Noteman says: See Adding tempo markings and dynamics for a step-by-step tutorial overview on adding expressions.
Expressions are markings that tell the performer how to interpret (or express) a musical passage. Dynamic markings, tempo indications, expressive text, technique text, and rehearsal marks are all generally added as expressions. Finale contains a library of various markings, but you can also create your own.
Expressions are generally symbols or text placed above or below the staff and have the ability to adjust according to spacing changes in the music. For example, when you apply music spacing changes, expressions will move to the appropriate position in the measure. Like chords and lyrics, all expressions can be set to snap to a baseline so they are aligned at the same distance above or below the staff. This distance can be manually adjusted or globally adjusted. See Expressions.
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