Keyboard shortcut keys for Finale 26 – {Quick Shortcuts}

Finale 26: Finale is a music notation software developed by MakeMusic. It is used by composers, songwriters, and arrangers for creating sheet music. Finale can create the score for an entire ensemble (e.g., orchestra, concert band, big band, etc.) as well as for the individual musicians. In this article, we have listed the Keyboard shortcut keys for Finale 26. Make use of it.

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Last updated on May 25, 2021.

Download Finale 26 Shortcuts for Offline Study Here: Finale 26.pdf

Simple Entry mode shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Shift+ It is used for Accidental: Double flat.
Shift++ This key is used for Accidental: Double sharp.
Helps for the Accidental: Flat.
Num- It is used for the Accidental: Half step down.
Num+ Use this key for the Accidental: Half step up.
N Helps for Accidental: Natural.
P This key will Accidental: Parenthesize.
Ctrl+Shift+ It will Accidental: Show / Hide courtesy.
2 Used for the Add interval: 2nd above.
Shift+2 Helps for the Add interval: 2nd below.
3 It is used for the Add interval: 3rd above.
Shift+3 This key will Add interval: 3rd below.
4 It is used for the Add interval: 4th above.
Shift+4 Helps for the Add interval: 4th below.
5 Use this key for the Add interval: 5th above.
Shift+5 It will Add interval: 5th below.
6 Helps for the Add interval: 6th above.
Shift+6 Used for the Add interval: 6th below.
7 It is used for the Add interval: 7th above.
Shift+7 Helps for the Add interval: 7th below.
8 This key will Add interval: 8th (octave) above.
Shift+8 It will Add interval: 8th (octave) below.
Ctrl+Shift+9 Helps to Add interval: 9th above.
Shift+9 Use this key to Add interval: 9th below.
1 It is used to Add interval: Unison.
Shift+A Helps to Add pitch: A.
Ctrl+Enter This key will Add pitch: At caret pitch.
Shift+B Used to Add pitch: B.
Shift+C It will Add pitch: C.
Shift+D Use this key to Add pitch: D.
Shift+E Helps to Add pitch: E.
Shift+F This key will Add pitch: F.
Shift+G Used to Add pitch: G.
Alt+A
or Alt+Shift+A
or Num*
Helps to Add / Change items: Articulation.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
A

