PC or Mac with Finale 97/98 or Finale 2000/2001/2002/2003 installed.
The JW Space Systems
plug-in is used to quickly place multiple staff systems evenly across the page.
[Note: A staff system is not the same as a staff. A staff is usually the same
as an instrument. A staff system is a collection of staves.] The main use is
for smaller score (or big scores with lots of parts removed by using optimization)
and for extracted parts. All spacing will take place within the page - staff
systems will not be moved to the next page.
It is very important that you make sure that your score is fully updated before applying the plug-in.
Process range: Select on which pages you want to re-space the staff systems.
Extra page margins: Additional free space above the first staff system and below the last staff system on the page. Within these margins no staff systems will be placed. Please note that both the Top and Bottom values are positive.
Keep topmost system still: Don't move the topmost staff system on the page (on pages with more than one staff system). When this option is checked, the Top value in Extra page margins is ignored.
Include existing gaps in calc: When this option is checked, the relative distances between the staff systems on the page will be taken into account when calculating the new spacing. When this option isn't checked, the gaps will be the same between all staff systems on the same page.
Single systems: These options are used when only one big staff system exists on the page. If the Extra page margins are higher than the remaining space on the page, the message Extra margins are too wide. Page x was not processed. will be displayed.
Version 1.02: Taking
page resize with "Hold margins" option into account
Version 1.02a: Supporting non-optimized extracted parts where not all staves are available in Staff View
Version 1.02b: Fixing rounding errors that may occur at certain percentage values on resized pages with the "Hold margins" option
Version 1.02c: Updating layout automatically before processing.
- Bigger allowed top margin value
- Negative top margin allowed if "Avoid margin collision" is OFF
- "Single page" option
- No unnecessary page range changes
- Saved dialog position
- Support for fixed system staff heights in Finale 2002 and later
jwspacesystems.fxt [on Finale 97/98]
jwspacesystems2000.fxt [on Finale 2000-]
Entry in registry: Software\JWPlugins\JWSpaceSystems103 (in HKEY_CURRENT_USER)
JW Space Systems [on Finale 97/98]
JW Space Systems 2k [on Finale 2000-]
User Preferences resource: 'JWSS' in JW Plug-ins (located in the Program Settings folder)