How to get there
CONTROL+OPTION+COMMAND–click on an open document.
While pressing CONTROL+OPTION, press one of the tool keyboard equivalent keys: F, G, H, J, K, L, semicolon (;), or apostrophe (').
What it does
This special dialog box displays every tool in Finale’s Main Tool Palette. It has two uses:
- You can use it to select a new tool (by double-clicking its icon), even if the Main Tool Palette is hidden.
- You can use it to program up to eight keyboard equivalents for the tools on the tool palette. Once you’ve programmed a keyboard equivalent, you can select the tool by simply pressing the appropriate key combination.
Note that you cannot program a keyboard equivalent if the Master Tool Palette dialog box is already displayed (by pressing CONTROL+OPTION+COMMAND and clicking an open document). You must use the CONTROL+OPTION+(F-apostrophe) method.
- Tool. The number in this text box identifies the selected tool by number. When you select a tool, Finale automatically fills in its number for you.
- OK. After clicking a tool to highlight it, click OK to select the tool and return to the score. You can double-click a tool to accomplish the same thing.
To program a keyboard equivalent for a tool
Keyboard equivalents are document-specific. If you decide you like these keyboard equivalents, you should save them to your default file.
- While pressing CONTROL+OPTION, press one of the keys in the middle row of the alphabet keyboard (F through apostrophe). The Master Tool Palette dialog box appears.
- Double-click the tool you want to assign to the key you pressed.
- From now on, to select that tool, press CONTROL and the key you originally pressed (CONTROL+F, for example).