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Choose an option from the Size submenu for the font size for your text. Finale places a checkmark next to your selection. Choose Other to display the Size dialog box. See Size dialog box. Select Increase or Decrease (or use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL+SHIFT+period, and CTRL+SHIFT+comma.) to change the point size by one. Select Fixed Size to display the text at the specified point size, regardless of any reductions you’ve previously placed on a note, staff, staff system or page using the Resize tool. (See Resize tool for information.)


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Fixed Size


See Also:

Text tool

Lyrics tool



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