If Automatic Music Spacing is turned on (Program
Options-Edit), Finale applies automatic changes to the measure width and
layout to both the score and part when you edit either. (As you enter
notes, Finale’s automatic adjustments are applied to both the score and
linked part). Manual changes made to music spacing, measure width, or
system composition with the Measure tool or Selection tool apply to the
part/score you are currently editing only.
You can apply music spacing to regions of
measures for a single part or several parts at once.
To apply music spacing to a region of measures
in more than one part:
- Choose the Selection tool.
- Select a region of measures.
- Choose Utilities > Music Spacing
> Apply Music Spacing to Selected parts/Score. The Apply Music
Spacing dialog box appears.
- Choose the parts you want to apply music spacing
- From the radio buttons at the bottom, choose
the type of music spacing you would like to apply.
- Click OK. The music spacing type is
applied to the region of measures you selected in the selected parts.
When Automatic Music Spacing is on, your
settings in Document Options-Music Spacing
apply to all parts and the score. If Automatic Music Spacing is off, changes
to the layout only apply to the part or score you are currently editing.
Note. All all manual
changes to the horizontal placement of individual entries made within
the Speedy Frame or with the Note Position Tool apply to both the score
and linked part.