When the tuplet default settings are updated, Finale® doesn't automatically update the existing tuplets.
If you want to have the tuplet settings copied to each tuplet, select "Copy Default Settings to Tuplets
If "Optimize Tuplet Settings
" is selected, the settings are always copied to the existing tuplets.
The default placement for tuplets is the stem side.
But there are situations where it makes more sense to place them via the "Above" or "Below" method.
In order not to overwrite these above/below tuplets with the default settings, the option "Copy Default Settings Also on Explicit 'Above' or 'Below' Tuplets
" is unchecked by default.
For better readability tuplets on extreme low or high notes can get their brackets on the note side (instead of the stem side).
Check "Put Tuplet Brackets on Notes Above Staff Position X on Top
" for that feature. X is the minimum staff position where this feature is activated:
1 means the first ledger line, 2 the space between the first and the second ledger line, 3 the second ledger line and so on.
By default this option is selected and affects notes on the second ledger line and above.
This feature always works on tuplets above and below the staff.
Left: Original, Right: Tuplets on extreme notes are put on the note side and get brackets (X=3)