Apply Staff Style dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose the Staff tool icon. The Staff menu appears.
  2. Select a region of measures.
  3. Choose Staff > Apply Staff Style To > Score and Parts or Current Part/Score.

What it does

Noteman says: Prior to Finale 2012, mid-score instrument changes were applied with Staff Styles. Finale now supports these instrument changes directly using the Utilities menu and ScoreManager. See To add mid-score instrument changes.

Use the Apply Staff Style dialog box to apply the specified staff style to the selected region. Staff Styles can be any combination of Staff Attributes. If you don’t see any Staff Styles to choose from, you can load the Staff Styles library or create your own (see Staff Styles dialog box).

  • Staff Styles. Select the desired Staff Style from the list box.
  • Define. Click Define to open the Staff Styles dialog box for the selected Staff Style, where you can make changes or create a new staff style.
  • Cancel • OK. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the changes you’ve made and return to the score.

Tip: To create a Staff Style, choose Staff > Define Staff Styles.

See also:

Chord symbol

Cue notes

Cutaway scores

Staff Styles

One- and two-bar repeat symbols


Slash notation