Staff Styles

Noteman says: While most Staff Styles can be layered on top of each other (i.e. One-Bar Repeat and a saxophone transposition), some styles conflict (i.e. One-Bar Repeat and Blank Notation). Finale alerts you to this conflict when you apply or copy a Staff Style. It does not warn you, however, if you create conflicting styles by editing a layered style.

It's easy to specify settings that apply to a staff throughout a document. However, there are times when you want to apply different settings to only a particular region of a staff; for example, you may need to change the number of staff lines temporarily or change the notation style. This is where one of Finale's most powerful features comes in.

Staff Styles are named sets of staff attributes that can be applied to a region. Everywhere the same Staff Style is used, the same staff attributes apply. If a Staff Style changes, it changes everywhere in the document that the Staff Style is applied. Many preset Staff Styles are available in Finale when you create a new default document or a new document through the Setup Wizard.

For information on quickly applying Staff Styles by pressing a key on your computer keyboard, see Staff Style Metatools.

Staff Styles in linked parts conform to certain behaviors. For details, see Staff Styles in Linked Parts.

See also:

Hiding staves



Cutaway scores

Introductory measures