or Ctrl+Num*
It will Add / Change items: Articulation – sticky.
Alt+C
or Alt+Shift+C
Use this key to Add / Change items: Clef.
Alt+X
or X
Helps to Add / Change items: Expression.
Alt+K
or Alt+Shift+K
It is used to Add / Change items: Key signature.
Alt+Shift+T
or Alt+T
This key will Add / Change items: Time signature.
Alt+Shift+ Helps to Change pitch: Octave down diatonically.
Alt+Shift+ It will Change pitch: Octave up diatonically.
Alt+ Use this key to Change pitch: Step down diatonically.
Alt+ Helps to Change pitch: Step up diatonically.
Alt+3
or Alt+Num3
It is used for Duration: 16th.
Alt+2
or Alt+Num2
This key for Duration: 32nd.
Alt+1
or Alt+Num1
Helps for Duration: 64th.
Alt+
or Alt+0
or Alt+Num0
Use this key for Duration: 128th.
.
or Num,
It is used for the Duration: Augmentation dot.
Alt+8
or Alt+Num8
Helps for Duration: Double whole.
Alt+4
or Alt+Num4
Use this key for Duration: Eighth.
Alt+6
or Alt+Num6
It is used for the Duration: Half.
Alt+5
or Alt+Num5
Helps for Duration: Quarter.
9
or Num9
This key is used for the Duration: Tuplet: Create default.
Alt+9
or Alt+Num9
It is used for Duration: Tuplet: Create user-defined.
Alt+7
or Alt+Num7
Helps for Duration: Whole.
A Use this key to Enter note: A.
Enter It will Enter note: At caret pitch.
B Helps to Enter note: B.
C This key will Enter note: C.
D It is used for the Enter note: D.
E Use this key to Enter note: E.
F Helps to Enter note: F.
G Used to Enter note: G.
0
or Alt+Enter
or Num0
or Shift+Enter
or Tab
This key will Enter rest.
Ctrl+Shift+F It is used to Modify: Auto tie.
, Helps to Modify: Beam: Break.
Alt+, Use this key to Modify: Beam: Flat.
Shift+, It is used to Modify: Beam: Use default.
Alt+E
or .
This key will Modify: Change spelling enharmonically.
S Helps to Modify: Combine or split rest.
Del
or Shift+
Backspace
It is used to Modify: Delete.
Ctrl+F Use this key to Modify: Flip tie.
Alt+G Helps to Modify: Grace note.
H It is used to Modify: Show / Hide.
L This key will Modify: Stem: Flip.
Shift+L Helps to Modify: Stem: Use default.
Num/
or T
Use this key to Modify: Tie to the next note.
Ctrl+Num/
or Shift+T
It is used to Modify: Tie to the previous notes.
R Helps to Modify: Toggle note/rest.
Backspace It is used for Navigation: Caret / Selection: Clear.
Shift+ Use this key for Navigation: Caret: Octave down.
Shift+ Helps for Navigation: Caret: Octave up.
It is used for Navigation: Caret: Step down.
This key is used for Navigation: Caret: Step up.
Ctrl+ Helps for Navigation: Selection: Down.
It is used to Navigation: Selection: One entry left.
Use this key to Navigation: Selection: One entry right.
Ctrl+ Helps to Navigation: Selection: One measure left.
Ctrl+ It is used for Navigation: Selection: One measure right.
Ctrl+A This key is used for Navigation: Selection: Select all.
Ctrl+ Used for Navigation: Selection: Up.
Alt+ Helps for Tool: Accidental: Flat.
Alt+N It will be Tool: Accidental: Natural.
Alt++ Use this key for Tool: Accidental: Sharp.
Ctrl+Num,
or Shift+.
Helps for Tool: Augmentation dot.
Alt+Backspace
or Alt+Del
It is used for Tool: Eraser.
Ctrl+G This key is used for Tool: Grace note.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
3

or Num3
Helps for Tool: Note: 16th.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
2

or Num2
It is used for Tool: Note 32nd.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
1

or Num1
Use this key for Tool: Note: 64th.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
0
Helps for Tool: Note: 128th.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
8

or Num8
It is used for Tool: Note: Double whole.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
4

or Num4
This key is used as a Tool: Note: Eighth.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
6

or Num6
Helps for Tool: Note: Half.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
5

or Num5
Use this key for Tool: Note: Quarter.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
7

or Num7
It is used as a Tool: Note: Whole.
Ctrl+R
or Shift+
Helps for Tool: Repitch.
Ctrl+Num3 This key is used for Tool: Rest: 16th.
Ctrl+Num2 It is used as a Tool: Rest: 32th.
Ctrl+Num1 Use this key for Tool: Rest: 64th.
Ctrl+Num0 Helps for Tool: Rest: 128th.
Ctrl+Num8 It is used for Tool: Rest: Double whole.
Ctrl+Num4 This key is used as a Tool: Rest: Double eighth.
Ctrl+Num6 Helps for Tool: Rest: Half.
Ctrl+Num5 It is used as a Tool: Rest: Quarter.
Ctrl+Num7 Use this key for Tool: Rest: Whole.
Alt+Num/
or Ctrl+Shift+T
Helps for Tool: Tie.
Alt+R It is used for Tool: Toggle note/rest.
Ctrl+9
or Ctrl+Num9
This key is used as a Tool: Tuplet.

Simply Entry Tablature mode shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Alt+1 Helps to Add note on string: 1.
Alt+2 It is used to Add notes on string: 2.
Alt+3 This key will add a note on string: 3.
Alt+4 Helps to Add note on string: 4.
Alt+5 It is used to Add notes on string: 5.
Alt+6 Use this key to Add a note on string: 6.
Alt+7 Helps to Add note on string: 7.
Alt+8 It is used to Add notes on string: 8.
Alt+9 This key will add a note on string: 9.
Ctrl+Enter Used to Add note on string: At caret string.
Alt+A
or Alt+Shift+A
or Num*
Helps to Add / Change items: Articulation.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
A

or Ctrl+Num*
It is used to Add / Change items: Articulation – sticky.
Alt+C
or Alt+Shift+C
Use this key to Add / Change items: Clef.
Alt+X
or X
Helps to Add / Change items: Expression.
Alt+K
or Alt+Shift+K
It will Add / Change items: Key signature.
Alt+Shift+T
or Alt+T
This key is used to Add / Change items: Time signature.

