I've been transcribing a piece in Finale and at the end of each verse there is a measure in a different time signature. How can I just change that measure without affecting the whole piece in Finale?
The dialog box that comes up when you double-click a measure with the time sig tool should have three options on the left hand side below the picture of a measure. One of the options is to restrict the change to a single measure or range of measures. If you're changing to a basic time over 4, you can also just hold down the number of the numerator on your computer keyboard and double-click the measure. The change should only happen for that measure. Finally, if it's ever for more than one measure, you can select the measures with the time sig tool and then double-click the selection. The new signature you pick will only apply to the selected measures.
This is on the full version of Finale 2012. I believe that some of the smaller Finale versions don't allow multiple time signatures in a single file, although the Finale website doesn't say that explicitly.
I don't use Finale but I quickly found this instruction via google: https://www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2012Win/Content/Finale/ID_MAINTOOL_TIMESIG.htm
There should be a "Measure x through y" option. For a single measure, put that measure's # into each box. (The twentieth measure is 20, for example.)