Page Setup

Choose Page Setup... from the File menu. The Macintosh OS-X page setup panel will appear:

There are several items under the Settings: pull-down menu that you should be familiar with. Each item displays a different pane in the Page Setup panel:

Some changes were made to the way Page Setup is handled in Mac OS 10.2, so if you are using Mac OS-10.2 or later use the following procedure for performing page setup:

Page Setup Procedure using Mac OS-10.2 or Later

  1. Select the paper size from the pull-down menu of available paper sizes. The paper sizes are taken from printer the document is formatted for and from any custom paper sizes that you have added under the Custom Paper Size menu item near the top of the panel next to Settings:.
  2. Select the orientation you want your document printed in (Portrait or Landscape) using the buttons at the bottom of the panel.
  3. Click on the OK button to store these settings.
  4. If you want to change the print reduction/enlargement percentage or the position of the music on the paper, then choose the Page Setup... menu item again and this time select the NoteAbilityPro item from the Settings: pull-down menu located near the top of this panel. A customized page setup panel will appear:

  5. Set the position of the music on the page with the radio buttons and margin settings. You can choose to have your music centred on the paper, positioned at from the top-right corner of the paper, or with right and top margins specified in some measurement units (eg. inches, centimeters).
  6. Use the slider to adjust the percentage reduction/enlargement of your print job.
  7. If desired, you can also set left margin offsets for odd and even pages.
  8. Once you have finished setting up your page, click OK.

If you are using Mac OS 10.1.5 or earlier, use the following procedure for setting up your page:

Page Setup Procedure using Mac OS-10.1.5 or Earlier

  1. With the Page Setup panel visible, choose NoteAbilityPro from the Settings pull-down menu located near the top of the Print panel. A customized page setup panel will appear:

  2. Choose a paper size from the Paper Size pull-down menu.
  3. Click either the Portrait or Landscape button to set the page orientation.
  4. Set the position of the music on the page with the radio buttons and margin settings. You can choose to have your music centred on the paper, positioned at from the top-right corner of the paper, or with right and top margins specified in some measurement units (eg. inches, centimeters).
  5. If desired, you can also set left margin offsets for odd and even pages.
  6. Use the slider to adjust the percentage reduction/enlargement of your print job.
  7. If desired, you can also set left margin offsets for odd and even pages.
  8. Once you have finished setting up your page, click OK. job.

NoteAbility extends the standard Page Setup panel with extra controls which provide additional format settings and which displays the first page of your score showing the positions of the staff lines. When you change most of the settings on the Page Setup panel, the page display will be altered to show you where your music will appear on the paper. To update the display, you can click on the Show Page button.

After setting the Scale to 75% and selecting Draw from Coordinates Top Margin: 1.5 inches and Left Margin: 0.25 inches, and clicking on the Show Print Area button, the page display will now appear as:

This page display gives you a accurate representation of what will appear when the document is printed.

When you are finished setting all the characteristics of your page, click OK. All of the page layout settings are saved with your document, so they will be remembered when you open the document again.

- When you reduce or enlarge printed pages by changing the percentage in the Scale field the actual contents of the document doesn't change - only the size of the printed images is altered.

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