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Version History

Oct. 30, 2017
Beam Selection: invoking with Option Key (Mac) or Shift Key (Win) breaks all beams in the selection
Patterson Beams: special-handling expressions now only affect the staff to which the expression is assigned.
Tie Mover: fix non-functioning checkboxes in 64-bit Mac version.
Mass Copy: suppress error message when clearing smart shapes
Mass Copy: added beat chart elements to copyable items
Mass Copy: added option to copy note value when copying tuplets on single notes.
Smart Shape Editor: work around Finale bug that causes Smart Shape Editor not to be able to see certain measure-attached smart shapes.
Smart Shape Editor: Allow modification of measure numbers in score view.
Smart Shape Editor: Added support for separate editing of chunks over system breaks.
Miscellaneous: Added "Move Expressions" to move expressions from one meas/beat to another.
Note Spacing: added ability to skip over measures by assigning special expressions to them.
Note Spacing: added ability to copy region list from one saved setting to another.
Jul. 14, 2017
Drop support for Finale versions 25 - 25.3. (Must update to at least Finale 25.4 to use 64-bit 5.10.)
Position Page-Oriented: add support for fixed-font expressions on staves with enduction other than 100%.
Copy Page Layout: fix extraneous error when attempting to load measures beyond the end of the document.
Multimeasure Rests: add ability to open config dialog when invoking Create & Force Create. (By simultaneously pressing Mac-opt or Win-shift keys.)
Page Mover: update page format for parts when running in part view
Options and Info: Mac focus loss prevention code now also allows modeless windows to disappear when Finale is deactivated.
Copyist Helper: fix error in centering ranges on multimeasure rests.
Various small bug fixes.

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v5.07 Apr. 3, 2017
System Restore raised exception if called immediately after force-hiding bottom staff in Page View.
Copy Page Layout from part with title page to one without duplicated the page titles on the title page.
Copy Page Layout: copy/remove page breaks
Copy Page Layout: show parts in correct order without hidden font indicators in names
Copy Page Layout: add option to skip meas distro and to replicate pages
Copy Page Layout: prevent execution if Automatic Update Layout is enabled.
Add inst check to Position Page-Oriented, so that non-selected insts are not repositioned.

Mass Copy:
Copy/Clear any note percent changes along with notehead percent changes.

Multimeasure Rests:
reversed display sign of vert offset (to match Finale behavior)
allow no-selection for saved settings that don't force create
fix bug in determining staff for forced meas nums
adjust "1" expression based on number of staff lines
vertically adjust centered measures nums based on number of staves

Patterson Beams:
Remove French Beams no longer wrecks stems on tremolos
Add ability to flag specific stems or beams for special processing (using expressions).

Settings Scrapbook:
Added support for new File Info layout in Finale 25.3
Feb. 20, 2017
Added option that prevents Mac modeless dialogs from grabbing focus in Finale 2014.5 and higher. (On by default.)
Miscellaneous Utilities: Added ability to position page-oriented expressions in any category.
All menu description strings now localizable.
Measure Numbers: Mac checkboxes now work in Finale 2014.5 and Finale 25.
Patterson Beams: More consistent results with 32nd notes.
Miscellaneous: Fixed issue in Copy Lyric Num where lyrics text got copied to the wrong number.
Mac escape key now is the same as pressing "Cancel" or "Close" buttons. (Finale 2014.5 and higher)
Added support for Keep Octave Transposition in Concert Pitch option introduced in Finale 25.2.
Jan. 9, 2017
New Utilites:
Change Lyric Number
Copy Page Layout
Copy System Baselines
Crumb-Style 5-Beat Notes
Delete Hidden V2
Group Reset
Page-Oriented Titles
System Caching

Mass Copy: now copies baselines when creating a new Lyric text block.
Mass Copy: Smarter comparison of Lyric text blocks.
Stored Settings: re-enable storing of staff groups in Fin12+.
Beam Selection: Fixed undo string (broken in v4.0).
Patterson Beams: apply special short stems for singleton beams more consistently

Bug fixes.

v5.04 Aug. 17, 2016 64-bit support for Finale 25 (Mac & Win).
Smart Shape Editor: recognizes new dotted slurs in Finale 25.
Mass Copy: can now copy primary beam breaks.
Option and Info: new option to warn if saving musx file in an older version of Finale (off by default).
Staff Sets: optionally show staff set description in plugin menu for Fin14d and higher (on by default).
Multimeasure Rests: option to use expression for single measures.
v5.03 Apr. 8, 2016 Prepare code base for 64-bit builds.

Added German localization to Patterson Beams. This localization replaces the separate "Patterson Balken" binaries that were dropped in 4.50 (on Sep. 11, 2014). German users will now automatically see the German version if they are using German Finale.
v5.02 Mar. 10, 2016 Mass Copy
Do not leave checkbox checked when canceling out of 2ndary dlg.

Multimeasure Rests
Handle Automatic Double Bar Before Key Change option that is new in Fin14.5
Add option to delete existing multimeas rests before creating new ones.

Name Utilities
Add option to set default horizontal staff name positions to those of group names.

Settings Scrapbook
Fix EDTTextInsertDefPrefs copying issue due to mis-sized struct def.
v5.01 Sep. 23, 2015
Released versions for Finale 2014.5

Check pent for null in EntryPtr::IsNull().
Fixed issue where smart shape assignment with bogus centerShape id caused plugins (Beam Over and Mass Copy) to fail.

Mass Copy
Fixed crash when copying over source with two copies of the same expression.

Beam Over Barline
Fixed issue where cryptic message appear on whole-doc select
Fixed issue where switching away and back could crash Finale 2014.5
Fixed issue where Automatic Update Layout caused cryptic message

Note Spacing
Added "Minimum Distance Between Ledger Lines" option.
v5.00 Apr. 12, 2015 Repackaged Windows version to include Smart Shape Editor.
v5.00 Apr. 9, 2015 See the new version announcement.