or Num-
Helps to Change pitch: Decrement fret number.
+
or Num+
It is used to Change pitch: Increment frets number.
Alt+ Use this key to Change the string: Down one.
Alt+ Helps to Change string: Up one.
Alt+0
or Ctrl+Shift+0
It will Change to fret number: 0.
Alt+Num1
or Ctrl+Shift+1
This key will Change to fret number: 1.
Alt+Num2
or Ctrl+Shift+2
Helps to Change to fret number: 2.
Alt+Num3
or Ctrl+Shift+3
It is used to Change to fret number: 3.
Alt+Num4
or Ctrl+Shift+4
Use this key to Change to fret number: 4.
Alt+Num5
or Ctrl+Shift+5
Helps to Change to fret number: 5.
Alt+Num6
or Ctrl+Shift+6
It will Change to fret number: 6.
Alt+Num7
or Ctrl+Shift+7
This key will Change to fret number: 7.
Alt+Num8
or Ctrl+Shift+8
Helps to Change to fret number: 8.
Alt+Num9
or Ctrl+Shift+9
It is used to Change to fret number: 9.
Ctrl+Alt+3 Use this key as Duration: 16th.
Ctrl+Alt+2 Helps for Duration: 32nd.
Ctrl+Alt+1 It will be used as a Duration: 64th.
Ctrl+Alt+ Used as a Duration: 128th.
.
or Num,
This key will be at Duration: Augmentation dot.
Ctrl+Alt+8 It is used for Duration: Double whole.
Ctrl+Alt+4 Helps for Duration: Eight.
Ctrl+Alt+6 Use this key for Duration: Half.
Ctrl+Alt+5 It is used as a Duration: Quarter.
Alt+0
or Ctrl+Alt+9
or Ctrl+Alt+Num9
Helps for Duration: Tuplet: Create default.
Shift+0 This key is used for Duration: Tuplet: Create user-defined.
Ctrl+Alt+7 It is used for Duration: Whole.
A
or Num0
Helps to Enter notes on fret: 0.
B
or Num1
Use this key to Enter the note on fret: 1.
C
or Num2
It is used to Enter notes on fret: 2.
D
or Num3
This key will Enter the note on fret: 3.
E
or Num4
Helps to Enter notes on fret: 4.
F
or Num5
It is used to Enter notes on fret: 5.
G
or Num6
Use this key to Enter the note on fret: 6.
H
or Num7
Helps to Enter notes on fret: 7.
I
or Num8
It will Enter a note on fret: 8.
K
or Num9
This key will Enter the note on fret: 9.
Ctrl+Num0
or L
Helps to Enter notes on fret: 10.
Ctrl+Num1
or M
It is used to Enter notes on fret: 11.
Ctrl+Num2
or N
Use this key to Enter the note on fret: 12.
Ctrl+Num3
or O
Helps to Enter notes on fret: 13.
Ctrl+Num4
or P
It will Enter the note on fret: 14.
Ctrl+Num5
or Q
This key will Enter the note on fret: 15.
Ctrl+Num6 Helps to Enter notes on fret: 16.
Ctrl+Num7 Use this key to Enter the note on fret: 17.
Ctrl+Num8 It is used to Enter notes on fret: 18.
Ctrl+Num9 Helps to Enter notes on fret: 19.
Enter This key will Enter the note: At caret string.
Alt+Enter
or Shift+Enter
or Tab
It will Enter rest.
Ctrl+Shift+F Helps to Modify: Auto tie.
S Use this key to Modify: Combine or split rest.
Del
or Shift+Backspace
It is used to Modify: Delete.
Ctrl+F This key will Modify: Flip tie.
Alt+G Helps to Modify: Grace note.
Ctrl+H It will Modify: Show / Hide
Num/
or T
Use this key to Modify: Tie to the next note.
Ctrl+Num/
or Shift+T
Helps to Modify: Tie to the previous note.
R It is used to Modify: Toggle note/rest.
Backspace Use this key for Navigation: Caret / Selection: Clear.
1 Helps for Navigation: Caret: String 1.
2 It is used for Navigation: Caret: String 2.
3 This key is used for Navigation: Caret: String 3.
4 Helps for Navigation: Caret: String 4.
5 It is used for Navigation: Caret: String 5.
6 Use this key for Navigation: Caret: String 6.
7 Helps for Navigation: Caret: String 7.
8 It is used to Navigation: Caret: String 8.
9 This key is used for Navigation: Caret: String 9.
Helps for Navigation: Caret: String down.
Use this key for Navigation: Caret: String up.
Ctrl+ It is used for Navigation: Selection: Down.
Helps for Navigation: Selection: One entry left.
This key is used for Navigation: Selection: One entry right.
Ctrl+ It is used as a Navigation: Selection: One measure left.
Ctrl+ Helps for Navigation: Selection: One measure right.
Ctrl+A Use this key for Navigation: Selection: Select all.
Ctrl+ It is used for Navigation: Selection: Up.
Ctrl+Num,
or Shift+.
Helps for Tool: Augmentation dot.
Alt+Backspace
or Alt+Del
This key is used as a Tool: Eraser.
Ctrl+G It is used for Tool: Grace note.
Ctrl+Alt+Num3
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
3
Use this key for Tool: Note: 16th.
Ctrl+Alt+Num2
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
2
Helps for Tool: Note: 32nd.
Ctrl+Alt+Num1
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
1
It is used for Tool: Note: 64th.
Ctrl+Alt+Num8
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
8
This key is used as a Tool: Note: Double whole.
Ctrl+Alt+Num4
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
4
Helps for Tool: Note: Eighth.
Ctrl+Alt+Num6
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
6
It is used as a Tool: Note: Half.
Ctrl+Alt+Num5
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
5
Use this key for Tool: Note: Quarter.
Ctrl+Alt+Num7
or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
7
Helps for Tool: Note: Whole.
Ctrl+R
or Shift+
This key is used as a Tool: Repitch.
Alt+Num/
or Ctrl+Shift+T
It is used for Tool: Tie.
Alt+R Use this key for Tool: Toggle note/rest.
0
or Ctrl+Alt+Num0
Helps for Tool: Tuplet.

