You can place text, in any font and size, anywhere in a Finale score. Different tools, however, are ideal for different kinds of text. The table below will help you find instructions for creating the kind of text you’re looking for.

To create these… Use this tool… …and see this entry
Lyrics Lyrics tool icon Lyrics tool
Page numbers Text tool icon Page numbers
Notes to the conductor Text tool icon Text blocks
Titles Text tool icon Titles
Copyright notices Text tool icon Copyright notices
Text expressions (arco, etc.) Expression tool icon Expressions
Explanatory text Text tool icon Text tool
Chord symbols Chord tool icon Chord symbols
(Running) headers and footers Text tool icon Headers and footers