How do I extract parts in Finale from the template?

hey guys,

So I have finished the book that I was writing for a band in Texas and it sounds pretty good i would like to think...here is the problem...I wrote the entire book in a score (mostly all battery, only one movement has some pit stuff in it) and I have been trying to extract the parts from the score (I used the template) but nothing is working.  I just copied and pasted one of them and that works alright, but in page view it has measures spilling over into nothing and the staves are very far apart from eachother (each line of music that is, not measure to measure).  I'm using Finale 2007 with VDL 2.5 on a Mac Powerbook G4.  Any help would be appreciated, the director needs the music by Thursday.
on one of your parts, go to the PAGE SIZE option in the PAGE LAYOUT MENU and then change the size and choose to apply this to SELECTED PARTS/SCORE and then select the parts that you want.  this will ch ange it to the ones that you check.
Hey guys, thanks for your help.  I figured out how to extract them.  They look a little weird so I'll have to adjust some things but it works.  The only thing now is that Finale doesn't change the format of my document to landscape or portrait, but I'll figure it out.  Thanks guys!
You will have to manually GENERATE PARTS from teh DOCUMENT MENU -->MANAGE PARTS area to get these as options.  Unless running plugins or doing other things with measure number displays, etc, you do not need to extract if you do not want to.
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Please don't take this the wrong way but extracting parts is a process which can be found in the manual, has a tutorial and is in the Finale help PDF.


Ted Boliske
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Sorry, I guess I should have explained in my original post.  I know HOW to extract parts, but when I use the VDL 2 template Finale won't allow me to extract the parts.  I go to the extract parts thing and it just says ";score"; not ";snare, tenors, bass"; etc.  That's my fault for not explaining.
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Ok, I understand now. Sorry for being so harsh. Check Scott's post for a better solution than my RTM (read the manual) response.

Ted
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Please don't take this the wrong way but extracting parts is a process which can be found in the manual, has a tutorial and is in the Finale help PDF.


Ted Boliske
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Sorry, I guess I should have explained in my original post.  I know HOW to extract parts, but when I use the VDL 2 template Finale won't allow me to extract the parts.  I go to the extract parts thing and it just says ";score"; not ";snare, tenors, bass"; etc.  That's my fault for not explaining.
Internet has been down...too much recently so sorry I havent been able to chime in.  There have been instances with earlier version of Finale 2007 having this issue when extracting parts - where all the systmes would pile on one another.  What I would do in addition to simply generating parts (as this sometimes was showing in the linked parts) is go to DOCUMENT MENU -->MANAGE PARTS and then delete each linked part one by one.  Then click Part Creation Preferences and check these numbers for the system margins.  This is not the easiest to understand right away, but making sure that margins for System 1 and then distance between systems are what you would like.  Then click OK and then click GENERATE PARTS.  If this still shows the same result, make sure you are using a recent ersion of 2007 - which is 2007c.r2 as I believe this was addressed in this update.

If this still shows up however, you can go into the Page Layout Tool -->Page Layout Menu -->Systems -->Edit Margins and adjust your margins for one part and each system and then apply these settings to the rest of your parts.

If it still isn't going well, you may want to try sending Finale Support your file so they can take a look.  http://support.makemusic.com.  Click ASK A QUESTION and then log into your account.  Sometimes sending them your file, they can possibly even fix it in a matter of minutes and send it back or give yo u the correct settings.
As mentioned already, the linked parts is the way to go.  And I did exactly what Mad Kiltie suggested in the beginning.  It took me several times to get the exact numbers I wanted.  I kept trashing them until it looked good.  Then I wrote it down on a sticky and stuck it to my synth that I use for note entry.  Now when I do new stuff, I have the numbers there and don't have to fish through old files to find it all.
Please don't take this the wrong way but extracting parts is a process which can be found in the manual, has a tutorial and is in the Finale help PDF.


Ted Boliske
Part extraction should be relatively simple in Finale 2007 with ";linked parts"; however I have found that the files don't look so great if you have imported and modified a file from Finale 2006 or earlier versions.

I still find that quite a bit of manipluation is required to get good looking parts.

To verify individual linked parts are there, go to the Document Header and select Edit Part. You should see a list of all generated parts.

If they look bad, it is worth it to delete them and start from scratch. To delete again go to the Document Header... select Manage Parts and delete each one (must be one by one)

To correctly set up individual parts, go to the Document Header... select Manage Parts.. press Generate Parts followed by OK. You will now see all of the linked parts created. As mentioned you will probably have to do some manipulation to make them look perfect.

When you are ready, you can go to Print and check all the parts boxes in addition to the score and it will print off copies of everything.

Good Luck!



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