New Staves dialog box
How to get there
New staves can be added to the bottom of your score or inserted above a selected staff in your score:
- Click the Staff tool . The Staff menu appears.
- Choose Staff > New Staves to add staves
to the bottom of your score.
- Click the Staff tool, then click a
- Choose Staff > Add Staves to insert staves before
the selected staff or staves in your score.
What it does
The New Staves dialog box contains settings
for the number of new blank staves to be added below the bottom-most staff,
or inserted above a selected staff, as well as how far apart they should
of Staves. Enter the number of new blank staves you want added
below the existing staves or inserted above the selected staff in the
to Topline Distance. This is the distance between the new staves
(in currently selected measurement units), measured from the top line
of one staff to the top line of the next. Enter a value to place the new
staves closer or farther apart than they already are in the score. You’ll
usually want to enter a negative number, because you’re measuring down
from the top line of the previous staff.
Note. Finale always
measures Topline to Topline Distance from the top line of a standard,
5-line staff. To locate Finale’s "Topline" position on staves
with fewer than five lines (such as percussion staves), look for the staff
handle; it always indicates the top line position.
• Cancel. Click Cancel to return to the score without adding staves.
Click OK to add staves and return to the score.
Tip. Set the distance
you want between the new staves. Use negative numbers to add staves beneath
the existing staves.