Score Structure Panel

If the Score Structure panel is not already visible on your screen, choose Score Structure Panel... from the Tools menu to make it visible.

The Score Structure panel contains extensible rows of panes which can be used for modifying the underlying musical structure of your score or for performing some of the more advanced editing procedures. The pull-down menu at the top of the panel (entitled Available Panes) allows you to add or remove panes from the panel. A check mark in the pull-down menu indicates which panes are included in the pane and can be removed - the absense of a check mark means that pane can be added. A total of 10 panes can be stored in the Score Structure panel. In the example below, 7 panes are included in the panel.

and the Available Panes menu looks like:

You can see from this menu that three panes are not loaded into panel.:

Since each pane has between 2 and 4 tab views (which can be accessed by clicking on the tab), a total of 28 panes (or views) is available in this panel. In order to access the individual tab views, you must first ensure that the pane to which the view belongs has been added to the panel. Then you can click on the tab to display the individual controls you are looking for.

The five numbered buttons along the top of this panel allow you to store preset arrangements of the panes and save them as preferences. To store an arrangement of visible panes, hold the Shift key down while clicking on one of the numbered buttons. To recall a stored preset, click on the button and the stored configuration of panes will be loaded and displayed.

Below is a list of the main panes and the tab views that are contained in each pane.

Main PaneTab ViewsDescription
Time Signatures
TimeControls for changing the time signature in the score
Time+Controls for creating complex time signatures
Partial MMControls for creating pickup measures and other instances of incomplete measures
BeatsControls for setting the beat configuration of specific measures (in order to force beaming conventions)
Clefs & Key Signatures
ClefsControls for creating or removing clef changes in the score
Key SignaturesControls for inserting or removing key signatures in the score
Barlines & Braces
BarlinesControls for changing the characteristics of barlines
BracesControls for changing the characteristics of braces located at the beginning of each system
Measure/Page Numbers
Meas. Num.Controls for setting the characteristics of measure numbers
LocationControls for setting the location on the score of measure numbers
Page Num.Controls for setting the characteristics and location of page numbers
Staff Hide/Show/Spacing
Staff HideControls for hiding empty staves in your score
ShowControls for making visible staves that have previously been hidden
SpacingControls for setting distance between staves in your score
AddControls for adding new staves to your score
Staff Attibutes
Staff LinesControls for changing the number of lines in staves
LabelsControls for changing the labels which appear to the left of staves
SizeControls for changing the pointsize of staves and all images associated with those staves
Measures & Systems On Page
Measures In SystemControls for changing the number of measures in specific systems in your score
Systems On PageControls for changing the number of systems on specific pages of your score
Transpose / Shift Images
TransposeControls for transposing selected images by intervals or keys
Shift <->Controls for shifting selected images forward or backward in your score
Map PitchesControls for mapping pitches in non-linear ways
Edit Filter / Delete Pages
Edit FilterControls for selectively removing images from a selection
FillControls for pasting music repeatedly down or across your score
Delete PagesControls for deleting extra pages in your score
Panel & Edit Buttons
Panel ButtonsShortcuts to all the panels available in NoteAbilityPro
Edit ButtonsShortcuts for many of the editing operations available in NoteAbilityPro

- When you quit NoteAbilityPro, the configuration of the Score Structure panel (i.e. which panes have been loaded into the panels and which panes are open) is saved as a preference and will be loaded next time you launch the program.

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