My dodgy method is to use a diminished chord symbol sign on the end of a smart 
hairpin. Slightly better tendency to stay put once dragged..

Steve P. 

> On 13 Nov 2016, at 13:06, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz <bath...@maltedmedia.com> 
> wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, November 13, 2016 7:26 am, Michael Lawlor wrote:
>> [Finale 2014.5]
>> 
>> I would like to use hairpins with circles at the end, a standard
>> notational element in modern music for cresc. from silence and dim. to
>> silence.  Is this possible in Finale?  I have found some old discussions
>> about creating expressions, but they cannot be stretched and look
>> amateur.  Has a proper, professional solution been devised yet?  It
>> ought to be easy, since it is a simple extension of the existing smart
>> shapes
> 
> Unless I'm missing something, I have never had luck with these. I have tried
> creating stretchable shapes as well as using standard hairpins and placing the
> circle. The stretchable ones don't stay attached to the circle. And the
> standard ones all have to be tweaked in page view in huge magnification --
> otherwise they don't end up with the circle in the right place in the final
> PDFs.
> 
> Any more automated solution is welcome here, too!
> 
> Dennis
> 
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