Can you stack articulations as Ligeti does?

> On 11 Oct 2018, at 23:14, Robert Patterson <rob...@robertgpatterson.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> David Bailey said: "it stacks the articulations as it feels they ought to
> be."
> 
> Actually, it stacks the articulations based on their order in the
> Articulation Selection dialog box. If you want them to stack in a different
> order, you can change their order in the list and they will automatically
> stack in the new order. This may or may not be behavior that is desirable,
> but it can be exploited if you understand it.
> 
> 
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM David H. Bailey <dhbaile...@comcast.net>
> wrote:
> 
>> Fin25 / Fin26, you say potatoes, I say potahtoes.  Not much difference
>> that I can see.
>> 
>> I just tried a quick experiment to see how wonderful the new automatic
>> placement feature for slurs and other articulations works, and I have to
>> say that it does what it claims to, although hardly the big deal around
>> which to build a whole-number upgrade.
>> 
>> Yes that does make multiple articulations much neater by default.  But
>> it stacks the articulations as it feels they ought to be.  If we want
>> them stacked differently we still have to drag them as we've had to do
>> in all previous versions of Finale.
>> 
>> Looking at the list of what's new in Fin26, there is the comment:
>> "Palette. The Simple Entry Rests Palette is now one of the default
>> palettes displayed when launching Finale."  -- Did anybody really suffer
>> from having to actually manually have the Simple Entry Rests Palette
>> display whenever Simple Entry mode is used, or setting Finale to have it
>> display all the time if we so wished?  Hardly worth a whole-number upgrade!
>> 
>> "...the return of the Maestro font Lead Sheet template" -- so putting
>> something *back* which should never have been removed in the first place
>> is something we have to pay for?  Especially aggravating, given that we
>> had to pay for the upgrade where they removed it in the first place!
>> 
>> No, I see nothing making this a worthwhile upgrade for anybody who is on
>> Finale12, 14, 14.5 and definitely not worth the price for someone
>> working in Finale25.  If a person is on a much earlier version of Finale
>> then this will offer a lot of improvements, but beware, some
>> long-standing bugs (read Giz's message) are still there
>> 
>> Unless the articulations were driving you batty, in which case you may
>> feel it's worth the $150 upgrade fee.  I'm with Giz Bowe on this -- it's
>> the last upgrade for Finale I'll be buying until they do major
>> improvements to the program.  I notice that they don't appear to address
>> the numerous complaints about the linked score/parts and what is linked
>> and what is unlinked.
>> 
>> Gone are the days of the mind-blowing, new-feature-rich upgrades of the
>> past, where we could suddenly do something that previously had been
>> impossible or at least very difficult.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> *****
>> David H. Bailey
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>> http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com
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