Elbsound JW Lua Scripts for Finale
1.) Make Longa
Converts two tied double whole notes within a measure to a longa note and four tied double whole notes to a maxima note. Make sure the whole notes are in the same measure (and not tied over the barline).
It uses the longa/maxima noteheads from the free Fughetta font as default and the rest symbols from Bravura.
But it's possible to change the symbol and font.
Simply adjust: FontName, FontSize, CustomChar and RestDisplacement in the first lines of the script.
Attention: Finale doesn't support the duration of maxima notes (=32768 EDUs),
so internally they will have the length of longa notes (=16384). This might effect the music spacing and/or playback.
Download Make Longa (v0.6 2017-06-09) (New version with support for longa and maxima rests)
Mensural notation with the November2 "Renaissance" template and the Make Longa plugin.