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How to get there

Choose Window > ScoreManager (or press CTRL+K).

What it does

The ScoreManager is a realizable floating window that allows you to view, edit, reorder, and delete score Instruments, including mid-score instrument changes. This includes the ability to change staff settings, including the first clef, transposition, notation style (percussion/tablature), and others. The ScoreManager also allows you to assign VST and MIDI sounds. These staff and sound assignment options are available under the Instrument List tab.

To resize the ScoreManager window, click and drag the lower right corner.

The ScoreManager also includes a File Info tab with options that allow you to include information about the score, define standard text like the title and composer, and view file statistics.

As a modeless, floating window, changes made in the ScoreManager apply instantly to the score. All of Finale's menu commands remain available when the ScoreManager is open.

Instrument List tab

The Instrument List tab of the ScoreManager includes two portions: the list of Instruments in the top portion, and the staff settings below. The list includes an expandable row for each Instrument in the score. If the Instrument contains more than one staff, such as a piano grand staff, click the to the left of the Name to expand the row, showing the individual staves. Click an individual Instrument (directly on the Name) to activate the settings in the lower portion of this window, which can be used to edit the staff properties, such as the clef or notation style. Click the to the left of any Staff Name to display the individual layers, chords, expressions, and mid-score instrument changes. (Individual staves, layers, expressions, and chords in mid-score instrument changes are not available for editing).

Click the arrow to the left of the Instrument name to display individual layers, chords, expressions, and mid-score instrument changes.

The several columns of the ScoreManager also allow you to adjust mixer settings (mute/solo/pan) and assign (VST or MIDI) sounds to Instruments. These settings can be assigned to Instrument's layers, chords, expressions, and mid-score instrument changes.

Use the columns of the ScoreManager to configure sound and mixer settings.

Use the drop-down menu to select the available columns. See Instruments for more details regarding how to manage Finale's Instruments in the ScoreManager.

Note. The available columns change depending on whether you are using MIDI or VST for playback.

Note. If you’re using multitrack recording, you must set up the ScoreManager's R and RChan columns for each staff (or layer) you want to record into.

Note. When you’re not multitrack recording (Record into One Staff or Record into Two Staves is selected in the Record Mode submenu of the HyperScribe menu), the RChan column does not appear. In fact, you don’t need to set up the Instrument List window at all; use the Receive On channel in the HyperScribe Options dialog box to indicate what channel will be recorded for the staff (or layer). Click the measure of the staff you want to record into. (Finale uses the ScoreManager’s R column to determine which staff to record into only if you click the Record button on Playback Controls.)

Note. If a dot appears in the Solo column, only the soloed staves (or instruments) will play back.

Note. If the sound listed here doesn't match the playback sound, or if the playback sound is incorrect, see thisTroubleshooting article for an explanation.

Functions available during playback

The following table lists ScoreManager functionality during playback.

Columns Available Columns Disabled Controls Available Controls Disabled
Name Drag reorder Customize View Add Instrument
Record Instrument Staff Settings triangle Score Order
Mute Device   Unlink
Solo MIDI Sound   Staff Settings
Volume Program Change   File Info controls
Pan Channel    
  VST Sound    
  Perc. MIDI Map    

File Info tab

The File Info tab of the ScoreManager includes important information about your document including title, composer, copyright information, and document description. Some of this information, like the title and composer, appears directly in your score as a text insert. (See Text menu.) You can type any file-specific information that you may want to refer to later on. If you’re sending the file to a publisher, for example, you might use the file description area to communicate information about the fonts that were used in the file. Below the document description you can enter the initials of the file’s creator and modifier. Finale automatically provides the creation and modification dates, the name of the application (Finale), the platform (Macintosh or Windows) that created the file, and the application version number.

Tip. Hold the Alt key and type 0169 on the Number pad to create a © character

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