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The Text tool is used to enter blocks of text—not only the title of your piece, but also any headers, footers, page numbers, copyright notices, performance notes, and similar text that appears on one or more pages—directly into the score; adjust, align, and position text blocks; and set fonts and styles for the text directly on-screen.

Click the Text tool to display a menu for editing text, the Text menu. Use the Text menu to specify fonts and styles for the text in a text block, to align a text block, apply special effects or shapes around the text block, assign a text block to a measure or to a page, and specify what page or range of pages you want text blocks to appear on.

The menus will display checkmarks for settings of the selected text blocks (such as 10 pt. and bold). If you have more than one setting such as mixed fonts or multiple text blocks selected with different settings, no selection in the menus will be displayed. Select a new setting to change the setting. From the Edit menu, choose Undo.

When no text block handles are selected, the menus show the default text block settings. These default settings can also be changed by selecting a new setting from the menu. You can undo the change by selecting Undo from the Edit menu.

You can select more than one text block handle and apply settings to multiple text blocks as well as undo the changes you just made.

Editing inside text blocks can also be undone by selecting Undo from the Edit menu. Changes made while in the Edit Text dialog box can be undone individually while in the dialog box. Once you have exited the dialog box, selecting Undo will revert the document to the state before entering the Edit Text dialog box.

For information regarding the relationship of text between the score and linked parts, see Page-attached text in linked parts and Measure-attached text in linked parts.

When you click the Text tool the Text menu appears. Handles appear on each text block in the score.



Contextual menus are reached by CONTROL-clicking on the handle of an object. A contextual menu will be displayed where you can select various items.


Menu item

What it does

Edit Frame Attributes

Display Frame Attributes dialog box

Edit Text

Display the Edit Text dialog box


Check this option to show, or uncheck to hide (on the printed page)

Relink to Score (parts only)

Restore the link to its corresponding score item

Unlink In All Parts (score only)

Break the link between the score and this item in all parts

Relink In All Parts (score only)

Restore the link to all corresponding items in parts


Delete selected text block


See Also:

Text menu

Document Options-Text

Main Tool Palette



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