Supercharge Finale

Scripts to supercharge your Finale workflow, built by the Finale community

All scripts

Add augmentation dots

Add an augmentation dot to all notes and rests in selected region.

Automatic jeté

Add gliss. marks, hide noteheads, and adjust staccato marks as needed for jeté bowing.

Autoposition rolled chord articulations

Copy Main Symbol Vertically

Bariolage

Bariolage: Creates alternating layer pattern from layer 1. Doesn't play nicely with odd numbered groups!

Barline set

Set all selected barlines to one of five styles

Beam selected region

Beam Selected Region

Bravura: large noteheads

Replaces noteheads in Bravura with the intended larger size.

Change note endings

Align the ends of notes followed by a rest to selected duration boundaries

Chord accidental - move down

Adjust the accidental of chord symbol down

Chord accidental - move up

Adjust the accidental of chord symbol up

Chord line - delete bottom note

Deletes the bottom note of every chord

Chord line - delete top note

Deletes the top note of every chord

Chord line - keep bottom note

Keeps the bottom note of every chord and deletes the rest

Chord line - keep top note

Keeps the top note of every chord and deletes the rest

Clear layer selective

Clear the chosen layer

Cluster - determinate

Creates a determinate cluster.

Cluster - indeterminate

Creates Indeterminate Clusters

Copy default group name horizontal position to staff

Copies default horizontal group name positions to default staff name positions. (Reverses Finale bug that was fixed as of Finale 2014.5.)

Create brass quintet score

Creates the score setup correctly for brass quintet

Create double wind orchestra score

Creates the score setup correctly for double wind orchestra

Create movement break

Creates a movement break at the first selected measure.

Create string orchestra score

Creates the score setup correctly for string orchestra

Create trombone choir score

Creates the score setup correctly for trombone choir

Crossstaff offset...

Offset horizontal position of cross-staff note entries

Cue notes create…

Copy as cue notes to another staff

Delete all expressions

Delete all expressions from the selected region

Delete duplicate noteheads

Removes duplicate noteheads from chords and adjusts ties as needed.

Delete hidden v2 notes

Removes V2 notes if all are hidden and no rests. Useful when Finale adds unwanted playback notes, e.g., after Score Merge.

Dynamics above staff

Moves dynamics above staff

Enharmonic transpose down

Transpose down enharmonically all notes in selected regions.

Enharmonic transpose up

Transpose up enharmonically all notes in selected regions.

Expression add opaque background

Add an opaque background to any single-staff text expression in the currenly selected region.

Expression find orphans

Reports any orphaned expression definitions not visible in the Expression Selection Dialog.

Expression remove enclosure

Removes any enclosure on any single-staff text expression in the currently selected region.

Expression set to parts only

Set any single-staff text expression in the currenly selected region to Parts Only assignment.

Expression set to score only

Set any single-staff text expression in the currenly selected region to Score Only assignment.

Expressions: scaling

Turns off expression scaling in the selected region.

Finale maestro: wide notes

Replaces noteheads in Finale Maestro with the wide variation.

Fix indent from doc. Settings

Resets the left-side indentation of selected systems using the Page Format For options.

Force full names

Force first selected measure to show full staff names.

Group copy score to part

Copies any applicable groups from the score to the current part in view.

Groups reset

Deletes all groups except those starting on the first measure, and extends those for the entire length of the document.

Hairpin and dynamic adjustments

Adjusts hairpins to remove collisions with dynamics and aligns hairpins with dynamics.

Hairpin creator

Create four different types of hairpin spanning the currently selected music region

Harp gliss

Transforms 7-tuplets to harp gliss notation.

Harp pedal wizard

Creates Harp Diagrams and Pedal Changes

Layer mute or unmute

Mute or unmute chosen layer(s) in the current selection

Layer: swap 1 & 2

Swaps layers 1 and 2

Layers hide or unhide

Hide or unhide chosen layers in the current selection

Load smufl engraving defaults

Loads engraving defaults for the current SMuFL Default Music Font.

Lock systems (all)

Lock All Systems (Score & Parts)

Lyrics - space baselines

Lyrics - Space Baselines

Measure numbers adjust for key, time, repeat

Adjusts all measure numbers left where there is a key signature, time signature, or start repeat.

Measure numbers move down

Moves selected measure numbers down by one staff space.

