Finale Quick Tips: Creating Flip Folder-Sized Parts

Photo credit: J A French Photography, Keene, NH. Photo source: Keene and Cheshire County (NH) Historical Photos’ photostream

As marching band season approaches, our Technical Support department begins to hear from band directors looking to create parts correctly sized for a flip folder.

If you create your new arrangement from the Marching Band Template, your parts will be automatically created in the correct size. To do so, go to the File menu and choose New > Document from Template > Band > Marching Band.

If you’ve already created your score with a different template, you can manually set up the parts following these steps:

  1. Navigate to Document Menu > Page Format > Parts. Set the Page Size to Octavo (6.75 X 10.5); then set the Orientation to Landscape. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to Document Menu > Manage Parts. Click Generate Parts. You may get a warning that states generating parts will replace the existing parts in your document. Press OK on that warning to replace any existing parts with new parts configured for flip folder size.

Want to print the parts with two pages on each sheet of paper? This Knowledge Base article will walk you through the steps.

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