Is there a way to make that Finale changes automatically the clef if a note falls a determined number of lines out of the staff?

For example, I would like Finale to set the clef of F for the last 3 beats.

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This way:

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I know it can be done manually with the clef tool, but I have a lot of cases of this kind that need that change to be done, so an automatical way to accomplish this task would be quite helpful...

  • Would you like a clef change in the top staff, the notes to end up in the lower staff, or cross-staff beaming? It's ambiguous which of these you want. – Dekkadeci Apr 20 '19 at 12:35
  • Consider asking on the Facebook group "Finale Power Users" – Luke Sawczak Apr 20 '19 at 13:07
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    I have edited the question to make it more clear. – Quaerendo Apr 21 '19 at 10:50

You can choose the split point: it is some where beyond the plug-ins like arrangemement tools. You can choose any point like e.g. C3 or A2 etc.

You can give in the pitch or the midi number:


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    That changes staves, not clefs. I'm interpreting the question as wanting all the notes to be played by the right hand and have an automatic transition to the bass clef in the upper staff. – Todd Wilcox Apr 20 '19 at 20:59
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    The example OP has given shows a grand staff, he doesn’t ask to have all notes in one stave. And if he would, he could merge the two voices. – Albrecht Hügli Apr 20 '19 at 21:11
  • @Albrecht Hügli thanks, what you say is helpful. However, I would like to change the clef in the same staff. I have added a picture to clarify what I was asking. – Quaerendo Apr 21 '19 at 10:52
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    have you tried this one: (I know this is not what you're looking for but it might help). finalemusic.com/blog/… – Albrecht Hügli May 10 '19 at 15:49
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    I've looked up: Sorry, I can't find a solution. – Albrecht Hügli May 13 '19 at 14:54

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