Resize Staff System dialog box
How to get there
This window can be accessed in two ways, either with the Resize tool or the Page Layout tool:
- Click the Resize tool .
- In Page View, click between
two staves that are part of the same system.
- Click on the Page Layout tool . The Page Layout menu appears.
- Choose Page Layout > Resize Staff Systems.
What it does
This dialog box lets you specify the percentage
of enlargement or reduction you want applied to a staff system.
Sizing: Staff Height • Units • And Resize System • Resulting System Scaling.
Set the staff height, then apply a percentage to the value. The Resulting
System Scaling is the cumulative effect for all staves in the system.
Tip. the absolute
staff height is 96 EVPUs or .3333 inches or .8467 cm. Select the measurement
unit for the values in this dialog box only.
Margins. This item offers you the chance to resize the system without
actually resizing its image on the page proportionally—in other words,
to maintain the current margins. The result is that the music is resized,
so a different amount of it fits on a line. (Be sure to choose Update
Layout from the Edit menu when you’re finished, so you can see the effects
of your resizing on the number of measures that fit on a line.)
If you reduce a system with Hold Margins and
Resize Vertical Space selected, the music gets smaller, but the system
still stretches from margin to margin, and the space between it and the
following system is reduced proportionally (left). If neither option is
selected, the system shrinks in every direction, including horizontally,
but the space between it and the next system doesn’t change (right).
Vertical Space. This item lets you proportionally resize the space
between the system you’re changing and the next system. If you didn’t
select this option before reducing a system, you may discover that there’s
too much space between the reduced system and the next; and if you’ve
enlarged a system, you might find that there’s too little space between
the enlarged system and the next.
Part or Score • Selected Parts/Score • All Parts • All Parts and Score;
Select. Choose Current Part or Score to apply changes to the score
or part that is currently active in the document window. Choose Selected
Parts/Score and click Select to open the Select Parts/Score dialog box
where you can choose to apply changes to any combination of the score
and/or parts. Choose All parts to apply changes to all parts and All Parts
and Score to apply changes to the full project - all parts and the score.
___ Through ___ • System ___ Through End of Piece. These options
let you specify what range of systems you want to resize. To resize only
the system you clicked, leave the numbers (that Finale proposes) alone.
Page Format. When selected, Finale automatically updates the staff
sizing in the Page Format for Score dialog
box (Document menu) to the current setting in the Resize Staff System
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm your reduction or enlargement specifications.
You return to the score. Be sure to choose Update Layout from the Edit
menu to correct any uneven measure spacing introduced by the resizing.
Click Cancel if you decide not to resize anything. You return to the score.
Tip. Numbers greater
than 100 enlarge it, and numbers less than 100 reduce it.