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There Are Too Many Beats In This Measure

How to get there

  1. Click the Speedy Entry tool  image\Smart_Shape_Tool.gif. The Speedy menu appears.
  2. Choose Speedy > Check for Extra Notes.
  3. Click a measure, if needed, and enter more notes than are permissible according to the time signature (five quarter notes in a 4/4 measure, for example). (If the dialog box doesn’t appear immediately, you’ve turned off the Jump to Next Measure feature in the Speedy menu; click the screen or press zero to exit the editing frame, and the dialog box will appear.)

What it does

This dialog box lets you know you’ve put too many beats into a measure, and asks how you want to handle the extra beats. If you’re in the middle of editing a measure, you can tell Finale to wait until you exit the measure before determining whether or not to display. Exit the editing frame by pressing zero, and choose Jump to Next Measure from the Speedy menu, so that there’s no longer a check mark beside it. The dialog box will now appear only when you try to exit the editing frame (with check extra notes selected) of a measure with too many beats.

Note: As in any dialog box, you don’t have to click the radio button itself to select one of the following options; you can also click anywhere on the words themselves that label the radio button.

See Also:

Speedy Entry Tool



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