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Measure Number dialog box

How to get there

  1. Click the Measure tool  image\Measure_Tool.gif. The Measure menu appears.
  2. Choose Measure > Edit Measure Number Regions. Or, choose Document > Edit Measure Number Regions.

What it does

Here, you can define measure numbering for your score and parts. You can create new measure number regions, cycle through each region in your score, and display and change settings for regions. It’s easy to set up measure numbers, edit their appearance, hide or show them, and position them in the score (see Measure Numbers). A drop-down list provides common measure numbering styles—1, 2, 3….a, b, c…, and so on—without requiring you to type in several settings to define the style; and if you prefer, you can create your own style. Options for selecting enclosures are available, and you can select common enclosure shapes from a drop-down list.

Tip. Select one of the options above if you’ve hidden empty staves so that all resting staves are removed from the staff systems in Page View. That way, if you want a measure number to appear in the score above the top staff, or on the bottom staff, one will always appear, even if measure numbers are normally turned off for that staff in the Staff Attributes dialog box.

Note that if "Show On Every" is checked, and an enclosure is defined for thosemeasure numbers, Finale will display both the enclosed measure number and the measure number ranges on multimeasure rests. If an enclosure is not defined, Finale will defer to the multimeasure rest range only. To hide an extra enclosed measure number, right-click the number's handle and choose Always Hide Number.

See Also:

Measure numbers

Measure Number Style

Enclosure Designer

Position Measure Number

Measure Tool



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