Depending on the format of your piece, you may want the music on the first page to begin slightly lower on the page to allow room for a title space.
- Scroll to the beginning of the piece and choose the Page Layout tool . Finale displays the systems on the first page, representing each as a rectangle with handles at the upper-left and lower-right.
- Click in the middle of the first staff system and drag it downwards. When you drag the top system down, all subsequent systems move down on the page as well.
If you want more precision, choose Page Layout > Systems > Edit Margins. Click the top system’s handle, and then enter a larger value in the topmost text box at the right side of the screen. These numbers represent the system margins.
- Click the upper left handle of the first staff system and drag it upwards until it overlaps the top page margin.
If you later use Space Systems Evenly, Finale adjusts the Distance Between Systems value. Because we don’t want the space for the title to be considered in this spacing, we had to adjust the top margin of the system.
- If you're not already in Page View, select View > Page View.
- Choose the Text tool and double-click where you want the title. The text editing frame appears.
- Select font, size and style from the Text menu.
- Select Text > Inserts > Title.
If you haven’t defined a title, either fill in the appropriate information under the File Info tab of the ScoreManager, or just type in the title you want to use.
- Select Text > Frame Attributes. The Frame Attributes dialog box appears.
- Select Page, choose Single Page from the
dropdownmenu, and type 1 in the first text box. (These should be the default settings).
- Use the Alignment and Positioning options to position the text block.
- Click OK (or press
- Choose the Text tool , if it’s not already selected. A handle appears on each title.
- Drag the title’s handle to move it; select the handle and press DELETE to remove it.
The default font for titles is the same as the default font for all text blocks. See Text blocks–To specify a default font for text blocks.