For Finale 27.3 and later, you do not need to download this plug-in separately. Use the shipping version instead, and consult the official Finale documentation on Mac and Windows for more information.
For Finale 25 through 27.2. This is a multi-purpose plug-in for tasks that are related to layers, chord lines and other kinds of music lines or percussion lines that appear throughout the score.
(This plug-in replaces the old plug-ins JW Merge Layers, JW Explode Layers, JW Quick Explode and JW Chord Manager. These plug-ins are now marked obsolete.)
Version 1.14 contains the following tasks:
Copy – Copies the contents from one source layer to another destination layer.
Move – Moves the contents from one source layer to another destination layer. Layer-assigned expression are moved to the destination layer.
Swap – Swaps the contents between two layers. Hidden layers can’t be swapped. Layer-assigned expressions are also swapped.
Remove – Deletes the contents for the selected layers. Hidden layers are never removed. Layer-assigned expressions are also removed.
Keep – Keeps the contents of the selected layers, while deleting all other layers. Hidden layers are never removed.
Merge – Merges note layers with identical durations.
Split – Splits notes in Layer 1 to multiple layers.
Split from Voices – Splits voices in Layer 1 to two layers.
Expression Merge – Transforms identical layer-assigned expressions (if found for all used layers) into one expression for all layers.
Merge – Merges contents from multiple staves to one staff (according to various notation styles).
Merge to Layers – Merges one-layer staves into one staff with multiple layers.
Split – Distributes notes from chords on one staff to multiple staves.
Split from Layers – Distributes layers to individual one-layered staves.
Split from Voices – Distributes 2 voices to two individual one-layered staves.
Swap – Swaps the contents of the top and bottom staff in the selection.
Add – Adds lines of notes to chords or to single notes.
Delete – Deletes a note line from chords. At least 2 notes must be available prior to removal.
Drop – Drops a specific line one octave down.
Keep – Keeps a specific note line while removing the other chord notes.
Rotate – Rotates the chord by moving the top/bottom note an octave. A minimum of 2 notes is required for the chord to be rotated.
Transpose – Transposes a specific note line or the full chord.
Split Unisons – Splits unison intervals into octaves.
Add – Adds more notes to existing percussion notes.
Delete – Deletes the marked percussion note types from the percussion notes.
Keep – Deletes all percussion notes, except the marked percussion note types.