Move/Copy Layers dialog box
How to get there
- Click the Selection tool , and select a region of measures.
- Choose Edit > Move/Copy Layers.
What it does
The Move/Copy Layers command provides a
way to move music from one layer to another. You can even swap the music
between layers—if, for example, you mistakenly entered several stems-down
notes in Layer 1, which you intended to use only for stems-up (upper)
voices. You can also copy layers while leaving the original notes intact.
• Copy. Choose Move to convert notes in one layer to another. Choose
Copy to convert notes in one layer to another and leave the original notes
in place. When Copy in chosen, notes in the new layer are superimposed
on the original notes.
Tip. To display and
work with (mass copy etc.) layers individually, activate the layer you
want to copy, and then, from the Document menu, choose Show Active Layer
Contents of Layer [#] into: Layer 1 • Layer 2 • Layer 3 • Layer 4.
Using these controls, you can specify how you want to move the selected
music among the four transparent staff layers. Select the first two checkboxes,
for example, and set up the drop-down
lists as shown
above, to swap the contents of Layers 1 and 2. Be careful, however. If
there’s already music in the layer you choose from the drop-down lists,
it will be replaced by the music you’re transferring. (Finale will warn
you if you’re about to lose music that’s already in the destination layer.)
Note: If you set up these controls so that
the contents of more than one layer get moved into the same other layer,
Finale will only move the highest-numbered layer’s contents. For example,
if you indicate that you want the contents of Layers 2, 3, and 4 moved
into Layer 1, only Layer 4’s music will actually be moved.
• Cancel. Click OK to make the transfer and return to the score.
Click Cancel to tell Finale to leave the layers as they were. You return
to the score.