Measure numbers move up

Moves selected measure numbers up by one staff space.

Measure numbers reset vertical

Reset vertical position to default for selected measure numbers.

Meter - 4/4

Sets the meter as indicated in a selected range.

Meter set numeric

Set the Meter Numerically

Midi duration

Change MIDI note start and stop times

Midi velocity

Change MIDI Velocity

Move lyric baselines down

Moves all lyrics baselines down one space in the selected systems

Move repeat brackets for chords

Move staff down

Moves the selected staves down by 1 space

Move staff up

Moves the selected staves up by 1 space

Mute cue notes

Mutes notes that are 85% normal size or smaller

Mute selected staves

Mutes selected staves

Note duration statistics

Counts the number of each note value in a given region

Octave doubling up

Doubles the current note an octave higher

Playback - mute notes

Mute all the notes in the selected region

Playback - unmute notes

Unmutes all the notes in the selected region

Remove articulations from rests

If a rest has an articulation, it removes it (except breath marks, caesuras, or fermatas

Remove default whole rests

Removes all default whole rests from the entire score

Remove duplicate articulations

Remove Duplicate Articulations

Remove inserts from page text...

Removes text inserts from selected Page Text.

Rename staves

Renames selected staves

Replicate music

Inspired by the 'r' key in Sibelius, this script copies the selected music, and pastes it directly to the right

Reset abbreviated group name fonts

Reset all abbreviated group names to document's default font settings.

Reset abbreviated staff name fonts

Reset all abbreviated staff names to document's default font settings.

Reset articulation positions

Resets the position of all selected articulations.

Reset automatic articulation positions

Resets the position of automatically positioned articulations while ignoring those with manual positioning.

Reset expression positions

Resets the assignment position of all selected single-staff expressions.

Reset full group name fonts

Reset all full group names to document's default font settings.

Reset full staff name fonts

Reset all full staff names to document's default font settings.

Reset lyrics fonts

Reset lyrics to document\'s default font settings.

Rest offsets

Rest vertical offsets

Rotate chord down

Rotates the chord upwards, taking the top note and moving it below the rest of the chord

Rotate chord up

Rotates the chord upwards, taking the bottom note and moving it above the rest of the chord

Save document as text file...

Secondary beam breaks

Create or remove secondary beam breaks

Simplify accidentals

Removes all double sharps and flats by respelling them

Smufl: fix roll

Fixes 'roll' articulations when converting from non-SMuFL to SMuFL fonts.

Solo selected staves

Solos selected staves

Staff explode

Explode chords from one staff into single notes on consecutive staves

Staff explode pairs

Explode chords from one staff into pairs of notes on consecutive single staves

Staff explode split pairs

Explode chords from one staff into split pairs of notes on consecutive single staves

Staff explode to layers

Staff Explode Chords into independent layers

String harmonics 4th - sounding pitch

Takes a sounding pitch, then creates the artificial harmonic that would produce that pitch

String harmonics 5th - sounding pitch

Takes a sounding pitch, then creates the artificial harmonic that would produce that pitch

String harmonics m3rd - sounding pitch

Takes a sounding pitch, then creates the artificial harmonic that would produce that pitch

Swap layers selective

Swaps notes in the selected region between two chosen layers

Swap staves

Swaps the top and bottom of the selected staves

Switch to selected part

Switches to the first part of the top staff in a selected region in a score. Switches back to the score if viewing a part.

Tacet

Creates a mm-rest and TACET expression

Tempo from beginning

Set tempo markings to start playback at the BEGINNING of each measure

This is the default name that hopefully no one will ever use

Tie/untie notes

Tie or untie suitable notes in the current selection

Toggle chord visibility 2

Toggles the chords' visibility

Transpose by steps...

Transpose by the number of steps given, simplifying spelling as needed.

Transpose chromatic...

Chromatic transposition of selected region (supports microtone systems).

Tuplet visibility

Hide or unhide all tuplets in the selected region

Unmute all staves

Unmutes all staves

Widen multimeasure rests to tempo mark

Widens any multimeasure rest with a tempo mark to be wide enough for the mark.

Note: The development of these Lua scripts are totally separate from Finale, Makemusic, or their affiliates. No financial, tech support or other arrangements have been made with these companies. These scripts are created by the community, so they make have bugs, so use them at your own risk.