When creating cross staff beaming in Finale, many people use the Note Mover Tool or the TG Tools Cross-Staff Plug-in dialog box to move notes from one staff to another.
Why and when would you beam over barlines?
While schools of thought vary, many composers want to highlight hemiolas and other rhythmic effects with their beaming – even when this might seem at odds with basic engraving principles.
My friend Larry had a Finale question the other day. When he entered the following combination of sixteenth notes and rests, Finale gave him this:
But Larry didn’t want that.