In this lesson our instructor talks about entering text. First he discusses entering text and lyrics. Then he talks about entering expression, tempo text, and metronome mark. Lastly, he lectures on repeating text and interpret during playback.
Text Format Group: Under the Text Tab you can find Text Formatting Group which gives you local controls of basic text style elements.
Text Font & Styles: If you select a text on your score, you could view text style on the text tab, and you could make local changes to the text info on your scores.
Edit Text Styles: You can get to it by the little dialog launcher icon on Styles Group.
System Text Style:
Font: It gives us the general properties
Border: It allows us to set a visual border around the text
Indents: It give us an option to set paragraph indentations
Repeat: It allows you to adjust settings for any text style that repeats on multiple pages in your score
Create Menu: You can right click or control click on a background to get to it.
Staff Text: Any text that you would insert on a single text on a score
System Text Styles: They may appear at the top of you score page or another vertical location
Blank Page Text: It is a list of text style that you would only use on blank pages on your scores without staves or instruments.
Special Text: Its a mixture of both system and text styles. These are more advanced text styles
Entering Lyrics: You can simply select the first note where your lyrics begin. You can go to the text tab; under the Lyrics group you can select Lyrics Line which is main lyric text style
Entering Expressions: In a similar way of entering lyrics, you can simply add expression marks to your score.
Tempo Text: You can simply select the very first bar of you score, right click and scroll down to the text menu and choose the Tempo text under that menu.
Metronome Mark: you can find the metronome mark under styles group. You can right click to get the subdivision
Repeat Text: You can simply select a bar and double bar line and it will turn purple
Interpret During Playback: If you want all you text marks to be played back properly, you would need to check IDP under edit text styles, scroll down to click on Tempo and click on Edit.
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