Creating Music Tests/Quizzes using MS Word, Finale Notepad, and Screenshots Tutorial

are easier to create in word processing software. This tutorial will teach you how to take. snapshots of music from a manuscript program like Finale Notepad …

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Creating Music Tests/Quizzes using MS Word, Finale Notepad, and Screenshots Tutorial www.musictech4u.com Creating a test may involve tables, multiple choice, true false, and other formatting details that are easier to create in word processing software. This tutorial will teach you how to take snapshots of music from a manuscript program like Finale Notepad and insert it into an exam that was created in Microsoft Word. Example Quiz for my piano class:
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You will create this file in MS Word and insert screen shots of the music. 1. Start creating your quiz in word with the formatting – Name, date period, title etc.
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2. To create a part where you name each note in each measure, or similar exercise, you will create the musical part in Finale Notepad (or any other manuscript software), get a screen shot of the music, then put it into Word. To do this, open up Finale Notepad (or other manuscript software program) and create the music you want to include. See example below. You don’t need to worry about having the correct title, composer, instrument, formatting etc because you’re only going to use the staff portion. Personally I wanted something where the students had to show me the name of each note. Theory teachers may want to have students identify intervals, band teachers could have students write in fingerings, the examples are endless. Here is an example below. Once I get that set up, I need to take a screen shot of the staff so I can add it to my document. There is an easy way to do this and a hard way. The hard way first (using software that comes with XP) (Tip: XP Vista and Mac users: the ability to take a selected screenshot is built into the OS, but at print time I do not know the shortcut) 1. Press the Print Screen button (prt sc) – usually in the top right corner. This just took a screenshot of the whole screen. (alt-prt sc will take a screen shot of the active window.) 2. Open up Paint (Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) 3. Paste (Ctrl-V) 4. You will now see, within Paint, the screen you were just working with in Finale.
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Notice the Blue bar at the top is for Paint. The blue bar underneath is not really the software program Finale, it’s just a picture. Click on it, hold down the clicker, and move it around and you’ll see. Sometimes when I first started I would click on “File” within the Finale window expecting to open something until I realized I was actually in Paint and it was all just a picture. ? 5. Now it’s time to select the part you need and copy it. To do this, click on the select tool in the top right of the toolbar. 6. This is the rectangle with the dotted lines. Then take your mouse and click and drag over the part that you want to insert into the word document.
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7 Press Ctrl-C (or go to Edit>Copy) and everything within the dotted lines will be copied. 8. Now minimize Paint and open up your word program. 9. Paste the picture below the question it applies to. It will look like this: 1. Name the notes below 10. To put in the lines underneath, simply press space/tab and shift-underscore where needed: ______ Now, you may want to get rid of the blue lines in between. This can be done by starting with a single staff in Finale. Piano automatically starts with a brace, so you could select flute instead. It doesn’t matter what instrument, as long as it looks the way you want.

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