Finale Keyboard Shortcuts

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To those looking for an abstract of the hotkeys for Finale 2012. By Alexandre Garcia

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<p>KeyboardShortcuts&amp; Special Mouse ClicksCommands that are new or have changed in Finale 2012 are marked by a bullet ().</p> <p>6</p> <p>5</p> <p>INDEXFile menu4Edit menu4Utilities menu4Window menu5View menu5GeneralKeyboardShortcuts5Articulation Tool6Chord tool7Clef tool7Expression Tool7Graphics Tool8Hand Grabber Tool9HyperScribe Tool9Transcription Mode9Lyrics Tool9Measure Tool10Mirror Tool11Note Mover Tool11Ossia Tool12Page Layout Tool12Repeat Tool12Resize Tool13Selection Tool13Simple Entry Tool15Simple Entry Laptop Set17Smart Shape Tool19Speedy Entry tool20Special Tools Tool22Staff Tool22Text Tool24Tuplet Tool24Zoom Tool25Playback25Shape Designer25</p> <p>File menu</p> <p>Launch Window-CTRL+SHIFT+NNew (default new action)-CTRL+NOpen-CTRL+OClose-CTRL+WSave-CTRL+SPrint Score-CTRL+PQuit-ALT+F4+Q</p> <p>Edit menu</p> <p>Undo-CTRL+ZRedo-CTRL+YUndo/Redo List-CTRL+SHIFT+ZCut-CTRL+XCut to Clip File-PressCTRL+X when choosing CutCopy (to the Clipboard)-CTRL+CInsert-CTRL+ICopy to Clip File-PressCTRL when choosing Copy+CInsert From Clip File-PressCTRLwhen choosing InsertInsert and Filter-CTRL+SHIFT+IInsert and Filter from Clip File-Press CTRL+SHIFT while choosing InsertPaste-CTRL+VPaste Multiple (from the clipboard)-CTRL+ALT+VPaste (paste from a Clip file)-PressCTRL when choosing PastePaste Multiple using the one-click method-Highlight the source measures. PressALT+CTRLand click the target measure. ThePaste Multiple dialog boxappears.Paste and Filter-SHIFT+CTRL+V. TheEdit Filter dialog boxappears where you can choose which items you would like to paste.Use Filter-ALT+CTRL+FEdit Filter-SHIFT+ALT+CTRL+FPaste and Filter from Clip Files-Press SHIFT+CTRL while choosing Paste. TheEdit Filter dialog boxappears where you can choose which items you would like to paste.Delete Measure Stack-Delete (with a stack selected)Select All-CTRL+AUpdate Layout and remove measure groupings-CTRL+SHIFT+UClear All Items-BACKSPACE(Laptops Fn-6)Set SmartFind Source Region-CTRL+F</p> <p>Deselect SmartFind Source Region-CTRL+FApply SmartFind and Paint-CTRL+SHIFT+F</p> <p>Utilities menu</p> <p>Update Layout-CTRL+UTranspose-CTRL+6 through 9Program a Transposition-SHIFT+CTRL+6 through 9Lock Systems-CTRL+L (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press L to lock Systems).Unlock Systems-CTRLSHIFT+ U (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press U to unlock Systems).Apply Note Spacing-CTRL+4 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 4)Apply Beat Spacing-CTRL+ 5 (Or, with the Selection tool selected, press 5)Fit Measures-CTRL+MImplode Music-1 (With Selection tool selected)Explode Music-2 (With Selection tool selected)Check Elapsed Time-3 (With Selection tool selected)</p> <p>Window menu</p> <p>Show/Hide Main Tool Palette-COMMAND+TSwitch between open windows-CTRL+TABOpen/Close Mixer-CTRL+SHIFT+M</p> <p>View menu</p> <p>Page View-CTRL+EScroll View-CTRL+EStudio View-CTRL+SHIFT+EEnd Position-END keyRedraw Screen-CTRL+DZoom In-CTRL++ (plus sign) or hold downCTRL+SHIFT and right-clickZoom Out-CTRL+- (minus) or hold downCTRL+SHIFTandright-clickCustom Zoom 2-CTRL+2Custom Zoom 1-CTRL+1Custom Zoom 3-CTRL+3View At X %-CTRL+0Fit Width-CTRL+]Fit in Window-CTRL+[Add Bookmark-CTRL+BView At Last Size-Double-right-click on the scoreDefine a Staff Set-Press CTRLwhen choosing Staff Set(in Scroll View or Studio View)Show/Hide Rulers-CTRL+RChange layers-ALT+SHIFT+layer number (1-4)</p> <p>GeneralKeyboardShortcuts</p> <p>OK all open dialog boxes-CTRL-click the OK buttonCancel all open dialog boxes-CTRL-click the Cancel button"Add Again" Metatool (adds the previously added marking)-Press -(hyphen) and click the scoreApply a Metatool-Press a number or letter and click the scoreProgram a Metatool-Press SHIFT+number or SHIFT+letterProgram akeyboardequivalent for a tool-Press SHIFT+Function key (F2-F12)Switch to a tool youve programmed-Press Function key (F2-F12)Select Yes or No in dialog boxes-Type N for No and Y for YesShow Active Layer Only-SHIFT+ALT+SOpen Document Options-CTRL+ALT+AMove up a full screen (page view)-PAGE UPMove down a full screen (page view)-PAGE DOWNMove to previous page (page view)-CTRL+PAGE UPMove to next page (page view)-CTRL+PAGE DOWNAdvance one increment up vertically-ALT+PAGE UPAdvance on increment down vertically-ALT+PAGE DOWNMove left one screen (page view)-HOMEMove right one screen (page view)-ENDMove to beginning (page view)-CTRL+HOMEMove to end (page view)-CTRL+ENDMove to the top/left of the leftmost viewable page-SHIFT+HOMEMove to the bottom/right of the rightmost viewable page-SHIFT+ENDAdvance one increment right horizontally (page view)-ALT+HOMEAdvance one increment left horizontally (page view)-ALT+ENDMove forward screenfull of measures (scroll view)-CTRL+PAGE UPMove backward screenfull of measures (scroll view)-CTRL+PAGE DOWNMove to beginning of score (scroll view)-HOMEMove to end of score (scroll