If the Music Images panel is not already visible on your screen, choose Music Images Panel... from the Tools menu to make it visible.
The Music Images panel contains extensible rows of panes which can be used for altering or modifying most music images on your score. 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 9 panes can be stored in the Music Images panel. In the example below, 5 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 2 or 3 tab views (which can be accessed by clicking on the tab), a total of 24 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 Pane||Tab Views||Description|
|Playback||Controls for playing the score and setting playback tempo|
|Tracks||Controls for indicating which staves (tracks) are turned on or off for playback|
|Options||Controls for isolating single staves (tracks) for playback|
|Image Size||Controls for altering the point size of selected images|
|Colour||Controls for altering the colour of selected images|
|Note Attrib||Controls for changing attributes of notes such as the duration value or the presence of ledger lines or stems|
|Heads||Controls for changing the type of notehead on selected images|
|Early||Controls for entering and converting to early music notation|
|Accidentals, Articulations, Ties|
|Accidentals||Controls for adding or modifying accidentals on notes|
|Articulations||Controls for adding or removing articulation marks on notes|
|Ties||Controls for altering the drawing position and appearance of ties|
|Graphics & Lines|
|Graphics||Controls for setting colours and other attributes of rectangles, ovals and curves|
|Lines||Controls for setting the type, thickness, and other attributes of lines|
|Pedal Lines||Controls for pedal lines|
|Tuplets||Controls for creating complex (nested) tuplets|
|Symbols & Glissandi|
|Fermati||Controls for setting the characteristic of fermati and attaching them to notes|
|Symbols||Controls for setting the characteristic of music symbols and attaching them to notes|
|Glissandi||Controls for glissandi between notes|
|Lyrics||Controls for connecting lyrics and setting verses|
|Lyric Fonts||Controls for choosing and setting the fonts of lyrics|
|Velocity||Controls for altering the velocity (volume) of selected notes|
|Duration||Controls for altering the playback durations of selected notes|
|Mute Notes||Controls for muting or unmuting notes during playback|
|Beams, Tremolo Beams, Tremolo|
|Beams||Controls for altering the appearance of beam groupings|
|Beam X||Controls for creating feathered beams|
|Tremolo Beams||Controls for adding measured tremolo between selected notes|
|Tremolo||Controls for adding tremolo slashes to selected notes|
- When you quit NoteAbilityPro, the configuration of the Music Images 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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