Page Format for Parts dialog box

How to get there

This window can be accessed in two ways, depending on whether you are working with linked or extracted parts:

  • Choose Document > Page Format > Parts.

Or,

  1. Choose Document > Manage Parts. The Manage Parts dialog box appears.
  2. Click Part Creation Preferences. The Part Creation Preferences dialog box appears.
  3. Click Page Format for Parts.

What it does

Noteman says: Before printing using a custom page size, make sure that the margins are set appropriately in this dialog box. Visit the Finale Knowledge Base for further troubleshooting steps.

The Page Format for Parts dialog box allows you to globally define various page layout aspects for your parts like parameters for margins, page size, and music size. These settings can define page formats separately for new left and right pages. You can also position the first page’s top margin and the first staff system. To view similar settings for the score, see Page Format for Score dialog box.

  • Page Size: Width • Height • Portrait • Landscape. Use the Page Size pop-up menu or the width and height text boxes to specify the default size for new pages yet to be created. The default page size is 8.5 by 11 inches. The Portrait and Landscape options let you determine your parts' orientation.
  • Scale Page to. Use this text box to specify the percentage of enlargement or reduction you want to be applied to the music on all pages, expressed as a percentage of normal size.
  • System Scaling: Staff Height • And Scale System • Resulting System Scaling. Set the staff height, then apply a percentage to the value. The static text is the cumulative effect for all staves in the part.
  • Tip: The absolute staff height is 96 EVPUs (.3333 inches or .8467 cm).

  • System Margins: Top • Left • Right • Bottom • Distance Between Systems. These fields represent the distance between one system and the one above it (Top), the distance from the edge of each system to the page margins (Left and Right), or the extra space between the bottom of one system and the top of the next (Bottom). The distance between the bottom of one system and top of the following system is the Distance Between Systems.
  • First Staff System Margins: Top • Left • Distance From Top. Use these options to make room for the title on the first page of your parts. Enter a value in the Top text box to tell Finale how far down the page to place the first system, measured down from the top page margin. The Left value specifies how far you want Finale to indent the first system on the first page. Enter a value for the distance from the page margin in the Distance From Top field.
  • Facing Pages. Select this checkbox to use the settings in both the Left Page Margins and Right Page Margins sections below for new left and right pages in your parts. Select this option if you want different formats or margins for your left and right pages. In Finale, all even pages are left-facing pages, and all odd pages are right-facing pages (as Finale numbers them at the bottom of the window in Page View). If Facing Pages is not selected, Finale uses the Left Page Margins settings for every page.
  • Left Page Margins: Top • Left • Right • Bottom. Use these options to apply settings to newly created left pages when Facing Pages is selected. All even-numbered pages are considered left pages (as Finale numbers them in Page View). When Facing Pages is not selected, these settings apply to all newly created pages.
  • Right Page Margins: Top • Left • Right • Bottom. Use these options to apply settings to newly created right pages when Facing Pages is selected. All odd-numbered pages are considered right pages (as Finale numbers them in Page View). When Facing Pages is not selected, these settings are not used.
  • First Page Top Margin. Select this checkbox to use a different value for the first page than the default for other pages. This value sets the position of the top page margin on the first page of your music. Enter a value to specify where, measured from the top of the page, Finale should place the music.
  • Units: EVPUs • Inches • Centimeters • Points • Picas • Spaces. Use this pop-up menu If you find that your selected measurement unit is too large or small to work with and override your global choice. See Equivalents.
  • Cancel • OK. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the changes you’ve made.

See also:

Linked parts

Extract parts

Page layout

Printing

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