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To create an or marking

  1. Click the Smart Shape Tool image\Smart_Shape_Tool.gif. The Smart Shape Palette appears.
  2. Click the or Tool. The marking usually goes beneath the music it affects.
  3. Position the cursor in the measure where the marking is to begin so that the cursor arrow points to the staff to which you’re attaching it.
  4. Double-click and drag to the right. Your double-click marks the side of the marking; as you drag, you increase the length of the dashed-line bracket. Release the mouse when you’ve positioned the right end where you want it. If you double-click below the staff the marking will be used instead (unless you have specified another symbol to use). markings affect playback.

To specify that in this Finale document you want the under-bracket Tool to create an marking instead of the default marking, choose Smart Shape Options from the Smart Shape menu. The Smart Shape Options dialog box appears, in which you can choose either marking to appear at the beginning of the bracket.

To move or reshape an or marking

If the marking is already selected, it displays diamond editing handles. If not, click the Smart Shape Tool. Any Smart Shape created with this tool displays a handle; click the handle of the marking you want to modify.


See Also:

Smart Shape Options

Smart Shape Tool



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