25. Be Wise, Resize
25-1 Be Wise, Resize Lesson 1 (Basic)
The Resize Tool and the Basics of Scaling

Resizing things in Finale can be done in two ways, first, you can simply change the font size of pretty much anything in your file, but, Finale also provides a way to rescale (by percentage) either noteheads, notes, staves, systems, or pages. This video will explore the basics of rescaling in this manner using the Resize Tool and a couple of other tools available for noteheads and notes specifically.

Finale V27.1

 

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25-2 Be Wise, Resize Lesson 2 (Intermediate)
What Gets Scaled When

When you use the Resize Tool (or other methods) to resize noteheads, notes, staves, systems, or pages, there are items that get attached to those things that also get resized. Knowing what items get resized when you resize at any of those levels will go a long way in understanding sizing and scaling in Finale.

Finale V27.1

25-3 Be Wise, Resize Lesson 3 (Intermediate)
Other Things That Can Be Resized

There are a few things in Finale that can be resized in unique ways. In this video, I’ll look at how you could deal with resizing Accidentals (0:16), Mid-Measure Clefs (2:42), Grace Notes (4:11), Lyrics (5:24), and Chords and Fretboards (9:04). Chords are particularly tricky due to a flaw in how Finale rescales them from the Document Options, so I’ll explain what’s going on and then show you the unfortunately long way around the problem.

Finale V27.1

 

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22-6 Tackling the Text Tool Lesson 6 (Advanced)
Fixed Sized Text

The confusion about when to use non-fixed-sized text or fixed-sized text can be easily cleared up once you understand how text scaling interacts with everything else (Page, System, Staff, Notes, Noteheads) that can be scaled in Finale. So this video provides some valuable information about this relationship as well as some practical applications for fixed and non-fixed sized texts.

Finale V26.3