Measurement Units submenu

In various Finale dialog boxes, you’re asked to specify a measurement: the margins of each page, for example, or the thickness of eighth-note beams. Using this submenu, you can select the measurement unit you want Finale to use—and display—in all of its dialog boxes. To see how these measurements compare to each other, see Equivalents.

Noteman says: You can override the selected measurement unit at any time by including the desired unit, or its abbreviation, in a text field. See To override global measurement units.

  • EVPUs. Choose this command to display the measurements in EVPUs (ENIGMA Virtual Page Units). EVPUs are Finale's flexible units of measurement used to calculate the size and spacing of your music.
  • Inches. Choose this command to display the measurements in inches.
  • Centimeters. Choose this command to display the measurements in centimeters.
  • Points. Choose this command to display the measurements in points. Points are typographical measurements of which there are 72 points per inch and 12 points in a pica.
  • Picas. Choose this command to display the measurements in picas. Picas are typographical measurements of which there are six picas per inch.
  • Spaces. Choose this command to display the measurements in spaces. In engraving, one space is defined as the distance between staff lines (1/2 space equals one diatonic step, which is one line or space in a staff); however, in Finale one space is equal to 1/12 of an inch, or 24 EVPUs (which is Finale's default distance between staff lines).

See also:

Measurement units

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