Equivalents

Noteman says: Picas are expressed using the format xpy, where x is the number of picas and y is the "remainder" in points. For example, because there are 12 points per pica, a value of one-and-a-half picas would appear as 1p6 (equivalent to ¼ inch).

Measurement units

This table gives equivalents for EVPUsEVPUs, or ENIGMA Virtual Page Units, are Finale's flexible units of measurement used to calculate the size and spacing of your music, defined as 288 EVPUs per inch or 24 EVPUs per space. You can display the measurements in more common units such as inches, centimeters, points or spaces., points, millimeters, spaces, picas, centimeters, and inches. A space is the music engraver’s unit of measurement, equivalent to the distance between two staff lines. Finale's default staff line spacing is 1/12 inch (24 EVPUs), so the 'space' measurement unit is always equal to 24 EVPUs regardless of actual staff line spacing.

EVPUs Points Millimeters Spaces Picas Centimeters Inches
1 .25 .08819 .04167 .02083 .00882 .00347
4 1 .35278 .16667 .08333 .03528 .01389
11 2.75 1 (.97014) .45833 .22917 .09701 .03819
24 6 2.11667 1 .5 .21167 .08333
48 12 4.23333 2 1 .42333 .16667
113 28.25 9.96597 4.70833 2.35417 1 (.99660) .39236
288 72 25.4 12 6 2.54 1

Durational units

Finale also uses its own units of rhythmic, or durational, measurement: EDUsEDUs, or ENIGMA Duration Units, are Finale's high-resolution measurement for the duration of notes and rests, defined as 1024 EDUs per quarter note.. The following table provides EDU equivalents for use on those occasions when you need to perform conversions of rhythmic value into EDUs in Finale.

Rhythmic value EDUs
double whole 8192
dotted whole 6144
whole 4096
dotted half 3072
half 2048
dotted quarter 1536
half note triplet 1365
quarter 1024
dotted eighth 768
triplet quarter 683
eighth 512
dotted sixteenth 384
triplet eighth 341
sixteenth 256
dotted 32nd 192
triplet sixteenth 171
32nd 128
dotted 64th 96
64th 64
dotted 128th 48
128th 32

See also:

Measurement Units submenu

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