Building Score Graphics

When you are in Select mode or Select Score mode and have selected images you wish to modify, you can choose from any of the green Edit buttons in either the Edit Toolbar or the Tools Palette. The buttons on the Edit Toolbar bring up panels with the settings and buttons required to perform your edit.

Scroll the Edit toolbar to the left to access the Score Graphics Panel.

Score Graphics Panel

The Score Graphics Panel appears when you select the Score Graphics Button on the Edit Toolbar.

This panel contains buttons that allow you to create piano pedal marks, horizontal lines, trills, octava signs and other images that can start and end on different systems, and which will adjust properly from system to system as your score is re-formatted.

Most of the operations on this panel require that the Score Select tool is used and a start and end position for the image has been specified. In most cases, the image will be drawn from the start location to the end location across and on every staff between the start staff and end staff.

In the example below the Select Score tool was used to mark a starting position on staff 1 and and ending position on staff 2:

If we select the Build Crescendo button from this panel a long crescendo would be drawn below each staff:

To add a small circle at the end of a crescendo or decrescendo, select the image and touch the Toggle Crescendo Niente button.

If we selected the second staff from the beginning to the end of this passage, and touch the Build Pedal Line (using the last of the radio buttons as our pedal line type) the results would be as follows:

While we are in Select mode or Select Score mode, we can double-tap just above the pedal line to add pedal change markers.

- The Remove Pedal Marker button can be used to remove selected pedal change markers from the pedal line.

When adding horizontal lines, first set the line type using the Graphics Panel, then select the start and end locations of the line using the Score Select tool, then touch the Build Horizontal Line. In the example below - dotted lines with arrows were added above both staves.

The same process can be applied to trills, octava and octava basso lines - set the start and end locations for the image and touch the button.

Arpeggios do not require that the Score Select tool be used - you can just select a chord by dragging a rectangle around it and touching the Build Arpeggio button.

As your score is re-formatted and measures move to different systems, or parts are extracted, the start and end positions of these images will remain fixed to the music. In the example below, measures have been moved to different systems, but the line start and end positions remain the same.

The Build Measure Rests uses the Score Select tool to a group of measures without notes in them and to create a single multi-measure rest. This is commonly done in instrumental parts to save space. In the example below, 4 measures with rests were compressed in to a single multi-measure rest using this button.

To expand a multi-measure rest into a series of empty measure, select the multi-measure rest, and touche the Expand Measure Rests button.

If you want to hide or show rests in part of your score, you can select the rests (using either the Select or Score Select tool) and touch the Hide / Show Rests button. While the rests are not visible, they are still in the document and you can make them visible by selecting their location and touching the Hide / Show Rests button again.

If you want to remove rests form a portion of your score, you can select the rests (using the Select or Score Select tool) and touch the Remove Rests from Selection button.

The Insert Rests in Selection button inserts rests to fill up empty spaces between notes. First, uses the Score Select tool to select an area of the score:

Then touch the Insert Rests in Selection button to insert rests.

Touch the Done button to dismiss this panel.

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