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Use this tool to exchange PostScript and bitmapped graphics between programs. You can place Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, and TIFF (TIF) files for use within Finale, and export a region of music or pages of music as EPS and TIFF files that can be used in other applications.

When you click this tool, the Graphics menu appears; it contains all the commands to place a graphic into Finale, export pages or a selection of music from your document to another file, position graphics in your music, and show the location of graphics files.

When you place a graphic--a company logo, for example--it can be brought into the score in either Scroll View or Page View. The placed graphic may be assigned to and positioned on a single page or measure, or displayed on a range of pages, so it becomes a running header or footer throughout the document. You can position and scale graphics on your score by dragging their bounding handles.

An additional way to place a graphic is via the Graphics tool in the Shape Designer window. Graphics placed into the Shape Designer may be used anywhere that shapes are currently used in Finale. For example, you can use placed graphics with the Expression tool, or the Articulation tool.



For further information, see the Shape Designer and Graphics menu..


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