The following before/after images give an overview of Perfect Layout's cue text and cue note features (Image 1: score look, images 2-5: part look).
The Finale documents of these cue examples can be downloaded from the example page (Example 5)
Image 1: Cue texts and cue notes in the score
before/after applying Perfect Layout.
Image 2: Timpani part: A two-layer cue with non-fixed lyrics size text font on layer 4 and melody cue on layer 3.
Image 3: Glockenspiel part: a single layer cue with fixed lyrics font size on layer 3.
Image 4: Perucssion part: a single layer cue with melody only, hairpin will be hidden for simplification.
Image 5: Drum Set part: cue text only which automatically breaks the multi-measure rest in the part as it was part of the "cue" expression category.
All cue options in detail
The Perfect Layout plug-in has a few functions dedicated to cue notes and cue texts.
During initalization of the plug-in it tries automatically detect the "Cue Note Layer" and, if used, a "Cue Lyrics Layer w/Hidden Notes" (which some use for lyrics scaling).
If no cue notes were found, then these options ("Dedicated Cue Note/Lyrics Layer
") cannot be set.
If you want to deactivate the cue functionality (i.e. keep all cue notes in the score), set the two Dedicated Cue Note Layers
to "Not Used
If the cue text expressions shouldn't be changed either, then keep the field "Keyword for Categories with Cue Expressions
The plug-in processes cue texts created with Finale's "Add Cue Notes" plug-in like "Fl." or "Trb.1" if they are placed in a dedicated expression category.
To detect this expression category it looks if the category names include the keyword listed in the option "Keyword for Categories with Cue Expressions
" (set to "cue" by default).
Image 6: Cue expressions category
If the option "Scale Cue Expression with Note Entry
" is selected, then the cue expression will get be reduced like the note entry (activated by default).