Fixes in Finale

For a list of new features in Finale, see What's New. For details on specific interface changes added in the most recent version of Finale, see Finale Interface Changes.

Fixed Defects in Finale 27.0

  • Embedded graphics. Finale documents containing an embedded EPS graphic that is linked to an external file now retain the file path of the EPS graphic.
  • Font annotation. Minor miscalculations of font annotation data have been resolved.
  • Human Playback. The Human Playback Samba and Reggae styles now interpret the swing setting correctly.
  • Left or right only printing. Selecting Left Only or Right Only now properly restricts the printed pages for any page range.
  • Playback Controls. The arrow icon to expand the Playback Controls is now visible on macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Reverse order printing. Parts of any number of pages can now be printed accurately in reverse order with any page range specified, including N-up and tiled printing.
  • Tiled printing. Page range selection for tiled printing now functions correctly.
  • Time signatures. The Default Music Font is now correctly retained for time signature numbers and plus signs in parts when set in the Document menu.

Fixed Defects in Finale version 26.3.1

  • Simple Entry. Stems maintain correct thickness at all zoom levels.
  • Fonts. The order of font-family submenus has been corrected for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Special Characters. Zero-width characters now display correctly regardless of zoom level, font size and proximity to page edge.
  • Text. Rotated text (such as in custom Smart Lines) now displays correctly at all combinations of staff reduction and zoom level.
  • EPS Export. EPS graphics exported from Finale will now import and display correctly.
  • Chord Symbols. The Handwritten document style now uses consistent fonts for chord symbols, and chord symbols with flats are now recognized in Type Into Score mode.
  • Chord Definition Dialog Box. Fixed a crash that can occur when exiting the dialog window.
  • Staff Tool. A hang that could happen in certain scenarios when repositioning staves has been addressed.
  • NotePerformer. The playback cursor and NotePerformer Audio Unit audio is now synced properly during playback.

Fixed Defects in Finale version 26.2

  • Click and Countoff dialog box. The Finale Click volume is now adjustable on a per-document basis for use during Playback and HyperScribe.

Fixed Defects in Finale version 26.2

  • Click and Countoff dialog box. The Finale Click volume is now adjustable on a per-document basis for use during Playback and HyperScribe.
  • Consolidate Rests Across Layers.
    • The Consolidate Rests Across Layers option is correctly saved in the Document Options - Layers dialog box when the library is loaded.
    • Consolidate Rests Across Layers is now included in FinaleScript's import layer options command.
  • Document Options - Multimeasure Rests dialog box. The Document Options - Multimeasure Rests dialog box updates correctly after clicking Load Library and selecting a file.
  • File Compatibility Warning dialog box. The File Compatibility Warning dialog box correctly reappears after choosing Show All Messages in the Preference - View dialog box.
  • Flag Type. Finale retains the Flag Type selection in the Document Options - Flags dialog box when the default music font is changed.
  • Heavy Line Thickness. The Heavy Line Thickness field in the Document Options - Repeat dialog box updates correctly when using the repeat heavy line thickness [#] [units] command in FinaleScript.
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
    • Document Styles available in the Setup Wizard are sorted alphabetically and match the Setup Wizard on Windows for High Sierra and later.
    • Latin Percussion grooves and Drum Groove styles are sorted alphabetically on High Sierra and later.
    • Plug-ins appear in the correct order on High Sierra and later.
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina. Text encoding and display for some MakeMusic fonts are now correct on macOS 10.15.
  • MusicXML.
    • Accent articulations in a text font are now exported as accents.
    • Default hyphen and beam distance are now correctly exported and imported.
    • Exact slur positions are now exported.
    • Files exported to MusicXML with a Zoom level exceeding 100% no longer display incorrect font sizes or stems when reimported.
    • Hidden clefs now export as hidden.
    • Hidden Smart Shapes are no longer exported.
    • Hidden time signatures at the start of a part now export as senza misura.
    • Hyperlinks for measure-attached text blocks are now exported.
    • Metronome font information is now exported.
    • Numerals on 1-bar multimeasure rests are imported more accurately.
    • Parts with no visible clefs are now imported without clefs displaying.
    • Positions of text repeats at the end of multimeasure rests export more accurately.
    • Staff Style changes in the middle of the first measure are now exported.
    • Text in the JazzText, Broadway Copyist Text, and Finale Copyist Text fonts now exports more accurately, especially for codas, segnos, and metronome marks.
    • The Scale Expression with Attached Note setting found in the Expression Assignment dialog box is supported during export.
    • Unslashed flagged grace notes are imported more accurately.
  • Page Layout. Finale maintains the page layout when opening a file with the Automatic Update Layout option deselected from the Preferences - Edit dialog box.
  • Reset Panning. Finale no longer crashes when selecting MIDI/Audio > Reset Panning while in Studio View in some documents.
  • Shape Selection dialog box. The Shape Selection dialog box appears when clicking Select in the Multimeasure Rest dialog box.
  • Space Systems Plug-in. The description when hovering over the Space Systems Plug-in option in the Plug-in menu no longer contains a typo.
  • TG Tools Plug-ins.
    • The TG Tools Plug-ins close when pressing ESC.
    • The Go button in the TG Tools Plug-ins included with Finale is now highlighted correctly.

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