Speedy Entry tool shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Use this key for Navigation: previous note.
Helps for Navigation: next note.
Ctrl+ It is used as a Navigation: move to first note or rest in measure.
Ctrl+ This key is used for Navigation: move just beyond the last note or rest in measure.
[
or Shift+
Helps for Navigation: jump to the previous measure.
]
or Shift+
It is used for Navigation: jump to the next measure.
Shift+ Use this key for Navigation: move editing frame down a staff.
Shift+ Helps for Navigation: move editing frame up a staff.
It is used as a Navigation: voice 1/2.
Shift+ This key will Navigation: move to next layer.
Helps for Navigation: crossbar down a step.
It is used for Navigation: crossbar up a step.
0 Use this key for Navigation: exit measure and redraw/re-enter measure.
Insert
or Shift+Num0
Helps to Toggle insert mode.
1 It is used for … to 8 then Ctrl + 0: Entry with MIDI: enter rest.
1 This key will … to 8 then Ctrl + 0: Entry with MIDI: change note/rest duration.
1 Helps for … to 8: Entry with MIDI (insert mode): insert rest.
Ctrl+0 It is used for Entry with MIDI (insert mode): insert rest.
Ctrl+Shift+1 Use this key … to 7: Entry without MIDI: enter rest.
1 Helps for … to 8: Entry without MIDI: change note/rest duration.
Ctrl+0 It is used to Entry without MIDI: change note/rest duration.
Ctrl+Shift+1 This key is used for … to 7: Entry without MIDI (insert mode): insert rest.
1 Helps for … to 8: (and play note) Step-time entry with MIDI (caps lock): enter the note.
1 It is used for … to 8: (1-8 and play any cluster of three consecutive half-steps) Step-time entry with MIDI (caps lock): enter rest.
Q
or W
or E
or R
or T
or Y
or U
Use this key to Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, high C-B.
A
or S
or D
or F
or G
or H
or J
Helps to Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, middle C-B.
Step+Time It is used to enter without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, middle C-B.
Z
or X
or C
or V
or B
or N
or M
This key will Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): specify pitch, low C-B.
, Helps for Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): raise all pitch keys an octave.
K It is used to Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): reset all pitch keys octave.
I Use this key for Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): lower all pitch keys an octave.
1 Helps to … to 8: Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): enter the note.
Ctrl+0 It is used for Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): enter the note.
Ctrl+Shift+1 This key is used for … to 7: Step-time entry without MIDI (caps lock): enter rest.
. Helps to Edit: add augmentation dot.
Ctrl+2 It is used to … to 8: Edit: begin a tuplet (duplet–octuplet).
Ctrl+1 Use this key to Edit: define a tuplet.
;
or G
Helps to Edit: change to/from a grace note.
` It will Edit: change to/from a slashed flagged grace note (Note: this requires that Always Slash Flagged Grace Notes is deselected in the Document Options – Grace Notes dialog box).
Enter This key will Edit: add a note to a chord at the crossbar.
Enter Helps to Edit: change a rest to a note.
Backspace It is used to Edit: remove the note from a chord.
Backspace Use this key to Edit: change the single note to rest.
R Helps to Edit: change entry to rest.
Del It will Edit: remove a note, rest, or chord.
O
or H
This key will Edit: hide/show note or rest.
X Helps to Edit: double-sharp.
S It is used to Edit: sharp note.
N Use this key to Edit: natural note.
F Helps to Edit: flat note.
V It will Edit: double-flat.
+
or Shift+S
This key will Edit: raise by a half step.

