Finale QuickTips: Reorder Staves


“Reorder Staves” is one of several less-heralded but immensely helpful new features in Finale 2011. In previous versions of Finale, reordering staves involved dragging the staff to a new location, then using the Respace Staves feature to return the staves to proper spacing.

With Finale 2011 you can change the staff order without ever moving a staff or adjusting spacing. To do so, go to Staff Menu > Reorder Staves:

Simply select the staff you want to move, then click the up or down arrow to move it. Press OK and you’re done – the staff moved with no need to respace or worry about layout changes!

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