Text Repeat Assignment dialog box
How to get there
The Text Repeat Assignment dialog box can be accessed in two ways, depending on whether you are creating a new repeat or editing an existing repeat:
- Click the Repeat tool , and double-click a measure.
- When the Repeat Selection
dialog box appears, double-click one of the displayed text repeats (if
any). (If none appear, click Create to create your own, type the repeat
text; click OK, then double-click the new text repeat.)
To edit a text repeat that already appears in the score:
- Double-click its handle (or right-click
its handle and choose Edit Repeat Assignment) to enter this dialog box.
What it does
A text repeat is a piece of text that functions
as a fully operational repeat marking, such as "To Coda," "D.S.
al Coda," and "D.C." You can either design your own or
use the ones in the Text Repeats Library provided with Finale, which you
can load into your piece by choosing Load Library from the File menu.
Once you’ve selected a text repeat by double-clicking
it, this dialog box appears, where you can define its playback effect
and positioning. If you simply want it to appear as a graphic marking
(with no playback function), just click OK without changing anything in
the dialog box.
Repeat ID: (#). This indicator identifies the text repeat by number.
Jump. Choose this radio button to specify that this repeat indication
does not direct playback anywhere.
Jump. Choose this radio button to always jump to the target on
every pass. A Jumper directs playback to another measure or to another
repeat defined as a Mark—for example, to the coda.
on Passes. Choose this radio button to specify the pass(es) you
want playback to jump to the defined target. To indicate multiple passes,
separate the pass numbers with commas, or indicate a range with a hyphen
Section_Times. Choose this radio button and in the text box to
the right, enter the number of times you want the defined repeated section
on Repeat Action. Once Finale has played the music the number of
times specified in the Jump on Pass(es) or Play Section _Times text boxes—and
thus performed the Repeat Action—it will, if you wish, reset its internal
"counter" back to zero and begin counting toward the Total Passes
number again. This option could be useful if you’re creating nested repeats,
and want an inner repeat to be fully executed with each pass of the larger
on Pass_. Choose this radio button, and enter a number to indicate
the pass you want Finale to stop playback.
if Ignoring Repeats. Select this option if you want a text repeat
to jump to its target even if "Ignore Repeats" is checked in
the Playback/Record Options dialog box. (To tell Finale to ignore repeats, from
the Document menu, choose Playback/Record Options, and then check Ignore Repeats.)
The number in this text box is used to direct the flow of playback to
another measure, a Mark-defined text repeat, forward a number of measures,
or backward a number of measures, depending on what is selected under
list. Each text repeat in the repeat selection dialog box is assigned
an ID number. If you want a text repeat to jump to another text repeat,
select Text Repeat ID from the drop-down list and indicate the ID number
of the text repeat to which you want playback to jump. When Measure #
is selected, this text box indicates the measure number to which the text
repeat should direct playback. When Backward is selected, Finale directs
playback backward the number of measures entered. When Forward is selected,
Finale directs playback forward the specified number of measures.
Update Target. If this option is checked, the target will update
to accommodate measures in the repeated section that have been added,
deleted, or inserted.
Individual Edits Per Staff. Finale usually places a text repeat
in the same place in every staff. Check Allow Individual Edits Per Staff
to allow each staff’s text repeat to be independently movable.
Offset • Vertical Offset. In these text boxes, specify the horizontal
and vertical positioning from the top staff line, left barline of the
measure. If you are creating a new Text Repeat, these values indicate
where you originally clicked.
On: All Staves • This Staff Only. Select All Staves to show the
text repeat on every staff in the score and parts. All Staves is selected
by default. Select This Staff Only to assign the text repeat to the current
staff only. Use the This Staff Only option if you want a text repeat to
appear only in the current staff.
List: New Staff List • (All defined Staff Lists); Edit. Select
New Staff List to display the Staff List dialog box, where you define
which staves will display text repeats. To select a Staff List already
created for use in the score, choose its name from the drop-down list. Click Edit to display the
Staff List dialog box for the selected Staff List, and change which staves
the text repeat should appear in.
• Cancel. Click OK (or press enter) to confirm the settings you’ve
made in this dialog box and place the new (or modified) text repeat in
the score. Click Cancel to tell Finale to ignore any changes you made
in this dialog box. You return to the score.
Repeats (barlines and text indications)