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After selecting a region of music with the Selection tool, choose Copy to place a duplicate of the selected music on the Clipboard; you are now ready to paste to another place in your document or another Finale document. (You can’t paste copied Finale music into another program, however; see Graphics Tool for instructions on transferring music graphics.) You can also use the Edit menu Toolbar icon to Copy to the Clipboard.

As with the Cut command, you can press CTRL while choosing Copy to save the copied material into a separate Clip File, which you can later access for pasting into another document. Finale will ask you to give the Clip File a title. In this way, you can create an assortment of musical segments or motifs, each of which you can access with the Insert from Clipfile or Paste from Clipfile commands. Items inserted or pasted from a clip file depend on the elements selected in the Edit Filter dialog box.

You can also place copied text on the Clipboard from Finale’s Lyrics window or Edit Text windows, as well as access the Copy menu item itself in either of these windows.


See Also:

Text tool

Copying music



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