view)-ENDChange layers-ALT+SHIFT+layer number</p> <p>Articulation Tool</p> <p>Display the Articulation Selection dialog box-Click on, above, or below a note or rest that doesnt have an articulation attached, or click on a note whose articulation handles are visible, OR drag-enclose a group of notes with or without articulations.Select an articulation-Click, or SHIFT-click the handle.Delete an articulation-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu. Drag-enclose a group of notes while holding delete to delete articulations on all the notes.Display the Articulation Designer dialog box-Double-click an articulation handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Articulation Definition from the contextual menu.Highlight the note to which the articulation is assigned-ALT-click and hold a handle of an articulation.</p> <p>Chord tool</p> <p>Display positioning triangles-Click the staff (but not on a note or rest)Display the Chord Definition dialog box-Click a note with no chord symbol attached (With Manual Input selected in the Chord menu), or double-click a chord symbol handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Chord Definition from the contextual menu.Delete a chord symbol-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menuInput chord symbols using MIDI keyboard-With Allow MIDI Input checked, click a note and play chord on the MIDI keyboardAnalyze chord in one or two staves-With One- or Two-Staff Analysis selected in the Chord menu, click on a note in the chord.Select a Suffix (type into score mode)-Type root followed by :0</p> <p>Clef tool</p> <p>Display the Change Clef dialog box-Double-click in a measure)To change the clef for a region-Select the region (if you want a mid-measure clef, select a part of a measure) and then double click the highlighted region.To change the clef from a measure to the next clef change-Double-click an unselected measure or a fully selected measure.Adjust the mid-measure clef position-Drag the handle of the mid-measure clefDelete a mid-measure clef-Select the handle and press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Change a mid-measure clef to another clef-Double-click the mid-measure clefs handle and drag left or right, orright-click the handle and select Edit Clef Definition.</p> <p>Expression Tool</p> <p>Display the Expression Selection dialog box-Double-click on, above, or below a measure or note.Select an expression handle-Click, or SHIFT-click to select multiple handles or pressCTRL+A to select all available handles.Move selected expression and attachment point-Drag the selected handlesMove the expression without changing the attachment point-ALT+drag the selected handlesAdd selected expression to adjacent staff. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+Up arrow orCTRL+Down arrow to add the expression to the staff above or below (respectively).Add selected expression to all staves above/below. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+HOME orCTRL+END to add the expression to all staves above or below (respectively).Add selected expression to all staves. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+ALT+ENTERto add the expression to all staves.Add selected expression to specific staves. (Non-Score List expressions only)-Select an expression handle and pressCTRL+ALT+ENTERto add the expression to all staves.Delete selected expressions-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Resize a shape expression-Double-click an expression handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Score Shape Expression Graphically from the contextual menu.Display the Expression Designer dialog box-Double-click an expression handle (text expression), orright-click the handle and select Edit Expression Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Shape Expression Designer dialog box-CTRL+double-click an expression handle (shape expression), orright-click the handle and select Edit Shape Expression Definition from the contextual menu.Display the Expression Assignment dialog box-SHIFT+double-click an expression handle, or right-CONTROL-click the handle and select Edit Expression Assignment from the contextual menu.Highlight the note/measure to which the expression is attached-Hold downALTand click the expressions handle.To quickly change one expression to another using Metatoolshortcuts-Highlight the Expression handle and double-press the Metatool key corresponding to the expression you want to switch to</p> <p>Graphics Tool</p> <p>Align Left-CTRL+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)Center Horizontally-CTRL+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)Align Right-CTRL+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)Align Top-CTRL+ - (minus)Center Vertically-CTRL+SHIFT+ = (equals)Align Bottom-CTRL+SHIFT+ - (minus)Place a graphic in the Shape Designer-Click in the Shape Designer display area, thePlace Graphicsdialog box appearsSelect a graphic or graphics-Click a graphic or drag-enclose graphics, SHIFT-click a graphicDisplay the Graphic Attributes dialog box-CTRL+SHIFT+ T or dDouble-click a