How to get there
There are two ways to access the FinaleScript Options dialog box:
- Choose Plug-ins > FinaleScript > Options.
- Click the Options button in the FinaleScript Palette.
What it does
Noteman says: For a complete tutorial written for beginners through advanced users, see Using FinaleScript.
This dialog box allows you to customize aspects of the FinaleScript Plug-in.
- Use a keyboard shortcut for FinaleScript Palette. Check this box to use a keyboard shortcut to launch the FinaleScript Palette. Click Select to define the keyboard shortcut. The default shortcut is
- Use Source location for batch process • Use Destination location for batch process. Use these options to define the default source and destination folders for batch processing. These settings are remembered between sessions and are global (apply to all scripts that include batch processing). You can override these settings in a script by defining a different source/destination location using the
batch process source folderand
batch process destination foldercommands respectively.
- Remember Palette and Editor state between sessions. Check this box to remember the position, size, and show/hide status of the FinaleScript Palette. With this box checked, if the FinaleScript Palette is open when you quit Finale, it will open automatically the next time you start Finale.
- Use transparency. Check this box to apply transparency to the FinaleScript Palette.
- Use syntax coloring. Select this option to enable the automated coloring scheme that delineates syntax in the FinaleScript Editor.
- Don’t show Palette when calling a script from the menu. Check this box to hide the FinaleScript Palette when choosing a script from the Plug-ins/FinaleScript submenu.
- Give focus back to doc window after running script. Check this box to restore focus to the document window after running a script.
- Ask confirmation upon script deletion. Check this box to tell FinaleScript to ask for a confirmation before deleting a script.
- Generate detailed report. Check this box to tell FinaleScript to include additional details in its report, including commands that failed (e.g. check boxes not found, etc.).
- Bypass blocking dialog boxes automatically. If the script hangs at some point (over 2 seconds), FinaleScript scans typical blocking modal dialog boxes and presses the focus (typically the ‘OK’ button) automatically. Typical blocking dialog boxes are, for example, the No Font Annotation Available alert, the MIDI File Format dialog, the Replace alert, the Symbol Font alert, the Convert Ties dialog box, etc. This option makes any batch process virtually uninterpretable and is used only when batch processing.
- Use custom measure numbers. Check this option to instruct FinaleScript to interpret measure numbers according to the Measure Numbers setting in the Preferences - View dialog box. For example, if "Display Defined Measure Numbers" is selected, FinaleScript will take into account measure number regions as defined in the Measure Number dialog box when specifying measures (rather than using actual consecutive measure numbers).
- OK • Cancel. Click Cancel to return to the score without changing FinaleScript settings. Click OK to confirm your settings and return to the score (or FinaleScript Palette).
Tip: For a complete tutorial written for beginners through advanced users, see Using FinaleScript.