Apologies for the noob question - I’m still dealing with “Finale hangover” and I just don’t know what terms to search to find the answer to this question.
The category “Expressive Text” from Finale’s Expression Tool contains a lot of items that are unrelated to dynamics, like “agitato,” “con brio,” “espressivo.”
I understand that I can create these in the Ctrl+D popover and then hiding the intensity marking, but that feels fudgey to me. I also see that I can create a new paragraph style, select my style in the Ctrl+X popover, type the text, then flip it below the staff in the bottom bar… but that seems like a lot of steps for something I need to do so frequently.
FWIW I don’t care about playback. Are either of these the “intended” way to do it, or is there another way that I’m missing?