Beam Extension Selection dialog box
How to get there
- Choose Window > Advanced Tools. Click the Special Tools tool
, then click any measure containing beamed notes.
the Beam Extension Tool. A handle appears at each end of each beam; double-click
the handle at the end of the beam you want to extend.
What it does
When you extend a beam (for example, to
beam across a barline), the Beam Extension Selection dialog box lets you
specify whether you want to extend all the beams (if there are sixteenth-note
and other secondary beams), or only selected secondary beams.
• 16th • 32nd • 64th • 128th • 256th • 512th • 1024th • 2048th • 4096th.
When you select these checkboxes Finale will extend the beams for those
• Cancel. Click OK to confirm the settings you’ve made in this
dialog box and return to the score, where you can now drag the handle
(the one you originally clicked) to extend the beams. To change your beam
selections, double-click the handle; the Beam Extension Selection dialog
box reappears. Click Cancel to tell Finale to ignore any changes you made
in this dialog box and return you to the score.
Tip. Any beam not
selected cannot be extended.