or Shift+F
Helps to Edit: lower by a half step.
Ctrl+Shift+Num+ It is used to Edit: raised by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure).
Ctrl+Shift+Num- Use this key to Edit: lower by a half step (and subsequent notes of this pitch in measure).
* Helps to Edit: show/hide any accidental.
Shift+A It is used to Edit: show/hide a courtesy accidental.
Ctrl+* This key will Edit: restore courtesy accidental to optional status.
9 Helps to Edit: change single note’s pitch enharmonically.
Ctrl+9 It is used to (cursor on the first note in measure) Edit: change pitch enharmonically throughout the measure.
P Use this key to Edit: add or remove accidental parentheses.
L Helps to Edit: flip the stem in opposite direction.
Ctrl+L It will Edit: restore stem direction to “floating” status.
/
or B
This key will Edit: break/join beam from the previous note.
Shift+B Helps to Edit: restore default beaming.
/
or Shift+M
It is used to Edit: flatten a beam.
=
or T
Use this key to Edit: tie/untie to next note.
Ctrl+=
or Shift+T
Helps to Edit: tie/untie to the previous note.
Ctrl+F It will Edit: flip a tie.
Ctrl+Shift+F This key will Edit: restore tie direction to automatic.
Shift+ + Helps to Edit: constrain dragging a note/rest (horizontal/vertical).
* It is used to Edit: return rest to its default position.
S Use this key to Edit: combine rest with or split rest from rests on the same beat in other layers.
Ctrl+ Helps to (click any measure that contains music) Display the Edit Frame dialog box (when Speedy Entry cursor is not active).

General shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+ It is used to (click OK) OK to all open dialog boxes.
Ctrl+ Helps to (click Cancel) Cancel all open dialog boxes.
then This key will (press hypen then click the score) “Add Again” Metatool (adds the previously added marking).
09 then It is used to (press a number and click the score) Apply a Metatool.
AZ then Helps to (press a letter and click the score) Apply a Metatool.
Shift+Number
or Shift+AZ
Use this key to Program a Metatool.
Shift+F2 It is used to (… to F12) Program a keyboard equivalent for a tool.
F2 Helps for (… to F12) Switch to a tool you’ve programmed.
N This key will Select No in dialog boxes.
Y It is used to Select Yes in dialog boxes.
Page Up Helps for Move up a full screen (page view).
Page Down Use this key to Move down a full screen (page view).
Ctrl+Page Up It is used to Move to the previous page (page view).
Ctrl+Page Down Helps to Move to the next page (page view).
Alt+Page Up This key is used to Advance one increment up vertically.
Alt+Page Down It will be used to Advance one increment down vertically.
Home Helps to Move left one screen (page view).
End Use this key to Move right to one screen (page view).
Ctrl+Home It is used to Move to begin (page view).
Ctrl+End Helps to Move to the end (page view).
Shift+Home This key will move to the top/left of the leftmost viewable page.
Shift+End It is used to move to the bottom/right of the rightmost viewable page.
Alt+Home Helps for Advance one increment right horizontally (page view).
Alt+End Use this key to Advance one increment left horizontally (page view).
Ctrl+Page Up It will Move forward screenful of measures (scroll view).
Ctrl+Page Down Helps to Move backward screenful of measures (scroll view).
Home This key will Move to the beginning of the score (scroll view).
End It is used to Move to the end of the score (scroll view).
Shift+Alt+19 Helps to (press layer number) Change layers.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
U
Use this key to Unlink in all parts.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+
L
It is used to Relink in all parts/relink to score.

Playback shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Alt+D then P
or Alt+D then O
Helps to Begin/stop playing.
Space+ It is used to (click in a staff) Begin playing (Playback Controls closed) from the measure clicked.
Shift+Space+ This key will (click in staff) Begin playing from the clicked measure in the clicked staff only.
Space+ Helps to (click to the left of a staff system) Begin playing from measure one in all staves.
Space+Shift+ It will (click to the left of staff) Begin playing from measure 1 for the clicked staff.
Ctrl+Space Use this key to (and drag across music) “Scrub” onscreen music – all staves.
Ctrl+Shift+Space Helps to (and drag across music) “Scrub” onscreen music – clicked staff only.

File menu shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Shift+N It is used to Launch the window.
Ctrl+N Helps for Document with the setup wizard.
Ctrl+O This key will Open.
Ctrl+P It is used to Print.
Alt+F4 Helps to Exit.

Edit menu shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Z This key will Undo.
Ctrl+Y Helps to Redo.
Ctrl+Shift+Z It is used to Undo / Redo lists.
Ctrl+A Use this key to select all.
Ctrl+X Helps to Cut.
Ctrl+C It is used to Copy.
Ctrl+I This key will Insert.
Ctrl+V Helps to Paste.
Alt+Ctrl+V It will Paste multiple.
Alt+Ctrl+F Helps to Use a filter.
Shift+Alt+Ctrl+
F
Use this key to Edit filter.
Backspace It is used to Clear all items.
Ctrl+F Helps for SmartFind and Paint > Set SmartFind source.
Ctrl+F This key will SmartFind and Paint > Deselect SmartFind source.
Ctrl+Shift+F It will SmartFind and Paint > Apple SmartFind and Paint.
Del Helps to Delete measure stack.

Utilities menu shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+M Use this key for Fit measures.
Ctrl+ Helps to Move to the previous system.
Ctrl+ It is used to move to the next system.
Ctrl+L
or Ctrl+Shift+L
This key will Lock systems.
Ctrl+4 Helps for Music spacing > Apply note spacing to current part / score.
Ctrl+5 It is used for Music spacing > Apply beat spacing to current part/score.
Ctrl+U Use this key to Update the layout.

View menu shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+E It is used for Scroll view.
Ctrl+E Helps for Page view.
Ctrl+Shift+E This key is used for Studio view.
Ctrl+= It is used for Zoom > Zoom in.
Ctrl+ Helps to Zoom > Zoom out.
Ctrl+] Use this key to Zoom > Fit width.
Ctrl+[ It will Zoom > Fit in the window.
Ctrl+1 Helps for Zoom > Custom zoom 1.
Ctrl+2 This key will Zoom > Custom zoom 2.
Ctrl+3 It is used for Zoom > Custom zoom 3.
Ctrl+0 Helps for Zoom > Other.
Ctrl+Shift+G It is used to Go to measure.
Ctrl+D Use this key to Redraw the screen.

Document menu shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Alt+. This key will Edit part > Next part.
Ctrl+Alt+, Helps to Edit part > Previous part.
Ctrl+Alt+/ It is used to Edit part > Last viewed part.
Shift+Alt+S Use this key to Show the active layer only.
Ctrl+Alt+A Helps with Document options.

