What does this symbol mean |O| ? It appears in notation for a chanted psalm. Is there a way to insert this symbol using Finale v 26?

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    Do you have a picture of it? It sounds like it's just a double whole note which you can insert like you do other notes you just have to select that duration: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_whole_note
    – Dom
    Feb 14, 2022 at 17:59

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The symbol is called a double whole note or breve and is double the length of a whole-note (i.e., eight beats in 4/4 time).

In Finale, a double whole note can be entered using ALT+8. See the below image from the manual.

Finale note entry keyboard shortcuts

  • For graphical representation, see Wikipedia
    – guidot
    Feb 15, 2022 at 8:57

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