
Options, and then select Lyrics.
- Click Word Extensions.
What it does
In this dialog box, you can adjust the
behavior of Smart Word Extensions, and well as their visual appearance.
Smart Word Extensions. Check this box to enable Smart Word Extensions.
Smart Word Extensions appear automatically as lyrics are entered in the
score, and can me modified using the options in this dialog box. With
this box unchecked, word extensions act as they did in Finale version
2003 and earlier.
- Only create on lyrics with underscores (_). To define word extensions on certain lyrics only, check this
option, and then enter an underscore (_) after typing a syllable to specify
a word extension on that syllable. When this option is unchecked Finale creates word extensions automatically when appropriate
as lyrics are being entered.
Length. In this text box, you can specify the minimum length for
word extensions. Finale will not create a word extension automatically
in the score if there is not enough space between lyrics to accommodate
the length entered here.
Break Alignment: System Start • System End. Enter a value for System
Start to adjust the alignment of the start of a word extension that extends
over a system with the start of the system. Enter a value for System End
to adjust the alignment of the end of a word extension that extends over
a system with the end of the system.
to Notehead: Plain Notehead • Dotted Notehead. Enter a value for
Plain Notehead to specify the distance between a non-dotted note and the
word extension’s end point. Enter avalue for Dotted Notehead to specify
the distance between a dotted note and the word extension’s end point.
to Note Duration • Offset. Choose this option to extend word extensions
for the duration of the note. Enter a value for Offset to adjust the extension’s
endpoint relative to the endpoint of the note duration.
Allignment: Vertical Offset from Baseline • Horizontal Offset from Syllable.
Enter a value for Vertical Offset from Baseline to adjust the vertical
distance between the baseline of the lyrics and the word extension. Enter
a value for Horizontal Offset from Syllable to adjust the horizontal space
between the end of the syllable and the beginning of the word extension.
Thickness. This option sets the line thickness for word extensions
in your score. Enter a value for the line thickness.
• Cancel. Click OK (or press enter) to confirm the settings you’ve
made in this dialog box and return to Document Options - Lyrics. Click
Cancel to tell Finale to ignore any changes you made in this dialog box
and return to Document Options-Lyrics.