MIDI/Audio shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Alt+I Used for VST banks, effects.

Plugins menu shortcut:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+
R
This key will be used as a FinaleScript palette.

Window menu shortcut:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+K Helps to Show / Hide ScoreManager.
Ctrl+Shift+M It is used to Open / Close the mixer.
Ctrl+Tab This key will Switch between open windows.

Selection tool shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Esc
or Ctrl+Shift+A
It is used to the Switch to the Selection tool.

or Enter
Helps to (with the item selected) Select the appropriate tool to edit the item.
Ctrl+M This key will (in Page View only) Display the Fit Measures dialog box.
Ctrl+L It will Lock currently selected systems.
L Helps to (with the Selection tool selected) Lock currently selected systems.
Ctrl+U Use this key to Unlock currently selected systems.
U It is used to (with the Selection tool selected) Unlock currently selected systems.
Shift Helps When selecting, to constrain to full measures, hold down SHIFT while drag-enclosing.
This key will Double-click the selected region to extend a partial measure selection to include only full measures.
Ctrl+A It is used to Select all (measure stack in all measures).
6
or 7
or 8
or 9
Helps for Transpose (programmable).
Ctrl+6
or Ctrl+7
or Ctrl+8
or Ctrl+9
Use this key for (without the selection tool selected) Transpose (programmable).
Ctrl+Shift+6
or Ctrl+Shift+7
or Ctrl+Shift+8
or Ctrl+Shift+9
It is used for Program Transpositions.
Ctrl+F Helps to Select or deselect the SmartFind Source Region.
Ctrl+Shift+F This key will Display the Apply SmartFind and Paint dialog box.
5 It is used for Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Beat Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options – Music Spacing.
Ctrl+5 Helps for (in all tools that allow regional selection) Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Beat Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options – Music Spacing.
4 Use this key to Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Note Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options – Music Spacing.
Ctrl+4 It will (in all tools that allow regional selection) Respace notes, lyrics, and accidentals (Apply Note Spacing command) using the settings in Document Options – Music Spacing.
3 Helps to show elapsed time based on current tempo, select the measures you want to affect, then press 3 on your computer keyboard. This will display the Elapsed Time dialog box.

Text tool shortcuts:

Shortcut Function
Ctrl+[ It is used for Left Justify text in a text block.
Ctrl+] Helps to Right Justify text in a text block.
Ctrl+ Use this key for Center Justify text in a text block.
Ctrl+; It will Full Justify text in a text block.
Ctrl+Shift+; Helps to Forced Full Justify text in a text block.
Ctrl+Shift+B This key will Bold.
Ctrl+Shift+I It is used as an Italic.
Ctrl+Shift+U Helps to Underline.
Ctrl+Shift+. Use this key to Increase Point Size by one.
Ctrl+Shift+, It is used to Decrease Point Size by one.
Ctrl+Shift+P Helps to Page Number Text Insert.
Ctrl+Shift+S This key will Sharp sign Text Insert.
Ctrl+Shift+F It is used to Flat sign Text Insert.
Ctrl+Shift+N Helps for Natural sign Text Insert.
Ctrl+T Use this key to the Display Character Settings dialog box.
Ctrl+Shift+L It is used to Display Line Spacing dialog box.
Ctrl+Shift+[ Helps to Align the Text block to the Left.
Ctrl+Shift+ This key will Center the Text block Horizontally.
Ctrl+Shift+] It is used to Align the Text block to the Right.
Ctrl+Shift+\ Helps for Align Text block to the Top.
Ctrl+Shift+= Use this key to Center Text block Vertically.
Ctrl+Shift+ It will Align the Text block to the Bottom.
Ctrl+M Helps to Display the Standard Frame dialog box.
Ctrl+Shift+M This key will Display the Custom Frame dialog box.
Ctrl+Shift+T It is used to Display the Frame Attributes dialog box.
Shift+ Helps to (on a text block handle)  Display the Frame Attributes dialog box.

I hope, this article helped you to know all the Keyboard shortcut keys for Finale 26. Kindly, drop your suggestions in the below comment section.

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