Keyboard Maestro Macros
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For more automation in Finale, checkout my YouTube Channel, Finale Superuser, and my JW Lua Scripts.
These are scripts I created for my own personal use. Feel free to use, modify, or share them. They may have bugs for you. If you need help with them, contact me.
Adjust Reference Width
Updates the music's reference width. Great for adjusting the layout of the measures to ensure proper page turns and keep the last system for only having one measure. See my OFNOTE post for more details.
These are two macros that aligns and moves the dynamics up and down a bit. It uses the default TG Tools "Align/Move Dynamics" plug-in. If you have the full version of TG Tools, use that instead.
Move to Layers
Ever wanted to quickly move music from layer 1 to layer 2? Now you can with this simple macro. You can also move music from layer 2 to layer 1. Just hit opt + shft + "layer" to move the music to that layer (e.g. opt + shft + 1 to move music from layer 2 to layer 1).
Score System Divider
Automatically places a score system divider on the page. While it is easy to do by hand, you can use this macro as a "submacro" for your larger macro that prepares the score/parts
Space Systems Evenly Suite
When finalizing the layout in Finale, you can use these macros to quickly space the systems how you wish. Each one has a slightly different function.
- Space all systems without changing the number of systems on each page
- Space X systems on each page
- Space the max number of systems on each page
- Space X systems on the current page
Swap Layers 1-2
Swaps Layers 1 and 2
Switch Between Layers
These are macros that change the default keyboard shortcut to switch between layers to option + "layer" (e.g. opt + 1 goes to layer one). This is far less ackward to type.