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Accidental Octave Placement dialog box

How to get there

  1. Click the Key Signature tool  image\Key_Signature_Tool.gif
  2. Double-click the measure in which you want the key to change. The scrolling Key Signature dialog box appears. (There are a variety of other ways to access this dialog box.)
  3. Choose Nonstandard from the drop-down list. Click the ClefOrd icon.

What it does

This dialog box is used in the creation of linear key formats and nonlinear key signatures; see Nonstandard Key Signature dialog box for a more complete discussion. In brief, Finale lets you create nonstandard key systems and key signatures, based on scales with any number of steps, and with accidentals placed anywhere you want.

In some of the key signatures you create—and for some nonstandard clefs you design—you may want to adjust the octave placement of accidentals on the staff. In this dialog box, you can adjust the octave in which each accidental appears in relation to each clef.


See Also:

Key Signatures

Nonstandard Key Signature dialog box

Key Signature Tool



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