Finale Music Notation Software

If you are a Finale user who hates mass repetitive tasks, you will find much relief in even the simplest of scripts in Finale Script.  For example, I wanted to create a cover page for each part for my orchestral piece in order to make things look good for the players (every little bit helps, right?).  So, I created and have since modified the following script.  My suggestions:

  1. Copy this into Finale Script and save with a keyboard shortcut that you can remember.  Mine for this script is Control+Option+D, but it can be anything that works for you.
  2. Run the script and place your cursor over the blank page that is created.  Then, keep the cursor there; after it creates the Title, Subtitle, Composer, and Part/Score Name, the cursor needs to be on the same page in order to create the copyright text.

Some options are:

  1. Customize the sizes and font.  You can plug in numbers you want, and I have written it for Arno Pro font, a favorite of mine.
  2. Go into File>File Info… and edit the fields to change the Title, Subtitle, Composer, Part/Score Name, and Copyright Text to your fitting.

So, here’s the script (below).  Let me know if you have any questions/comments; I will do my best to help you with any issues.

Thanks for checking this out!

Dan

“Dan’s Cover Page Creator Script”

Page Layout Tool
menu item “Page Layout/Insert Blank Pages…”
button “ok”
pause
pause
Text Tool
double click
menu item “text/font/Arno Pro”
menu item “text/size/72”
menu item “text/alignment/center horizontally”
menu item “text/alignment/top (header)”
menu item “text/justification/center”
menu item “text/inserts/title”
menu item “text/size/36”
return
menu item “text/inserts/subtitle”
menu item “text/size/48”
return
menu item “text/inserts/composer”
menu item “text/size/24”
return
menu item “text/inserts/Part/Score Name”
click
pause
double click
menu item “text/font/Arno Pro”
menu item “text/size/18”
menu item “text/alignment/center horizontally”
menu item “text/alignment/bottom (footer)”
menu item “text/inserts/copyright text”
end