Started my trial today after seeing Dan Kreider’s Youtube video. I’m a 10 year Finale user and like most of us, I’ve had my head in my hands more times than I can count. Needless to say I was excited.
I’ll spare everyone thedetails of the first hour. Right now, I’m thinking ‘At my age, with my lack of brain plasticity, can I really re-learn everything to get to the point where I’m at in Finale’? One thing’s for sure, I can fly in Finale.
So please check out the attached. I’m just trying to get the basics of note entry workflow down. I have a line of random notes written and I’m on bar 5. Notice that the last eighth rest in bar 4 is lit yellow, even though the carat and grid are ready for input at bar 5.
I enter a note at Bar 5, and a note appears with 2 or 3 slur marks over it (?) and then there’s a pause… and then I see the spinning blue ‘working’ icon familiar to Windows users… and then I get what you see in the second attachment! Pretty funky. My coffee cup isn’t pressing any keys on my keyboard. This is the result of one note entry click.
I have noticed that the slur icon is ‘pressed’ or ‘chosen’ in the menu in the upper left. I think ‘Okay, just toggle that off by pressing ‘S’ (‘s’ or Shift S)’, but that won’t work. Click directly on the slur button won’t work. I can toggle all the other buttons up there (accent, accidentals etc) but the slur button is stuck on. I can’t unselect it.
Any input (no pun intended) would be appreciated. I’m through for the night. I’m leaving this open project on my desktop, I’ll check back tomorrow afternoon EST.