graphicPlace a graphic in the score-Double-click in the score, thePlace Graphicsdialog box appearsSelect a region containing the musical example to export-Double-click and drag to enclose a region in Page View Resize selection rectangle proportionally-SHIFT-click and drag a corner editing handle.Delete the selected graphics-Press DELETE for one or more selected graphicsAdjust the graphics position in the score-Drag a selected graphicResize the graphic horizontally or vertically-Drag a graphics bounding handleResize the graphic proportionally-SHIFT-click and drag a corner editing handle</p> <p>Hand Grabber Tool</p> <p>Temporarily switch to Hand Grabber Tool-Press the right-button(and drag in the score)</p> <p>HyperScribe Tool</p> <p>Indicate where to begin transcription-Click a measureEnd HyperScribe in the middle of a measure-CTRL-click anywhere on the score</p> <p>Transcription Mode</p> <p>Display the Transcription window-Click a measure orCTRL-click a measure if you had Transcribe in Measures selected while transcribingTranscribe a measure at a time-Click a measure with Transcribe in Measures selected</p> <p>Lyrics Tool</p> <p>Click Assign lyrics one syllable at a time-Click within the staff lines at the position of the noteClick Assign lyrics all at once-CTRL-click within the staff lines at the position of the first noteDisplay a Word Extension handle-Select Lyrics menu &gt;Edit Word Extension or click on the Edit Word Extension button () in Lyrics WindowMove Syllables-Select Lyrics menu &gt;Adjust Syllables or click the Adjust Syllables button () in the Lyrics Window. Click and drag handleMove to the previous or next verse, chorus or section.-UP ARROW or DOWN ARROWusing Type into ScoreLeft Justify syllable-CTRL+ [ (left square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Right Justify syllable-CTRL+ ] (right square bracket) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Center Justify syllable-CTRL+ ' (apostrophe) (with Adjust Syllables Selected)Align syllable block to the Left-CTRL+SHIFT+ [ (left square bracket)Center syllable block Horizontally-CTRL+SHIFT+ ' (apostrophe)Align syllable block to the Right-CTRL+SHIFT+ ] (right square bracket)Disable "floating" syllable-Click the Adjust Syllables button () in the Lyrics Window, thenright-click a syllable handle and choose Align Default and Justify Default.</p> <p>Measure Tool</p> <p>Display the Add Measures dialog box-CTRL-click the Measure tool, or right-click the Measure tool and select Add Measures from the context menuAdd single blank measure to the score-Double-click the Measure tool, or right-click the Measure tool and select Add One Measure from the context menuDisplay the Measure Attributes dialog box-Double-click the top barline handle or measure, orright-click a handle (or upper handle) and select Edit Measure Attributes from the contextual menu.Make the Measure wider or narrower-Drag the top barline handle right or leftDisplay a beat chart-Click the second barline (or middle if there are three) handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Beat Chart from the contextual menu.Display a split-point bar-Click the third (bottom) barline handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Split Points from the contextual menu.Move a beat horizontally in all staves-Drag one of the lower handles in the beat chartMove a beat and all subsequent beats horizontally in all staves-SHIFT+drag one of the lower handles in the beat chartAdd another pair of beat positioning handles-Double-click between two upper handles of a beat chartDisplay the Beat Chart Element dialog box-Double-click an upper handle in the beat chartDelete a beat chart pair from the beat chart-Click on an upper handle to select it and press DELETEChange a barline-Right-click the handle and select Barlines, then the desired barline type (Normal, Double, Final, Solid, Dashed, Invisible, Tick) from the contextual menu.</p> <p>Display a handle on every measure number-Click the Measure toolDisplay the Measure Number dialog box-SHIFT+double-click on the Measure tool.Reset measure number positioning-PressBACKSPACE, orright-click the handle and select Restore Default Position from the contextual menu.Delete a measure number-Press DELETE, orright-click the handle and select Delete from the contextual menu.Move a measure number-Drag the measure numbers handleDisplay the Enclosure Designer dialog box-Double-click a measure numbers handle, orright-click the handle and select Edit Enclosure from the contextual menu.Force a measure number to appear-CTRL-click a measure without a measure numberForce measure numbers on a measure in all staves of a staff system-CTRL+SHIFT-click on a measureRemove a multimeasure rest-Right-click the handle and select remove a multimeasure rest from the contextual menu.</p> <p>Mirror Tool</p> <p>Display Mirror and Placeholder icons-Click the Mirror toolDisplay the Placeholder dialog box-Highlight a measure with notes or with a Placeholder iconDisplay the Tilting Mirror dialog box-Double-click an empty measure or a measure with a Mirror iconDisplay the Mirror Attribu...</p>