Use this submenu to quickly change the key, clef or time signature, or add articulations and expressions.
- Add Articulation. Choose this command and type the MetatoolA Finale keyboard shortcut that lets you enter markings very quickly. Up to 36 Metatools can be programmed for the following items: Articulations, Chord Symbols, Expressions, Key Signatures, Time Signatures, Selection, Repeats, and Tuplets. The name for these shortcuts gave rise to the old chestnut, "I never metatool I didn't like." of an articulation to add the corresponding articulation. Choose this command a second time (or press the * key in the number keypad twice) to open the Articulation Selection dialog box, where you can choose from a list of articulations. Using this command, Simple Entry returns to 'entry mode' after an articulation is entered.
- Add Articulation (Sticky). Choose this command and type the Metatool of an articulation to add the corresponding articulation to the mouse cursor and the Simple Entry caretThe Simple Entry caret is a vertical line in the score that indicates where the next note entered will appear. The next note entered could be the pitch displayed on the caret (which can be moved using the UP and DOWN ARROW) – initiated by pressing the RETURN key, a note letter typed on the computer keyboard, or a pitch or pitches played on a MIDI device (with Use MIDI Device for Input checked under the Simple menu). To activate the Simple Entry caret, from the Simple. menu, choose Simple Entry Options, check Use Simple Entry Caret, and click OK.. The articulation chosen will appear on each note entered until the command is invoked again.
- Add Expression. Choose this command and type the Metatool of an expression to add the corresponding expression. Or, click Select to open the Expression Selection dialog box, where you can choose an expression.
- Change Clef • Key Signature • Time Signature. Choose these commands to display the Change Clef dialog box, Key Signature dialog box, or Time Signature dialog box, where you can choose an element to insert at the cursor or selected note position in the score.