I've used them to hide bits of staves, bits of notes etc.
Things that I want to half hide.
For modern scores.
How can I get an opaque box?
Does anyone have any info on layers?

Thanks!

Steve P.



On 9 Jan 2011, at 14:24, Aaron Sherber wrote:

On 1/9/2011 8:45 AM, Steve Parker wrote:
In my previous notation program I used a lot of empty text boxes to
stop things from appearing in print.
I had the option of moving the graphics layer of any element
(including these white boxes) up or down.

Is there any equivalent in Finale?

Yes, you can position opaque boxes over things, but no, there is no way to control the order in which Finale draws things. Your method will work if the thing you're trying to hide happens to be in a lower drawing layer. I think others may have more specific information about the order Finale uses.

On the other hand, one of the available text styles (in expressions and text boxes) is "Hidden". So if you have a reminder note or something that you want on screen but not printed, you can set the text to Hidden. It will display lightly on screen but will not print.

What items are you trying to hide? There may be other Finale-ish ways of doing it.

Aaron.
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