Finale Quick Tips: Changing Document Fonts

Finale’s Setup Wizard makes it easy to specify the look of any new piece, including the fonts used for music and text. You can also quickly transform the appearance of any existing piece by changing fonts, and that’s what we’ll look at today. Let’s start with this example:

We’ll begin by changing the default music font:

  1. From the Document Menu choose Set Default Music Font.
  2. Under Font, select the new music font you wish to use and press OK.

Voila! Finale automatically converts all the music characters to the new font:

 Want to change all of the text in the document as well? Try this:

  1. From the Document Menu choose Data Check > Font Utilities.
  2. Place a check next to Search for This Font and click Select.
  3. Choose the text font you have in your document (such as Times New Roman).
  4. Click Select next to Replace Font With and choose the new text font you wish to use (such as Broadway Copyist Text).
  5. Click Apply then OK.

I think the character of the following result is very different from where we started:

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